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VFR single pilot in a Citation V jet.

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Here a new video showing the cockpit procedures and the workload management when flying single pilot in a high performance business jet. This aircraft is not certified for single pilot operation, the FAA, however, grants a single pilot exemption to pilots who undergo a specific simulator training every 12 months. (www.youtube.com) More...

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okguido
Guido Warnecke 5
Hi Spencer,
you are correct on the rudder/aileron connection. Seems to be a "Cessna" thing. I see this in other Cessna too, like the C210 and 402.
Good point with the power settings. These are not FADEC engines, so we have to set power with altitude and temperature tables.
I will incorporate this.
Thanks for your comment.
Happy Landings,
Guido
MultiComm
I know the Piper Seneca has this rudder/aileron connection but have not known a Cessna to have this...only traditional rudder/nose gear connections.

Does it have a tiller control for sharp ground taxi/turns? Or is this reserved for much larger transport category jets?
okguido
Guido Warnecke 3
No tiller here. This is for heavier aircraft. I have flown the Gulfstream I and II, both have a tiller. You use it to 80 Kts and then transition to rudder and yoke.
Happy Landings,
Guido
stpetebro
Nick Carper 3
Excellent video, thanks for sharing Guido. Very informative, i'm an IFR pilot of a Piper Arrow and don't get to see the inside of planes like this!

Nick
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
It is my greatest pleasure, Nick!
If you count all the levers and switches in your Arrow you will see that there is not much more to do in a Citation jet. especially the engine management is much easier than in a piston engine.
Happy Landings,
Guido
C2BK
Bob Kirchner 2
Guido,I must have missed it but do you typically deploy speed brakes upon touchdown?
Nicely flown trip.....

Bob
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
Thanks Cpt. As always an enjoyable and informative ride.
Steel61
Steel61 2
Fun to watch but i don't find the solo pilot aspect all that alarming. Just consider the young officer in his/her early twenties who is airborne right now in a T-38. More alarming will be the day when no pilot will be on board. Oh shoot, there I go throwing a whole new spin on this.
mjsracing1
Steve Shaw 2
Great Video Guido. I fly a CJ3 as pilot with a FO and it can get very busy at times.......especially in class B around NYC and ATL and others. The need for crosschecks and keeping all info current on each panel is even more important single pilot. And yes, I didn't hear a taxi clearance for the geese either. Must have been student pilots eager to get airborne. Very impressive video indeed. Thanks. I know it wasn't as easy as it looked. Blue Skies and Calm Winds my Friend.
jimmax23
Jim Maxwell 2
Great video, as always. I was on my 2nd solo XC last night, and the workload management thing applied to me even in a Piper Warrior. My CFI puts emphasis on staying ahead of the plane, and your videos reinforce it for me.

I was talking to Class C approach controller, called that I had my non-controlled destination in sight (just outside C airspace). Went through my landing checklist at that time. Expecting freq change, there were skydivers jumping over my destination and 3 other planes approaching to land. I was pretty busy but the controller kept an eye on everything. Once the jumpers were clear, I ended up 1st to enter the pattern and was really glad I was already set up for landing.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
Thank you Steve. I hold a 525 (S) rating and have flown the CJ2+.
Happy Landings,
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
Thanks Jim.
Congrats on the second solo cross country!
Some principles apply in any airplane and you can basically kill your self in any airplane too.
Your CFI is right. Never fly through a pocket of air that you have not flown through before "mentally". Stay ahead, think ahead. The workload in piston engine airplanes is very high too.
Thanks again & happy landings,
Guido
MANBOI
MANBOI 0
The CJ's are a different aircraft from the legacy 500 series.
lsailing
lamont sailing 4
Do not land short of any threshold. Keep your hand on the yoke when thrust reversers are deployed. ( slight forward pressure.) Even when taxing. Always stay on the center of the taxi line.
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 4
Thanks for the videos. You're an inspiration to all of us student pilots who are hoping to make a career of aviation.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 9
Thank you Ben for your friendly comment.
It is a great pleasure. If you guy continue watching my videos, I will continue to make them.
Happy Landings,
Guido
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 2
I'll certainly keep watching them.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
All good points.
Happy Landings,
Guido
seahawker01
Ryan Moran 0
try getting out of the sim and flying jets in the real world sometime.
Mungrel
James Ashurst 3
Great video Guido, Thoroughly enjoy watching your youtube uploads
okguido
Guido Warnecke 3
Bob, when I am single pilot, I often do not deploy them. Too much going on after touch down...
These are not as big as lift spoilers of larger jets like the Gulfstream.
Happy Landings,
Guido
jaypek
Phil Knox 3
Totally professional...as always, Guido!
That cockpit looks very cosy with that camera lens!
rjudy175e
Richard Judy 3
I too am a big fan of your videos, but really like this one because you are explaining more of what you're doing and why you're doing it. You seem more relaxed in this video...maybe it's becasue you're in "jeans and T-shirt" mode. Great videos and please keep them coming

