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VOLUME 5  AIRMAN CERTIFICATION

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CHAPTER 4  TITLE 14 CFR PART 63 CERTIFICATION—FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS OTHER THAN PILOTS

Section 3  Documentation Phase—Flight Engineer Applicants Engaged in Operations Under Title 14 CFR Part 121, 135, or 91 Subpart K

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Source Basis:

    Section 63.1, Applicability.

    Section 63.3, Certificates and Ratings Required.

    Section 63.11, Application and Issue.

    Section 63.13, Temporary Certificate.

    Section 63.17, Tests: General Procedure.

    Section 63.31, Eligibility Requirements; General.

    Section 63.33, Aircraft Ratings.

    Section 63.35, Knowledge Requirements.

    Section 63.37, Aeronautical Experience Requirements.

    Section 63.39, Skill Requirements.

    Section 63.41, Retesting After Failure.

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5-1036    SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS OF ORAL TESTS AND FIRST SEGMENTS OF TWO‑SEGMENT FLIGHT TESTS. This paragraph applies to oral tests and the first segment of two-segment flight tests. If the applicant has completed the entire oral and flight test, see paragraph 5-1037 below. Inspectors and examiners must complete the following actions when an applicant’s performance on the oral test or flight simulation training device (FSTD) segment of a two-segment flight test has been satisfactory.

A.    Complete the Application. Mark the oral test or the simulator check square in section 8 on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 8400-3, Application for an Airman Certificate and/or Rating, as appropriate. Date and sign the form, and return it to the applicant with instructions to present it to the inspector or examiner conducting the next segment of the flight test.

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B.    Complete the Job Aid. Enter on the job aid those events that were not evaluated by marking “NE” (not evaluated) in the space provided. Date, sign, and give the job aid to the applicant. Instruct the applicant to give the job aid to the inspector or examiner who completes the flight test.

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C.    Complete FAA Form 8000-36, Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem Data Sheet. Forward the form to the appropriate Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) (see Volume 5, Chapter 1, Section 6).

5-1037    SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE ENTIRE FLIGHT TEST.

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A.    Applicants Less Than 21 Years Old. An applicant who is less than 21 years old will be issued a letter of aeronautical competency stating that the applicant has met all the requirements for a Flight Engineer (FE) Certificate except for age. (See Figure 5-132, Sample Letter of Competency—Flight Engineer, at the end of this section for a sample letter of aeronautical competency.) When an applicant presents proof of reaching age 21 and a current medical certificate valid for second-class privileges, the letter of aeronautical competency may be exchanged for a Temporary Airman Certificate at any FSDO. For applicants less than 21 years of age, inspectors and examiners must complete the following:

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1)    Mark the applicable square in section 8, and date and sign the application form (FAA Form 8400-3). Place a diagonal line across section A on the back of the form and write on the line, “Job aid used.” The job aid may be retained or disposed of by the inspector or examiner. Job aids are not to be attached to the certification package.
2)    Complete the letter of aeronautical competency in duplicate and give the original copy of this letter to the applicant.
3)    Complete FAA Form 8000-36.
4)    Attach the following documents to the application form and transmit the certification paperwork to the appropriate FSDO:

    Duplicate copy of the letter of aeronautical competency;

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    Valid certified Airman Knowledge Test Report (AKTR);

    Notice of Disapproval of Application (FAA Form 8060-5), if applicable; and

    PTRS Data Sheet (FAA Form 8000-36).

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B.    Applicants 21 Years and Older. Applicants who have completed all requirements, including reaching 21 years of age, are entitled to a Temporary Airman Certificate. Inspectors and examiners must complete the following:

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1)    Prepare FAA Form 8060-4, Temporary Airman Certificate, in duplicate for all fully qualified applicants. See Volume 5, Chapter 1, Section 5 for instructions on completing this form.
2)    Give the applicant the duplicate copy of the Temporary Airman Certificate.
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3)    Mark the applicable square in section 8, and date and sign FAA Form 8400-3 (application). Place a diagonal line across section A on the back of form and write on the line, “Job aid used.” The job aid may be retained or disposed of by the inspector or examiner. Job aids are not to be attached to the certification package.
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4)    Both inspectors and examiners complete the PTRS Data Sheet.
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5)    Attach the following documents to FAA Form 8400-3 (application), and forward the certification paperwork to the appropriate FSDO:

    Original copy of the Temporary Airman Certificate (FAA Form 8060-4);

    The superseded FE Certificate, if the test was conducted for an additional class rating;

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    Valid certified AKTR;

    Notice of Disapproval of Application (FAA Form 8060-5), if applicable; and

    PTRS Data Sheet (FAA Form 8000-36).

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5-1038    DOCUMENTATION OF FAILED ORAL TESTS OR FLIGHT TESTS. If an oral test or flight test is terminated due to unsatisfactory results, inspectors and examiners must accomplish the following.

A.    Complete the Notice of Disapproval of Application. Complete FAA Form 8060-5 in duplicate, and give the duplicate copy to the applicant. (See Volume 5, Chapter 1, Section 6.)

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B.    Instruct the Applicant to Retain the AKTR.

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C.    Complete the Application for an Airman Certificate and/or Rating. Complete FAA Form 8400-3 (application) by marking the appropriate square in section 8, and dating and signing it. Place a diagonal line across section A on the back of the form and write on the line, “Job aid used.” The job aid may be retained or disposed of by the inspector or examiner. Job aids are not to be attached to the certification package.

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D.    Complete the PTRS Record. Both inspectors and examiners complete the PTRS Data Sheet.

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E.    Send Paperwork to the FSDO. Attach the original FAA Form 8060-5 and FAA Form 8000-36 to FAA Form 8400-3 (application) and forward the certification paperwork to the appropriate FSDO.

5-1039    INCOMPLETE TESTS. The following directions apply when tests cannot be completed for reasons other than the failure of an applicant.

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A.    Oral Tests. When an oral test is incomplete, it must be completed by the same inspector or examiner within 5 days. If the oral test cannot be completed by the same inspector or examiner within 5 days, the test must be repeated in its entirety.

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B.    Flight Tests. When a flight test is incomplete, inspectors and examiners must indicate, on the job aid, the events that were not evaluated by marking an “NE” (not evaluated) in the space provided. The job aid must be dated, signed, and given to the applicant. The applicant should be instructed to give the job aid to the inspector or examiner who completes the flight test. The application form must be returned to the applicant. If the flight test cannot be completed within 30 days, it must be repeated in its entirety.

C.    PTRS. A PTRS Data Sheet must be completed by the inspector or examiner and forwarded to the appropriate FSDO.

Figure 5-132.  Sample Letter of Competency—Flight Engineer

District Office Letterhead

This memorandum is evidence that:                              (Name)                             has successfully completed the written, oral, and flight tests for a Flight Engineer Certificate with a                              (Class)                             rating.

The applicant may obtain a Temporary Airman Certificate from any Flight Standards District Office upon presenting the following:

1.    Proof of having reached 21 years of age

2.    A current second-class medical

3.    A current application form

                                                                                                                                                                              

Inspector Signature                                                                                          Date

                                                                          

Inspector Name

                                                                                                                                                                              

District Office Number                                                                                    Office Location

RESERVED. Paragraphs 5-1040 through 5-1055.