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Cessna CJ Type Rating


Oysterair can provide both SP and MP UK and EASA type ratings, differences training, and flight tests on all models of the Cessna CJ series. We can also provide take-off and landing training for pilots who have completed a simulator course at another training facility.

For individuals, or commercial operators who require pilot mentoring or line training, Oysterair can provide instructors to support your operation.

Why train with Oysterair?

Oysterair's C525 type rating course has the following key benefits:

  • Quality - we have over 1000 hours of teaching in the C525

  • Experience - nobody in the UK has trained more C525 pilots

  • Availability - we arrange the course around your schedule; no waiting for a course slot!

The course comprises of 42 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction, followed by flight or synthetic training depending on whether the course is completed in the aircraft, or in a simulator: 

The aircraft based training course includes:

  • 16 hours training (12 hours flight training in aircraft and 4 hours using Other Training Device i.e. cockpit mock-up or actual aircraft) 

The simulator only course includes:

  • 16 hours FSTD training (single pilot course) and 32 hours combined FSTD/OTD training (16 FSTD and 16 hours OTD) for the multi pilot course

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Hold at least a UK or EASA PPL(A) 

  • Hold, or have held, a ME IR(A)

  • Hold an Advanced UPRT course completion certificate

  • Single pilot course - have at least 500 hours total pilot experience with an absolute minimum of 70 hours PIC in aeroplanes

  • Multi pilot course - have at least 200 hours of total flying experience, of which 70 hours as PIC in aeroplanes 

  • Hold the High Performance Aeroplane Knowledge Course; or

  1. Have passed the UK or EASA ATPL(A) examinations; or

  2. Hold an ICAO ATPL(A) or CPL(A)/IR with theoretical knowledge credit for ATPL(A) 

Oysterair can deliver the HPA course for those pilots who require it.

Credits For Previous Experience

For pilots with at least 500 hours as pilot of turbojet/fan aeroplanes of similar performance and/or systems (e.g.Phenom 300, B737) the single pilot course can be reduced by 2 hours. 

A 4 hour reduction in the MP flight training syllabus is offered to pilots with at least 500 hours as pilot of multi-pilot turbojet/fan aeroplanes of similar performance and/or systems (e.g. Phenom 300, B737).


Training time varies with the type of course. We are flexible and aim to schedule the course around your availability.

Single pilot courses take approximately 6 days and multi pilot courses around 8 working days.

Differences training courses are expected to last 1 day. 


We run courses on demand, around your schedule. Get in touch to arrange.

ICAO Conversions

Pilots with greater than 500 hours experience on the C525 are exempt from a formal training course. Contact us for more information on training and how to convert your licence.

Differences Training 

We can deliver differences training between all models of the C525.

Take-off and Landing Training 

For pilots who have completed a simulator based course and require take-off and landing training we can provide the aeroplane and instructor. Training takes 1 day to complete.


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