The FAA has issued a draft advisory circular (AC) that updates official guidance for the certification of pilot schools under Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 141.
AOPA is reviewing the draft AC 141-1B that was published to succeed a prior guidance document that dates to 1993. Comments may be submitted to the FAA on the draft until April 3 as provided below.
Colleges and universities that offer aviation degree programs and other institutions often provide pilot training under Part 141 because “unlike pilot training conducted under 14 CFR Part 61, Part 141 pilot schools are required to use a structured training program and syllabus. Part 141 pilot schools may be able to provide a greater variety of training aids and require dedicated training facilities, flight instructor oversight, and FAA-approved course curricula,” the AC notes.
Comments may be submitted until April 3 by email or by mail to Julia Lutz, 600 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 610E, Washington, DC 20024.
Please share your comments with AOPA.