World Class Pilot Training in Light Jets
ECLIPSE 500 MENTORING PROGRAM
$1000 per day plus expenses
Following the successful completion of your FAA type rating check ride, you will be required by the FAA to
accomplish mentoring in your Eclipse 500. Norton Aviation's mentor program is a safe and comfortable way
to transition from the focused type rating training environment to real world flying. The program is designed
to let you experience your Eclipse the way you will into the future. This fun and non-threating training will
give you the skills and confidence to fly into any airspace at any time of the day safely, and it will give you
an appreciation of what your Eclipse can really do at altitude and in and out of all kinds of airfields.
Norton Aviation's mentor pilots have been flying their entire lives and can teach you the professional's tricks
of the trade with skills like flight planning, fuel planning, weather avoidance, long range procedures, FBO
procedures, international procedures (if desired), RVSM operations, short field operations, and busy Class
B airspace arrivals and departures.
The length of mentoring is determined by your previous experience and is event based rather than hourly
based. Depending on your pilot experience and number of flights you desire to fly each day, mentoring can
take anywhere from one (1) to seven (7) days. The destinations are very flexible and you and your mentor
pilot will work out a schedule based on your event list and your schedule and preferences. If your mentor
pilot will need to travel on a non-mentoring day (i.e before or after mentoring), there is a $500 travel day fee
for each day of travel.
We have found time and time again that at first some pilots are reluctant to believe the benefits of
mentoring, but once accomplished, they are so glad they did and end up continuing a collaborative
relationship with their mentor pilot. Our mentor pilots are a great resource and just a phone call away to
answer questions or just to tell a good story to a fellow aviator even years after you earn your type rating.
Pilots that have been previously type rated in a turbine powered airplane equipped with a glass
cockpit as a single pilot may be exempted from the Mentoring program.