Diamond Air Charter is also offering flight instruction toward your Multi-Engine Rating and Group One Instrument Rating in our DA62 Aircraft. Your instructors are highly qualified and experienced airline pilots. The program itself has been developed using airline/military training models.
Whether the endorsement is multi-engine or multi-engine IFR, the initial phase is the multi-engine training. This involves learning the DA62 and multi-engine flight.
The focus of the instrument training is the Garmin 1000NXi. This popular avionics package is found on many entry level aircraft. The principles of operation of the Garmin 1000NXi are applicable to other Garmin avionics suites such as the Garmin 430/530, GTN 650/750 and others found in entry level commercial aircraft.
One unique characteristic of the Garmin 1000 is the airline-like flight mode annunciator – learning how to effectively use this feature properly from the beginning with experienced airline pilots will make your life a lot easier and safer, whether you are flying privately or commercially.
Instrument flying is the bread and butter of commercial pilots and is a skill that should be taught properly the first time. Moreover, whether you are a private pilot or commercial pilot, instrument flying can be both enjoyable and lethal - many accidents have occurred during IMC conditions while performing instrument approaches and departures. The time and money investment in a high quality, professional training experience with modern aircraft and avionics and experienced aviators pays dividends.
The heart of IFR training is the avionics. Diamond Air Charter uses the Garmin G1000 NXi throughout its training including the procedures trainer, simulator and aircraft.
DAC is based at the Edmonton/Josephburg Airport (CFB6), five minutes from Fort Saskatchewan and twenty-five minutes from Edmonton.
Josephburg offers several unique advantages:
The primary instructor is Ed McDonald. Ed began his instructional experience many years ago with the RCAF as a CT-114 Tutor Jet instructor, achieving an A2 instructional category with almost 800 hours of military jet instructional experience and over 300 hours of simulator instructing experience.
Since then, Ed completed a 32-year airline career retiring as a Boeing 787 Captain with endorsements on the Boeing 737-200, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Airbus A340/300.
Ed formed JetPro (parent company of DAC) and has been actively involved in instrument flight procedure design across Canada as a qualified procedure designer.
All of these unique experiences provide a unique set of skills in flight instruction, airline and aircraft operations and instrument procedure creation.
The multi-engine training is structured for a single student whereas the multi-IFR program is structured for two students simultaneously. The multi-engine program only is approximately nine hours of flying whereas the multi-IFR program is approximately thirteen hours of flying and twenty hours of simulator flying (plus ground briefings). The time, both flying/simulator hours and elapsed from start to finish, will vary between students.
Diamond Air Charter training program is unique in may ways. This includes:
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