Cessna 340/414/421 Airplane and Simulator
Professional, Affordable, Insurance-Approved
We offer insurance approved Cessna 340/414/421 training to professionally minded pilots. We operate under FAA Part 61 and emphasize the “Train to Proficiency” concept.
Your training schedule is based on your flying ability, recent experience, and time in type- not some arbitrary timeline. We aren’t a big school so our instructors get to know you, learn your strengths and weaknesses, and put together a program tailored to your training objective(s). It’s a concept that works. Our clients have been returning every year for the past 20 years!
We emphasize the nuances of flying professionally and want you to learn something new every time you train with us. We teach things that matter- information you can put to use in your everyday flying to become a safer and more efficient Cessna 340/414/421 pilot. Instead of rehashing a tired syllabus of minutiae and memory items, our focus is on teaching you how a system works from a pilot’s perspective.
Every instructor’s goal is to develop a long-term training partnership. We are the experts you can turn to with a systems or operating question any time of the year, not just during class. It’s a different approach to your required training. We think it’s a better choice.
Cessna 340/414/421 Program Details
Initial Training2-3 Days Initial Training
Recurrent Training1-2 Days Recurrent Training
No longer do you have to pay a high price to experience the benefits of a full-motion simulator.
Our new Precision Flight Controls 400 Series Cessna simulator incorporates the 421 or 414 in a full-motion platform complete with a five-channel visual system and realistic control feedback.
Engine failure, wind-shear, and turbulence are replicated with a fidelity rivaling much larger simulators. The enhanced visual system offers 180 degrees of unparalleled realism.
But it is the combination of this state of the art system with training from one of the most experienced Cessna instructors in the country that results in an incredible value that other schools simply cannot match.
Professional pilots are in the best position to determine what type of training works best for them. For some, it’s attending a big-name school and being in class 8 hours a day reviewing theoretical knowledge. For others, they prefer to train to proficiency and learn more practical information.
The training to proficiency concept is the hallmark of our business. Although we have insurance approved syllabus, we are not tied to a Part 142 curriculum that is not tailorable to my student’s requirements and timelines. Rather than rehash the same old information, we reinforce the skills already mastered and incorporate the latest operational and procedural changes.
Of course, aircraft system training is included to help you recognize the limitations and capabilities of your airplane.
We strive to make each year challenging and create a long-term training partnership with our students. This continuity allows us to get to know our students and their unique operations. We then create an individualized training plan for each student. We evaluate their skills and reinforce their current operating procedures if safe and appropriate. This can be done in the simulator, the aircraft, or a combination of both.
The proven Cessna 340/414/421 airframe has enjoyed many years of service. These airplanes are stable, yet forgiving, and comprise a large percentage of the turboprop fleet. The key to Cessna 340/414/421’s safety record is continuous training. Our goal is to improve your aircraft handling skills, decision-making abilities, Single Pilot Resource Management, and overall safety while flying the Cessna 340/414/421.
Douglas Carmody is a former airline Captain with over 30,000 flight hours. He has over 32 years of instructional experience in turbine aircraft. Along with being a contract instructor, he’s also a corporate pilot, a charter pilot, a licensed A & P Mechanic, and author of 15 aviation books and numerous magazine articles.