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.
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.
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.