program are designed to meet the requirements of aviation insurance
companies. This requirement applies to turbojet, turboprop, pressurized
and non-pressurized single- and multi-engine aircraft.
Generally, this type of training requires pilots to attend a course,
which incorporates a specific number of ground and flight hours.
The initial course is normally three to five days in length, depending
upon aircraft complexity. Insurance underwriters approve only
training companies which offer training by certified instructors
along with a course of instruction that meets their criteria.
This portion of the program includes subjects on the specific
aircraft systems, such as engines, propellers, electric/electronics,
environmental, icing, and landing gear. There is instruction on
aircraft performance, weight and balance, and emergency operations
as well. Special aircraft flight characteristics are covered in
the curriculum and unique maintenance requirements are specified.
This training segment takes between sixteen to twenty hours to
The flight portion requires between five to ten hours in the aircraft.
Transition into the aircraft consists of normal take-off, climb
power settings, steep turns, slow flight, stalls, and Vmca and
drag demos if the aircraft is a twin-engine model. In a pressurized
aircraft several flights to altitude are made to familiarize the
pilot with the flight characteristics of that environment and
include the use of on-board weather detection equipment. We demonstrate
emergency and rapid decompression exercises during these flights.
All GPS, AP/FD, and other integrated flight operational equipment
are operated during the high altitude flight to ensure operational
compliance at altitude.
We teach pilots
judgment on weather decisions, choice of flight altitudes considering
wind and turbulence, and the appropriate engine power settings
depending upon range or aircraft speed requirements. We demonstrate
descent planning and ATC high altitude arrival procedures, such
as STARs. In order to ensure pilots can operate in IMC conditions,
we teach a variety of instrument approaches, holds, partial panel,
and unusual attitude recoveries.
demonstrate proficiency in all areas of aircraft operations. The
instructor must be convinced that the client pilot possesses the
ability to handle the aircraft in a multitude of situations where
the safe outcome of flight is never in doubt.
of the initial training course, client pilots receive a certification
of completion, biennial flight review, and instrument proficiency
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