Why train in the airplane?
Isn't training in a simulator better?
Simulators are great tools, but unfortunately very few simulators are equipped like your a cal airplane. We offer training in the aircraft combined with simulator training.
What does your ground school cover?
I know from personal experience how redundant ground school can be. The endless, mindless repetition of system minutia becomes tedious. The long pointless, detailed explanations of how a starter generator designed in 1950 operates, instead of learning industry reviewed best practices. And you can’t help but think how much time and money you’re wasting. But, the worst part is you aren’t learning anything new. So, I put the focus on current, real world accidents, incidents, and data to emphasize human factors and systems failures to create an individualized curriculum that makes you sit up, pay attention, and self-evaluate your techniques and procedures.
Do you offer citation type ratings?
Yes, but as a DPE, I cannot do all of your training and also administer your Type ride. It is a conflict of interest.
Do you offer FAA DPE checkrides?
Yes, I’m a DPE for the CE-510, 525 and the CE-500.
Do you offer Single Pilot Waivers for the CE500 series?
Yes, I have my own waiver for the CE500. I do not tack on additional fees by piggy backing on someone else’s authority.
Are you approved by my insurance company?
Yes, but have your agent place a call to the underwriter to verify it. Sometimes agents just say Flightsafety because it’s easier.
Who is the examiner for the 61.58 checkride?
Who is the primary instructor for Executive Flight Training?
Doug Carmody is the owner and only CFI for the Citation program. He is a former US Airways instructor pilot with over 30 years of instructional training with turbine aircraft. Doug is low key, easy-going, and professional. He enjoys training in an informal atmosphere. Please see our testimonials page to read reviews about Doug from former students.
Where is EFT located?
I have offices at Signature Flight Support at KCHS, Charleston, SC. Plus an office in Sheltair, KSAV, Savannah, GA.
Will you train me at my location?
Absolutely. I’ll be happy to come to you.
Do I need to list Doug on my insurance?
Yes, as additional insured with a waiver of subrogation.
How much is Citation recurrent training?
Please call for current rates.
How should I prepare for training?
After you sign up for training, I will email you study material. The ATP PTS is the basis syllabus for all training.
When do courses start?
Courses begin at your convenience, and training accommodates your schedule.
How far in advance should I book?
Three weeks to a month before you’d like to start training.