Light Jet Initial & Recurrent Training

Executive, pro-pilot differences, first jet, mentoring and more

Shepherd Aero offers insurance approved training by highly experienced and qualified instructors. Recurrent training, transitions to high altitude cabin-class aircraft, type-ratings and more are all possible with our professional, worldwide and on-site services

Our American (FAA) and European (EASA-FCL) qualified instructors are capable of one-on-one and classroom training

The chart below demonstrates a typical type rating package with Shepherd Aero. At the completion of the initial training, Day 6 and 7 are used for type rating checkride preparation, with the checkride on the 8th day. However, the training course can always be adjusted to meet the specific needs of each individual client.

Checkride location is normally KBLI but with prior arrangements checkrides can be conducted world-wide. Although the course is demanding, proficient instrument pilots will be able to complete the course and command the aircraft with confidence.

1 Airframe
Flight Controls
Landing Gear and Brakes
Normal Procedures
Engine Start
VFR Maneuvers
Takeoffs and Landings.
2 Powerplant
Fuel Systems
Pneumatics/Vacuum System
Normal Procedures
Advanced Avionics
IFR Operations.
3 High Altitude Physiology (Endorsement If Required)
Environmental systems
Operations Optimization
High Alt IFR Planning
Practical Route Selection
High Alt Weather.
4 Lighting
Anti-Ice and De-Ice systems and Concerns
Master Warning System
Primary Flight Instruments/Avionics
Emergency Procedures
5 Accident and Incident Review
Maintenance Considerations
FBO Servicing Considerations
US Regulatory Compliance
International Operations.
Graduation Flight
Meets and exceeds recommendations of AC 61-89E, 'Pilot Certificates: Aircraft Type Ratings', AC 61-107A and AC 61-98A. Complies with requirements of 14CFR61.56(a), 14CFR61.57(d), 14CFR61.31(e), 14CFR61.31(f) and 14CFR61.31(g).

Course Completion
Completion of the required hours of Ground School and Aircraft training. Completion of Ground School written examination (70% passing). Satisfactory completion of Aircraft training tasks.

Flying Standards
The pilot is expected to meet the Practical Flight Test Standards for the Airline Transport Pilot certificate. In addition, the pilot is expected to demonstrate skills and judgement necessary to safely operate a high performance, jet or turbine aircraft in the National Airspace System. Training will be conducted as scenario based training in conformance with FITS guidelines. These scenarios require high order decision making, judgement, as well as application and execution in an active flight environment. For those holding an only an instrument rating, the instrument standards shall be met.