Task:

O3.1.1 Certificate a Recreational Pilot under 14 CFR Part 61

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.1 Airman Certification

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Legal References:

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

49 USC § 40113             Administrative

49 USC § 44702             Issuance of Certificates

49 USC § 44703             Airman Certificates

Purpose:

To determine applicant’s eligibility for the recreational pilot certificate under 14 CFR Part 61, Subpart D, to conduct the practical test for that certificate, and to issue the certificate to a qualified applicant

Significant Interfaces:

Applicant

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

Flight Instructor

Pilot School

Airmen Certification Branch, AFB‑720

Designated Pilot Examiner

Procedural Guidance:

14 CFR Part 61             Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors

14 CFR Part 91             General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR, Part 141          Pilot Schools

Order 1380.51              Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1                Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Appropriate Recreational Pilot Practical Test Standards

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 8060‑4       Temporary Airman Certificate

FAA Form 8060‑5       Notice of Disapproval

FAA Form 8050‑9       Airman Medical Certificate

FAA Form 8080‑2       Airman Knowledge Test Results

FAA Form 8710‑1       Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application

1          Receive certification request from applicant

1.1       Determine need to conduct recreational pilot certification
K:       14 CFR Part 61, Subpart D
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16
1.2       Open PTRS record
K:      Order 1380.51

2          Schedule practical test for certification with applicant

K:       14 CFR Part 61, Subpart D

2.1       Review applicant’s documents
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16
2.2       Determine aircraft category, class and type
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16

3          Determine applicant’s eligibility

K:      14 CFR, Part 61, Subpart D

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16

3.1       If applicant is not eligible, issue Notice of Disapproval and inform applicant of reasons for ineligibility
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16

3.1.1   Close PTRS record

K:       Order 1380.51

4          Determine airworthiness of aircraft to be used during conduct of test

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 1, Sec. 4

4.1       If aircraft is not airworthy, brief applicant
K:      14 CFR 91.405
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16

4.1.1   Close PTRS record

K:       Order 1380.51

4.2       Conduct practical test
K:       14 CFR Part 61
K:       14 CFR Part 91
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16
K:      FAA S‑8081‑3

5          If applicant has unsatisfactorily completed practical test or test was not completed

K:      Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16

K:      FAA S‑8081‑3

5.1       If test is unsatisfactory, debrief applicant, issue disapproval notice and reschedule practical test (when requested)
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16
5.2       For weather, maintenance, or medical interruption of test, issue Letter of Discontinuation
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16

6          If applicant is successful, complete certification documentation

K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16

6.1       Debrief applicant and issue temporary certificate
K:       Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 16

7          Close PTRS record

K:      Order 1380.51