I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I know two things:
1. I swore this could never happen until it happened at my home DZ. 2. The FAA has already started to get more involved with the recent landing area proposal and increased aircraft ramp checks (locally in CA anyway). There is more coming if we don't wake up.
Well, the landing area proposal is to address the claims of "safety issues" and traffic conflicts for access fights. And the ramp checks are up (in part) because of a couple high profile situations involving aircraft maintenance.
I don't see the FAA getting too excited for an issue that has happened 3 times in the last 10 years in the US, where a check in wouldn't have changed the outcome anyway, (2 were dead on impact, the one that wasn't had already said "don't look for me, I'm gonna land by my trailer).
Edit to add: I'm not against implementing one, and I make sure everyone in my group makes it back, but I don't see a burning need for this.
(This post was edited by wolfriverjoe on Dec 21, 2012, 3:00 PM)