Whether you are new to the 135 world, or are well versed in charter operations, I hope that I can provide information that will help you become a safer pilot.
Check out my blog for updates on everything about being a 135 pilot. I talk about topics like aviation weather, ATC delays, how to deal with upset passengers, how to choose the right hotels, rental cars, Ubers, airline travel, and really anything else related to being a 135 pilot.
Check out my YouTube channel, where I have videos that chronicle life on the road as a 135 pilot. You will get to see things from my perspective. My goal in creating these videos is to promote general aviation, to promote safety, and to promote private charter flights.
Check out my guide to flying under Part 135. It covers topics such as Part 135 pilot experience requirements, Part 135 pilot flight time limitations, Part 135 sic requirements, Part 135 single pilot operations, Part 135 checkrides, and more!
The phone is ringing. I can't find my glasses and I am still in a stupor from being woken up unexpectedly. I answer the phone, and it is crew scheduling wondering when I am going to arrive at KEGE. I already sent the email, but I guess they didn't get it. Oh, yeah, I...read more
I woke up to the sound of people roaming the hallways. I look at my phone, and it is 10:30 AM. I actually managed to get a full night's sleep. I knew it would be the start of a good day. I generally skip hotel breakfast, because you can only have so much powdered eggs...read more
I went to bed about 1 A.M. I woke up around 5 A.M. and couldn't fall back to sleep. By nature, I am a light sleeper, so hotels usually don't agree with my sleeping habits. This was different, though. My room was somewhat secluded, and the maid didn't bang on my door...read more
The certification process is accomplished by completing a series of events and phases. You must demonstrate to the FAA that you can meet all certification and operational requirements. There are 5 official FAA phases that you must complete, but this list will be a lot more expansive.read more
Day 1 begins. It's a strange feeling knowing that you won't get to see your friends and family for 12 days. It starts with driving to the Belt Line Station DART rail station. This is the last stop on the orange line before reaching DFW airport. Parking is free, and...read more
Part 135 pilot in command regulations are a little convoluted, but not that difficult to decipher. Half of the battle is knowing where to look in the Code of Federal Regulations, or CFR. 14 CFR 135.243 has the information that we need. 135.243 Pilot in command...read more