I am trying to figure out if I need to go up in a high performance fixed winged aircraft with a CFI to get my High Performance endorsement or if I can simply be signed off to be able to fly a fixed wing airplane. My scenario is that I have my Commercial / Multi fixed wing and I fly 10,000+ SHP CH-47D for the Army. All of the general aviation aircraft that I have flown have topped out at 200 HP. I am trying to determine if the 47 training would suffice or not. When reading the reg 61.31 (f) it states
f) Additional training required for operating high-performance airplanes. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (f) (2) of this section, no person may act as pilot in command of a high-performance airplane (an airplane with an engine of more than 200 horsepower), unless the person has—
(i) Received and logged ground and flight training from an authorized instructor in a high-performance airplane, or in a flight simulator or flight training device that is representative of a high-performance airplane, and has been found proficient in the operation and systems of the airplane; and
(ii) Received a one-time endorsement in the pilot's logbook from an authorized instructor who certifies the person is proficient to operate a high-performance airplane.
(2) The training and endorsement required by paragraph (f)(1) of this section is not required if the person has logged flight time as pilot in command of a high-performance airplane, or in a flight simulator or flight training device that is representative of a high-performance airplane prior to August 4, 1997.
When I look up the definition of airplane it essential states it’s a heavier then air fixed wing aircraft. Is there a high performance helicopter endorsement that I am missing or is it simply a fixed wing only requirement?
-Thank you for your comments in advance.