What are the requirements for an aircraft checkout?

A separate checkout by a board approved instructor is required for each make and model of aircraft. Our complex and high-performance aircraft have unique checkout requirements.

Comanche (PA24) N9014P

  • Private or more advanced pilot certificate.
  • 200 hours total Pilot-In-Command (PIC) or 100 hours total PIC with an instrument rating.
  • 25 hours in make and model.
    • Or, in lieu of make and model time, 10 hours of dual flight instruction in aircraft of the same make and model being flown including at least 15 takeoffs and landings while accompanied by an appropriately certificated flight instructor
  • Ground brief and flight check with board-approved CFI.
  • High-performance and complex endorsements (available from your board-approved CFI).

Skylane (C182) N493JL & N625LS

  • Private or more advanced pilot certificate.
  • Ground brief and flight check with board-approved CFI.
  • High-performance endorsement (available from your board-approved CFI).

Recurring Checkouts

Section 5.5 of the Operations Manual defines reciprocity from our high-performance and glass-cockpit aircraft to the other aircraft. In summary though:

After an initial checkout, for annual checkrides,
If I do a checkride in:
PA28-181 C182S C182T (G1000) PA24-260B
Then I can fly:
PA28-181 C182S C182T (G1000) PA24-260B
PA28-181 C182S PA28-181
PA28-181