A pilot in the cargo freighter business will need to understand what cargo-freight respirators are and what they can and can’t do, according to a pilot’s safety course published by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Federal Aviation Regulations state that pilots should not be involved in the operation of cargo freighters unless they are medically qualified and have a “minimum operating experience” as a flight instructor.
The FAA’s website says that the FAA will publish a safety course, which is required of pilots before they can be licensed.
The pilot safety course is aimed at training pilots in the use of equipment and systems that protect the human body, including the use and control of breathing apparatus, and that they can safely operate cargo freights, said Paul Hochberg, the executive director of the Aviation Safety Training Institute.
The program will be offered at the Federal Trade Commission’s office in Washington, D.C.