Your Goal: You want to transition into pressurized, high altitude, cabin-class aircraft. With sufficient multi-engine instrument time, we can familiarize you with our C-340 and evaluate your proficiency in a few hours. To receive a thorough checkout, including a high altitude endorsement (FAR 61.31.g) for operations above Flight Level 250 (25,000 ft), you will need about 2.5 hrs flight time and ~3 hrs ground instruction. Full insurance checkouts (example for C-340,400 Series) are available and arrangements for block time (10-25 hrs) can be made. Contact Airpower, LLC, for current aircraft insurance rates. All your transition training into Techically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) follows scenario-based FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS).
Specific parts of the checkouts are conducted in a FAA approved Elite RC-1 full vision (5 screen) simulator powered by X-plane at our affiliated partner California Airways in Hayward, CA. Examples include RTO (rejected takeoff) simulation, rapid decompression-VNE descents, and single engine approaches to CAT I or CAT II minimums.
We conduct aircraft familiarization, proficiency training and FAR 61.31 endorsements in our leased RAM VI C340 or C421 B. The aircraft have loriginal RAM of factory manufactured engines, recent paint and interior, and a full suite of avionics including radar and moving map displays.
No matter what program we develop for you, we follow the Standard Operating Procedures as used at United Airlines flight operations, using flow checks, procedures, and check lists.