Jet Training & Mentoring

Jet Introduction

dsc_9707Transitioning to the single-pilot jet environment safely and confidently requires a focused commitment to a high-level of learning from trusted instructors and mentors who have “been there before”.  Actual jet experience before the type-training begins is an excellent way to prepare for type-training.

  • Training before or after you take delivery of your aircraft
  • Curriculums tailored to your needs
  • I’ll come to you or you travel to historic Charleston

Pre-Type Preparation

For many pilots transitioning from a light-twin or turbo-prop, their first exposure to the fast paced type-rating curriculum offered by the large training schools results in a pilot who is overwhelmed and often unprepared for type training.

I offer the transitioning jet pilot a focused building-block approach to the various training elements that must be mastered in order to be prepared and confident as training begins.

Aircraft Specific Study:

  • Aircraft Memory Items
  • Operational Limits
  • Systems Overview


  • SIDs/STARs
  • Approaches
  • Holding

GPS and Glass Cockpit

  • Glass Specific Instrument Interpretation
  • Use of Autopilot
  • GPS and WAAS

Post Type Training

  • Once a pilot has earned the type rating, in addition to FAA requirements, insurance company requirements often dictate that the new jet pilot complete between 25-100 hours of supervised operating experience with a qualified mentor/instructor pilot.
  • I offer mentoring in order to move the pilot from what they learned in the simulator in a canned profile environment to the “real-world” environment where they will actually apply the recently learned skills under the supervision of a qualified mentor.
  • Topics such as high-altitude operations, hazardous weather avoidance techniques, crew operational procedures to enhance single-pilot operations, stabilized approach concept and visual approaches among others are briefed and flown to provide the new jet pilot an additional level of competence and confidence that can only be achieved in the aircraft in real-world situations.