Turbine Legend is an American high performance Aircraft. Designed by Performance Aircraft. The power/weight ratio is similar to a fighter jet.
The aircraft is equipped with the latest avionic technology, newer than in most airliners. The engine is one the most reliable turbine engines ever.
The pilot will show the passenger how to climb up and sit down in the aircraft, carefully avoiding certain restricted areas. After buckling up, he passenger will be briefed about controlling the aircraft. Touching the controls is prohibited at any time during the flight. The pilot might grant the passenger the ability to control the aircraft if and when certain conditions are met. The command “Your control” will mark the moment the pilot is ready to hand over the aircraft to the passenger. The passenger must acknowledge it by using the phrase “My control”. During takeoff and landing, the aircraft is in controlled airspace, which requires the pilot to communicate with Skyguide operators. During this time free communication between the passenger and the pilot is not possible. In case of emergency, the pilot will provide a clear set of instructions that must be followed.
Startup of the engine and all connected systems is a continuous process. Once a stable engine run is achieved, electronics and communication systems can be turned on. Thereafter, passenger-pilot communication is enabled.
The takeoff phase requires pilot's complete attention, therefore the passenger's communication channel will be disabled. The rotation speed of the aircraft is 85 KT (150 km/h).
Let’s be honest, not everybody’s stomach reacts the same to extreme maneuvers performed by the pilot. This is why an airsickness bag is placed under the seat cushion. In cases of extreme discomfort, the passenger has to inform the pilot, and the flight will be aborted immediately.
After takeoff, the aircraft climbs like a fighter jet to the target altitude of the training space. Once the altitude is reached, the passenger can get the chance to fly the aircraft. At which moment, the pilot hands over the control of the aircraft using the phrase "Your control". In order to accept the control, the passenger must confirm by saying the phrase "My control". Other than that, the passenger's only job is to sit back and enjoy the flight.
The landing phase requires the pilot's full attention since there are many details to pay attention to for a successful landing. Once the aircraft is parked, the pilot and the passenger do a debriefing, exchanging experiences and impressions.