Transition Training

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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Loss of Control Working Group 1

Transition Training

Outreach Guidance Document

2016/02/22-083 (I) PP

This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC). It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts. Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.

Outreach Month: July 2016

Topic: Transition Training (SE 5.3)

The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign emphasizing the benefits of transition training.


NTSB accident data suggest that pilots with low time in type are more likely to crash. Although some transition training such as high performance, high altitude, complex airplane and tail wheel instruction and endorsement is required by regulation, the case can be made for other types and variations of aircraft as well.

Teaching Points:

Discuss the benefits of transition training

  • Note the higher rate of fatal accidents in amateur-built and light sport aircraft
  • Emphasize that pilots need transition when transitioning from low to high & high to low performance aircraft.
  • Provide information getting the most from transition training..

Note: This outreach consists of this guidance document, Power Point presentation, and presentation notes.