I'm just finishing up Air Force Pilot Training (UPT).
The day after graduation we are issued commercial certificates for SEL and MEL.
The military does things pretty different from the civilian world though. I don't have any sort of physical log book of my military training in the T6 and T38.
Can I go rent a "high performance" "complex" airplane after I get my FAA commercial? I don't have any logbook or endorsements, but all of my training would surely meet these requirements. The T-6 was 1100HP, and the T38 is an after-burning, supersonic jet.
I was hoping to take my family out flying over the holidays in a Cessna Twin.
I was home a few weeks ago and went into a local FBO and asked about renting a twin over the holidays. They told me I didn't have the proper training in a "complex" "high performance" aircraft (they really acted like they didn't believe I was an Air Force pilot).
It almost seems like there's something about the civilian world that I'm not in the loop on.