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Very Light Jet Training Guidelines
NBAA Training Guidelines for Single Pilot Operations of Very Light Jets and Technically Advanced Aircraft
- Aircraft Automation Management
- The demonstrated ability to control and navigate an aircraft by means of the automated systems installed in the aircraft.
- Automation Competence
- The demonstrated ability to understand and operate the automated systems installed in the aircraft.
- Automation Bias
- The relative willingness of the pilot to trust and utilize automated systems.
- Candidate Evaluation
- A system of critical thinking and skill evaluations designed to assess a training candidate’s readiness to begin training at the required level.
- Critical Safety Tasks/Event
- Those mission-related tasks/events that if not accomplished quickly and accurately may result in damage to the aircraft or loss of life.
- Data Link Situational Awareness Systems
- Systems that feed real-time information to the cockpit on weather, traffic, terrain and flight planning. This information may be displayed on the PFD, MFD or on other related cockpit displays.
- Large Aircraft
- Aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight.
- Light Aircraft
- Aircraft of 12,500 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight.
- Mission Related Tasks
- Those tasks required for the safe and effective accomplishment of the mission(s) that the aircraft is capable of and required to conduct.
- Multi-Function Display (MFD)
- Any display that combines primarily navigation, systems and situational awareness information onto a single electronic display.
- Primary Flight Display (PFD)
- Any display that combines the primary six flight instruments plus other related performance, navigation and situational awareness information into a single electronic display.
- Operating Cycle
- One complete flight consisting of takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach and landing.
- Proficiency Based Qualification
- Aviation task qualification based on demonstrated performance rather than flight time or experience.
- Scenario Based Training (SBT)
- A training system that uses a highly structured script of real-world experiences to address flight training objectives in an operational environment. Such training can include initial training, transition training, upgrade training, recurrent training and special training. The appropriate term should appear with the term “Scenario Based” – e.g., “Scenario Based Transition Training” – to reflect the specific application.
- Single Pilot Resource Management (SRM)
- The process of managing resources available to the single pilot. These would include the pilot’s resource of preflight planning, personal knowledge, materials and personnel onboard the aircraft, and additional resources beyond the cockpit.
- Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA)
- A general aviation aircraft that combines some or all of the following design features: advanced cockpit automation system (moving map GPS/glass cockpit) for IFR/VFR flight operations, automated engine and systems management, and integrated auto flight/autopilot systems.
- Very Light Jet
- Jet aircraft weighing 10,000 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight and certificated for single pilot operations. These aircraft will possess at least some of the following features: (1) advanced cockpit automation, such as moving map GPS and multi-function displays; (2) automated engine and systems management; and (3) integrated autoflight, autopilot and flight-guidance systems.