Complex Training Requirements
What Will I Learn?
Your instructor will cover the fundamental knowledge required to safely operate a complex aircraft equipped with retractable landing gear, a constant speed propeller, and flaps. After this ground training, you will understand the theory and operation of complex aircraft systems.
VFA’s Piper Arrow III is an exceptional training aircraft. Built to be forgiving yet provide more performance than other trainers, this aircraft is an excellent aircraft to learn how to operate complex systems such as retractable landing gear, constant speed propellers, or the latest avionics.
Once your instructor is satisfied with your knowledge, decision making, and flying skills, you will be endorsed to operate complex aircraft as required per CFR 14 §61.31(e).
What will my complex training involve?
Your training will involve a certain amount of dual flight instruction with an authorized instructor as well as a certain amount of ground instruction. You will become proficient in operating all of the systems of a complex aircraft. You will also become knowledgeable in normal and abnormal operations of those systems.
What type of airplane will I train in?
Vermont Flight Academy uses a Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III for complex aircraft training.
What can I do once I have my complex aircraft endorsement?
A complex aircraft endorsement allows you to operate aircraft that have flaps, a constant speed propeller, and retractable landing gear.
Once I get my endorsement, what do I have to do to keep it current?
You can keep your endorsement current in one of two ways. You can add another certificate or rating or, alternatively, you can take a biennial flight review (once every 24 calendar months) with an authorized flight instructor.
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South Burlington, VT 05403