Sec. 137.19 - Certification requirements.
(a) General. An applicant for a
private agricultural aircraft operator certificate is entitled to that
certificate if he shows that he meets the requirements of paragraphs (b),
(d), and (e) of this section. An applicant for a commercial agricultural
aircraft operator certificate is entitled to that certificate if he shows
that he meets the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) of this
section. However, if an applicant applies for an agricultural aircraft
operator certificate containing a prohibition against the dispensing of
economic poisons, that applicant is not required to demonstrate the
knowledge required in paragraphs (e)(1) (ii) through (iv) of this section.
(b) Private operator -- pilot.
The applicant must hold a current U.S. private, commercial, or airline
transport pilot certificate and be properly rated for the aircraft to be
(c) Commercial operator -- pilots.
The applicant must have available the services of at least one person who
holds a current U.S. commercial or airline transport pilot certificate and
who is properly rated for the aircraft to be used. The applicant himself
may be the person available.
(d) Aircraft. The applicant must
have at least one certificated and airworthy aircraft, equipped for
(e) Knowledge and skill tests.
The applicant must show, or have the person who is designated as the chief
supervisor of agricultural aircraft operations for him show, that he has
satisfactory knowledge and skill regarding agricultural aircraft
operations, as described in paragraphs (e) (1) and (2) of this section.
(1) The test of knowledge consists of
(i) Steps to be taken before starting
operations, including survey of the area to be worked.
(ii) Safe handling of economic poisons
and the proper disposal of used containers for those poisons.
(iii) The general effects of economic
poisons and agricultural chemicals on plants, animals, and persons, with
emphasis on those normally used in the areas of intended operations; and
the precautions to be observed in using poisons and chemicals.
(iv) Primary symptoms of poisoning of
persons from economic poisons, the appropriate emergency measures to be
taken, and the location of poison control centers.
(v) Performance capabilities and
operating limitations of the aircraft to be used.
(vi) Safe flight and application
(2) The test of skill consists of the
following maneuvers that must be shown in any of the aircraft specified in
paragraph (d) of this section, and at that aircraft's maximum certificated
take-off weight, or the maximum weight established for the special purpose
load, whichever is greater:
(i) Short-field and soft-field takeoffs
(airplanes and gyroplanes only).
(ii) Approaches to the working area.
(iv) Swath runs.
(v) Pullups and turnarounds.
(vi) Rapid deceleration (quick stops) in
[Doc. No. 1464, 30 FR 8106, June 24, 1965, as
amended by Amdt. 137-1, 30 FR 15143, Dec. 8, 1965; Amdt. 137-7, 43 FR
22643, May 25, 1978]