BTW, what kind of audio cord are you using to record the intercom and ATC audio? I just purchased a GoPro Hero 3 and want to start recording some of my flights as well.
C2BK
Bob Kirchner 3
Manboi..... Although I'm not exactly sure what you mean by your comment....I respect your opinion nevertheless. And you are certainly entitled to it as well......what I can tell you is this.......at any one time there are about 200 of us that fly these airplanes single pilot. Regarding the CE 500 series, as Guido points out, these airplanes require a single pilot exemption. For the CJ/525 series, this is a little different as it requires a C525 "S" type rating.. I have flown Citations single pilot for over 30 years and almost 10,000 hrs now..and without hesitation I can tell you that Guido is a total professional..I don't know him and have never met him....but....I feel I am qualified to make that statement.......We are required to do everything a two pilot crew would do during initial and recurrent training..and...take a pass/fail check ride at the end... On the surface, I can see why you may think that what we do as single pilots in these airplanes is an anomaly, but I can assure you that we earn our "stripes" to do what we do......and again....I completely respect your opinion....you are welcome to go on a trip with me any time......cheers to all!!...Bob
okguido
Guido Warnecke 5
Thanks Phil.
And unfortunately I have to say the cockpit pretty small.
The aircraft is built for passenger comfort, not so much for pilot's comfort...
Happy Landings,
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
My greatest pleasure, James.
Happy Landings,
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
Thanks Richard.
I use an adapter and connect the audio to the head set sockets.
Happy Landings,
Guido
209flyboy
209flyboy 1
Good comment Bob.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thank you Bob.
I hold a C525 (S) rating too, flown the CJ2+
Both the C525 and the CE560 are easy to fly. The better automation and modern instrumentation makes the 525 may be a bit easier. FADEC also takes some workload off.
We do the single pilot exemption at CAE Simuflite. Pretty tough but ok for an experienced pilot who is humble and willing to learn.
Happy Landings,
Guido
MANBOI
MANBOI 0
Here's what I mean... Crashes in single pilot Citations are more than double the rate in professionally crewed Citations. The 560, in my hand, is a handful if anything goes sideways and Guido even said he doesn't deploy speed brakes since there's so much going on at touchdown. On final, typically over populated areas, there is too much to go wrong and we should be more responsible to innocent people in the plane, on the ground and to our aviation reputation as a whole. I have owned and flown the Ultra, Bravo and XLS+.

Can you? Yes. Should you? No. I repeat... sooner or later, asking for trouble.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
We do single pilot mainly for reposition flights in good weather.
No part 135 flight permitted on the CE560 single pilot.
Happy Landings,
Guido
MANBOI
MANBOI -4
Yes, stringing cables and splitting coms to capture audio for posting to youtube is very professional. Doing it while narrating for the youtube audience of flightsim pilots, flying a 16,000lb jet, single pilot is extremely professional.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
Are there any positive thoughts bouncing around in there?
joelwiley
joel wiley 0
Positively speaking, if one is a professional,then any behavior one engages in is professional behavior.

