Part 91 Pilot Jobs

About Part 91 Pilot Jobs

Part 91 Pilot Jobs lays out the rules and regulations for non-commercial general aviation (GA) flight operations. This includes most small private aircraft that can be flown with a pilot’s Private Pilot license. Part 91 also defines the qualifications and requirements for pilots, maintenance standards, and equipment specifications that ensure safe and compliant flight operations. On the other hand, Part 135 lays out the rules and regulations for commercial aviation (CA) operations including charter flights, air taxi services, and fixed-wing business aircraft. Part 135 imposes stricter safety protocols for passengers and crew than Part 91 and requires the aircraft to undergo much more regular maintenance.

Additionally, Part 135 operators must have a full management team consisting of a chief pilot, maintenance manager, and flight operations manager. This team provides a clear chain of command before, during, and after each flight. Moreover, the flight operations manager is responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s operational specifications (Ops Specs).

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The bottom line is that, if you want to fly for a business aviation operation, you need to have both Part 91 and Part 135 experience. If you don’t, your airline will not hire you as a contract pilot and their insurance may not cover your flights (more on this in another post). This is why it is so important to stay current with your recurrent training and get your PIC time. The more hours you have, the better your chances are of landing a job.