EASA and FAA PA46 flight training on all models of the PA46 including both turbine and piston versions.

Oysterair delivers both EASA and FAA flight training on all models of the PA46. The baseline course consists of online theory training and 8 hours flight training. We can deliver standalone EASA or FAA courses, or integrate both so you get dual qualified. 

Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Hold at least an EASA, FAA or ICAO PPL(A)

  • Have at least 200 hours total pilot experience and 70 hours PIC*

  • Hold the High Performance Aeroplane Knowledge Course* (EASA courses only); or

  1. Have passed the 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.

* This requirement only applies to the PA46 turbine course. The PA46 piston engine powered models just require a PPL(A).

Credits For Previous Experience

The HT will assess the flying experience of each trainee. The approved course of training may be modified to account for previous experience on similar aircraft types. A similar type is considered by the company to be any other aircraft classed as a Single Pilot High Performance Aeroplane (SP HPA) with one or more turboprop or turbojet engines.

Flight & Theoretical Knowledge Training

The PA46 SET training syllabus contains a total of:

  • 16 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction (14 hours online self study & 2 hour instructor led wash-up)

  • Theoretical Knowledge Exam (100 questions, conducted in-house)

  • Minimum of 8 hours of flight training 

  • Licence Skill Test (EASA course only)


The training takes approximately 5 days to complete including briefings and test preparation. The first two days are completed via our online learning management system which means you can complete the majority of your theoretical knowledge training at home. When you arrive for your flight training we will first complete a brush up session which will include the theoretical knowledge exam prior to starting your flight training.

ICAO Conversions

If you are a current turbine PA46 pilot operating on the basis of an ICAO licence (e.g. FAA) Oysterair can assist you in gaining an EASA licence and PA46 SET Class Rating. The training package for an ICAO conversion includes all of the mandatory training items conducted in the full course. There is no minimum flight training requirements, however, most candidates complete approximately 4 hours flight training prior to completing the Class Rating Skill Test with an examiner. The course takes approximately 2 full days to complete.

Differences Training 

We can deliver differences training between all models of the PA46.


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