It has been a very busy week with Memorial Day and many charter runs to Nantucket and the outer Long Island airports. All these flights inevitably originate in the NYC metro area with an intense pace in the air and then coordinating catering, passenger loading, fuel, luggage (and wheelchairs) on the ground. If you get … Continue reading Learning and Burning (Jet A): Teterboro Challenge!
So far my life in charter has been a pretty charmed existence. Piloting brand new planes with luxurious interiors for pampered part 91 owners is not too tough. Additionally, except for dodging a couple of TSMs and a bit of ice, we have been mostly in clear air. Today was a test by fire piloting … Continue reading Flying Instruments (in Pilatus #2) to “The Rock”
So as you might imagine, flying clients is much easier and more fun than training with every possible emergency being continuously hurled at you! So far at this writing, I've made four trips and I am currently sitting in Chicago waiting for clients to return to KSYR as I type this. Then we reposition to … Continue reading Finally Flying (Flight Levels!)
Being a beginner to motion simulators and also a pilot who has flown very little on autopilot (and especially coupled approaches), I knew I was in for a steep learning curve at Flight Safety. I had trained in Duluth and acquired the Cirrus Instructor Certification for the Avidyne Cirrus 22 but that was years ago … Continue reading Flying the PC-12NG Sim at Flight Safety
Flight Safety International has been the standard of quality in flight training for over 60 years. Their reputation mostly comes from superior quality training in "big iron" e.g. larger corporate jets. They train around the clock and around the world (just like the aviation market they support) and hire the best people in the industry. … Continue reading Flight Safety International: Pilot Valhalla.
Our pilots are required to participate in a minimum of 36 hours of "indoc training" to familiarize them with the General Operating Manual of the company. This is how we are approved to do business and extend and interpret the regulations of CFR 135. Our "GOM" is eight chapters and the last is probably the … Continue reading Part 135 Indoctrination Training