Jet Type Rating Alternatives

What are my Jet Type Rating Alternatives?

Type-Ratings: When it comes to business jet type ratings, many assume the only training option is the very structured and costly program offered via one of the major training providers.

We have Type Rating Alternativessuccessfully trained pilots new to the Phenom with experience levels ranging from no jet time to experienced airline pilots adding their Phenom type rating. We tailor a training program to fit your needs and your schedule. Try getting that from the “big box” providers!

We are here for you and our specialty is one-on-one training for the pilot whose schedule and lifestyle doesn’t fit the “spend two weeks, go to the building to get your type rating” of the major simulator training providers.

One of our clients recently picked up his Phenom and came to us for his training. He felt that getting away from the familiar surroundings of his business would help him to focus and earn his first type rating.

Give us a call and we’ll develop a training program for you and then assist with your FAA mandated Supervised Operational Experience (SOE) requirements. We’re here for you!

Higher Calling Aviation offers the best type rating alternatives!

Call us today @ 904-631-0153

Dave began his flying career at 16 and earned his Private Pilot’s license shortly after his 17th birthday. He graduated with Honors from Florida Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Air Commerce Flight Technology and later completed his Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle University. After graduation he joined the Air Force through Officers Training School and later completed pilot training at Reese AFB, TX. He was selected to the fly the F-16 at Torrejon Air Base, Spain with the 614 Tactical Fighter Squadron “Lucky Devils”. Dave served 23 years in the active Air Force and Air Force Reserve retiring as a Lt Colonel. His assignments included operational F-16 units in Europe and the United States as well as an assignment as a T-37 Instructor Pilot at Columbus AFB, MS where he served as the Assistant Chief of the 14 Flying Training Wing’s Standardization and Evaluation Division. He commanded the 39th Flying Training Squadron, Moody AFB, GA, the Air Force Reserve’s first associate Joint Primary Aircraft Training System unit employing both the T-6 and the AT-38 jet trainer as well as a tour flying the lead solo #5 F-16 aircraft with the Air Force Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” where he flew over 150 air shows in all 50 states as well as in Europe and South America before millions of spectators including the President of the United States, Secretary of State and numerous heads of state. His awards and achievements include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal and Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Top Graduate of his Pilot Instructor Training class. Additionally, he was the awarded the Air Force “Pilot of Distinction Award” for his recovery of an F-16 during an air show after a catastrophic afterburner explosion. He is an ATP rated pilot as well as a CFII/MEI. He has over 5,000 hours of flight time and over 1,200 hours instructing in jets, with type ratings in the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 as well as the Citation Mustang (CE-510S). Please feel free to contact Dave at 904-631-0153, or via email

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