Aviation Lawyer Group Blasts Hoover Law

 - January 11, 2008, 6:27 AM

The so-called “Hoover Law” continues to be ineffective, according to an article in the Winter 2002-2003 Lawyer Pilots Bar Association Newsletter. Legislation enacted in April 2000 gave pilots and operators the option of requesting a hearing before the NTSB within 48 hours of an emergency revocation of their certificates. Such a review was not permitted previously. If the NTSB decides the revocation was not justified, the certificate is reinstated. The legislation is called the Hoover Bill because of airshow performer Bob Hoover’s three-year battle against the FAA’s emergency revocation authority. the LPBA said the FAA has prevailed in every one of the more than 130 emergency revocation reviews by the NTSB.