The Site:

Understanding FAR PART 117 – Just A Generic Interpretation

The intention of this site is to gather information, so the Part 121 carriers conducting operations under Part 117 have a reference point towards the safe application of the regulations.


The documentation is provided “AS IS” and is solely intended to provide a general understanding of the author’s interpretation of the new FAA mandated FAR Regulations.

The author makes no representations and disclaims any and all responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the documentation. The author reserves the right, at his discretion, to change or modify the documentation as deemed appropriate.

Copyright © 2012-2014, Understanding FAR Part 117 – A Generic Interpretation. All rights reserved.

None of these interpretations are endorsed, or approved by the FAA.

Always check the approved OPSPEC and Operations Manual.

The Author:

Garret Healy – garrethealy25@gmail.com

I have 35+ years experience within Commercial Aviation.

My positions have included:

  • Staff Meteorologist
  • Licensed Dispatcher
  • Aircraft Performance Engineer
  • Software Developer

I currently work with crew scheduling systems, developing optimization and payroll system.

I have extensive experience with government regulations and crew union contracts, and have been one of the leading commenter’s regarding the newly established FAA regulations (FAR 117).

I have DCA approval for FTL/FRMS instruction November 2018. 

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  1. Garret,

    I had read your clarifying questions to the FAA on 117 last year as well. I like the layout of the website as well as the content. There are a few small typos as well as a few areas I might disagree with you based on conversations, interpretations, or correspondence with the FAA. I don’t think you’re wrong but I do have a different take on a few of the different aspects of a very complex final rule.



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