The lack of transition training has been cited as a causal factor in many GA accidents. Although pilots think of transition training as necessary when stepping up to a high performance or complex airplane; or from single-engine to multi-engine; or from tricycle gear to tail wheel, it is also beneficial to pilots who are moving from traditional aircraft to amateur built or light sport flying machines. Whether a pilot is transitioning to a higher or lower-performance aircraft, or even a different model, a sound transition training program should involve more than just reading the operating manual.
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