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Single Pilot Jets?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 8:02 am

What are the rules for flying jets with just one pilot? As far as I know, the plane has to be certified for single pilot ops..?

The following planes have been certified that I know of:

Raytheon Premier

Any others?

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RE: Single Pilot Jets?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 8:11 am

cessna citation?

RE: Single Pilot Jets?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 8:19 am

Only the 500.
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RE: Single Pilot Jets?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 8:25 am

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.
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RE: Single Pilot Jets?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 11:36 am

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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RE: Single Pilot Jets?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 2:00 pm

What are the minimum hour/ certification requirements to be able to do the single pilot type cert for the CJ1/CJ2 series?
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Fri Oct 26, 2001 7:50 pm

Hey looser

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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