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High Performance Endorsement and SIC type rating

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Hi folks, I'm not sure if somebody could've asked this question here before, but if someone did, I'm sorry, but I need clarification. Well, I don't think this is correct but I've been told a lot that if you go right seat with your second in command rating, let's say in a CE650, and you need to fly a CE206, you don't need such endorsement since you already received the proper ground/flight training to act as a SIC of a high performance airplane for such jet. But such training can be given by an ATP that is appropriately rated. HP endorsements can only be given by CFI's that have their own endorsement. The regulation says more than 200hp, making it sound like it's really limited to piston engines, or it does also include turboprops and jet engines with the equivalent amount of lbs of thrust. Does anyone see the conflicting part of what I'm trying to expose? Thanks

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  1. Wes Beard on Jan 15, 2016

    Having a SIC type rating in a jet doesn’t qualify you to act as pilot in command in a high pefromance aircraft. You will need an endorsement from an authorized flight intstructor.

    The only thing ATP pilots with a CFI can do as far as instructing goes is tied to their company’s training program. The training program may or may not allow the ATP pilot to signoff on the high performance endorsement.

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