Course Eligibility

To be eligible for an LOA (Type Rating) to serve as PIC in the L-39 and to enroll in this course, an applicant must:

  1. Possess at least a private pilot certificate with appropriate category and class rating (such as airplane, single-engine land).
  2. Meet the flight experience eligibility requirements. The applicant is only required to meet one of the following two methods in order to meet the experience requirements for turbine-powered aircraft:
    1. The applicant must have logged a minimum of 1,000 hours pilot flight time, including 500 hours as PIC in the aircraft category: or
    2. The applicant must have logged a minimum of 500 hours pilot flight time in the aircraft category and have completed the U.S. armed services qualification checkout or manufacturer’s training and qualification program as specified under the general training requirements, paragraph 7a of this appendix.
  3. Have logged a minimum of 500 hours of pilot flight time to serve as PIC of a piston-powered aircraft.
  4. Possess at least a valid third-class FAA medical certificate.

Instructor Requirements

The instructor will hold the Rating of Authorized Aircraft Instructor in the Experimental Aircraft AV-L39. He will be specifically authorized by the FAA to conduct ground/flight training because he has been appropriately trained and Rated in the L-39 to provide ground/flight instruction and to certify the completion of the ground/flight training for the entire curriculum leading to a recommendation to take a check ride with an EAE (Experimental Aircraft Examiner) in order to obtain a Type Rating of Authorized Experimental Aircraft: AV-L39 on his/her existing Pilot Certificate.

GROUND Training Curriculum Segment Objective

The primary objective of aircraft ground training is to provide the pilot with the necessary knowledge for understanding the functions of aircraft systems, the use of the individual system components, the integration of aircraft systems, and operational procedures with a clear understanding of systems interface.

Flight Training Curriculum Segment Objective

The primary objective of flight training is to provide an opportunity for the pilot to acquire the skills, knowledge and the proficiency necessary to perform to a desired standard. This opportunity provides for demonstration, instruction and practice of the maneuvers and procedures (training events) pertinent to the L-39. Instructors will place emphasis upon Cockpit Resource Management (CRM), positive aircraft control, collision avoidance, wake turbulence, communication management, controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and the prevention of runway incursions. Applicants must successfully complete all flight training maneuvers outlined in the Jet Fighters International, Inc. flight training modules prior to being evaluated. Successful completion of flight training is validated by the satisfactory completion of a competency check required by 14 CFR Section 61.57 and the instrument proficiency check required by 14 CFR 61.57 (d) in accordance with the ATP Practical Test Standards.

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