High-Altitude Flight Training
V1 Aeronautics is excited to announce our High-Altitude Flight Training program. Click Here This one-day course provides all of the ground and flight training requirements to act as PIC in a pressurized aircraft capable of flight above 25,000′, as outlined in FAR 61.31(g).
How it Works
The training day is broken down into two segments: (1) ground training, and (2) flight training. Ground training involves approximately 4 hours of instruction on the aeronautical knowledge areas of 61.31(g)(1). The topics found in Advisory Circular AC-107B – Aircraft Operations at Altitudes Above 25,000 Feet Mean Sea Level or Mach Numbers Greater Than .75 – are also covered. Additional ground topics include RVSM basics and the Citation Mustang pressurization system.
That brings us to the most exciting part of the training day; the flight portion. The flight will take place in a Citation Mustang to an altitude of FL260. We’ll put you in the left seat of the Mustang where you’ll be at the controls for the majority of the flight. The 1-hour flight begins with a normal climb to FL260. Once at altitude, we’ll request permission from ATC to execute a simulated emergency descent to 15,000′. At this point, you’ll disconnect the autopilot and run the Mustang emergency descent checklist.
You’ll be hand-flying the aircraft throughout the descent and level-off. After reaching 15,000′, you’ll hand-fly the Mustang back to KHGR. Somewhere around base to final at KHGR, your instructor will take back the controls. We would love to allow the client an attempt a landing; however, without proper and thorough training (outside the scope of this course), landing a turbojet aircraft for the first time would present too great a risk.
After the post flight debrief, the client receives a logbook endorsement to act as PIC in a pressurized aircraft capable of flight above 25,000′ as described in AC 61-65G.
This opportunity is open to any certified pilot with a current medical. We hope this course presents an exciting opportunity for all pilots to enjoy. Please visit our High-Altitude Flight Training page for more information, or call us at 301-790-1100.