AEROCOR, flight training provider for the Eclipse light business jet, saw increased pilot training volume – by up to 20% – in 2023.

The company’s training department also saw steady demand throughout the year for recurrent pilot training across both the owner flown and contract pilot segments.

“The uptick in new pilot training events coupled with continued demand for recurrent training is a very positive marker for the Eclipse community,” said the firm’s training manager Jens Personius.

“It’s encouraging to see new and younger pilots stepping into the Eclipse space.”

In 2023, AEROCOR also rolled out two new training options for potential students, including a Pinch Hitter companion course tailored for non-pilots and an in-house Upset Recovery Training programme.

“We are thrilled to offer these new training options as we believe they not only enhance safety, but empower students with more control over their training journey,” said Personius.

“Imparting knowledge of basic emergency procedures to non-pilot companions enhances overall safety, promotes preparedness, and contributes to a sense of calm and confidence during flights; furthermore, the ability to complete upset recovery in-house with the same instructor adds flexibility by allowing seamless scheduling and ensures training consistency.”Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter