jetAVIVA has announced that it is expanding its Experience Light Jets program to include the Embraer Phenom 100.
The company has been offering Experience Light Jets (ELJ) in the Eclipse 500 and the Cessna Citation Mustang. In response to high demand, the company will begin offering pre-type rating training in the Embraer Phenom 100 in March.
The ELJ program is built to allow pilots to achieve four primary goals:
- Become a safer jet pilot
- Gain experience in a light jet
- Excel during type rating training
- If applicable, help determine which type of light jet is right for the Client
ELJ is focused on the customer experience: fly when you want, where you want and concentrate on the areas you feel are of highest value. With jetAVIVA’s flexible training programs, ELJ can accommodate both the experienced jet pilot looking for type specific training and the novice general aviation pilot looking for complete immersion in jet operations.
"As a Bonanza owner without any previous jet experience, I wanted to understand both the capabilities of a light jet as well as my own comfort level in flying one before deciding which airplane to move up to”, says Bill Stevenson, a jetAVIVA customer. “I completed the Eclipse 500 basic ELJ course in 2008 and am scheduled for the Mustang basic ELJ course in January. I plan on also flying jetAVIVA’s Phenom 100 before making a decision about which jet to buy. This is a great way to take an ‘extended test drive’ and really see what these airplanes can do, and is excellent preparation for a type rating."
ELJ is offered in three packages: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced, providing 10.5, 25, and 45 hours of flight time respectively. All programs come with necessary training materials and ground school. Many clients find that their ELJ experience is helpful in determining which type of VLJ they would like to buy.