If you consider that Guido is in instruction mode for the class here,
Manboi can also criticize him for lecturing.

More lectures, please.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 2
Because one is a "professional" does not automatically translate to a guarantee that every thought or action will be professional. Your thinking is flawed.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
That is a true statement, Donna.
Happy Landings,
Guido
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
Disagree, the flaw is in the use of the word 'professional': using it as a title vs as a descriptor for a standard of behavior. T'was in response to perceived sarcasm on the part of Manboi.
We are in agreement.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 0
Thank you Joel - more videos are in the works.
Happy Landings,
Guido
MANBOI
MANBOI -4
There are about 3,500 non CJ 500 series (500,501,550,551,560) and about 200 of you are flying SP. Some of those, most of the ones I know, are flying with a safety pilot. The rest of you (-2%) guys must be really smart and have something over the rest of us. I decline your invitation.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 3
I'll go Guido. Hit me up.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 0
:-)
Happy landings,
Guido
clipper759
joe johnson 2
No Flap position indicator on a 1.8ish million dollar turbofan? Jesus Cessna.

Great video Guido. Thanks for the ride.

[This poster has been suspended.]

okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
Yes Phil, a simple pin moving next to the flap lever....
Happy Landings,
Guido
davysims
David Sims 2
Just like a 172.
clipper759
joe johnson 2
Precisely my point.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
Thank you!
Honestly I just thought exactly the same....
Happy Landings,
Guido
MultiComm
Great Video!

Does is aircraft have a rudder/aileron interconnect? I noticed the yoke moving as you taxi. Is there tiller steering or only nose gear rudder pedal linkage?

Also, wouldn't be possible to include power setting at various points such as initial cruise, decent, and approach. I heard flight idle on short final which was neat. Very short approach. Great job!
johnatti2000
John Hensley 1
Mr. Guido, very impressive, single pilot vfr C525. Me, C172 (1959), if you are ever in the LAX area, give a holler, I'm just minutes away at KCPM and if available would really appreciate observing you in person. Do you have a website showing other times flying the Citation? Again, it was a pleasure watching your video. Kindest regards: John Hensley
redaero
redaero 1
Terrific video; great footage for an Aerospace Engineer who never seems to have the money or the time to fly. I'd love to put together a simulator that would duplicate what I just watched.
johnatti2000
John Hensley 1
Guido: Great video; please add me to your list of watchers, do you have a website showing your video(s). If your ever in LAX, or better yet, KCPM, give me a holler, It would be my privilege to fly with you. Me, little ol 1959 C172 owner/pilot. Thanks again for the video. johnatti2000@yahoo.com
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thanks for your comment Fred. As mentioned earlier, the video is cut, so not any time I have looked out of the window can be seen. It is always a compromise between "inside / outside" the cockpit. A classic shortfall of single pilot flying. At 02:40 you see me checking the approach path before entering the active runway. The TCAS II helps a lot too but is no substitute for a pair of eyes...
Thanks for watching my videos & Happy Landings,
Guido
FredBrinkel
Fred Brinkel 1
Really interesting and informing video. Good comments about staying ahead of the airplane. I remember my first trip in a high performance single. I was working. One comment. Considering a VFR flight, I did not see one look out the left window other the checking for inbound traffic while taking the active runway for departure. Considering you we're canted toward the center of the airplane, I would have thought the look out the window would have been more exaggerated. Just good peripheral vision?
htthree
Harry Thomas 1
Another wonderful flight, Guido. It is always a pleasure to watch you fly.
eckstrombryan
Bryan Eckstrom 1
wow great shot. I love just the little tap at rotate ! Thats all it takes to get in the air wow crazy !! NICE
aqqn
Alain QQN 1
209flyboy
209flyboy 1
Thanks Guido for showing your flights. I have a couple of friends that are watching and they are getting interested in flying.
jrbeejay
John Beech 1
Excellent video, as always, Guido. I have uploaded many of your videos and all are very enjoyable. I was a UK licensed Engineer for over 45 years(now happily retired) but follow sites like yours to keep the memories alive.
Happy Flying
John
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thank you Harry!
Happy Landings,
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thanks!
We need more people in the aviation community!
Happy landings,
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thank you very much, Alain!
Happy Landings.
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thank you very much, John!
Happy Landings,
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thank you John!
I have no website showing the videos, this might come in the future.
Greetings to the West Coast and happy landings,
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thank you very much John!
I am glad you like my videos.
Happy Landings,
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thank you very much for your friendly comment.
It is really unfortunate the the cost for flying has gone up so much in the past 15 years.
Happy Landings,
Guido
WeatherWise
WeatherWise 1
Even for a non-pilot, who since childhood hasn't been able to get his head out of the clouds, it is indeed a pleasure flying with you, sir!
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
Thank you for watching my videos.
Happy Landings,
Guido
aircarver
Greg Depp 1
So that's like $600 gas to go 30 miles !?
edgetl
I've watched a lot of your videos and I absolutely love them! There is very few commercial pilots with YouTube channels out there that upload such high quality and informative videos. They are especially fun for me not only because I'm a student pilot but because I live at waypoint DNNIS (near KLGA) so I get see my backyard at times. Maybe I'll my rooftop if you ever film the Expressway Visual Rwy 31 into KLGA ;-)

