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For owners of jets

Posted By Benjamin Peterson

Published March 20, 2021

For crew aircraft/turbo jets ie) Gulfstream, it’s safe to say assume that both pilots are going to be required to complete annual simulator training in the same make and model aircraft at one of the approved simulator training facilities such as Simcom, CAE Simuflite, or Flight Safety. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing training in a different aircraft, you always have to do training in that same aircraft every 12 months.

For Single Pilot Turbo Jets and Turbo Props ie) Pilatus and Citation CJs: There’s simulator training and also a handful of approved In-Aircraft training facilities pilots will need to complete annually in the same make and model. In-Aircraft training is completed with an approved Flight Instructor who is very experienced in that aircraft.

With the hard market in aviation insurance, it’s safe to bet that pilot that any turbine powered aircraft will need to complete some form of training in that aircraft annually.

For pilot transitioning into new turbine powered aircraft with little to no experience in that aircraft, are often required after completing initial training and fly 5 to 10 hours dual with a mentor pilot who is also current and training in that same aircraft.

Reciprocating high value propeller aircraft such as Cirrus are occasionally required to complete an Instrument Proficiency Check or Biennial Flight Review annually. This requirement is usually dependent on the value and liability limit of the aircraft. High value is more strict with training requirements.

We have a list of every approved training facility to provide pilots upon request.

Benjamin Peterson

Graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Commercial Aviation as a Pilot and Flight Instructor. My first professional job was working for Cirrus Aircraft as an instructor.

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