Online Emergency Crewmember Training
FAR 135.331 Emergency Crewmember Training (Recurrent Version)
Estimated Time to Complete the Course:
The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete.
CAPS Aviation 135.331 Online Crewmember Emergency Training (Recurrent Version) course covers all the requirements outlined in FAR 135.331 except for the hands-on, emergency drills labs, which are required during Initial Training and then every other year.
Online Course - CAPS 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Training (Recurrent)
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 (FAR 135.331(a)).
Emergency training is subdivided into three groups:
- General Emergency Training – Covered in detail during this course
- Emergency Situation Training – A personal review of your own aircraft/s, its safety equipment and egress considerations
- 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 Flight Safety Information Management System (FSIMS) 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 19, Section 4-Emergency Training Curriculum Segments Flightcrew General.
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. However, module quizzes must be passed before you can access the next module.
- Upon successful course completion, you will receive a Letter of Completion which is good for one year. If a company pays for the course, CAPS will send the POC (point of contact) a copy of the Letter of Completion as well.
Navigating the Course & Testing:
- To register, you or your company must provide the student’s name, mailing address, personal email, phone number, employer information, etc.
- The course needs to be pre-paid with a credit or debit card.
- Established customers can contact CAPS Aviation (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register a person and be billed for their participation.
- If a company pays for the course, the company’s POC must provide his or her email address so we can send a copy of the student’s Letter of Completion to them as well.
- Once the course has been paid for, you must begin taking the course within two weeks. Contact CAPS if an unexpected delay occurs.
- Once you begin the course, you have two weeks to complete it.
- 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.
- Once completed, you can access the entire course for an additional 30 days.
- The course has many relevant links to useful resources:
Meeting the Requirements for a 135.331 Initial Course:
As indicated, FAA 135.331 requires hands-on activities (labs) when taking your Initial training, and then at least every two years. If you need the lab portion, complete this course first, then contact CAPS to attend one of its “Hands-On Labs Only” courses which includes all the required Emergency Drill Training. If you have several students, CAPS might be able come to your facility to teach the required hands-on training.
G550 Evacuation Specialist Training:
After completing both the online and Labs Only course, you will also be qualified to act as an “Evacuation Specialist” when flying in the passenger compartment of a G550.
This course will:
- Meet or exceed the requirements of FAR 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Training (Recurrent Course Version – classroom only).
- Provide information that is practical, relevant, useful, engaging and applicable to corporate aviation.
- Identify and provide access to relevant and useful materials helpful to prepare for and respond to any emergency, especially an emergency evacuation.
- Offer opportunities through CAPS Aviation to easily “upgrade” this Recurrent training to meet the lab requirements for 135.331 Initial training.
Each student will:
- Accomplish the basic requirements for completing the FAA’s FAR 135.331 Crewmember Emergency Training - Recurrent Course.
- Explain the role annual training plays when facing an emergency.
- Describe the requirements for carrying, securing, inspecting, and using a corporate aircraft’s emergency equipment.
- 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.
- Recognize and be able to respond to additional emergencies such as fires, depressurization, medical, incapacitation, hazmat, security, terrorism, interceptions, and other special circumstances.
- 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 email@example.com.
|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||Pilots’ Protective Breathing Equipment|
|Unit 4||Fire Extinguishers|
|Unit 5||Seat Belts|
|Unit 6||Personal Flotation Requirements|
|Unit 7||Life Rafts - 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 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 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 Life Raft|
|Unit 7||Raft 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 4||Conservation of Energy and Resources|
|Unit 5||The Effect of Cold Water on Survivability|
|Unit 6||Insulation, Clothing & Heat Loss|
|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 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 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 3||Bomb Threat Procedures|
|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||Course Evaluation and Critique|
|Unit 1||Course Evaluation and Critique|
|Unit 2||Final Exam|
|Unit 3||Course Survey|