Federal Flight Deck Officers
To be eligible to volunteer for and participate in the Federal Flight Deck Officer program you must:
- Have and maintain a current FAA Airman's certificate.
- Have and maintain a current Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificates.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be an eligible flight crew member flying for an eligible passenger or cargo air carrier:
For Passenger Flight Crew Members: You must currently be employed by a passenger air carrier or private charter company operated under 49 CFR part 1544 (i.e. passengers are screened by TSA).
For Cargo Flight Crew Members: You must currently be employed by a cargo air carrier operating aircraft with a gross takeoff weight in excess of 100,000 pounds (45,500 kilograms, or 100,309.8 lbs) and serve as a flight crew member for aircrafts of that weight.