CE-500 Type Ratings
Jump start your career today and make yourself more marketable by adding the CE-500 or CE-525 SIC Type Rating. Receive 20% OFF Second in Command Type Rating through the end of August. Get a thorough understanding of jet systems and valuable flight experience in an actual Citation Jet to comply with FAR 61.55 requirements. Upon […]
Congratulations to Santiago Roth, from Argentina, on completion of his CE-500 Type Rating and upgrade to ATP Pilot Certificate! In the process, Florida Flight Center was also able to assist Santiago in converting his Argentine Commercial Pilot Certificate into a US Stand Alone FAA ATP Pilot Certificate. Santiago is another great success story at Florida […]
Congratulations to Dan Powers and Dale Rose for successful completion of their CE-500 Type Ratings with Florida Flight Center! Dan and Dale were able to conduct the training in aircraft which can offer several benefits. Dan recently acquired a Citation 501SP and needed to get type rated. Our instructor and FAA Examiner traveled out to […]
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CE-500 Type Ratings
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I had a great experience at FFC! You were able to accommodate my unique and difficult schedule perfectly, and get me my CE-525S type rating in 4 days! Initially, I was concerned that 4 days was not going to be enough time to learn the plane, but my instructor was very knowledgeable and when combined with flights in the actual jet, allowed me to leave with confidence. Thank you for taking such good care of me, and I look forward to training with you again!
Lt Col (ret) Robert “Bam Bam” Martyn
Once again Florida Flight Center optimized my training in an extremely professional and effective manner. Luis’s skill as an instructor helped me tremendously as he has outstanding systems knowledge and up to date information of FAA check ride nuances including specific new stall recovery procedures and techniques. Additionally, the benefit of their professional approach helped me beyond the flight training as an aircraft owner/ operator as Luis’s in depth industry knowledge provided maintenance advice, fuel card information, market updates and acquisition guidance over the training course period. Great training done in the right environment; I very strongly recommend Luis and Florida Flight Center whatever your Citation experience level may be.
My special thanks to you and team for getting me type rated in the Citation Jets.
Truly appreciate all your help, advice and expertise as it relates to owning and operating a jet. The best part of the whole experience was the flexibility with schedules, customized training program based on my learning curve, training techniques and consistent training reinforcement even over lunch .
I look forward to continued flight training outside of the annual recurrency to further enhance, fine tune my jet piloting skills and friendship.
Thanks again, Eric Sheen
Richard L. Dawe, Ph.D.
I had a very good experience with FFC! My instructor, Erik Aibel, was very knowledgeable and had a personality that made the experience even more productive. I had not flown much in IMC recently and the jets I had flown in the military, and since, all had pretty basic systems. No Flight Director experience. Erik identified my specific training needs early to allow more emphasis in those areas. That approach helped me a great deal. I am extremely pleased with the process and training experience in all respects! Thank you/ Rich Dawe
61.58 Single Pilot Exemption (SPE) and ATP with Florida Flight Center
I did my 61.58, annual recurrent training, Single Pilot Exemption renewal and NEW ATP with Luis Savigne and had a great experience. Luis is very knowledgable in the C500 series and it was a nice change from the big box experience I had previously–a lot more personal and laid back.
I just wanted to give Luis a plug and give some of the CJP members another great option for their initial/recurrent training and single pilot exemption initial/renewal.
Luis is the director of Florida Flight Center and can be reached at 941-376-3500.
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Dr. Lee Schroeder
I look forward to getting back to the task of mastering this beast (Citation Jet) tomorrow. I did want to mention that I think you are doing a fantastic job of teaching. You truly know how to get the information across and how to develop confidence in your students…
Dr. Lee Schroeder from Clearwater, FL to Luis R. Savigne Director of Training Florida Flight Center
Citation Bundle Package
CE-500 Initial Type Rating with CE-500 Single Pilot Exemption, and CE-525 Initial Type Rating
Dr. John Kagan
I would recommend Luis Savigne ATP,CFI-I,MEI-I as a first choice for Citation training for Initial type ratings, 61.58 checks and single pilot exemptions. Initially I read about him in a “Citation Jet Pilots” Forum from several of his previous students. He received glowing recommendations. Since I am a busy Orthopedic surgeon I needed to find an instructor who could work around my unusual schedule. With Luis, he was more than willing to work within my time frame to train me for a 61.58 check and a single pilot waiver. The training that we received was intense, thorough and done with a systematic approach. The training manuals were up to date and the visual aids informative. After our class in the mornings we would train in our own planes or one could be leased from him. The flight training was equally intense, thorough and systematic. At the end of the training I felt completely prepared and it has helped make me a safer and more competent pilot. I am looking forward to next year’s class.
Citation Training Bundle
Citation Initial type ratings, 61.58 Check & Single Pilot Exemption
Dr. Michael King
After more than 20 years of flying, I obtained my first two type ratings in April and May of this yearŠ CE-500 (SP) and CE-525S. My training at Florida Flight Center was superb. I could not allocate a block of time to do my training but Luis was very accommodating and willing to work with my schedule so I could complete the program in a timely manner. The training and training documents were excellent and the material was presented in a clear and concise manner. The flight training was overwhelming at the beginning to say the least, but Luis stuck with me and taught me how to achieve mastery. Because of the many similarities between the CE-500 and the CE-525, it was definitely advantageous to do the trainings simultaneously. I would highly recommend the experience to any pilot considering the thrill of transitioning to jet aircraft and I look forward to coming back to FFC for my recurrent training next year.
Harry Lee Coe, IV, Esq.
I trained with Florida Flight Center during the Spring, 2015, and obtained my first type rating, in the CE-500 (Cessna Citation 500/501) with Luis Savigne, Chief Pilot for Florida Flight Center and also obtained my CE-525 (Cessna Citation Jet or ‘CJ’) type rating as well. I really enjoyed my training which was conducted in the ‘real world’- in an actual airplane, with all of the associated distractions and burdens of ‘real airplane’ flying- in the Simulator, you don’t even learn how to open the door to a Citation, let alone actually operate one- that is why the FAA mandates that simulator-only type-ratings require a subsequent 25 hour ‘ride along’ period in the ‘real’ plane, before you can actually use your new type rating. With Florida Flight Review you can actually fly your Cessna Citation home, after completing your training. You can also do so safely and competently. I can honestly recommend Florida Flight Center, if you are a serious, real-world pilot whose time is valuable.