Since there is so much new information imparted to the transitioning pilot, he is not expected to remember all of it come time for his first recurrent course.
A pilot can expect the first of the recurrent courses to be the most extensive, therefore a full two days is set aside for a one pilot, 1st recurrent course with AFTII.
A pilot considering using AFTII for a recurrent course should first read the page of testimonials to get an idea of what kind of instructor I am, how much I care about my clients and their passengers and the knowledge and skill I expect of the pilots who complete the training. One of my regular sayings is “I don’t care how much you know when you come to this course, I care how much you know when you’ve completed it.” Completion standards are a good working knowledge of the aircraft’s capabilities, its limitations, and the operation of its systems under normal, abnormal and emergency situations.
What should a pilot expect during a standard two-day recurrent course?
6 – 8 hours of ground school. One or two flights depending on the skill level of the pilot and whether he desires, or requires an IPC sign off. Note: Since about the middle of 2018 the FAA now requires a significant amount of ground schooling besides the amount of flying that has been required for an IPC sign-off so, expect to add about 2 hours additional ground time for the IPC sign off.
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Fees: Fees are based on daily rates*, not on number of pilots. Each additional pilot usually adds 1 additional day of flight training when all pilots attend the ground school together. For example – a two day transition course in a Matrix, Malibu or Mirage, for 1 pilot is $1100 or $550/day plus expenses and travel-only days if applicable. A second pilot usually needs one extra day so he’d only be an extra $550 for a total of $1650 plus expenses.
* Daily rate – a normal day begins 8AM and ends at 6PM. There is a $50/hr charge for training that extends beyond 6PM.
The fee for the standard, 1 pilot, two-day M600 recurrent course is $1200 plus travel expenses and travel days if appropriate. If the pilot is not very proficient with the G3000 and autopilot a third day may be necessary to bring him up to proficiency. Do(es) the pilot(s) know how to insert a flight plan including adding a departure procedure, airway, STAR and IAP. Does he know how to use the VNAV feature, can he change IAPs quickly split the screens, placing whichever feature in the extra screen that he desires, radar, radar overlay, traffic, traffic overlay, TOPO, Terrain, Nexrad, Flight plan text and insetting various features in the PFD screen and selecting Synthetic Vision in the PFD? If not he’ll want to become moreproficient with his integrated flight deck. I’ll be happy to help.
The standard 1 pilot, two-day Malibu, Mirage or M350 recurrent course is $1100 plus travel expenses and travel-only days, if applicable.
A standard 1 pilot, two-day recurrent M500 or Meridian course is $1200 plus travel expenses and travel-only days if applicable.
The standard 1 pilot, two-day Cessna 340 or Cessna 414/414A recurrent course is $1300 plus travel expenses and travel-only days, if applicable.
A standard 1 pilot, two-day recurrent Aerostar course is $1200 plus travel expenses and travel-only days if applicable.
The standard 1 pilot, two-day Cessna 421, 421A, 421B or 421C recurrent course is $1500 plus travel expenses and travel-only days, if applicable.
The standard 1 pilot, two-day Piper Navajo or Chieftain recurrent course is $1200 plus travel expenses and travel-only days, if applicable.