Type Rating Training

We approach the type rating training process with a simple philosophy: we break down each task into manageable steps and focus on the basic fundamentals of jet flying. After all, a jet is a very predictable machine, flown using the same basic “stick and rudder” skills you have previously used in Cirrus, Cessna, Piper, and Beechcraft airplanes.   


We begin our type rating training by tailoring our syllabus to your specific needs. A typical day begins with a thorough briefing and discussion over the maneuvers and goals of the day. After the briefing, time is spent practicing pre-flight and Garmin 1000/3000 procedures with a Ground Power Unit (GPU) connected to the aircraft.  


The flight portion of the type rating training includes tasks such as: 

  1. Normal Takeoff and Departures 
  2. Steep Turns 
  3. Slow Flight and Stalls 
  4. Stick Pusher Demonstrations (if installed) 
  5. Unusual Attitudes 
  6. In-Flight Engine Shutdown and Restarts 
  7. Approaches 
  8. Missed Approach Procedures 
  9. Single Engine Procedures 

When performance of the maneuvers is within the FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the rating being sought, and the preparation for the oral exam is completed the check-ride will be administered by an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).