Chief Pilot Rating Program
Earn your wings as the in-house expert on your
Pilots who successfully complete their Chief Pilot (CP) rating will concurrently hold the title of "Chief Pilot, <aircraft-type>" in addition to their
normal rank, and will be recognized as the airline expert for any questions pertaining to this aircraft.
The CP program is broken down into two categories:
"A" - for aircraft with a GTOW of more than 12,500 pounds
"B" - for aircraft with a GTOW of 12,500 pounds or less.
* A different exam is required for each.
In order to earn the CP rating, pilots must:
- Have logged 50 hours of sim time in their chosen aircraft as attested to by their Hub Manager.
Submit an essay detailing the history and operational specifications of the aircraft type including a bibliography.
Pass a aviation general knowledge exam tailored to category "A" or "B" (listed above).
Once the candidate submits his/her essay to the director of training the CP Panel will review it.
When accepted the applicant will receive the appropriate exam.
Once the candidate passes the knowledge exam he/she will be awarded the designation of Chief Pilot (Cat "A" or "B") for his/her chosen aircraft type.
This designation will be reflected on the pilot roster.
If you are interested in participating in the Chief Pilot program,
please contact your hub manager or the director of training at SPA.
Some of the topics to be explored are:
What were the factors that motivated this
Who were the principal designers of the aircraft?
When was the aircraft designed?
When was its first flight?
What was the objective in the development of the
What airlines employ the aircraft?
What is the current state of the aircraft fleet?
What is the future of this aircraft?
- List the aircraft weights/ speeds / limitations.
The CP Panel consists of the following personnel:
Direcotor of Training, Saint Paul Airlines (Panel
President, Saint Paul Airlines
Vice President of Fleet, Saint Paul Airlines
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