DSFI, Inc. is pleased to offer recurrent training to pilots and owners
of the Piper Malibu (PA46-310P) and Piper Mirage (PA46-350P). The
training philosophy and concepts of DSFI that have proven successful
in training pilots of other aircraft is now available for pilots
of the best of Piper’s reciprocating single engine fleet.
The instructor for Malibu/Mirage training is Doug
Stewart. Doug flew a Mirage for the Serenity Hill Corporation
for three years and, during that tenure, had the opportunity to
experience not only the best, but also some of the worst that the
Mirage has to offer, including a turbo-charger failure at altitude
while beyond gliding distance to shore over the Atlantic Ocean.
His experience is first hand, and his training of other pilots for
the worst-case scenario is based on that experience.
The training is designed to be given from Doug’s home base
airport of the Columbia County Airport (1B1) in Hudson, NY, but
he will travel to your airport if required. The benefits of training
at 1B1 are three good approaches, and its close proximity to the
Southern Berkshire area of Western Massachusetts which has so much
to offer the visitors to this area. The
Berkshires are a visitor’s mecca. Why not have
a wonderful mini-vacation while receiving your recurrent training
at the same time?
The training can usually be accomplished in one and a half days
of relaxed effort, but if time is critical the training can be compressed
into one day, if the pilot is prepared. The syllabus consists of
4 -6 hours of ground instruction including:
- aircraft familiarization
- landing gear and brake systems
- flight controls
- fuel system
- electrical systems
- pneumatic systems
- flight profiles
- emergency procedures
- FAR part 61 and 91 regulations
The ground instruction is concluded with a 90 question written
test that documents the pilot’s knowledge.
The flying portion of the syllabus consists
of 4 -6 hours of flight, including:
- takeoffs and landings
- aborted takeoffs
- short-field and soft field takeoffs and landings
- steep turns
- slow flight
- emergency procedures
- flight solely by reference to the instruments, to include
all approaches for which the aircraft is equipped, both
coupled and un-coupled, full panel and partial-panel.
For those who desire, portions of “'Narly
New England, IFR” can be included. The training
will fulfill the requirements for both a BFR and an IPC.
The cost for the recurrent training is $850.00 if taken at Great
Barrington. If Doug travels to your airport, travel, and per diem
expenses will be added to the cost. To schedule training, email
or telephone 1-877-FLY-DSFI (359-3734).
|“...The ground and flight training was the most
comprehensive and thoroughly presented instruction that I have
experienced since my initial Malibu class nearly fifteen years
ago. Doug possesses a very rare enthusiastic teaching quality
that significantly expanded my working knowledge of the Mirage.”
N516RS / PA46-350P
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