Executive Jet Training

Piaggio Avanti 
Initial Training

Piaggio Avanti 
Initial Training

Piaggio Avanti Initial Training

Professional, Affordable, Insurance-Approved

The Piaggio P180 Avanti is a twin turboprop with the engines mounted in a pusher configuration. The pressurized cabin holds up to 9 passengers and is capable of single pilot operations. The unique design has three lifting surfaces, incorporating a small forward wing with a conventional tailplane, as well as a main wing. We offer insurance approved Piaggio Avanti P-180 training to professional 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 an arbitrary training timeline. We put together a program tailored to your training objective(s). Its a concept that works. Our clients have been returning every year for the past 20 years!

We emphasize the nuances of flying the P-180 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 Piaggio Avanti pilot. Instead of systems minutiae and memory items, our focus is on teaching you how a system works from a pilots perspective.

Our 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. Its a different approach to your required training. We think its a better choice.

Piaggio Avanti Program Details

Piaggio Avanti Initial

Piaggio Avanti Recurrent

Training Philosophy 

Professional pilots are in the best position to determine what type of training works best for them. For some, its 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 an insurance approved syllabus, we are not tied to a Part 142 curriculum. Rather than rehashing the same information, we reinforce the skills already mastered and incorporate the latest operational and procedural changes.

Of course, on-line 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.

The proven Piaggio Avanti airframe has enjoyed many years of service. These airplanes are stable, yet high performance, and comprise a small percentage of the turbo prop fleet. The key to operating the Piaggio P-180 safely is continuous training. Our goal is to improve your aircraft handling skills, decision-making abilities, Single Pilot Resource Management use and overall safety while flying the Piaggio Avanti.

Lead Instructor

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.