Task:

O3.1.5 Certificate an Instrument Rating Pilot 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 instrument rating under 14 CFR Part 61, Subpart B, to conduct the practical test for that rating, and to issue that rating to a qualified applicant

Significant Interfaces:

Applicant

Flight Standards District Office

Flight Instructor

Pilot School

Airmen Certification Branch, AFB-720

Designated Pilot Examiner

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 97            Standard Instrument Approach Procedures

14 CFR Part 141          Pilot Schools

Order 1380.51             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

FAA-H-8083-15         Instrument Flying Handbook

Appropriate Instrument Rating Airman Certification 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 Certificates

FAA Form 8060‑5      Notice of Disapproval of Application

AC Form 8080‑2        Airman Knowledge Test Report

FAA Form 8500‑9      Airman Medical Certificate

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

1         Receive request from applicant for an instrument rating

K:        14 CFR Part 61, Subpart B

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

1.1      Open PTRS record
K:        Order 1380.51

2         Schedule practical test for certification with applicant

K:        14 CFR Part 61, Subpart B

2.1       Review applicant's documents
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9
2.2       Determine aircraft category, class and type
K:        14 CFR 61.65
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

3         Determine applicant’s eligibility

K:        14 CFR Part 61, Subpart B

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

3.1       If applicant is not eligible, issue Notice of Disapproval, inform applicant of reasons for ineligibility
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

3.1.1   Close PTRS record

K:        Order 1380.51

4         Determine airworthiness of aircraft

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

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. 9

K:        Appropriate Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards

6         Determine if applicant has unsatisfactorily completed practical test

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

K:        Appropriate Instrument Rating 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. 9
6.2       Make PTRS entry pending retake of practical test.
K:        Order 1380.51

7         If applicant is successful, complete certification documentation

K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

7.1       Issue Instrument Rating Certificate
K:        Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 2, Sec. 9

8         Close PTRS record

K:        Order 1380.51