Question: I hold a commercial pilot certificate. What kind of operations can I perform without falling under Part 135?
Answer: There are many commercial opportunities. Refer to FAR Part 119.1(e) which details the exceptions to Part 119 and allows those operations under Part 91 (http://www.aopa.org/members/files/fars/far-119.txt).
These operations include:
|Student instruction (requires a CFI certificate)|
|Some nonstop sightseeing flights|
|Ferry or training flights|
|Banner towing (requires an endorsement)|
|Glider towing (requires an endorsement)|
|Helicopter operations in construction or repair|
|Power line or pipeline patrol|
|Sightseeing flights in hot air balloons|
What can I not do with my new commercial certificate?
You cannot take people or cargo from place to place in exchange for money or other compensation. That would be a FAR Part 135 ("air taxi") operation.