Task:

O3.4.11 Conduct Initial/Renewal Certification of a 14 CFR Part 141 Pilot School

Function:

Duty:

3.0 Certification

3.4 Air Agency Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation

 

Difficulty:

Importance:

Frequency:

3

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2

Criticality:

Time:

Job Aid:

Y

 

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PTRS Tracking

Specialty

1240

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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 44707 Examining and Rating Air Agencies

 

Purpose :

To determine that an air agency meets, or continues to meet, the requirements for certification and merits issue/renewal of a certificate

 

Significant Interfaces :

Air Agency Applicant

Certificate Holding District Office (CHDO)

Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) Personnel

 

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 (PTRS)

Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 141-1 (as amended), Pilot School Certification

 

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 8000-4, Air Agency Certificate

FAA Form 8420-8, Application for Pilot School Certificate

 


1.                                Receive initial inquiry for issue/renewal of pilot school certificate (FAA Form 8420-8)

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

2. Receive application for issue/renewal of pilot school certificate (FAA Form 8420-8)

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

3. Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51

4. Review application for completeness and accuracy, note any changes and/or amendments

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

K: AC 141-1 (as amended)

 

4.1 If applicant does not meet renewal requirements for a pilot school then, a provisional pilot school certificate will be issued

K: 14 CFR 141.27

 

4.2 If original applicant does not meet initial issuance, then a provisional pilot school certificate may be issued for a period of 24 months

K: 14 CFR 141.27

 

4.3 If applicant is currently a provisional school certificate holder, and has not, or cannot satisfy renewal requirements, applicant must wait 180 days before reapplying

K: 14 CFR 141.27

 

5.                                    Verify applicant has current resources to include 14 CFR Parts 61, 91, and 141 and AC 141-1

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

6.                                    Conduct pre-application meeting

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

6.1                            Discuss completion of forms and address applicant issues

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

6.2 Establish a FSDO working file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

6.3 Determine applicant's key personnel previous enforcement and accident history through FAA databases

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

7. Conduct formal application phase

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1


 

7.1 Determine key personnel qualifications to include chief instructor(s), assistant chief instructor(s), and check instructor(s)

K: 14 CFR 141.35

K: 14 CFR 141.36

K: 14 CFR 141.37

 

7.2 Determine if formal application meeting is necessary

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

7.2.1 If necessary, conduct formal application meeting

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

8. Conduct document compliance phase

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

8.1 Review all documentation submitted by applicant for completeness and accuracy

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

8.2 Advise applicant in writing, of unsatisfactory items and provide corrective guidance

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

9. Conduct demonstration and inspection phase

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

9.1 Conduct base inspection and/or satellite base inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 5, Chap. 12, Sec. 3 and Sec. 4

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 1, Sec. 4

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 6, Chap. 7, Sec. 1

See related tasks:

1) Inspect the Personnel Records of a Pilot School or Provisional Pilot School under 14 CFR Part 141, Subpart B,

2) Inspect a Pilot School Airman Certification Representative under 14 CFR Parts 141 and 183,

3) Conduct a Ramp Inspection of a Pilot School or Provisional Pilot School Aircraft under 14 CFR Part 141.39,

4) Inspect Training Personnel, Facilities and Equipment of a 14 CFR Part 141 Pilot School or Provisional Pilot School,

5) Inspect Student Training Records of a Pilot School or Provisional Pilot School under 14 CFR 141.101.

 

10. Conduct certification phase

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

10.1 Complete inspection reports and job aids

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

10.2 Prepare and issue air agency certificate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

10.3 Prepare a list of approved courses

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

10.4 Deny certificate and prepare possible provisional pilot school certificate

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

10.5 Prepare certification report

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

10.6 Issue Letter Of Authorization (LOA) to operate with Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

K: Order 8700.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 58, Sec. 1 and 2

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

10.7 Complete Vital Information Subsystem (VIS) information

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

10.8 Complete FSDO file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1

 

11. Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51

 

12. Develop a post-certification plan for surveillance/inspections during organization's first 90 days

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 9, Sec. 1