Cessna C525 Citation license skill test

License skill test Cessna C525 Citation series in order to obtain the Cessna C525 Citation type rating for the first time.

Cessna C525 Citation type rating license skill test - in general

License skill test Cessna C525 Citation in order to obtain a Cessna C525 Citation type rating is performed after completion of the prescribed flight training provided by the EASA flight school - approved training organization ATO. EASA flight school - ATO shall recommend the applicant to conduct such practical examination - license skill test (LST). Practical examination - license skill test for Cessna C525 Citation series can be done immediately after passing the prescribed flight training within the flight school - ATOThere is no need for further theoretical examination at aviation authority. Theoretical examination is administered by the flight school - ATO during the flight training and type rating examiner TRE(A) as a part of the license skill test

The practical exam - license skill test for type Cessna C525 Citation series in order to obtain and get the flight crew license endorsement for airplane Cessna C525 Citation series is subject to the provision of the FCL.725(c) and Appendix No. 9 to Part-FCL, Regulation Ec 1178/2011.

Candidate for the issue of the type rating Cessna C525 Citation series license skill test (LST) shall demonstrate to the Type Rating Examiner - TRE(A) the ability to perform maneuvers and procedures with competency appropriate to the privileges of the holder of Cessna C525 Citation rating and show skills to safely operate the Cessna C525 Citation series.

An applicant for the license skill test - skill test Cessna C525 Citation shall undertake an initial type rating training course on an aircraft or on a flight synthetic training device - FSTD (a flight simulator) of the same type as the one used for the license skill test. In other words, the whole initial type rating training course must be performed either on the airplane or the flight simulator representing the Cessna C525 Citation airplane. In our case, it is the use of an airplane type Cessna C525 Citation and flight simulators - FFS (Full Flight Simulator), which represents the type of airplane Cessna C525 Citation series. 

According to the Commission Regulation No. 1178/2011, it is not specifically prescribed for which variant of the Cessna C525 Citation airplane should the simulator training and airplane training (base training) be done. Therefore, it is possible to use any of the variants within the Cessna C525 Citation family - i.e. CJ, CJ1, CJ1 +, CJ2, CJ2 +, CJ3, CJ4 and M2. The differences training for a particular variant of a Cessna C525 Citation airplane will be provided additionally within either the operator conversion course or in accordance with the Operations manual, Part-D (Training).

The whole license testing session - skill test Cessna C525 Citation takes about 3-5 hours, depending on the type of operation the applicant is to be tested  (multi-pilot operations of Cessna C525 Citation or single-pilot operations of the Cessna C525 Citation). 

The practical part of the Cessna C525 Citation license skill test (actual flight or simulator session with type rating examiner - TRE(A)) takes about 2 - 4 hours of flight time in the Cessna C525 Citation airplane or in a flight simulator representing the Cessna C525 Citation type. The rest of the time is used for the preparation of the flight (route planning, briefing, debriefing) and the oral exam - theoretical knowledge examination (technical knowledge of the Cessna C525 Citation aircraft and limitations of the specific Cessna C525 Citation variant).

The actual flight - Cessna C525 Citation license skill test consists of the following testing areas:

  • general flying skills (normal proceduresgeneral handling)
  • general flying skills (abnormal procedures and emergency procedures)
  • stop distance at different speeds
  • flight with one engine inoperative (asymmetric flying during various phases of flight)
  • line operation on the planned IFR route (one route sector with a duration of at least 15 minutes) (line-oriented flight training - LOFT)
  • use of radio navigation aids (VOR, LOC, ILS, GNSS)
  • IFR standard instrument departures and IFR standard instrument arrival procedures
  • precision IFR approaches and non-precision IFR approaches 
  • executing an published IFR missed approach procedure
  • published holding procedures
  • system malfunction
  • other

Route of the flight shall be choose by a Type Rating Examiner - TRE(A). The applicant is responsible for the flight planning and shall ensure that all devices and all documents, certificates and licenses essential for a flight are on board of the Cessna C525 Citation aircraft during the examination (Cessna C525 Citation license skill test).

Requirements for a successful pass

General requirements and examination procedure for a successful pass of the examination - license skill test of Cessna C525 Citation is same as for all license skill tests (LST) for other airplanes, type ratingsclass ratings or initial issues of flight crew licenses.

Practical test - the license skill test for Cessna C525 Citation consists of several different sections. Those sections represent all of the different phases of flight appropriate to the category (airplanes) and the type of airplane - Cessna C525 Citation.

Privileges of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating holder

The Cessna C525 Citation type rating entitles the holder to fly the variant of the Cessna C525 Citation airplane within the scope of the EASA type certificate datasheet (EASA TCDS). In accordance with the Commission Regulation No. 1178/2011 and the provisions FCL.740 (a), the validity of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating is 12 months (1 year).

Cessna C525 Citation type rating entitles the holder to conduct flight on the following Cessna C525 Citation variants:

  • Cessna C525 Citation Jet (CJ)
  • Cessna C525 Citation (CJ1 and CJ1 +)
  • Cessna C525A Citation (CJ2 + and CJ2)
  • Cessna C525B Citation (CJ3)
  • Cessna C525C Citation  (CJ4)
  • Cessna C525 Citation M2

Differences training to other variants of the Cessna C525 Citation

Cessna C525 Citation type rating entitles the holder to act as a member of the flight crew flying the variant of Cessna C525 Citation airplane for which they successfully passed the license skill test.

To act as a member of the flight crew flying another variant of the same type of aircraft - Cessna C525 Citation, the so-called differences training is required. This differences training is usually provided by an airplane operator in accordance with the approved Operations manual, Part-D.

For example: you have passed your license skill test (LST) on an aircraft, or a simulator of Cessna C525 Citation, CJ1 and you would like to act as a member of the flight crew on Cessna C525B Citation, CJ3. In this case, you need to attend the additional training, the so-called differences training for the Cessna C525B Citation, CJ3 variant.

Furthermore, if a pilot did not act as a member of the flight crew on a specific variant of Cessna C525 Citation airplane for more than 24 months, in accordance with FCL.710 (b) Part-FCL, the Commission Regulation No. 1178/2011, the additional differences training is required as well.

The requirement above is just a legislation requirement required by the Regulation (EC) 1178/2011. An owner of the airplane or the operator may have additional requirements, which may be required beyond the legislation requirements to let you fly as a pilot in command (PIC) on the specific variant of the Cessna C525 Citation operated/owned.