VOLUME 2 AIR OPERATOR AND AIR AGENCY CERTIFICATION AND APPLICATION
CHAPTER 9 CERTIFICATION OF A PART
141 PILOT SCHOOL
Section 2 Introduction to Part
141 Airworthiness Related Tasks
2-1101. GENERAL. Title 14 of the Code of
Federal Regulations (14
CFR) part 141 prescribes rules governing the operation of pilot schools.
A. Importance of Maintaining Training Aircraft.
Training aircraft are subject to greater wear and deterioration because of
frequent takeoffs and landings. This is particularly true in aircraft with
retractable gear. Engines are also very vulnerable to overheating and rapid
cooling damage under these conditions.
B. Airworthiness Inspector’s Role in 14
CFR Part 141 Tasks.
1) The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) airworthiness inspector will concentrate primarily on the continued
airworthiness of the training aircraft. The inspector’s responsibilities will
only be with the aircraft in certification and surveillance situations. Student
records and other related matters are of little concern to the airworthiness
2) Airworthiness inspectors may
occasionally find themselves functioning as the Certification Project Managers on
certification teams. Should this be the case, they should closely coordinate
with operations inspectors assigned to the team for those activities that are
inherently operations oriented.
2-1102. INSTRUMENT TRAINING. Some
certificated schools use aircraft for instrument flight training. The equipment
installed for radio navigation and instrument training must comply with the
requirements set forth in 14 CFR part 91.
RESERVED. Paragraphs 2-1103 through 2-1120.