PART 135 MULTIENGINE TURBOPROP PROGRAMS

FOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

BEECH 99 FIRST OFFICER

The training to be qualified as a Part 135 Beech 99 First Officer takes approximately 4 to 7 weeks which consists of turbine transition, ground school, flight & simulator training and an FAA check ride.  The training is conducted in California and once qualified pilots are moved to one of several bases located in the West and Central part of the United States.  The flights online are scheduled cargo operations with most of the flights taking place during the night.  Each pilot flies an average of 40 to 60 hours per month. The flight time spent as a Flying Pilot is logged as Pilot in Command (PIC) and the flight time spent as a Non-Flying Pilot is logged as Second In Command (SIC) since all the flights are taking place during commercial FAA Part 135 operations.  Most of the flights are domestic with some bases flying to Canada and Mexico. Bases for the Beech 99 are located in Seattle Washington, Portland Oregon, Oakland & Burbank California, Phoenix Arizona, Omaha Nebraska and Dallas Texas.

This program is available to US domestic pilots as well as foreign pilots. 

BEECH 1900 FIRST OFFICER

BEECH 1900 FIRST OFFICER The training to be qualified as a Part 135 Beech 1900 First Officer takes approximately 4 to 7 weeks which consists of turbine transition, ground school, flight & simulator training and an FAA check ride. The training is conducted in California and once qualified pilots are moved to one of several bases located in the West and Central part of the United States such as Seattle Washington, Portland Oregon, Oakland & Burbank California, Phoenix Arizona, Omaha Nebraska and Dallas Texas. The flights on line are scheduled cargo operations with most of the flights taking place during the night. Each pilot flies approximately 40 to 60 hours per month. Most of the flights are domestic with some bases flying to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. This program is available to US domestic pilots as well as foreign pilots. It is mandatory by US Regulations for foreign pilots to register with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) via their website https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/ and be able to pass all applicable background checks as the Beech 1900 has a Maximum Gross Take-off Weight of more than 12,500 pounds.

This program is available to US domestic pilots as well as foreign pilots. 

METROLINER III FIRST OFFICER

The training to be qualified as a Part 135 Metroliner III First Officer takes approximately 4 to 7 weeks which consists of turbine transition, ground school, flight & simulator training and an FAA check ride.  The training is conducted in California and once qualified pilots are moved to one of several bases located in Seattle Washington, Portland Oregon, Oakland & Burbank California, Phoenix Arizona, Salt Lake City Utah, Dallas Texas, Miami Florida and San Juan Puerto Rico.  The flights on line are scheduled cargo operations with most of the flights taking place during the night.  Each pilot flies approximately 40 to 60 hours per month.  Most of the flights are domestic with some bases flying to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. 

This program is available to US domestic pilots as well as foreign pilots.  It is mandatory by US Regulations for foreign pilots to register with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) via their website https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/ and be able to pass all applicable background checks as the Metroliner III has a Maximum Gross Take-off Weight of more than 12,500 pounds.

SHORTS 330/360 FIRST OFFICER
The training to be qualified as a Part 135 Shorts 330/360 First Officer consists of 2 to 3 weeks of ground school in the Orlando area, 2 to 3 weeks of flight training during Part 91 legs and dedicated training flights and an FAA First Officer check ride.

Once qualified, the pilot is moved to one of the bases located in the United States and starts flying as a Shorts 330/360 First Officer during commercial operations.  All flights take place during cargo operations and are both international and domestic.

This program is available to US domestic pilots as well as foreign pilots.  It is mandatory by US Regulations for foreign pilots to register with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) via their website https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/ and be able to pass all applicable background checks as the Shorts 360 has a Maximum Gross Take-off Weight of more than 12,500 pounds.

 

REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THESE TURBOPROP PROGRAMS:

  • FAA Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multiengine Ratings
  • Current FAA Second Class Medical (First Class is preferred)
  • FCC Restricted Radio telephone Operators Permit
  • High Performance Endorsement
  • English Proficient stated on your FAA License (per FAA Federal Air Regulation # 61.103(c), all applicants must be able to read, speak, write & understand the English language). Foreign pilots who do not hold the English Proficient endorsement on their FAA License must take the $30 English ICAO Level 4 Assessment test with EXPEDITE AVIATION ENGLISH.
  • It is mandatory that all pilots must be able to fly at or above FAA Commercial Instrument and Multiengine practical flight test standards and will be required to demonstrate these proficiency levels prior to the first day of training.