Cessna CE500 Series Pilot in Command Program


Initial Pilot in Command type rating course for Citation CE-500

Course introduction

Global Flight Training offers the full Pilot in Command type rating courses specifically for the Citation CE-500 series.  This type rating course leads to the Pilot in Command type rating and will be added to your FAA Private, Commercial, or Airline Transport Pilot license.   When you would like to fly the aircraft as a single-pilot, Global Flight Training has the course to issue the CE-500 type rating with single-pilot exemption.

Aircraft information

The first flight of the Citation series took place in September of 1969. FAA certification was received in September 1971, two years after the first flight of the FanJet 500. The last delivery of the Citation I occurred in 1985. After the Citation I, many other Citation variants were designed and received FAA certification.

The Citation CE-500 series jets marked the beginning of the largest family of corporate jets and pioneered the business jet market. More than 2,000 aircraft that are covered by this type rating are currently delivered. The Citation Encore+ continues to be built by Cessna today.

Course entry requirements

● Private, Commercial, or Airline Transport Pilot License
● Multi-Engine Class Rating
● Instrument Airplane Rating

Aircraft types covered by this type rating

● Citation 500 / Citation I / Citation ISP
● Citation II / Citation IISP / Citation SII / Citation Bravo
● Citation V / Citation Ultra / Citation Encore / Citation Encore+

Training course includes

● Aircraft training materials
● Manuals (Aircraft and systems manual, training manual, weight and balance)
● Cockpit familiarization posters
● Checklists
● Custom tailored ground training
● Flight training in your aircraft
● Practical aircraft training
● Type rating check-ride preparation
● Check ride with DPE

Duration of training

Pilot in Command Type Rating Course: 5 days, or self paced home study and classroom review


This training usually takes one to two days and is done in your aircraft, at your location. It includes several hours of ground training, then flight training to proficiency. If you have a trip planed, we can incorporate a LOFT (Line Oriented Flight Training) flight which cuts down on your over all training costs. If carrying passengers, a separate flight is required for the air work (stall series and steep turns) which the FAA does not allow with passengers onboard.

A recent student said of this course “I learned so much more flying my own airplane than I ever did in a simulator”.

Graduation and course completion

This type rating course meets the FAA Type Ratings practical standards (which is the same as the ATP practical test standards). Upon completion of the practical test, a Pilot in Command type rating (for PIC type rating) will be added to your FAA license. Since the practical test and check-ride is completed in the aircraft, there will be not be any restrictions on your license.

Call for pricing

Pricing will include:

● All ground school training and materials
● All flight training to proficiency
● Check ride and all DPE expenses
● Instructor and all expenses
● No hidden costs/fees

 Call for pricing 877-332-2123