Very Light Jet Training

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is the critical training accomplished in the aircraft immediately after your type rating.  It is often considered the most enjoyable part of the type rating process, because the training is conducted in a low stress, enjoyable environment using the “train to proficiency” concept.  In other words, you will receive instruction until you meet the desired standards rather than be tested or perform a checkride.  During mentoring, some of the things you experience are: single pilot operations, jet flying characteristics, high altitude operations, RVSM and congested airspace, and short field runways.

How long is the Mentoring Process?

The length of the Mentoring process is determined by experience, performance, and insurance requirements.  Low time students without any previous jet flight time will typically require a longer mentoring training period than a high time student with single-pilot jet experience.

Is the simulator program the only way to complete my type rating?

No.  SFP Mentoring offers an insurance approved type rating course for the Phenom 100.  The course can be completed in as little as 5-7 days, and be built around your schedule and location.  The type rating checkride is administered by a Designated Pilot Examiner.

What is the best way to prepare for the FAA Oral Examination for the Type Rating?

A Phenom 100 specific oral preparation guide is available for purchase at  The oral preparation guide is an invaluable resource to maximize your focus and minimize your study time.

What recommendations do you have for the training and mentoring process?

The biggest problem we see with the training process is that students attempt to train without taking care of their basic needs.  It is extremely difficult to effectively learn if you are not well rested, well fed, and do not have a clear focus.  In other words, don’t delay your rest to study late into the night.  Don’t skip meals prior or during training.  Do not attempt to train or perform a checkride when you have a crisis or emergency at your home or business. This is your time and your training.  Take control and help set the stage for success!