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Linear Air, High Performance Team on Eclipse Training

Posted by Abbi Hiller on Tue, Jan 12, 2010

Originally published in Aviation International News Online on January 12, 2010

By Chad Trautvetter

Eclipse 500 air-taxi operator Linear Air and High Performance Aircraft Training (HPAT) yesterday announced that they have partnered to provide Eclipse 500 pilot training under Linear Air’s FAA-approved Eclipse training program. Linear Air will continue to offer pilot training at its facility at Hanscom Airport in Bedford, Mass., either in an owner/operator’s airplane or in one of Linear Air’s.

Meanwhile, High Performance will offer on-site training, allowing Eclipse pilots the option to train at their home airport. HPAT can also provide the upset training required before entering Eclipse type rating training in its L-39 aerobatic jet.

Linear Air’s Eclipse 500 training program is authorized under FAR Part 61 and FAA Advisory Circular AC 61-137, which specifically addresses the unique training requirements of the very light jet. All Eclipse 500 pilots must receive initial training to fly the Eclipse, mentor training to fly single-pilot and ongoing recurrent training at either six- or 12-month intervals, depending on pilot experience.

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