Flight Program Lead Region Southwest Region Flight Standards Division ASW-200 serves as the national program office for flight program matters. Southwest Region is lead region for FSIRP. Southwest Region is lead for FACTS. The Office is located at the Alliance Airport in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Group I Inspectors Non - Typed airplanes Non - Typed Helicopters/Gyroplane Lighter-Than-Air Glider Example: King Air, UH-1, J-3S, PT-17.
Group II Inspectors Airplanes requiring Type Rating Helicopters requiring Type Ratings 142 Training Center MOU Air Carrier MOU Examples: CE-525, DC-3, EMB-120.
Training and Currency Requirements
Formal Training Before performing pilot tests/checks, inspector must complete indoc class. Must attend formal training every 24 months for airplane and/or helicopter. For type rated aircraft must attend formal training every 12 months. Inspectors assigned to turboprop, must complete Turboprop Course, equivalent, waiver or hold a turboprop type rating.
Formal Training Inspector with type ratings must complete formal type training once each 12 months. Inspector assigned more than one large type aircraft, formal training is rotated every 12 months between aircraft (A11-5). For Glider, Lighter Than Air, Gyroplane, a check (4040-2) substitutes for Formal Training (A11-5).
Annual Proficiency Check Every 12 months completes a check. Multiengine check suffices for single-engine as long as initial single engine has been completed. Completed with an appropriate check pilot. Meets appropriate PTS standards. Must be documented on form. No Grace months.
Quarterly Events Program AFS Events Based Currency Program (EBC) provides operation inspectors with the proficiency and skills needed to conduct test/checks. In addition, the program enhances safety by giving inspectors proficiency to handle potentially dangerous and/or emergency situations.
Quarterly Events Program Order D appendix 11 and FOM has a listing of tasks and maneuvers required to be completed by the inspector. Tasks completed in Group II aircraft can be credited for Group I. Tasks completed in Group I aircraft CAN NOT be credited to Group II.
Re-qualification Provision An inspector who fails to meet the quarterly EBC tasks in the prior quarter must complete the tasks before conducting test/checks. In addition, the inspector must completed another set of EBC tasks to become current for the next quarter.
Medical Requirements Participants in the flight program must hold at least a Second Class medical to act as a crewmember in an aircraft.
AFS Personnel On Aircraft No passengers may be carried aboard FAA King Air airplanes. Only AFS personnel maybe carried aboard rental aircraft. The passenger must be approved by a supervisor and a statement must be enter in the justification block on Form (see page A11-9).
Use of Rental Aircraft Rent the type of aircraft the inspector would normally use to conduct test/check.
Additional Comments Additional Comments Retiring Inspector within 6 months should not be sent to formal training (waiver only). During Practical Tests inspector is not the PIC. If inspector acts as a required crewmember, he/she must be fully qualified. In required two crew aircraft, the inspector should conduct the test/check from jump seat, or appropriate viewing seat.
Additional Comments When qualified in two type rated aircraft, inspector should rotate EBC tasks between the two aircraft. Example: First quarter complete tasks in BE-1900, second quarter complete tasks in SD-360, third quarter back in the BE-1900, etc…
Semi Annual Flight Program Designed for new hires, Managers, FLM, FAAST and other flight program participates not conducting tests/checks. Provides a minimum of 6 flight hours every 6 months.
Training Waiver Waivers maybe received for CRM, Formal Training, Turboprop Initial, and to conduct tests/checks without attending Indoc or formal training Class. Training waivers will only be issued if training has been requested and approved. The course was unavailable within 90 days.
Training Waiver The inspector has a confirmed class date within 6 months. No readily current and qualified inspector is available. Turboprop waiver maybe submitted for an inspector with 200 hours in turboprops within the last 5 years provided he/she has completed a in a turboprop. Waivers are strongly discouraged. If granted, the waiver will be issued for a maximum of 6 months.
Documentation Prior to 4040 training flight inspector must: 1. Check FACTS to ensure currency. 2. Obtain a “K Band” FLM signed Review EBC worksheet for required tasks and maneuvers.
Documentation After flight is completed: 1.Complete including fuel used/cost and original invoice. 2.Complete EBC worksheet. Should be kept by inspector. 3.Enter date and information on equivalency. Do not submit until all EBC is accomplished.
Documentation Submitted to Mark Bolduc: 1. Original FAA Form FAA Form equivalency. 3. New Airman Certificates. 4. New Medical Certificates. 5. Graduation Certificates from Formal Training, including emergency survival. 6. PTRS 1933 for other than quarterly office Safety Meetings.