Prosit!
Derg
Roland Dent 1
So this is flown under a private GA tag and not commercial?
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
Hi Greg,
It is a 130 miles...
Not much better gas mileage...
Jets burn fuel. A lot.
Happy Landings
Guido
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
It is flown under FAA part 91 regulations (private flights)
Happy Landings,
Guido
Derg
Roland Dent 1
edgetl
*maybe I'll SEE my rooftop
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thanks for you kind words, Cole!
Happy Landings,
Guido
MANBOI
MANBOI 0
Asking for trouble, sooner or later. Eventually this will give the media another sensational headline and the rest of us a black eye.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 4
I understand your concerns. We have several jet operators at KDXR and we all operate since decades here, very safely. All within stabilized approach criteria and very well within the "book numbers" for the airplanes. These are "slow" Citation Jets, with landings speeds lower than a King Air. If there is any doubt or concern e.g. for weather, we land at nearby big airports like KHPN.
Thanks for watching my videos & happy landings,
Guido
gaynoreric
eric gaynor 0
Flying skills great, radio skills not so
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Yes Eric... my German accent gives me a way...
Happy Landings,
Guido
johndanzy
John Danzy 4
Wow. Perfect example of "haters gonna hate."

You, sir, are a true professional. Keep up the good work and please continue sharing your amazing videos!
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
Thank you very much, John
Please also keep professional courtesy to fellow pilots who may have different opinions. This is how we exchange thoughts and learn more to become better, safer pilots.
Thank you for watching my videos & happy Landings,
Guido
MANBOI
MANBOI -4
And dangerous people are going to kill people by doing the same things over and over that we should have learned from previous fatal events.
dtcom
David Tobachnik -2
Great video, but it is scary to think people may emulate some of the things the pilot does. Going through a pre-takeoff checklist while taxiing, especially single pilot, is dangerous. Also, I don't think it is a good idea to post a video of an intentional FAR violation. The flight is apparently departing from Runway 29 Chester County airport in PA, KMQS. This runway requires LEFT turns, yet this pilot made a right turnout on departure. Best to file a NASA form if it's not too late!
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
Right!
Mr. Warnecke is such a careless flyer, it's a wonder he's lasted this long.

