The Aerocomp News

Volume 3 Issue 2 ONLINE EDITION

Summer 1999

TURBINE PILOT PROFICIENCY
CERTIFICATION COURSE

Piloting a high performance aircraft like the Comp Air 7 turboprop, Comp Air 8, or Comp Air 10 will only remain a dream for many pilots. For those fortunate enough to be able to fulfill those dreams, Aerocomp Inc. has, in cooperation with insurance companies, designed a Turbine Pilot Proficiency Certification Course that will provide new owners and pilots of these aircraft with the training, knowledge, and skills necessary to operate their aircraft safely.

Taught by factory demonstration pilots, experienced FAA Certified Flight Instructors, guest lecturers, and experienced turbine pilots, the course will enable piston pilots to safely transition to turbine operations, and provides the training required to qualify for full insurance coverage.

Attached is a copy of the proposed course syllabus (subject to change).

GROUND LESSONS

GROUND LESSON #1
TURBINE ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS (3 hours minimum)
Lesson Content: Description and discussion of terminology, turbine engine components and their function, significance of Torque, ITT, N1, N2, Oil Temp/Pressure limitations, etc.
 
GROUND LESSON #2
TURBINE ENGINE OPERATIONS (2 hours minimum)
Lesson Content: Starting and Shutdown, Climb/Cruise/Descent, Emergency Procedures, Care and Routine/Scheduled Maintenance.
 
GROUND LESSON #3
TURBINE ENGINE OPERATIONS (1 hour minimum)
Lesson Content: Lesson will be conducted in the aircraft, with practice engine start-up, monitoring, and shutdown.

 

PREREQUISITES:

• Private Pilot License
(with Instrument Rating)

• Current Medical, BFR, ICC

• 500 hours Total Time

• Min. 100 hours complex,
high-performance aircraft


COURSE CONTENT:

7 hours Ground Training
(minimum)

11 hours Flight Training
(minimum)

COMPLETION:
Aerocomp, Inc.
Turbine Pilot Proficiency Certificate

 

FLIGHT LESSONS

FLIGHT LESSON #1
PRELIMINARY FLIGHT EVALUATION (1 hour minimum)
Purpose: To determine applicant’s readiness to begin Turbine Engine Flight Training with a review and evaluation of overall pilot skills.
 
FLIGHT LESSON #2
TURBINE FAMILIARIZATION (2 hours minimum)
Purpose: To introduce pilot to aircraft and engine, including aircraft and engine normal operations, emergency procedures, and limitations.
 
FLIGHT LESSON #3
TURBINE OPERATIONS (2 hours minimum)
Purpose: To enable pilot to conduct normal in-flight operations without assistance, and to introduce pilot to normal takeoffs and landings.
 
FLIGHT LESSON #4
TAKEOFF and LANDING PRACTICE (2 hours minimum)
Purpose: To enable pilot to conduct all normal flight operations without assistance, including normal takeoffs and landings. Pilot will be introduced to maximum performance operations and crosswind takeoffs/landings.
 
FLIGHT LESSON #5
MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TAKE-OFFS and LANDINGS PRACTICE
(1 hour minimum)
Purpose: To enable pilot to conduct maximum performance takeoffs and landings, and crosswind takeoffs and landings.
 
FLIGHT LESSON #6

INSTRUMENT APPROACHES, PROCEDURES in TURBINE AIRCRAFT
(2 hours minimum)

Purpose: To enable pilot to conduct normal IFR operations in turbine-equipped aircraft.
 
LESSON #7 (2 hours minimum)

COURSE COMPLETION EVALUATION
and TURBINE PILOT PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATION

An oral Knowledge Review and Evaluation followed by comprehensive Flight Evaluation in Walter turboprop equipped Comp Air 7, Comp Air 8, or Comp Air 10.

TEXTS:
Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual: (Brown and Holt, Iowa State Univ. Press, 1995 ISBN 0813829003)
Advanced Aircraft Systems (David Lombardo)
Pilot’s Operating Handbook: Walter Turbine-Powered Comp Air 7, Comp Air 8, Comp Air 10 (Aerocomp, Inc. 1999)
Walter M601D Maintenance Manual: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4


Be sure to visit
the Aerocomp Display
at the incredible
EAA AirVenture '99
Oshkosh, WI
July 28 - August 3, 1999

For more information, contact:

Aerocomp, Inc.
2335 Newfound Harbor Drive
Merritt Island, FL 32952 USA
TEL/FAX: 1 (321) 453-6641

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