Task:     

O3.3.126   Designate a Check Airman under 14 CFR Part 135

Function: 

Duty:     

3.0  Certification

3.1   Airman Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

4

2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

1346

1349

 

 

 

 

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Legal References :

49 USC 40104               Promotion of Civil Aeronautics and Safety of Air Commerce

49 USC 40113               Administrative

49 USC 44701               General Requirements

49 USC 44702               Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44703               Airman Certificates

 

Purpose :

To designate a check airman who will ensure that the proficiency of a flight crewmember has reached a pre-determined standard of competency before that flight crewmember is released from training and that the crewmember's competency remains at the required level as long as the flight crewmember remains in line service

 

Significant Interfaces :

Airman

Operator

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

Principal Operations Inspector (POI)

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 135,          Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and

                                    Rules Governing Persons on Board Such Aircraft

Order 1380.51,              Program Tracking And Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1,                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

 

NOTE: Ensure you are using the most current information.  The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

 

Forms :

FAA Form 8000-36,      PTRS Transmittal Form

FAA Form 8410-3,        Airman Competency/Proficiency Checklist


1.         Receive operator's request for check airman designation

 

            1.1        Determine the need for check airman designation

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

 

            1.2        Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

2.         Review check airman's qualifications

 

            2.1        Verify airman's certificates, training and violation history

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

 

3.         Schedule check airman's evaluation

 

            3.1        Arrange for pre-evaluation meeting with check airman candidate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

 

            3.2        Determine level of check airman candidate's knowledge and understanding of Federal Aviation Regulations, operator's policies, methods and procedures

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

 

4.         Prepare and conduct check airman evaluation, or schedule an evaluation with an appropriately qualified inspector

 

            4.1        Observe techniques and actions taken by the check airman candidate and determine if all required events were accomplished

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

 

5.         Determine if check airman satisfactorily met evaluation criteria, or receive practical test results from examining inspector

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

 

            5.1        If applicant's performance was unsatisfactory POI should deny eligibility but may recommend additional training and re-evaluate

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

 

            5.2        Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

6.         POI will notify applicant and grant approval if satisfactory

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2


 

7.         Document the check airman evaluation

 

            7.1        Issue Letter of Approval

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

 

            7.2        Update VIS database to include aircraft and status of check airman

                        K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 20, Sec. 2

                        K:         VIS, VPM

 

            7.3        Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51