If you just want to scratch that Jet Itch, there
are no prerequisites. Just call us to discuss your
orientation training flight.
To qualify for an Additional Authorization you
must have at least 1000 hours logged as Pilot in Command (It doesn't matter what aircraft you log it in.), and you must possess an Instrument Rating.
There are no other requirements other than the practical test
The Flight Training is comprehensive and will include at least the following:
Ground Operations: Start, Taxi, Run Up
Normal Takeoff, Climb, Cruise
Slow Flight, Stalls and Recoveries
Unusual Attitude Recoveries
Normal and Straight In Approaches
Overhead (Military Style) Approaches
Landings (Normal, No Flap, Crosswind)
Low Approach, Go Around
Emergency Procedures, including Simulated Flameout
Instrument Procedures (As Required)
Advanced Aerobatics (Optional)
How long does training take? We have seen
training times from 1.5 hours flight time (no kidding, one
flight) to 42 hours. Our average seems to
be 5-10 for current pilots proficient in high performance
aircraft. You must demonstrate proficiency in all phases of
flying the aircraft to ATP standards. Once you're ready, we will
arrange for a FAA Designated Examiner to give you your check ride
and request the issuance of an Additional Authorization to you in the L-39C.
At one time the Additional Authorization took the form of a Letter of Authorization (LOA) which you had to carry on your person in order to be able to operate the L-39 legally. The LOA was replaced by the "Additional Authorization." You may sometimes hear the Additional Authorization referred to as a Type Rating, or Experimental Type Rating. The proper terminology is Additional Authorization," and it will be added to your existing Pilot License as--you guessed it--an Additional Authorization.
Perkins, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
See Rich's Bio and Resume Here.
Take the time to read both, and you'll want to train with Rich.
It's that simple.