Dual required – what do i do?
Dual Required? I am finally buying the airplane I have wanted, but I need training. My insurance company is requiring that I get 5 hours of dual in my new airplane. How do I get it home if i have to do the training first?
An underwriter will require dual when he feels a pilot has insufficient make & model time to proficiently pilot that aircraft. Often, the underwriter will require dual hours and solo time prior to carrying passengers. The requirements depend on the aircraft model, landing gear and horse power. The CFI will need to meet the Open Pilot Warranty or be approved by the underwriter prior to the flight.
Many people find a local CFI and take them along to pick up the aircraft. The ideal CFI is also an A&P and can perform a brief “pre-buy” and give dual instruction all the way home.
Alternatively, you might check with the seller or the local FBO to find a CFI on the seller’s field. You could also hire a qualified pilot to bring the aircraft to you or have the seller deliver it.