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Additional Training

Performance Flight is recognized as one of the top Cirrus Training Centers. We’ve achieved this level of excellence by administering structured and thorough training programs, which exceed FAA standards. Our Transition Training, Companion Training, Currency, and Jet Mentorship programs are no exception.

You can transition into the SR20, SR22, SR22 Turbo, and Cirrus Perspective. If there’s someone who flies with you regularly—spouse, child, friend, or business associate—our companion program is unrivaled. Our currency training helps you achieve FAA required currency including a Biannual Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check. Have you ever wanted to fly a jet at ridiculously fast speeds and climb to FL450 where you can see the curve of the earth? We can make it happen.

Cirrus Transition

Performance Flight is recognized by Cirrus as one of its top Cirrus Training Centers. We have achieved this level of excellence by administering structured and thorough training programs, which exceed FAA standards. Our transition training is no exception. We adhere to the various factory designed and approved transition courses. Through our large fleet of aircraft you can transition into the Cirrus aircraft of your choice from the SR20 and SR22 to the SR22 Turbo and Cirrus Perspective.

You can accomplish your transition training through either a VFR or Advanced (IFR) course. Your progression will take you from Normal Operations into Maneuvers followed by Special Procedures. Once these are completed it’s onto Abnormal Procedures. The courses are structured through a series of 8 to 10 lessons covering both ground and flight instruction. All lessons will involve either a two- or three-leg cross-country trip.  Some lessons will take place in our Frasca SR22 simulator.

Scenario based training is applied in all of our transition courses. Our instructors are either CSIP or Cirrus Certified Training Center instructors and have thousands of hours of flight time. Through their extensive knowledge and real world flight experiences they’ll teach you improved judgment skills, aeronautical decision-making, risk management, and single pilot resource management. You will be able to operate the Cirrus aircraft confidently and safely.

For those pilots who would like to accomplish a Biennial Flight Review and/or an Instrument Proficiency Check, those options are available at the end of the transition course.

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Jet Mentorship

Have you ever wanted to fly a jet at ridiculously fast speeds and climb to FL450 where you can see the curve of the earth? At Performance we can make it happen. Our pilots are high-hour professionals who’ve flown all kinds of heavy equipment and can help you do the same.

We’ll work on both ground and flight topics to help prepare you for a Type Rating. You’ll learn about high altitude aerodynamics, high altitude physiology, turbine systems, and everything else you need before starting a Type Rating. We’ll also help you understand all the systems of a particular jet so you’re ready to go!

More and more, jet manufacturers have embraced Garmin avionics, conveniently the same systems that we use in our Cirrus planes and Flight Training Device.  You’ll be able to learn all the avionics at a fraction of the cost while honing in on your IFR skills.

If you already have a jet and need a pilot to help you train and to provide a measure of safety, we offer mentor pilots in almost all jets, either on a full time or hourly basis. Contact us to learn more.

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Currency Training

Good pilots practice often and consider training a way of life. Whether you’re a new pilot or have thousands of hours, there’s always an opportunity to learn more and to fine-tune your skills. If you haven’t flown in a while we’ll help you reacquaint yourself with the plane and the in flight experience.

Performance Flight offers training to help achieve FAA required currency including a Biannual Flight Review (BFR), as well as an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC). You’ll work with one of our highly trained and experienced instructors in one of our planes, or we’ll work with you in your own aircraft.

If you haven’t flown in a while it’s no problem. We’ll get you comfortable with the plane quickly and help you get back to a proficiency level where you can fly solo again. Even after 20 years without flying our programs will get you caught up and back in the game.

With our unique capabilities using a Flight Training Device (also known as a flight simulator) we can accomplish many, if not all aspects, of your currency training in the comfort of our office. Here we can focus heavily on systems and instrument procedures. By having the ability to pause flight, or print out your flight path, we can visually show you the positive and negative highlights of your flight.

Regardless of the type of plane you’re flying we offer a variety of currency programs, customized for the individual client. Contact us to learn more.

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Companion Training

If there’s someone who flies with you on a regular basis—spouse, child, friend, or business associate—Performance Flight offers an exceptional companion program.
The commitment of both time and money or simply a lack of interest may preclude them from becoming a pilot, but they can still take our non-certification based program to learn several techniques that will allow them to assist you in flight.

Skills such as landing, radio communications, and CAPS (Cirrus Airframe Parachute System) are wonderful confidence builders for your passengers. It allows them to enjoy and feel a part of the experience with you. Our advanced simulator features copilot controls so your companion can train side-by-side with you, while an instructor guides you through various training exercises.

Companion training packages include two hours of ground school to discuss the types of situations that might require their intervention and an overview of what will be learned. Five hours of simulator training with an instructor and three hours with a technician. Additionally, there’s five hours of flying time with an instructor so your companion can actually fly the plane and practice real life scenarios including landings.

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