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14 CFR Ch. I (1–1–18 Edition) 

§ 135.337 

§ 135.337

Qualifications: Check airmen 

(aircraft) and check airmen (simu-
lator). 

(a) For the purposes of this section 

and § 135.339: 

(1) A check airman (aircraft) is a per-

son who is qualified to conduct flight 
checks in an aircraft, in a flight simu-
lator, or in a flight training device for 
a particular type aircraft. 

(2) A check airman (simulator) is a 

person who is qualified to conduct 
flight checks, but only in a flight simu-
lator, in a flight training device, or 
both, for a particular type aircraft. 

(3) Check airmen (aircraft) and check 

airmen (simulator) are those check air-
men who perform the functions de-
scribed in §§ 135.321 (a) and 135.323(a)(4) 
and (c). 

(b) No certificate holder may use a 

person, nor may any person serve as a 
check airman (aircraft) in a training 
program established under this subpart 
unless, with respect to the aircraft 
type involved, that person— 

(1) Holds the airman certificates and 

ratings required to serve as a pilot in 
command in operations under this 
part; 

(2) Has satisfactorily completed the 

training phases for the aircraft, includ-
ing recurrent training, that are re-
quired to serve as a pilot in command 
in operations under this part; 

(3) Has satisfactorily completed the 

proficiency or competency checks that 
are required to serve as a pilot in com-
mand in operations under this part; 

(4) Has satisfactorily completed the 

applicable training requirements of 
§ 135.339; 

(5) Holds at least a Class III medical 

certificate unless serving as a required 
crewmember, in which case holds a 
Class I or Class II medical certificate 
as appropriate. 

(6) Has satisfied the recency of expe-

rience requirements of § 135.247; and 

(7) Has been approved by the Admin-

istrator for the check airman duties in-
volved. 

(c) No certificate holder may use a 

person, nor may any person serve as a 
check airman (simulator) in a training 
program established under this subpart 
unless, with respect to the aircraft 
type involved, that person meets the 

provisions of paragraph (b) of this sec-
tion, or— 

(1) Holds the applicable airman cer-

tificates and ratings, except medical 
certificate, required to serve as a pilot 
in command in operations under this 
part; 

(2) Has satisfactorily completed the 

appropriate training phases for the air-
craft, including recurrent training, 
that are required to serve as a pilot in 
command in operations under this 
part; 

(3) Has satisfactorily completed the 

appropriate proficiency or competency 
checks that are required to serve as a 
pilot in command in operations under 
this part; 

(4) Has satisfactorily completed the 

applicable training requirements of 
§ 135.339; and 

(5) Has been approved by the Admin-

istrator for the check airman (simu-
lator) duties involved. 

(d) Completion of the requirements 

in paragraphs (b) (2), (3), and (4) or (c) 
(2), (3), and (4) of this section, as appli-
cable, shall be entered in the individ-
ual’s training record maintained by the 
certificate holder. 

(e) Check airmen who do not hold an 

appropriate medical certificate may 
function as check airmen (simulator), 
but may not serve as flightcrew mem-
bers in operations under this part. 

(f) A check airman (simulator) must 

accomplish the following— 

(1) Fly at least two flight segments 

as a required crewmember for the type, 
class, or category aircraft involved 
within the 12-month preceding the per-
formance of any check airman duty in 
a flight simulator; or 

(2) Satisfactorily complete an ap-

proved line-observation program with-
in the period prescribed by that pro-
gram and that must precede the per-
formance of any check airman duty in 
a flight simulator. 

(g) The flight segments or line-obser-

vation program required in paragraph 
(f) of this section are considered to be 
completed in the month required if 
completed in the calendar month be-
fore or the calendar month after the 
month in which they are due. 

[Doc. No. 28471, 61 FR 30744, June 17, 1996] 

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