Very Light Jet Training Guidelines

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NBAA Training Guidelines for Single Pilot Operations of Very Light Jets and Technically Advanced Aircraft

1.2. Scope

This document is applicable to training programs designed for very light jets. It is recognized, however, that many of these elements will overlap and apply to current single pilot operations in any complex aircraft.

Industry-accepted terminology, abbreviations and acronyms have been used throughout. Realizing that aircraft manufactures may use different acronyms, abbreviations or trade names to describe certain components, it may be desirable to substitute the manufacturer’s terminology in specific curricula.

1.3. Prerequisite Knowledge/Certification

These guidelines assume the following prerequisite certification:

  • Private pilot license
  • Multi-engine rating
  • Instrument rating

In addition, preferred prerequisite knowledge and skill in the following areas:

  • Basic autoflight procedures
  • Basic FMS procedures
  • Weather radar

Information relating to automated flight decks, both training and operations, is available in the publication, NBAA Automated Flight Deck Training Guidelines, available on the NBAA web site at

However, any knowledge and skill deficiency will be determined in Section 3.1 of this document, Initial Candidate Evaluation. Any deficiencies identified will need to be mitigated prior to Section 3.3: Manufacturer’s Training.