CESSNA CONQUEST I RECURRENT TRAINING - 2 DAYS
Most insurance companies require recurrent training for the operators of the Cessna Conquest I aircraft. Unfortunately, many Conquest training programs make you choose either training in your airplane or training in a simulator. I offer an insurance company approved program that combines both training in a turbine simulator and in your airplane.
GROUND SCHOOL - DAY 1 (6 Hours)
Often overlooked, this is an important element of your recurrent experience. I use a six hour PowerPoint and lecture presentation to review the following Cessna Conquest systems:
- Aircraft Fuel System
- PT-6 Engines/Propellers
- Conquest System pre-flight Checks and Test
- Conquest Flight Profiles & Power settings
- Conquest Emergency Procedures Checklist
- Flight Controls/Wing Flaps
- Electrical Systems
- Landing Gear
- System Checks and Tests
- Emergency Procedures Checklist
- Flight Profiles
- System Check and Tests
- Environmental Systems
- Systems Failure Analysis
- Avionics & Auto-pilot
- Emergency Procedures Checklist
As an A&P mechanic, I can explain the airplane's systems in more detail than other instructors.
TRAIN IN THE SIMULATOR: DAY 1 (2 HOURS)
Aircraft only training does not delve into emergency procedures deep enough to be an effective learning experience. Prudence and common sense dictate that you donít pull the critical engine below VMC to see what will happen. Merely reviewing the Cessna Conquest systems on the ground and then flying the airplane while practicing zero thrust engine failures is not thorough training. Only a turbine class simulator can safely replicate an engine failure at gross weight just as you lift off. I use the turbine simulator in my program to practice all the emergencies that are too dangerous or damaging to review in the airplane. Some of the emergencies include:
- In flight shutdown and restart
- Engine failure on takeoff/climb/enroute
- Visual approach with one engine inoperative
- Emergency descent
- ILS with one engine inoperative
- Non precision approach with one engine inoperative
- No flap approach and landing
- Missed approach with one engine inoperative
- Engine fire
- Severe ice accumulation
TRAIN IN THE SIMULATOR: DAY 2 (5 HOURS)
Of course, non emergency system failures are also reviewed in the simulator:
- Hot/Hung Starts
- Electrical failures
- Gear failure
- Autopilot failure
- Smoke control
The simulator is also used for normal procedures including:
- ILS/VOR/LOC/GPS approaches (Garmin 430)
- Steep Turns
- Rejected landings/Go-arounds
TRAIN IN YOUR CONQUEST: DAY 2 (2 HOURS)
Although the simulator is a great tool, it does not replicate the actual avionics in your airplane. In order to complete your training, we will fly in your Conquest I and review the following items:
- Flight Director/Autopilot usage
- Nexrad (if equipped)
- Radar (if equipped)
- Navigation/Avionics systems
- Normal instrument approaches including circle to land
- Unusual attitudes
- Take-offs and landings
- Single pilot resource management
I do not introduce emergencies during the flight phase. I have found that this is too choreographed to be a productive training event. I use the flight portion of the training to evaluate your aircraft handling and decision making skills.
TRAIN WITH AN EXPERIENCED CONQUEST INSTRUCTOR:
It is rare to find an instructor who has the experience in a Conquest I and the teaching skills to help you operate your airplane efficiently and safely. Here is my experience:
- I flew as the Chief Pilot on a corporate Conquest's for 2 years.
- I am the Chief Pilot of a restaurant chain flying a Kingair 90.
- I took an early retirement from the airlines to offer my students a professional, peer-to-peer training environment.
- My experience includes 20,000+ hours as a Captain with US Airways.
- I am licensed in Single and Multi-engine airplanes as an ATP, CFI, CFII-MEI. My type ratings include Airbus A319/320/321, Boeing 767/757/737, DC-9, Fokker F100/F28, EMB-110 and the Cessna Citation CE-500. Also, I have obtained a Flight Engineer rating and an A & P mechanic's license.
- I have 30 years of instructional experience in twin engine aircraft. As a former check pilot and flight instructor on the Boeing 737, my responsibilities included reviewing the abilities of Captain and First Officer's for competency to fly passengers in airline operations.
- I am an FAA Lead FAAST Team Safety Counselor for the SC/NC area.
- I have been awarded the FAA's "Gold Seal" and Iíve been named a Master CFI by the National Association of Flight Instructors.
- I have authored nine aviation textbooks published by Mc-Graw-Hill.
- I do all the training and have given over 1000 hours of Conquest instruction.
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COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM
Once you complete my program, you have earned a flight review and instrument competency sign off as well as a certificate of recurrent training for your insurance company.
Duration: 2 Days