High Performance Endorsement

Ready to handle a higher powered aircraft? With 250 horsepower per engine, VFA’s Piper Aztec is a fantastic aircraft to learn high-power engine management and handling.

High Performance Endorsement Requirements

PRIVATE 

PILOT CERTIFICATE

17

YEARS OF AGE

3RD CLASS

FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

ENGLISH

READ, SPEAK, WRITE, & UNDERSTAND

What Will I Learn?

Ground Knowledge:

Operation of High-Performance Aircraft

Knowledge of Normal and Abnormal Operations of High-Performance Aircraft

Management of higher speed aircraft

Flight Experience:

Safe operation of higher speed aircraft

Management of high-power engine systems

TRAINING BREAKDOWN

Ground Training

Your instructor will cover the knowledge required to safely operate a higher performance airplane that have more power and fly faster. Upon completion of the High-Performance training, you will be ready to fly faster and more exciting airplanes.

 Flight Training

VFA’s Piper Aztec is a capable airplane that meets the requirements of a high-performance airplane. Built to provide you with the power of two piston 250HP engines, the Aztec will give you experience not found at other flight schools.

Instructor Endorsement

Once your instructor is satisfied with your knowledge, decision making, and flying skills, you will be endorsed to operate a complex aircraft.

THE VFA DIFFERENCE

ADVANCED FLEET

With the largest and most advanced rental fleet in the state, VFA has the right aircraft for you. All of our aircraft are maintained to the highest standards by our in-house maintenance department.

PASSIONATE STAFF

VFA has a diverse group of passionate and knowledgeable instructors here to help you achieve your goals. No matter your learning style, we have the right instructor for you.

AVIATION COMMUNITY

When you join us at VFA, you join a passionate community dedicated to furthering aviation education in Vermont. Every lesson you take at VFA helps to contribute to providing flights to underprivileged children in Vermont.

FAQ

How long will I take to earn my High-Performance endorsement?

The amount of training required for the High-Performance endorsement will vary from person to person, but will generally take 3 to 5 hours.

What will my High-Performance training involve?

Your High-Performance training will involve flying with an authorized flight instructor in an airplane having more than 200 horsepower per engine. VFA’s utilizes its Piper Aztec which has twin Lycoming IO-540 – 250 HP engines and GNS 430W GPS and MX20 MFD avionics.

What can I do once I have a High-Performance endorsement?

A High-Performance endorsement allows you to fly airplanes having more than 200 horsepower per engine.

Once I get my High-Performance endorsement, what do I have to do to keep it current?

There is no expiration date on a High-Performance endorsement, nor is there any regulatory requirement to maintain currency.

General Information

HOURS:

Monday – Friday | 8AM – 5PM

Saturday | 9AM – 4PM

Sunday | 9AM – 3PM

* Hours are subject change.

PHONE:

802.863.5988

EMAIL :

office@flyvfa.org

LOCATION:

355 Valley Road
South Burlington, VT 05403

Vermont Flight Academy