FAR Part 61 and 135 Training

Subjects listed are to guide the instructor in the general areas and are not necessarily the only subjects taught.  For example, all pilots will have previously demonstrated knowledge of Parts 61, 91 and NTSB 830.  Subjects listed for this training are for special review and will generate discussion in all required knowledge areas.

Although the ground-training subjects are mostly general, some company specific area’s may also be required. The ground training times in this curriculum are the minimum times that an instructor shall spend on the given subjects. In some case’s time spent in the subject areas will be exceeded.  Large class sizes, and extended class discussions on subject areas can easily cause the minimum times to be exceeded.  These times are the minimum allowable to be used for an instructor’s evaluation of a student’s proficiency.

Air Cargo Carriers has FAR 135 Check Airman and a Designated Pilot Examinator in the Shorts SD3 approved by the FAA.  Additionally, Air Cargo Carriers provides training to the FAA.

General Training Curriculum:

I.   FAA Regulations, Policies and Company Specifics

  1. Weather and Meteorology
  2. Electronic Flight Bag (If Applicable)
  3. Navigation Charts, Instrument Procedures, ATC
  4. Emergencies (Not Aircraft)
  5. FAR’s – 61, 91, NTSB  830
  6. Airport Area – Ground and Airborne Avoidance
  7. Company Manuals (If Applicable)
  8. Hazardous Materials (If Applicable)
  9. Flight Planning
  10. CRM (Crew Resource Management)
  11. Positive Aircraft Control


  1. Aircraft Systems
  2. Check List
  3. Weight & Balance
  4. Performance and Flight Planning
  5. SOP’s

III.   AIRCRAFT – Flight Training.