Task:

O4.2.13 Evaluate Flight Training Devices (FTDs) Levels 1 5 and Other Devices Previously Authorized for Use under 14 CFR Part 142

Function:

Duty:

4.0 General Technical

4.2 Simulator Evaluation

Previous Task Analysis:

 

 

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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 if flight training devices used by a training center meet regulatory requirements and are appropriate to the proposed course(s) of training and curriculum

 

Significant Interfaces :

Training Center (Air Agency)

Certificate Holder District Office (CHDO)

Training Center Program Manager (TCPM)

 

Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 142, Training Centers

Order 1380.51, AFS-530 Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

AC 120-45 (as amended), Airplane Flight Training Device Qualification

AC 120-63 (as amended), Helicopter Simulator Qualification

VIS, Vital Information Subsystem (VIS) - Flight Standards Automation

System

 

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, Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem Data Sheet

 


1. Receive request for approval of core/specialty curriculum specifying use of flight training devices

K: 14 CFR 142.39

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.3

K: AC-120-45 (as amended)

 

2. Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51

 

3. Review core/specialty curriculum

 

3.1 Review description of flight training devices

K: 14 CFR 142.59

K: 14 CFR 142.37

K: 14 CFR 142.39

K: AC 120-45 (as amended), Para. 1- 9

K: AC-120-63 (as amended)

3.2 Determine whether a flight training device is appropriate for the core/specialty curriculum

K: 14 CFR 142.59

K: 14 CFR 142.37

K: 14 CFR 142.39

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.3

 

4. Inspect flight training devices

 

4.1 Determine if simulators and advanced flight training devices meet regulatory requirements

K: 14 CFR 142.59

K: 14 CFR 142.37

K: 14 CFR 142.39

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.6

K: AC-120-45 (as amended)

K: AC 120-45 (as amended), Append. 1 - 3

 

4.2 Determine if flight training devices meet regulatory requirements and conform to the core/specialty curriculum.

K: 14 CFR 142.59

K: 14 CFR 142.37

K: 14 CFR 142.39

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.6

 

5. Notify applicant of the outcome of flight training device inspection

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.6

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.6

 

6. Document evaluation

 

6.1 File supporting paperwork CHDO file

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.1

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.6

 

6.2 Issue LOA

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.6

 

6.3 Revise operations specifications and VIS

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 3, Chap. 54, Sec.6

K: Vital Information Subsystem

 

7. Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51