The main role of a training and checking system is to keep skills up to date for:
- crew members (flight crew, cabin crew, air crew, medical transport specialists, task specialists)
- other staff safety-critical to operations.
What to consider
If you are developing a training and checking system for the first time, you should consider the following:
- The earlier you start thinking about how to fit the system into your organisation, the easier it will be to implement.
- Most of your employees are already required to undergo training and checking. Having a system brings these processes together to achieve a specific purpose.
- The frequency of training and checking may be changing but in some instances you can use existing checks.
- For example, the frequency of checks for some operators offering flights using visual flight rules (VFR) have changed. Under the old rules, a VFR charter operator only needed to ensure that pilots did a CASR Part 61 flight review every 2 years. Under the new Part 135 of CASR, VFR pilots will need to be checked every 12 months.
To learn more about what you need to do and by when visit Training and checking systems for flight operators.