To many pilots, Recurrent Training is something to be avoided almost as much as the dentist. Their theory is, it seems, “I’ve been flying nigh on to 40 year, what does some wet-behind-the-ears instructor think they’re gonna teach me?” Well - - would you want to go to a doctor who has done no Recurrent Training for forty years? And, when it comes to RECURRENT TRAINING AND TURBINE TRAINING CENTER, Inc. you probably are not going to find someone doing the training that is “wet-behind-the-ears!”
“I guess I’ve been in a cockpit since JFK was in the White House,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas shared with a chuckle in his voice. “And, the changes that have occurred in Aviation in that amount of time would fill more than one book!”
Changes aside, it is pretty common knowledge that Insurance Companies require those pilots who fly turbojet and turboprop planes to participate in Recurrent Training to ensure continued coverage. Why? Obviously, because they want to enhance the chance that they will not have to “pay out” due to pilot incompetence.
“With that thought in mind,” Jason Wolcott, TURBINE TRAINING CENTER’s V-P added, “those Insurance Companies expect far more than a pilot just showing up and riding around with a Flight Instructor for a couple of hours. For example, they expect a pre-flight briefing, a syllabus that will be followed, and post-flight briefings.”
Inasmuch as there are specific things to look for when seeking Recurrent Cessna 208 Training, King Air 90-100-200 Training, or King Air 300 Training, the following “check-list” might come in handy, as important issues include, but are not limited to:
- Finding a Recurrent Training Program that emphasizes what, exactly, it is you are looking for.
- Recurrent Training that allows an environment where questions can be asked and you and fellow students can share thoughts, observations, and ideas.
- You should take the time to discover what the Instructional Strategies and Learning Objectives are.
- Be sure to always safely file away any and all documentation regarding your Recurrent Training.
“I think,” Dale added, “that especially when it comes to RECURRENT TRAINING AND TURBINE TRAINING CENTER, you should enter in with a frame of mind where you are hoping to use each Training Flight and Class room session as an opportunity to maintain your proficiency and stretch your limits.”