Task:

O3.1.11 Certificate a Flight Instructor under 14 CFR Part 61

6/21/2018

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 an applicant’s eligibility for an initial Flight Instructor Certificate, reinstatement of a certificate, renewal of a certificate, or addition of a category or class rating to an existing certificate

Significant Interfaces:

Applicant

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

Flight Instructor

Pilot School

Airman Certification Branch, AFB-720

Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

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 Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards as Amended

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 Certificates

FAA Form 8060‑5       Notice of Disapproval of Application

FAA Form 8500‑9       Airman Medical Certificate

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

AC Form 8080‑2         Airman Knowledge Test Report

1          Receive certification request from applicant

K:        14 CFR Part 61, Subpart H

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

1.1       Open PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51

2          Schedule practical test for certification with applicant

K:        14 CFR Part 61, Subpart H

2.1        Review applicant’s documents
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11
2.2        Determine aircraft category, class and type
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

3          Determine applicant’s eligibility

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

K:        14 CFR Part 61, Subpart H

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. 11

3.1.1   Close PTRS record

K:      Order 1380.51

4          Determine airworthiness of aircraft

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

4.1        If aircraft is not airworthy, brief applicant
K:        14 CFR §  91.405

4.1.1   Close PTRS record

K:      Order 1380.51

5          Conduct practical test

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

K:        Appropriate flight instructor practical test standards

6          Determine practical test outcome

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

K:        Appropriate flight instructor practical test standards

6.1        If applicant fails practical test, issue Notice of Disapproval, (FAA Form 8060‑5)
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11
6.2        Make PTRS entry pending retake of practical test
K:        Order 1380.51

7          If applicant passes practical test, complete certification file and prepare for distribution

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

7.1        Issue flight instructor certificate
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 11

8          Close PTRS record

K:        Order 1380.51