CE-500 INITIAL PIC CREW TYPE RATING
The CE-500 Initial PIC Crew Type Rating adds a CE-500 Type Rating to a pilot’s existing certificate. This allows the holder to act as pilot in command of all Citation 500 series aircraft (see all aircraft types covered by the CE-500 Type Rating below). Our course consists of a comprehensive ground school, flight training and prep for the oral and practical test. All training is personalized to your individual needs and skill level. Tasks to be demonstrated are defined in the ATP Type Rating Practical Test Standards for multi engine airplanes.
All flight training is conducted in aircraft. You have the option to lease one of our CE-500 aircraft at one of our training centers (make selection on Request a Quote Form) or training can be conducted in your aircraft. At Florida Flight Center, we realize everyone has their Citation 500 series set up the way they like it. Therefore, training in your aircraft will prepare you to fly your specific set up and achieve mastery of your aircraft. In addition, our instructors have vast experience flying Citations and can provide you with real world scenarios. Your instructor can either travel to your location and conduct training at your home base or you can travel to one of our training locations.
The CE-500 Type Rating requires a checkride conducted by an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). We work with several DPE’s throughout the country that can conduct your checkride. Depending on where your training is conducted, we will match you with the best DPE option available. Learn more on what to expect from the flight exam and how to reduce test-day nerves.
You can complete the CE-500 Type Rating Training Course in as little as 5 days. After you complete the course, your pilot certificate will be reissued with the CE- 500 Type Rating. You can also learn more about adding the CE-500 Single Pilot Exemption (see below) that will allow you to fly any model of the CE-500 series alone, without the hassles and expenses of a crew. If you’re not sure if your CE-500 aircraft requires an exemption to fly single pilot, learn more about the difference between FAR Part 23 vs Part 25 aircraft.
CE-500 RECURRENT TRAINING
This course consists of a two day aircraft systems review, followed by one day of flight training in preparation for the 61.58 PPE (pilot proficiency exam) administered by an FAA Designated Examiner. Tasks to be demonstrated are the same as in the CE-500 Type Rating Course, as per the ATP Practical Test Standards for multi engine airplanes.
Fly your Citation 500 series aircraft alone without the hassles and expenses of extra crew members!
Vue, Inc’s single pilot training endorsement is available at our location. Training for Vue Inc’s single pilot program is provided by Vue, Inc’s certified instructors. CE-500 Single Pilot Exemption Initial and Recurrent Training Courses are offered. STC (exemption 9917) allows FAA approved Single Pilot (SP) operation of a Citation 500 series aircraft with any wing, any serial number. and without limitations of weight or territory (see all aircraft types covered by this exemption below).
Completion of the CE-500 Single Pilot Exemption Initial or Recurrent Training Course usually takes two to three days. Pilot level of experience and ability to satisfactorily complete training curriculum, dictates completion time.
The CE-500 Single Pilot Exemption is only valid for 12 calendar months, after which Recurrent Training is required. If you’re not sure if your CE-500 aircraft requires an exemption to fly single pilot, learn more about the difference between FAR Part 23 vs Part 25 aircraft.
The CE-500 Second in Command Type Rating training course adds a CE-500 Type Rating to a pilot’s existing certificate. Therefore allowing the holder to act as Second in Command of any Cessna Citation CE-500 Series aircraft.
Our 3 day, all inclusive course, consists of comprehensive Ground and Flight Training to satisfy all FAR 61.55(b)(1) requirements for the SIC TYPE RATING. In addition, this course includes one flight in a CE-500 series aircraft, performing tasks defined in FAR 61.55(b)(2).
At completion of this course your pilot certificate will be reissued with the CE-500 Type Rating with “Second in Command Privileges Only” listed under limitations. When you’re ready, you can upgrade to the CE-500 PIC Type Rating.
Second in Command to Pilot In Command Upgrade
If you hold a current CE-500 Second in Command Type Rating, this course will upgrade your CE-500 Type Rating with limitations to a CE-500 Type Rating (removes “SIC Only Privileges” limitation). Our course consists of a comprehensive aircraft systems review, flight training, and prep for oral and practical test.
You can complete the PIC upgrade course in as little as 3-4 days.
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Course Entry Requirements for CE-500 Type Rating
- Private, Commercial, or Airline Transport Pilot License
- Multi-Engine Class Rating
- Instrument Airplane Rating
- PIC Recurrent Training requires CE-500 Type Rating
Course Entry Requirements for CE-500 Single Pilot Exemption (Pilot & Aircraft)
A. Pilot Requirements for SPE:
- 1st or 2nd class Medical
- Have ATP or Commercial Certificate
- CE-500 Type Rating
- At Least 1000 Hours Total Time
- 50 Hours of Night Flight
- 75 Hours Instrument (40 actual)
- 500 Hours as PIC or SIC in Turbine Powered Airplanes
B. Aircraft Requirements for SPE:
- Autopilot with Approach Coupling
- Flight Director System
- Boom Microphone
- Transponder “Ident” Button on Pilots Control Wheel.
- The Airplane Converted By This STC May Increase the Number of Passengers to the Maximum Limit without Installing a Cockpit Recorder.
Aircraft Types Covered by this Type Rating
- Citation I CE-500
- Citation I/SP CE-501
- Citation II CE-550
- Citation S-II CE-550
- Citation Bravo CE-550
- Citation V CE-560
- Citation Ultra CE-560
- Citation Encore CE-560
Training Course Includes
- Training Material
- Aircraft Checklists
- Endorsed 8710
- Logbook Endorsements
- Certificate of Completion
- Biennial Flight Review
- Instrument Proficiency Check
Our courses meet and exceed Insurance Underwriters Training Requirements and FAA Type Rating Practical Test Standards.