- Any individual who engages, as the person in command or a pilot, mechanic, or member of the crew, in the navigation of aircraft while underway; and (except to the extent that the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency may otherwise provide with respect to individuals employed outside the United States) any individual who is directly in charge of the inspection, maintenance, overhauling, or repair of aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, or appliances, and any individual who serves in the capacity of aircraft dispatcher, or air-traffic control tower operator. 49 USC § 1301(7).
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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