Hello, can somebody point me in the right direction about where I can do a PT6 theory course (as a pilot, not LAME)? It should be one approved by Pratt&Whitney. If is possible to do that by correspondence it would be much much better. Thanks.
I'm happy with the turbine... hate having to salute the garrett but i'll live. Nibbo why does the Initial Type Rating not count towards the insurance they would have to cover the PT6 in there? What country are you in?
I don't believe Pratt & Whitney either "approve" a course for pilots or have an "approved" course for pilots. Also CASA no longer have a BGT course as a pre requisite to a turbine aircraft endorsement.
I suggest you call Pratts and ask for a Field Service Engineer:
G'day mate, Standard Aero near Bankstown in Sydney run a PT6 course for pilots. I'm a LAME and just did the PT6 type course with them... it was excellent. What they don't know about PT6's is not worth knowing! Hope this helps?
PWC PT6A Pilot Engine Management Course's Courses commencement dates will start on the following Monday at the conclusion of each scheduled PWC PT6A CASA approved Engine Licencing Course.
(Refer to the above course dates to determine your Pilot training dates)
Contact:- Pete K. Mahaffy…..Tel: 8707 0010 or Fax: (02) 9645 3720.
Pete Mahaffy was with Hawker Pacific for many years as a ground instructor and did the Pilot and engineers ground school on the PT-6, Garrets and Allison's.
Worth getting hold of the Rolls Royce book and having a read and also some of the aviation publications like Professional Pilot, Business and Commercial Aviation and the American AOPA do have very good articles on turbine engines and associated systems.
Could never figure out why Pilots only did a week on the ground school and yet the engineers got two weeks at ground school. I always put it down to pilots being twice as smart as the engineers.