Whether you're new to flight classes or in recurrent training, it's crucial to make sure you're prepared to get behind the wheel of a plane.more
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The aviation industry is constantly evolving, with a growing demand for skilled pilots and specialized aviation services. As the number of commercial pilots in the U.S. surpasses 100,000, the need for effective management systems to ensure safety and regulatory compliance becomes paramount. These services provide valuable guidance and support to aspiring pilots seeking to obtain their Pilot in Command (PIC) and Second in Command (SIC) type ratings. Let's explore the services involved and how they are relevant to individuals pursuing these certifications.
What is the origin of CRM?
CRM (originally Cockpit Resource Management) originated from a NASA workshop in 1979 with an NTSB recommendation made during their investigation of the 1978 United Airlines Flight-173 crash in which a DC-8 crew ran out of fuel over Portland, Oregon while troubleshooting a landing gear problem.
The evolution of CRM (now Crew Resource Management) over the years has changed the letter ‘C’ to “Crew” because CRM involves the entire flight and ground crew including ATC. The basic principles of CRM emphasize...more
If you already have a PIC type rating, you are undoubtedly aware that to continue to fly that aircraft type as PIC, recurrent training classes are required by law. Specifically the FAA regulation 14 CFR Part 61.58 Pilot-in-command proficiency check: Operation of an aircraft that requires more than one pilot flight crew member or is turbojet-powered.
This requirement is annual (12 calendar months) and if you fly multiple aircraft requiring a type rating then at least one...more
What Is a Type Rating?
Aviation regulations require that to fly an aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight greater than 12,500 Lbs. and/or an aircraft powered by turbojet engines that the pilots must hold at least PIC (Pilot in Command) type rating for the Captain's seat and at least an SIC (Second in Command) type rating for the co-pilot seat.
Flying a large or turbojet aircraft requires a high degree of knowledge and skill. To earn a PIC type rating, a pilot must complete extensive ground study and...more
It can be challenging to find the right course instructor for your advanced pilot training. Read on to learn more about choosing your training.more