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Transition Training
The Cirrus Transition Training courses are designed to familiarize Cirrus owners/pilots to the technologically advanced Cirrus aircraft, its systems and advanced avionics. The training provides a thorough introduction to your appropriate Cirrus aircraft, the Cirrus SR20 or Cirrus SR22, and is a combination of both ground, full motion simulator and flight lessons. The training will combine reality based scenarios including system failures and navigational decision-making skills.

Upon successful completion of the transition training course curriculum, including all flight maneuvers and tasks contained within the appropriate FAA Practical Test Standards, a transition training certificate of completion will be issued which meets the requirements for most insurance companies. To ensure compliance with your insurance company's training requirements, you may wish to contact your insurance carrier for more information.

The Cirrus Transition Training Course is developed in conjunction with the FAA sponsored FITS program. The course is comprised of 7 lessons and an optional flight review and/or instrument proficiency check lesson after the transition training has been completed. NOTE: In order to rent Cirrus aircraft there is a 10 hour minimum training time (simulator & aircraft). For initial training (in your aircraft) there is no minimum training time other than your individual training requirements; however, all seven lessons must be satisfactorily completed prior to receiving a transition training certificate of completion.

The amount of time required for course completion is dependent up on several factors:

1. Experience level of the pilot (total time plus high performance time)
2. Garmin GNS-430 Experience
3. PFD/MFD Experience
4. Pilot Preparation Prior to Training
Lesson 1:
As the course overview, this lesson outlines the training curriculum and itemizes the training into a lesson plan syllabus. During this lesson the operator must either correctly answer 70% of the training guide questions or complete a written quiz covering materials from the POH achieving at least a 70% score. If the operator has satisfactorily completed the training guide or quiz they may continue with the flight training.

Lesson 2:
This lesson serves as an introduction to your Cirrus aircraft covering normal operating procedures, introduction to avionics, steep turns and stalls.

Lesson 3:
Operator will be asked to identify and correct systems and system malfunctions in a scenario based format. These scenarios will be based on the certificate and ratings held by the pilot.

Lesson 4:
Operator will review items learned on lesson 2 and develop increased proficiency in airport operations. Takeoff, landing, go around and stabilized approach procedures will be the major emphasis.

Lesson 5:
Pilot will be introduced to abnormal and emergency procedures in flight. The pilot will also demonstrate automation competency in a Cirrus aircraft while conducting a cross country scenario. Avionics interface autopilot operation and Garmin GNS-430 will be the major emphasis.

Lesson 6:
Pilot will review abnormal and emergency procedures and demonstrate an increased proficiency in conducting a cross country based scenario.

Lesson 7:
This lesson is the final evaluation flight that will take into account previously learned material and will be conducted on a planned cross country scenario.
Please follow the scheduling recommendations below to determine your anticipated number of training days as it relates to your current level of experience.
If your flying experience includes:

500+ hours total time and
50+ hours in high performance airplanes and
Experience with advanced avionics, GPS and
Instrument rated, current and proficient

200-500 hours total time and
25-50 hours in high performance airplanes and
Instrument rated, current and proficient


200-500 hours total time and
25-50 hours in high performance airplanes and
Experience with advanced avionics and GPS

Less than 200 hours total time or
Less than 25 hours in high performance airplanes or
No instrument rating or
No experience with advanced avionics and GPS

Plan for:

2 Days

3 Days

3 Days

4 Days

Add 1 Day
The checklist below will aid in your completion of the required documentation prior to training:

Training Schedule
We urge you to schedule in advance the recommended number of training days as it relates to your experience level. Please use the guidelines at right to determine your needed number of training days or feel free to call in advance to discuss your training options and plans. We are often unable to accommodate last-minute requests for extra training days. (Additional training days may be required as recommended per your instructor or insurance requirements.)

Pilot Profile
Please complete the pilot profile application.

Certificate of Insurance & Waiver of Subrogation
Please provide us with your insurance agency contact information. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TRAINING WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATE.

Hold Harmless Agreement
Please complete the hold harmless agreement.

Training Materials
1. The Transistion Training Kit includes worksheets, checklist, training manual & appropriate Cirrus POH.

2. Vflite Training CD for the Garmin GNS 430 & promotional materials.

3. Transition Training CD which aids in completing the training guide and ensuring you come prepared for your transition training.

4. Worksheets in the training manual are to be completed prior to conducting training. Incomplete or incorrect work will equate to additional training days. Having the worksheets completed in advance will allow more flight time and require less ground instruction.

Providing Certified Flyers II with the above information will help to ensure your training begins as scheduled and is a positive and educational experience for you. If you have any questions relating to the items above or concerning your flight training, please do not hesitate to call Office Manager Pete Schmidt, Chief Pilot Michael Carroll or owner Phil Ferrante.
50 Airport Rd, #100, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-539-4080, info@certifiedflyers.com
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