Flight Design has unveiled its “Transition Syllabus” as a way to assure standardized and thorough training for all buyers of the company’s Light Sport Aircraft.
“We know the insurance industry has been insisting on better training of presently-licensed pilots,” said Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA, “and we agree. That’s why we invested plenty of time and gained feedback from multiple CT-series experts to be sure we were giving new buyers the right check out in their new CTLS.”
“Though the promise remains strong for more and more new pilots to enter aviation through Sport Pilot and to end up purchasing a LSA like our CTLS or MC,” said John Gilmore, national sales manager, “we nonetheless acknowledge that most buyers have been pilots selling their older GA airplane and acquiring a new CTLS.”
“LSA fly somewhat differently than a heavier general aviation airplane,” explained Peghiny. “These lightweight aircraft with high power-to-weight ratios have a short takeoff roll, climb rapidly, control lightly, and — because they are lighter and physically smaller — can be more subject to environmental conditions. They are actually easy to fly but experienced pilots know they can benefit from additional transition training.”
The Syllabus for Transition to a Flight Design CTLS is a lesson-by-lesson approach to assuring a new buyer is well trained to operate his new LSA, Flight Design officials said. Five hours of instruction are offered with the purchase of a CTLS and this is precisely the number of hours recommended by multiple insurance companies, officials add, noting insurers remain supportive of serving the LSA market but have logged incidents by experienced pilots that point to the need for additional training.
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