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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 141.55 

Subpart C—Training Course 

Outline and Curriculum 

§ 141.51


This subpart prescribes the cur-

riculum and course outline require-
ments for the issuance of a pilot school 
certificate or provisional pilot school 
certificate and ratings. 

§ 141.53

Approval procedures for a 

training course: General. 

(a)  General.  An applicant for a pilot 

school certificate or provisional pilot 
school certificate must obtain the Ad-
ministrator’s approval of the outline of 
each training course for which certifi-
cation and rating is sought. 

(b)  Application.  (1) An application for 

the approval of an initial or amended 
training course must be submitted in 
duplicate to the FAA Flight Standards 
District Office having jurisdiction over 
the area where the school is based. 

(2) An application for the approval of 

an initial or amended training course 
must be submitted at least 30 days be-
fore any training under that course, or 
any amendment thereto, is scheduled 
to begin. 

(3) An application for amending a 

training course must be accompanied 
by two copies of the amendment. 

(c)  Training courses. An applicant for 

a pilot school certificate or provisional 
pilot school certificate may request ap-
proval for the training courses speci-
fied under § 141.11(b). 

(d)  Additional rules for internet based 

training courses. An application for an 
initial or amended training course of-
fered through an internet based me-
dium must comply with the following: 

(1) All amendments must be identi-

fied numerically by page, date, and 
screen. Minor editorial and typo-
graphical changes do not require FAA 
approval, provided the school notifies 
the FAA within 30 days of their inser-

(2) For monitoring purposes, the 

school must provide the FAA an ac-
ceptable means to log-in and log-off 
from a remote location to review all 
elements of the course as viewed by 
attendees and to by-pass the normal 
attendee restrictions. 

(3) The school must incorporate ade-

quate security measures into its inter-

net-based courseware information sys-
tem and into its operating and mainte-
nance procedures to ensure the fol-
lowing fundamental areas of security 
and protection: 

(i) Integrity. 
(ii) Identification/Authentication. 
(iii) Confidentiality. 
(iv) Availability. 
(v) Access control. 

[Doc. No. 25910, 62 FR 16347, Apr. 4, 1997; 
Amdt. 141–9, 62 FR 40908, July 30, 1997; Amdt. 
141–12, 74 FR 42563, Aug. 21, 2009; Amdt. 141– 
15, 76 FR 54107, Aug. 31, 2011] 

§ 141.55

Training course: Contents. 

(a) Each training course for which 

approval is requested must meet the 
minimum curriculum requirements in 
accordance with the appropriate appen-
dix of this part. 

(b) Except as provided in paragraphs 

(d) and (e) of this section, each training 
course for which approval is requested 
must meet the minimum ground and 
flight training time requirements in 
accordance with the appropriate appen-
dix of this part. 

(c) Each training course for which ap-

proval is requested must contain: 

(1) A description of each room used 

for ground training, including the 
room’s size and the maximum number 
of students that may be trained in the 
room at one time, unless the course is 
provided via an internet-based training 

(2) A description of each type of 

audiovisual aid, projector, tape re-
corder, mockup, chart, aircraft compo-
nent, and other special training aids 
used for ground training; 

(3) A description of each flight simu-

lator or flight training device used for 

(4) A listing of the airports at which 

training flights originate and a descrip-
tion of the facilities, including pilot 
briefing areas that are available for use 
by the school’s students and personnel 
at each of those airports; 

(5) A description of the type of air-

craft including any special equipment 
used for each phase of training; 

(6) The minimum qualifications and 

ratings for each instructor assigned to 
ground or flight training; and 

(7) A training syllabus that includes 

the following information— 

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