IAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3903 times:
Actually I believe the Citation V is capable of single pilot operations. It is a 550 isn't it. I know a corporate pilot who flies one single pilot. If you've ever seen a Citation cockpit you'd see why it is capable of being flown with one pilot. Very user friendly with no overhead panel and a nice layout. Most are flown by two pilots as the insurance companies prefer that it is done that way.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7836 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3868 times:
The Citation 500 and some 501s were certified for single pilot ops, as long as max take-off weight is less than 12,500lbs. However the 525 (CJ, CJI, CJII) are the only jets that Cessna makes that were designed for single pilot ops and the pilot can earn a type cert for single pilot ops.
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Cv640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3821 times:
Why, think your man enough for one, HA. Hey just j/k, actually there are no FAA mins, if operated under part 91 with the owner being the operator, no one being paid. At that point it is what ever you need in order to get insurance, some with well under a 1000 hours do, although at that point they are probably buying the aircraft every year with their insurance payments and must have had all their experience in very high performance aircraft. Insurance companies will be the limiting factor really, cause they've seen that the accident rate for single pilot is about 35% higher then when these aircraft are operated with 2 pilots. This is from Flight Safety, quite a few are not thrilled with the single pilot operation. Even though it is supposed ot be a simple plane, it is definitely more then a big 182.
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