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Commercial ACS: KOEL

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

I did not remember ever seeing this term before I ran across it in the Commercial ACS. B. Airworthiness Requirements Knowledge c. Kinds of Operation Equipment List (KOEL) But it turns out that is described in AC 91-67 Minimum Equipment Requirements Kinds of Operations List (KOL). The KOL specifies the kinds of operations (e.g., visual […]

Commercial Pilot Privileges

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

When you get your commercial certificate you may be paid for your piloting services. However, Part 61 is somewhat vague on the details, especially the part referring to restrictions in other parts of the FARs. §61.133 Commercial pilot privileges and limitations. (a) Privileges—(1) General. A person who holds a commercial pilot certificate may act as […]

CFR §61.127 (b) (x) Flight proficiency. High-altitude operations;

Friday, April 5th, 2019

There are several areas that you need to consider when operating at high altitudes. Most of my flying is done at altitudes around 5,000′ so I don’t really worry about the high altitude stuff, but if you are flying commercially you will probably be flying more capable airplanes and trying to minimize flight time. That […]

CFR §61.127 (b) (xi) Flight proficiency. Postflight

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Commercial applicants are required to log ground or flight training in 11 areas. One of them involves post-flight. (b) Areas of operation. (1) For an airplane category rating with a single-engine class rating: (xi) Postflight procedures. This is another area that you have been doing since your first flight and Chapter 2 of the Airplane […]

CFR §61.127 (b) (i) and (ii) Flight proficiency. Preflight

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Commercial applicants are required to log ground or flight training in 11 areas. Two of them involve procedures prior to beginning the flight. (b) Areas of operation. (1) For an airplane category rating with a single-engine class rating: (i) Preflight preparation; (ii) Preflight procedures; From the Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge Chapter 2: Preflight your […]


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