Eclipse Training

Training Details

Overview

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) embraces a comprehensive training program for the Eclipse Jet that establishes pilot training requirements beyond the minimum requirements to pass the type rating practical test. Both the airplane and the training program are special. The Eclipse training program strives to nurture a professional attitude as it brings each customer to the knowledge and proficiency level necessary to exceed—not just meet—the standards required of a type rated Eclipse pilot.

The EAI training program highlights topics such as Single-pilot Resource Management (SRM), risk management, aviation physiology, and upset recovery. These topics are intended to prepare the Eclipse pilot for all situations that may potentially be encountered in the high altitude jet environment. EAI recognizes that their customers have succeeded in other endeavors by exercising command and initiative, and expects that they will do the same in the Eclipse Jet training program.

Initial Training

The following elements comprise the initial flight training curriculum:

Jet Basics

Jet Basics introduces the basics of operating a jet aircraft in the high altitude environment. For those with little or no turbojet experience, the Jet Basics course is very beneficial.

Flight Skills Assessment

Prior to the start of Eclipse Type Rating Training, each pilot will accomplish a Flight Skills Assessment (FSA). The Eclipse type training course is quite demanding, even for the seasoned professional pilot, and requires a high level of instrument flying proficiency. The FSA will determine a pilot’s readiness to begin formal training.

Emergency Situation Training

Emergency Situation Training (EST) program consists of two elements: Physiology Training and Upset Recovery Training. Physiology training is intended to familiarize the pilot with the potential hazards in the high altitude environment. Upset Recovery Training (URT) consists of classroom academics and flights in an aerobatic capable aircraft. This training is not intended to produce an aerobatic pilot, but to introduce common upsets and teach recovery techniques in the event of an upset in during severe weather or wake turbulence. This is extremely valuable training for all and a truly rewarding experience.

Eclipse Pilot Mentoring Program

Upon completion of the FAA practical test, the training experience is continued via the Mentor Program. This program is intended to provide the newly type rated Eclipse 500 pilot the ability to operate in the National Airspace System (NAS) with an increased level of safety. The Mentor will provide valuable lessons to boost pilot’s readiness to operate in the ‘real world’. The focus of this phase of training will not be on the simple accomplishment of rote tasks, but on situation awareness, thought process, and decision making while acting as a solo pilot. The EAI representative will be a Mentor in the truest sense—a trusted counselor and teacher. Mentoring is not a ‘second check ride’, nor a pass/fail situation. It is intended to be an enjoyable and rewarding maturation experience. EAI hopes that each customer will look upon this phase not as a one-time event, but an ongoing process for the rest of his/her flying career.

Recurrent

Recurrent training is an annual requirement for those pilots continuing to act as PIC in the Eclipse Jet. It involves classroom academics as well as flight sessions in an Eclipse Jet or level D simulator. The goal of recurrent training is to ensure that required knowledge and skills have not deteriorated and to stay updated on new requirements and new aircraft capabilities. Recurrent training emphasizes reinforcement of skills such as automation management, effective pre-flight planning, Single Pilot Resource Management (SRM), and risk management.

Classroom training is designed to provide the pilot with supplemental knowledge on selected topics relating to the continued safe operation of the Eclipse Jet. A review of safety related topics will be provided, to include a review and analysis of any significant safety events that have occurred in the Eclipse Jet fleet. Pilots will also have an opportunity to share/discuss any operating issues experienced while operating the Eclipse.

Simulator sessions are intended to allow practice of required and selected events before finally demonstrating proficiency to ATP Practical Test Standards.

Differences

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) FIKI / Avio IFMS Differences Training is required for those pilots transitioning from earlier versions of the Eclipse Jet such as Avidyne or Avio 1.3 and intending to fly as PIC in Eclipse Jet aircraft that have been modified with Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) and the Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS).

Pre-Training

The only requisite for this training is a basic understanding of GPS WAAS concepts and capabilities, to include the various types of instrument approaches capable of being flown.

Differences Course

This 2-day course is organized into three components: classroom training, cockpit procedures training, and flight training. Ground training will describe and explain the systems that are new to the FIKI / Avio IFMS pilot. Cockpit procedures training (CPT) will provide demonstration and practice on new systems and their operation. Finally, the flight training component will allow the pilot to first practice flight operations with new systems, and then demonstrate proficiency to ATP standards.

Simulator

From their training centers located in Orlando, Florida, SimCom offers business and general aviation pilots the best quality simulator training at the best prices in the industry.

Personalized training for the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet

No more big classes with the same scripted information every time. Classes at SimCom have a maximum of two pilots, and the information presented is driven by your interest and needs. Your classroom instructor also handles your simulator sessions, so there is consistency to your training.

State of the Art Simulators

SimCom's jet simulators will feel as familiar to you as your own aircraft because they are crafted from actual fuselage sections and original components. And our advanced, wide-screen visual system technology delivers a realistic sensation of motion. The cost-effectiveness of the SimCom technology means better value for our customers compared to other simulation training environments.

Learn more at SimCom's website, www.simulator.com.

First Eclipse 550 Delivered

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) is proud to announce the first customer delivery of an Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine Jet in Albuquerque, N.M. following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

Auto Throttle, Anti-Skid Brakes Receive FAA Supplemental Type Certification

EAI is proud to announce receipt of Supplemental Type Certification for both the Auto Throttle and Anti-Skid Brake (ASB) systems for the Eclipse 550. The Auto Throttle is a first for FAR Part 23 aircraft. The lightweight ASB system is the only ASB in general aviation that does not require a complex aircraft hydraulic system, thereby reducing maintenance and allowing for simple operation with very few components.

Check out the QRA App

The Eclipse Quick Reference Application is an advanced interactive version of the Eclipse Quick Reference Handbook, allowing for flight planning, access to checklists, a full digital version of the Eclipse AFM, and much more.

First Eclipse 550 Delivered

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) is proud to announce the first customer delivery of an Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine Jet in Albuquerque, N.M. following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

Auto Throttle, Anti-Skid Brakes Receive FAA Supplemental Type Certification

EAI is proud to announce receipt of Supplemental Type Certification for both the Auto Throttle and Anti-Skid Brake (ASB) systems for the Eclipse 550. The Auto Throttle is a first for FAR Part 23 aircraft. The lightweight ASB system is the only ASB in general aviation that does not require a complex aircraft hydraulic system, thereby reducing maintenance and allowing for simple operation with very few components.

Check out the QRA App

The Eclipse Quick Reference Application is an advanced interactive version of the Eclipse Quick Reference Handbook, allowing for flight planning, access to checklists, a full digital version of the Eclipse AFM, and much more.