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135.331 Crewmember Emergency Online Training

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Course Description:

CAPS Aviation's 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Online Training course covers all the requirements outlined in CFR 135.331 except for the hands-on Emergency Drill Training which may also be required, depending on your company's FAA Approved Training Program.

Estimated Time to Complete the Course:

The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete.


135.331 Crewmember Emergency Online Training

$775.00 per person
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Manage your team's training classes, all in one place! Purchase seats in our 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Online Training Class, and assign them as needed.

Create Your Team

This training is required for all crewmembers on each aircraft type, model, and configuration, each crewmember, and each kind of operation conducted, as appropriate for each crewmember and the certificate holder (CFR 135.331(a)).

Emergency training is subdivided into three groups:

  1. General Emergency Training – Covered in detail during this course
  2. Emergency Situation Training – A personal review of your own aircraft/s, its safety equipment and egress considerations
  3. Emergency Drill Training – These drills are offered at CAPS several times a month or can be offered at your facility

NOTE: Most of the training content covered here and in your company's training manual, is included in the FAA's Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 19, Section 4 - Emergency Training Curriculum Segments.

This training must be conducted every 12 months:

Methodology and Certification:

  • The course is divided into 15 Course Modules with multiple Units in each module.
  • The presentation is made up of text, images, videos, references, module quizzes and a final exam.
  • To pass, you will need to score 80% on each quiz and the final exam. Each test can be taken more than once.
  • Upon successful course completion, you will receive a Letter of Completion which is good for one year.

Navigating the Course & Testing:

  • Once you begin the course, you have 30 days to complete it. Contact CAPS if an unexpected delay occurs.
  • You won’t be able to move to the next Unit or Module until you complete the existing Unit and Module and pass any required testing.
  • You will have multiple attempts to pass any course exam. An incorrect answer will prompt you to the relevant section of the course to review the appropriate information.

Emergency Drill Training:

Part 135 operators are required to create individual FAA approved training programs. Depending on your company’s FAA Approved Training Program, you may also need the Emergency Drill Training to complete your requirements. This in person class is also offered by CAPS Aviation, please click the button below for additional information.

For purposes of certification, the 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Online Training course must be completed first. Emergency Drill Training is then completed within 30 days after the online course. Please schedule accordingly.

Emergency Drill Training

After completing both the 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Online Training and Emergency Drill Training course, you be additionally qualified to act as an “Evacuation Crewmember” when flying in the passenger compartment of a G550.

Student Objectives:

Each student will:

  1. Complete the FAA's basic recurrent course requirements.
  2. Explain the role annual training plays when facing an emergency.
  3. Describe the requirements for carrying, securing, inspecting, and using a corporate aircraft’s emergency equipment.
  4. Describe methods for improving situational awareness, crew coordination, crew resource management, communications, passenger briefings, use of emergency equipment, preparation for a water or off-field landing, an emergency evacuation, survival, and signaling rescue forces.
  5. Recognize and be able to respond to additional emergencies such as fires, depressurization, medical, incapacitation, hazmat, security, terrorism, interceptions, and other special circumstances.
  6. Receive a Letter of Completion which is good for one year.

CAPS Commitment to Students:

CAPS has been offering aviation safety courses to thousands of pilots, flight attendants, evacuation specialists, mechanics, owners, and frequent flyers for over three decades. Our commitment has always been to deliver the best training possible, using only highly qualified instructors. We pride ourselves in offering up-to-date, relevant and factual information in a fast-paced, engaging and interesting manner. We hope you will enjoy taking this online course and return to CAPS annually for your required training. If you are not satisfied with the training for any reason or have a suggestion about the course, please feel free to email CAPS at

Cancellation Policy

Once the course material has been accessed, no refunds will be offered.

