I'm thinking about getting a TBM850. I am a retired Naval pilot (F-4 and F14), yet I only have 70+ hours on my private ticket. I know I don't need a type rating. What exactly do I need? Must I attend a costly two week school or can I get a CFI to sign off my endorsement privately? I intend to get my instrument ticket after acquiring the aircraft. Until then, I will be flying it VFR.