Five Hours of Dual? The underwriter requires five hours of dual, what to do.
You need dual? You are buying an aircraft and the insurance company underwriter is requiring five hours of dual in this new airplane, how do you get the aircraft home?
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, depending on the aircraft’s gear and horse power. The Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) will need to meet the Open Pilot Warranty or be approved by the underwriter before the instruction can commence.
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. But that type of person is not always available.
Alternatively, you might check with the seller and the local Fixed Base Operator (FBO) to find a CFI on the seller’s field, or just hire a qualified pilot to bring the aircraft to you.
But re,member, the CFI will need to have some sort of minimum hours in the same make and model of aircraft. If not that CFI will also need to be approved by the underwriters.
Oh, you could always request that the seller deliver it.