​One-on-one, in-aircraft type training with worldwide availability


  • ​Underwriter-approved training syllabus
  • Fully typed and experienced instructors


  • ​Business jets and turboprops
  • Mentor pilot services
  • Initial and Recurrent training


  • ​Complete ground school and aircraft training
  • Pass ground school written examination
  • Demonstrate Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) flight standards
  • Demonstrate skills and judgement necessary to safely operate a high-performance aircraft in the National Airspace System


  • ​One on one, in-house services
  • Scenario-based training in conformance with FITS
  • Scenarios require high-order decision making and practical application in an active flight environment
Highly qualified instructors that recognize the unique operational challenges of single pilot re​source management.

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.

​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.