Graduation Requirements: Pilot Training

Recognizing that pilots will have different backgrounds and levels of experience, instruction in the classroom and Full Flight Simulator (FFS) is designed to prepare the attendee to successfully meet the course standards. In this respect, the standards followed by the instructor reflect the standards imposed for aircraft operation by EASA, ANAC, and other international regulators, and Bell Helicopter Textron.

Training will be considered complete with demonstrated knowledge of aircraft systems and proficiency in flight maneuvers appropriate to the course of instruction.

Standards of performance and knowledge will coincide with those applied by the regulatory standards appropriate to the rating sought or in the case of recurrent training, appropriate to the rating held. Academic and flight instructors will place special emphasis upon areas of aircraft operation which are most critical to flight safety. Among these areas are aircraft control and sound judgment in decision making.

Satisfactory performance is based on:

  • Executing maneuvers within the aircraft's performance capabilities and limitations, including use of the aircraft's systems
  • Executing emergency procedures and maneuvers appropriate to the aircraft
  • Piloting the aircraft with smoothness and accuracy
  • Exercising good judgment
  • Applying aeronautical knowledge
  • Showing proficiency in aircraft within the regulatory standards with the successful outcome of the maneuver never seriously in doubt

In the judgment of the instructor, if the standards of performance are not met, or tolerances are consistently exceeded, performance would be considered unsatisfactory. Further training may be necessary to meet the acceptable standard. Each situation will be evaluated on a case by case basis.