I truly love receiving emails from all the wonderful people that read my blog. Recently, on my Cobblestones and Heels facebook page, I have started sharing the questions and answers because i think it would benefit everyone! Here is a recent email and a great example of this..
I am a brand new VIP flight attendant fresh out of training! I love reading your blogs! They have been an inspiration to me as well as a great learning tool!
I have a question for you( I don’t believe you have blogged about this yet?!).
As I am looking for jobs, I see the term part 91 or Part 135. I don’t have any idea what this means! I asked another classmate of mine at FACTS training but she had no idea either and I think we were both embarrassed to ask. feeling like we should just know this! Could you help explain??
Thank you so much for the compliment about my blogs and for reading them and writing to me! I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP!
First, you need to know that most new flight attendants do not know this either! I didn’t when I started and remember asking a pilot to explain it all to me. I know they mention it in training but do not really fully explain. So, here it is:
The Federal Air Regulations in the United States regulates operating conditions differently depending on the the type of aircraft operators. “part” is just short for part of the FAA regulations for each type. Part 135 contains the regulations that apply to aircraft operators and pilots for chartered planes (for hire with no defining schedule). If you work for a jet company that houses or owns jets for charter , you will be working part 135 trips ( this will be the majority of your work).
Part 91 contains regulations apply to all aircraft operators and pilots for private individuals flying around in their own plane.. IE. If you were to work a trip for the owner on his own jet- you would be flying a “part 91 trip”
Part 121 regulates the major airlines, like Delta, US air, etc. you should know this but it most likely will NOT apply to any of your trips. ( unless you decide to be a commercial flight attendant).
I hope that helps!!
cobblestones and Heels”
I love the letters so keep them coming everyone!!