Mitsubishi recognizes and recommends that training should be accomplished using both the simulator in combination with flying the actual aircraft. Training is most comprehensive when the pilot experiencing the training can do so for both normal and emergency operations while not compromising safety. This will provide a far more positive learning experience for the pilot, while preparing him or her for real life emergencies.
SimCom in Orlando, Florida operates two state of the art Level 5 flight training devices that are capable of simulation for all normal, abnormal and emergency flight and ground operations for the MU-2. These new technology FTDs have been outfitted to represent most MU-2 models from the K (-25) model to the Marquise (-60) model and have recently incorporated Level D visual simulation that makes the visual training environment as real as can get.
If you elect to do all or part of your training in the aircraft, SimCom, all of SimCom's instructors are SFAR qualified and are available to provide you with in-aircraft training and mentoring.
If your insurance company will require a minimum number of hours in the MU-2 prior to being allowed to fly the aircaft as PIC, there are numerous SFAR qualified mentor pilots available to accommodate your specific needs.
The recent mandate by the FAA through an SFAR makes annual training mandatory. The SFAR, which will become active on February 5, 2009, will demand attention to training by requiring all pilots that will fly the MU-2 to obtain either an Initial or Requalification training course to enter the training cycle outlined by the SFAR and then to obtain recurrent training annually to continue to be qualified to operate as PIC in the MU-2.
SFAR qualified training schools and instructors