Q: I’m a new pilot.Can I share an aircraft?
A: Yes, new pilots can also share aircraft. The types of aircraft a new pilot can expect to fly is normally limited to simple, single engine piston aircraft like Cessna Skyhawks, Piper Cherokees, and other primary aircraft. To jump into higher-performing aircraft, pilots will have to satisfy more stringent owner and insurance prerequisites. Typically, to qualify for a Cirrus SR22, Cessna Corvallis, or other technically advanced, high performance, or multi-engine aircraft, a pilot must have logged a minimum number of hours, time-in-type, or have a minimum number of hours total time and go through transition training. And usually, the pilot must also have an instrument rating.