We are going to spend time and space to see what is involved when pilots transition to other aircraft with significantly different flight characteristics than he or she is customary with. Be that from the small two seat trainer to a larger four place model with a higher powered engine and with controllable propellers.
Or moving on to a multi-engined aircraft with higher takeoff weights and number of seats. These aircraft have different operating procedures, higher performance and other flight properties than the pilot is accustomed with thus requiring further training with a qualified instructor.
Accident records have shown that pilots take unnecessary risks attempting to fly a different type of aircraft without familiarizing themselves with the idiosyncrasies, limitations and systems. Even when the pilot has a rating but is not current on the type, it pays to go out with an instructor familiar with the type you wish to fly.
This advisory circular (AC) provides a generic type rating curriculum that may serve as a basis for schools to develop a training program outline (TPO) to meet the type rating training requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts61, 141, and 142.
Excerpt from the document:
The content of this curriculum (appendix 1) is based on the maneuvers and procedures of section 61.157(e)(1)(2) and on FAA-S-8081-5, Airline Transport Pilot and Aircraft Type Rating Practical Test Standards (PTS) for Airplane.
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