Getting an Air Charter Certificate in South Florida takes time.
Via email this morning, our Principal Operations Inspector told us our Certification Package is being reviewed by a Frontline Manager at the South Florida Flight Standards District office.
We’re almost there!
As of this writing, it has taken almost three years for our air charter application to get this far at the South Florida Flight Standards District Office (“the FSDO”).
Part 135 Certification Process
Having developed our Part 135 Air Charter compliance package from scratch, I can tell you it was been a huge learning experience. Organization is key from the start. FAA has a specific structure that they expect applicants to follow. That structure forms the Table of Contents and the Section Dividers for the application binder. Because documents are required at different times throughout the process and because the availability of people fluctuates (think FAA personnel and your own availability), a Schedule of Events is necessary. If you’ve never been through this process, this is where it gets hairy…