Amazing report and pics Adam, it was a fantastic trip indeed.
Several notes :
10-day annual recurrent training ??? isn’t it huge for a private-and-busy owner ? Does it mean the type is known to be dangerous ?Would be really surprised if this was true. 525 type rating has a 16 day type rating with a 3 day recurrent each year.
@JasonC it sounded a bit much, but this is FlightSafety we’re talking about, so maybe he’s right. They tend to have longer and more padded training, hence why they’re also the most expensive. When I checked on doing type training for Avanti with them, it was also something extreme like 10 days or something. I’ve never heard of a TP type that takes that long (as a comparison, my SimCom type training on the Commander was a 4-day initial).
If you went with in-plane training in the Premier 1A, it would probably be a little shorter.
Like someone once quipped about jets; “with all the yearly mandatory training and the time spent on that, they’re literally the slowest aircraft I’ve ever flown”.
Just found this on FlightSafety website:
Pretty much the same as other planes…