Safety pilot rules
don't apply because no one was under the hood.
Sweeney, following the release of his working group's recommendations, indicated there might be more stringent PILOT rules
proposed in the future.
The new rules, which go into effect this summer, also expand the definition of a "technically advanced airplane" and tweak the sport pilot rules
. See the article beginning on Page 22 for additional details, including the new definition of a TAA.
An industry goal for 2015 should be to apply the sport pilot rules
to Part 91 operations of aircraft weighing 6000 pounds and less.