AIRCRAFT CHECKOUT INFO

Below you will find the requirements, documents, and resources to aid you in getting checked out in each specific aircraft we offer for rental at CHI Aerospace.

The Van's RV-12 checkout requires 3 hours in the aircraft with an instructor. You will get familiar with the Dynon D1000 (N266VA, N271VA, N311VA), the Garmin G3X (N922CA), or the Garmin 650/G3X (N247RM RV-12is) electronic flight displays. You will learn how the RV-12 handles in basic maneuvers, emergency procedures, and landings. You can expect to do an hour of ground with an instructor to go over the checkout test that is linked below. The checkout guidelines (linked below) and checkout test will need to be fully completed and signed by you and your instructor before you can rent the RV-12. 

Van's RV-12 Checkout Test

 Van's RV-12is Checkout Test

 Checkout Guidelines

 Garmin G3X Pilots Guide (922CA and 247RM)

Garmin 650 Manual (247RM)

Dynon Skyview D1000 Manual (271VA, 266VA, 311VA, 243VA)

Van's RV-12 Checkout Procedure

The Van's RV-12is checkout requires a sport, private, or commercial certificate to be checked out in. You can expect 3 hours in the aircraft with an instructor if you do not have previous RV-12 experience. If you have previous RV-12 experience you can expect 1.5 hours in the aircraft. You will get familiar with the Garmin G3X EFD and the Garmin 650 GPS. You will learn how the RV-12is handles in basic maneuvers, emergency procedures, and landings. You can expect to do an hour of ground with an instructor to go over the checkout test that is linked below. The checkout guidelines (linked below) and checkout test will need to be fully completed and signed by you and your instructor before you can rent the RV-12is. 

Van's RV-12 Checkout Test

 Van's RV-12is Checkout Test

 Checkout Guidelines

 Garmin G3X Pilots Guide (922CA and 247RM)

Garmin 650 Manual (247RM)

Dynon Skyview D1000 Manual (271VA, 266VA, 311VA, 243VA)

Van's RV-12 Checkout Procedure

Cessna 172N Skyhawk Checkout Procedure

 The Cessna 172 checkout requires  1.5 hours in the aircraft with an instructor. You will get familiar with the Garmin 430 GPS and the electronic flight instrument Garmin G5s. The Garmin G5 replaces the analog attitude indicator, and directional gyro. The Garmin G5's provide a smooth transition from analog gauges to more modern cockpits with full glass. On top of this, you will practice basic maneuvers, emergency procedures, and landings. Expect an hour of ground to go over the checkout test (linked below).

Cessna 172n Checkout Test

Checkout Guidelines

Garmin 430 Manual

Garmin G5 Electronic flight display manual

Cessna 182T Skylane Checkout Procedure

The Cessna 182T checkout requires a minimum of a 2 hours in the Aircraft if the pilot has Garmin G1000 experience. If the pilot does not have G1000 experience the pilot will need to complete a 3 hour checkout in the 182T. It is also important to note that due to complexity of the G1000 the Cessna 182T requires an instrument rating to be eligible to get checked out in the aircraft. On the flight portion expect to get to know the G1000, basic maneuvers, emergency procedures, and landings. Expect a one hour or more ground to go over the checkout test and any other additional questions and ground training you might need to assure safety. Resources to help aid you in successfully completing the checkout test will be listed below in the "Resources" section.

Cessna 182T Skylane Checkout Test

Checkout Guidelines

Garmin G1000 Manual​