KERRVILLE, Texas — Mooney International has renewed the Mooney Transition Training program to provide training for new owners who purchase a new 2015 M20 series model, which includes the Acclaim Type S (pictured below) and Ovation3.
Mooney developed the program from existing transitional curriculums, then formatted it to improve pilot transitioning in the new Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), according to company officials.
“Mooney International is excited to have our Transition Training Program renewed to again offer our new aircraft buyers training with purchase of their new aircraft,” said Mooney CEO Jerry Chen.
The Mooney Transition Training was developed using the FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS), which focuses on training customers in a scenario-based environment. The FITS program improves the Mooney pilots’ aeronautical decision-making, risk management, and single pilot resource management skills without compromising basic stick and rudder skills, company officials note.
New owners will move through a four-phase, five-day program. The first two phases include academic review of the Mooney aircraft and Garmin G1000 avionics, which includes one-on-one training in the Redbird FMX full-motion simulator. The final two phases include flight training in the new owners’ own aircraft and finally course completion.
The Mooney Transition Training program is currently only available to pilots who purchase a new Mooney aircraft, however, Mooney International is working to expand the program in the near future to provide training to all interested Mooney pilots.