With enough regulation, if you do anything at all, or even nothing at all,
you have violated some.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
By the way, if this was an intentional violation, a NASA form won't save you from anything...
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
The procedures are recommended, not mandatory. There are no FAR's that were violated, however common sense and safety should be paramount...
209flyboy
209flyboy 0
There's always an 'expert' who knows every detail of how to fly. Pleas go back to your books and simulator. You obviously don't know all the details of that particular flight. Jeeez.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp -3
It's uncontrolled. 0 traffic
dtcom
You mean it's "non-towered." FARs require LEFT turns in the traffic pattern unless there is a published Right Traffic for a given runway. At a towered airport, the controller can give you permission to make right turns, at a non-towered airport, you must depart straight out or turn left.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
It's recommended to depart straight out or turn after you're above TPA, not mandatory...
okguido
Guido Warnecke 1
Thanks for the update!
Happy Landings,
Guido
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp -2
Then call the FAA on Guido
dtcom
Do you mean that my comment is invalid or do you just like making meaningless remarks? The departure should have been straight out or a left turn. Not a right turn. Student pilots may be viewing these videos and think it is OK to do what they want instead of following proper procedure. Calling the FAA would not serve any purpose. My comment on filing a NASA report (if you don't know what that is, please google it) was based on the possibility that the FAA could see the video, or some misguided reader would forward the info to the FAA, and cause Guido some problems.

Your comment that there is 0 traffic at that airport is incorrect. If that were true, Guido would not have taken off. In fact, that airport has an average of 142 operations per day.

Airports with very little traffic can elicit complacency on the part of pilots who expect that there will be no traffic. Although that is sometimes the case, the rules are in place to prevent planes from hitting each other. Even with very little traffic, that is a possibility.

If you have any meaningful insights to add, please feel free. If you think it's OK to turn right at an airport with left traffic, please enlighten me with your reasoning.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 4
David,
your point is well taken and your comments are much appreciated.
Please stay tuned and watch future videos of me. You will see that your concerns and comments are not ignored.
Happy landings,
Guido
shmax525
shmax525 4
I might have a meaningful insight for you....can you please quote the FAR that requires left hand turns? I am almost possitive (99.999%) that it is not.I know that it is mentioned in the AIM, but that is not regulatory.
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 4
It seems to me that there are some people in this world who, when they see somebody who's obviously very good at what they do, try to find any little thing wrong in order to make that person look bad. It must make them feel good, I don't know why it would.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 3
Thank you Ben.
Happy Landings,
Guido
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 2
I believe what he meant by 0 traffic, was that no other aircraft was operating there at the time...
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
One day.......I will fly like this Captain Warnecke
jfflyboy
jfflyboy 0
Great video Guido. I'm single pilot typed in a CJ2. Other than the TRs there wasn't a whole lot that was different from what I do. Don't you wish you had FADEC? I do!
okguido
Guido Warnecke 2
FADEC makes engine management much easier. Can't have it all...
Happy Landings,
Guido
whm3
Walter Mills -4
This is a VFR flight in a single pilot jet. Why then do we see so much head down time in climb out and descent? Running checklists when the aircraft is moving and having non essential verbal time spent on narrating is stupid.
okguido
Guido Warnecke 4
Your comments are much appreciated, Walter.
The video is edited and cut in length (would be a bit long and boring otherwise). So you might not see that I try to look out as much as possible and also use ATC as much as possible (traffic advisory). The TCAS II with traffic resolution / advisory a great tool too. I am always very alert below 10,000ft and especially when approaching airports. The narration is not a distraction at all to me. We do a lot of mentoring for new First Officers and in comparison to single pilot flying this rather might be seen as a distraction.
Single pilot flying is always subject to controversial discussions. As an example, during the take off run I have no option other than "divide" my attention inside / outside the cockpit as I have to monitor the engine gauges at any time to make split second take off reject decisions. We go through a very stringent simulator training every 12 months for the single pilot endorsement on the Citation V jet.
Thanks again for your watching my videos and for your comments,
Happy Landings,
Guido