Course Content (Modules and Units):
Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Getting Acquainted with CAPS Aviation  
Unit 2 CAPS Product Line  
Unit 3 CAPS Training  
Unit 4 Meet CAPS President & CEO  
Unit 5 Meet Your Instructors  
Unit 6 Abbreviations and Definitions  
Module 2 Pre-Flight Considerations
Unit 1 Odds of Facing a Serious Emergency  
Unit 2 Pilot in Command (PIC) Responsibilities  
Unit 3 Travel Resources for Today’s Corporate Aviator's Work Environment  
Unit 4 Hazardous Materials in Aviation (Will Not Carry)  
Unit 5 Passenger’s Reactions and Roles During Emergencies  
Unit 6 Passenger Briefings (Passenger Training)  - Preview  
Unit 7 Crewmember Creativity When Presenting Mandatory Briefings  
Unit 8 Cabin Attendants  
Unit 9 Crew Resource Management  
Unit 10 End of Module 2 Quiz  
Module 3 Location and Operation of Emergency Equipment
Unit 1 First Aid Equipment  
Unit 2 Emergency Oxygen  
Unit 3 Pilot Protective Breathing Equipment  
Unit 4 Fire Extinguishers  
Unit 5 Seat Belts  
Unit 6 Personal Flotation Requirements  
Unit 7 Liferafts  - Preview  
Unit 8 Aircraft Exits  
Unit 9 Crash Axes  
Unit 10 End of Module 3 Quiz  
Module 4 Inflight Fires, Smoke and Fumes
Unit 1 Jet Blue A320 Smoke & Fumes Incident  
Unit 2 Protective Equipment for Smoke and Fumes  
Unit 3 Fire Basics – The Fire Triangle  
Unit 4 Classes of Fires  
Unit 5 Inflight Fires  
Unit 6 Circuit Breakers  
Unit 7 The Signs and Symptoms of an Inflight Fire  
Unit 8 Fire Resistant Clothing  
Unit 9 Fire Extinguishers  
Unit 10 Proper Use of a Fire Extinguisher  
Unit 11 Improvised Extinguishers and Additional Resources  
Unit 12 Lithium-Ion Batteries  
Unit 13 Fire Containment Bags  
Unit 14 The Need for Immediate Action  
Unit 15 Airport Firefighting Equipment  
Unit 16 End of Module 4 Quiz  
Module 5 Crash Physics and Off-Field Landing
Unit 1 Frailty of the Human Body  
Unit 2 G-Forces  
Unit 3 Emergency Landing Techniques  
Unit 4 Occupant Restraints Systems  
Unit 5 Brace Positions  
Unit 6 Interior Challenges - Chairs, Tables, Divans, Bureaus & Beds  
Unit 7 End of Module 5 Quiz  
Module 6 Ditching and Evacuation Procedures
Unit 1 Establishing a Reference Point  
Unit 2 Ditching (Water Landing)  
Unit 3 Ditching Preparation  
Unit 4 Evacuation Commands  
Unit 5 Evacuation Lifelines  
Unit 6 Boarding a Liferaft  
Unit 7 Liferaft Set-up and Maintenance  
Unit 8 Evacuation Considerations on Land  
Unit 9 Ditching and Emergency Landing Preparation Summary  
Unit 10 Post Evacuation Summary (On Land)  
Unit 11 Actions/CRM/Crew Training Suggestions  
Unit 12 End of Module 6 Quiz  
Module 7 Emergency Communications
Unit 1 Distress Communications  
Unit 2 Additional Emergency Communications  
Unit 3 Additional Communication Options  
Unit 4 End of Module 7 Quiz  
Module 8 Survival Basics and Signaling
Unit 1 Gary Anderson’s 38 Day Post Crash Survival Ordeal  
Unit 2 The Critical Basics – PMA  
Unit 3 Shelter  
Unit 4 Conservation of Energy and Resources  
Unit 5 The Effect of Cold Water on Survivability  
Unit 6 Insulation, Clothing & Heat Loss  
Unit 7 Fire  
Unit 8 The Necessities of Life  
Unit 9 Geographical Survival Considerations  
Unit 10 Signaling Tools and Techniques  
Unit 11 End of Module 8 Quiz  
Module 9 Search and Rescue
Unit 1 Declaring an Emergency  
Unit 2 Emergency Procedures: Distress and Urgency Communications  
Unit 3 Emergency Procedures: Obtaining Emergency Assistance  
Unit 4 AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System)  
Unit 5 Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations  
Unit 6 Rescue Resources Available to SAR Coordinators  
Unit 7 Rescue at Sea  
Unit 8 Rescue Pickup Devices  
Unit 9 PIC Responsibilities  
Unit 10 End of Module 9 Quiz  
Module 10 Aviation Physiology - Hypoxia
Unit 1 Human Oxygen Requirements  
Unit 2 Hypoxia  
Unit 3 Decompression Issues  
Unit 4 Time of Useful Consciousness (TUC) and Effective Performance Time (EPT)  
Unit 5 Summary Thoughts  
Unit 6 Further Information  
Unit 7 End of Module 10 Quiz  
Module 11 Inflight Medical Issues
Unit 1 First Aid Kits, Medical Kits & AEDs  
Unit 2 Serious Medical Issues in Flight  
Unit 3 Other Medical Issues  
Unit 4 Self-Imposed Crew Stress  
Unit 5 Seeking Medical Assistance  
Unit 6 End of Module 11 Quiz  
Module 12 Handling Emergency Situations
Unit 1 PIC and Emergencies  
Unit 2 Distress Signals  
Unit 3 Crewmember and Passenger Incapacitation  
Unit 4 Bird Strikes and Other Wildlife Issues  
Unit 5 Drones  
Unit 6 Laser Strikes  
Unit 7 End of Module 12 Quiz  
Module 13 Security and Terrorism
Unit 1 Situational Awareness (Don’t Let Your Guard Down)  
Unit 2 Hijackings  
Unit 3 Bomb Threat Procedures  
Unit 4 Interceptions  
Unit 5 Kidnappings  
Unit 6 Terrorism  
Unit 7 Security Resources  
Unit 8 Travel Security  
Unit 9 End of Module 13 Quiz  
Module 14 Reporting Incidents
Unit 1 FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)  
Unit 2 NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board)  
Unit 3 NASA’s ASRS (Aviation Safety Reporting System)  
Unit 4 Company Procedures and Review of Certificate Holder's Accidents and Incidents  
Unit 5 End of Module 14 Quiz  
Module 15 Final Exam and Letter of Completion
Unit 1 Completing Your Requirements  
Unit 2 Final Exam  
Unit 3 Letter of Completion  

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