Cessna Citation Crew Mentoring – IOE/SOE

Obtaining a new aircraft type rating can be very challenging to anyone. The time spent in the classroom and in the Flight Simulator should give you a good feel and understanding of the aircraft and its systems. What JB Aviation can offer is real time experience in the aircraft. With over 6,000+ hours in Citations over the past 20 years with destinations around the world, we can bring our experience to the cockpit.

We can spend as much time with you and your operation as you require. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and safe in the aircraft.

If requested, we can work closely with your insurance broker and underwriter to develop a training curriculum that you and the underwriter will be able to sign-off on. Underwriters have at times required the crewmember to log as much as 100 flight hours *IOE/SOE before endorsing them to serve as a PIC or SIC. In most cases, we have been able to reduce the required flight time considerably. If the crewmember has logged over 200 flight hours in jets and over 1,000 flight hours the required *IOE/SOE has been much lower.

We strongly caution that you do not let your broker contact any of the insurance underwriters until you have had an opportunity to meet with a professional. Over the years, I have been asked to help with the training and then find out the owner, company pilot, or broker has already flooded the market obtaining quotes, and they find themselves having to pay a higher premium than necessary. Once an insurance underwriter has given you a quote, they usually will not quote the policy again for a minimum of 6 months to a year. We have been successful in creating an agreeable training curriculum that generally reduces the required flight hours of training or supervision.

*IOE (Initial Operating Experience) and SOE (Supervised Operating Experience)