The CE-500 Initial 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. At the bottom of this page, you can view a curriculum outline of the ground school and flight training.
All flight training is conducted in aircraft. You have the option to train in 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 3-5 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 our CE-500 Single Pilot Exemption 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.
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 SIC Type Rating to a CE-500 Type Rating (no SIC restriction). Our course consists of a comprehensive aircraft systems review, flight training, and prep for oral and practical test.
You can complete this course in as little as 2 -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
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 course meets and exceeds Insurance Underwriters Training Requirements and FAA Type Rating Practical Test Standards.