1-1. Introduction to Part 135 Flight Operations

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  • Author: Charles Simmons
  • Level: Management
  • Study time: 12 hours
  • Video time: 2 hours
  • Exams: 1
Course overview
Commuter and On-Demand flight operations are conducted under the operating rules of 14 CFR Part 135

Part 135 regulations govern Commuter and On-demand air charter operations. What are the differences?

Air charter operators vary widely and there are significant differences in the scope of their flight operations and capabilities.

This is an in-depth introduction to commercial air operations flying under 14 CFR Part 135 rules and regulations.
What you are going to learn

Commercial Air Operations Under Part 135

This course will prepare you to navigate the certification process to attain a Part 135 Air Carrier or Operator Certificate. It will also prepare you to maintain and manage an ongoing certificate.
Part 135 operators vary widely in scope and size. From a Single Pilot/Single Aircraft to large certificates with hundreds of pilots and everything in between, air charter covers a wide spectrum. HazMat, Air Ambulance, and Cargo Only flight operations are just a few of the options available.

When starting a new certificate, owners must make a host of decisions concerning the capabilities of the certificate as well as the geographical areas they want to be authorized to operate in. These decisions will affect the complexity of the certificate and dictate the level of management and oversight that will be required.


Charles helped guide us as we purchased a single pilot air charter certificate and transitioned it into a multi-aircraft, multi-pilot operation. His knowledge and sage advice were instrumental in our company's success. We highly recommend his services!
Mark Thompson
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