Task:     

O3.4.10    Issue or Renew Examining Authority to a 14 CFR Part 141 Pilot School Air Agency/Applicant

Function: 

Duty:     

3.0    Certification

3.4    Air Agency Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

4

5

1

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

N

PTRS Tracking

Specialty

1240

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 44707               Examining and Rating Air Agencies

 

Purpose :

To determine whether a pilot flight school meets minimum requirements for holding examining authority (written and/or practical test)

 

Significant Interfaces :

Air Agency and Personnel

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

 

Procedural Guidance :

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

14 CFR 141,                Pilot Schools

Order 1380.51,             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS)

Order 8700.1,              General Aviation Operations Inspector's Handbook

AC 141-1,                   Pilot School Certification

 

NOTE:  DynaComm (Policy Subsystem Document) or other suitable communication systems should be 

              searched to determine other applicable guidance required to perform this task.

 

Forms :

FAA Form 8000-4,              Air Agency Certificate

FAA Form 8000-36,            PTRS Transmittal Form

FAA Form 8420-8,              Application for Pilot School Certificate

 

 


      

1.         Receive request from air agency/applicant

               K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 1

 

2.         Open PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

 

3.         Review school's application for examining authority under air agency certificate (FAA Form 8420-8) to ensure eligibility requirements are met

                        K:         14 CFR Part 141, Subpart D

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

                        K:         AC 141-1

 

4.         Review school's records to determine quality of instruction IAW 14 CFR § 141.63  

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.63

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

                        K:         AC 141-1

 

5.         Discuss and verify privileges and limitations with applicant

                       K:         14 CFR § 61.71

                       K:         14 CFR § 141.67

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

                                   

6.         Schedule inspection

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

           

7.         Conduct inspection of school's written test examining authority procedures, if school requests that authorization

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.9

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.21

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

                        K:         AC 141-1

           

8.         Review letter of application requesting written test examining authority using computers, if school requests computer testing

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

           

9.         Review letter of application requesting flight test examining authority, if school requests computer testing

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.33

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.35

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.67

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.77

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.85

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.93

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.95

                        K:         14 CFR § 141.101

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

 

10.               Task outcomes

 

                        10.1      Satisfactory inspection

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

 

10.2.1      Issue air agency certificate

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

 

            10.1.1.1   Prepare new list of approved courses including those with examining authority

                           K:      Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

 

                        10.1.1.2   File copy of documents in application package

                                       K:      Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

 

                        10.1.1.3   Update Vital Information Subsystem (VIS)

                                       K:      Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

 

            10.2      Unsatisfactory inspection

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

 

10.2.2      Issue letter denying examining authority

            K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2             

 

10.3            Receive letter confirming voluntary termination

            K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2

 

11.        Close PTRS record

                        K:         Order 1380.51

           

12.        Future activities

                        K:         Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 146, Sec. 2