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, single 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.
The standard single pilot, two-day Malibu, Mirage or M350 recurrent course is $1100 plus travel expenses and travel-only days, if applicable.
The standard single pilot, two-day recurrent M500 or Meridian course is $1200 plus travel expenses and travel-only days if applicable.
The standard single pilot, two-day Cessna 340 or Cessna 414/414A recurrent course is $1300 plus travel expenses and travel-only days, if applicable.
The standard single pilot, two-day Cessna 421, 421A, 421B or 421C recurrent course is $1500 plus travel expenses and travel-only days, if applicable.
The standard single pilot, two-day recurrent Aerostar course is $1200 plus travel expenses and travel-only days if applicable.
The standard single pilot, two-day Piper Navajo or Chieftain recurrent course is $1200 plus travel expenses and travel-only days, if applicable.