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TBM Flight Training

UK and EASA SET Class Ratings and FAA TBM flight training on all models of the TBM series of high performance turboprop aircraft.

Oysterair delivers both UK / EASA and FAA flight training on all models of the TBM. The baseline course consists of online theory training and 10 hours flight training. We can deliver a standalone UK / EASA or FAA course, or integrate both courses so you get dual qualified.

Pre-Entry Requirements

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

  • Hold an ICAO, UK or EASA IR(A) (can be MP or SP)

  • Have at least 200 hours total pilot experience with an absolute minimum of 70 hours PIC (UK / EASA courses)

  • For UK or EASA SET Class Rating courses;

  1. Hold the High Performance Aeroplane Knowledge Course; or

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

  3. 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

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 TBM 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 10 hours of flight training in the TBM

  • Licence Skill Test with an examiner in the TBM aircraft (UK and EASA courses 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 TBM pilot operating on the basis of an ICAO licence (e.g. FAA) Oysterair can assist you in gaining a UK or EASA licence and TBM 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 TBM.

TBM Flight Training: Our Programs
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