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Ground and Flight Training Time

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How much training time is required for the complex and high performance endorsement? Looked in the CFRs but it only said that I needed the additional training.  Not how much.      

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  1. John D Collins on Aug 24, 2013

    As you noted, there isn’t a specified amount of training required, it is up to the judgement of the instructor as they are the ones that must put the endorsement in your logbook. You can expect several hours or more for each endorsement. If you are making a big performance step, say from a C172 to an A36 Bonanza, most insurance companies will require between 10 and 25 hours of dual instruction prior to solo, which goes well beyond the regulatory requirement.

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