A Complex Endorsement exposes you to a more advanced aircraft and requires a higher degree of skill to operate.
Complex Endorsement Requirements
YEARS OF AGE
CFI HOURLY RATE
AIRCRAFT HOURLY RATE
TIME FRAME ESTIMATE
What Will I Learn?
Operation of a Complex Aircraft
Knowledge of Normal and Abnormal Operations of Complex Aircraft Systems
Retractable Landing Gear
Constant Speed Propeller and Flaps
Safe Operation of Retractable Landing Gear, Constant Speed Propellers and Flaps
Safe Operations of Complex Aircraft Systems
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.
The VFA Difference
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.
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.
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.
- What will my Complex Endorsement training involve?
- What type of airplane will I train in for my Complex Endorsement?
- What can I do once I have my Complex Endorsement?
- Once I get my Complex Endorsement, what do I have to do to keep it current?
1. What will my Complex Endorsement training involve?
Your Complex Endorsement training will involve 5-10 hours of dual flight instruction and 3-5 hours 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 these systems.
2. What type of airplane will I train in for my Complex Endorsement?
Vermont Flight Academy uses a Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III for Complex Endorsement training.
3. What can I do once I have my Complex Endorsement?
A Complex Endorsement allows you to operate aircraft that have flaps, a constant speed propeller, and retractable landing gear.
4. Once I get my Complex Endorsement, what do I have to do to keep it current?
You can keep your Complex Endorsement current in one of two ways. You can add another certificate or rating or, alternatively, you can take a flight review (once every 24 calendar months) with an authorized flight instructor.