Need help w/ BE1900 question; with autopilot, is it Single PIC, or is SIC required?

TroopersRotate

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Here are the variables regarding an inter-office dispute. Going to post this so as not to lead towards any one individual's opinion. Any facts and supporting docs or references would be appreciated.

1. Part 135 Cargo - Can the BE1900 (regardless of model) be flown single pilot?
2. Part 135 Passengers: still regardless of model -
a. Nine Pax and under - Can it be flown single pilot?
b. 10-19 Pax - Can it be flown single pilot?
c. 20+ Pax - Can it be flown single pilot?
3. Will the answers above change is it is scheduled 135 or on-demand?

Thanks in advance, and feeling confident my opinion is correct, beers to anyone who proves me right!!
 

bucksmith

Did you lock the doors?
Here are the variables regarding an inter-office dispute. Going to post this so as not to lead towards any one individual's opinion. Any facts and supporting docs or references would be appreciated.

1. Part 135 Cargo - Can the BE1900 (regardless of model) be flown single pilot?
2. Part 135 Passengers: still regardless of model -
a. Nine Pax and under - Can it be flown single pilot?
b. 10-19 Pax - Can it be flown single pilot?
c. 20+ Pax - Can it be flown single pilot?
3. Will the answers above change is it is scheduled 135 or on-demand?

Thanks in advance, and feeling confident my opinion is correct, beers to anyone who proves me right!!
You would of had to catch me within a week of an Indoc class to answer even half that.
Guess someone else gets the beer. I didn't think it was certified outside of the African continent for more than 19...
Otherwise, it's a single pilot airplane, yes?
 

ppragman

FLIPY FLAPS!
Here are the variables regarding an inter-office dispute. Going to post this so as not to lead towards any one individual's opinion. Any facts and supporting docs or references would be appreciated.

1. Part 135 Cargo - Can the BE1900 (regardless of model) be flown single pilot?
2. Part 135 Passengers: still regardless of model -
a. Nine Pax and under - Can it be flown single pilot?
b. 10-19 Pax - Can it be flown single pilot?
c. 20+ Pax - Can it be flown single pilot?
3. Will the answers above change is it is scheduled 135 or on-demand?

Thanks in advance, and feeling confident my opinion is correct, beers to anyone who proves me right!!
1. Yes. I've done this.
2. a - yes, you don't even need an autopilot under VFR
b - no
c - you can't fit more than 19 people in it, so if you're already putting on 20+ people, you're already breaking the law, go ahead and fly it by yourself
3. Kind of. Ish, but not really.
 

TroopersRotate

New Member
Ha, a runaway question in an effort to cover all bases ... part c is obviously not applicable.

Thanks for the input!! For the cold beer round ... any idea where I can find the answer "2.a." written? From faa.gov, fsims.faa.gov to the ACs, I cannot find it addressed that the BE1900 can fly 9 pax single pilot? I am expecting to find it in a Circular, but the needle is evading me. Also, curious about C208 as well.
 

z987k

Well-Known Member
Ha, a runaway question in an effort to cover all bases ... part c is obviously not applicable.

Thanks for the input!! For the cold beer round ... any idea where I can find the answer "2.a." written? From faa.gov, fsims.faa.gov to the ACs, I cannot find it addressed that the BE1900 can fly 9 pax single pilot? I am expecting to find it in a Circular, but the needle is evading me. Also, curious about C208 as well.
It's in a couple places. You have to check in a few places to be sure.
1 is the type certificate. It will list the crew required and any stipulations on that. (if you want to see a good example, look up the 500 series citations).
2 is 135.105
3 is the ops spec to be authorized to use 135.105 with the aircraft you are using, which is A015.
 
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