Private Jets

PaulS

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Does anyone know what the largest pirvate jet on the market is that a pilot can fly without need of a co-pilot? I know that you can get a single-pilot certification for some Citations, but I was wondering if you could do the same for a Gulfstream or any larger aircrafts?
 

Eagle

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Does anyone know what the largest pirvate jet on the market is that a pilot can fly without need of a co-pilot? I know that you can get a single-pilot certification for some Citations, but I was wondering if you could do the same for a Gulfstream or any larger aircrafts?

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Raytheon has one but simple answer is NO. the small 500 series and the like are it.
 

FL270

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The Citation 501, 551, CJs (525s), and the Beech Premier I. Most, if not all, of the "microjets" in development (Citation Mustang, Adam A700, Eclipse 500, etc.) will be single-pilot, but nothing larger than that is, to the best of my knowledge.

Remember that a single-pilot type certificate or waiver is a long way from insurance approval, which is usually far more stringent. Many one-pilot aircraft are flown with two pilots for that very reason.

Larger aircraft (such as the Gulfstream) are sufficiently workload-intensive and complex that you really WANT two pilots up front.

FL270
 
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