What is tough for new pilots, however, is the standard to which they’re held during training, all based on the ATP airmen certification standards that demand plus or minus 100 feet and 5 knots of airspeed, but all while flying IFR. The Cirrus people begin the training conversation long before a new owner arrives in Knoxville. It begins with a thorough understanding of how to integrate those often-new pilot standards that Vision Jet pilots will need to adapt. “Now, we're going to conduct four approaches back to back to back without breaking,” Wellik says. “That’s 2½ hours of really intense flying. We deal with people who run businesses and are not professional pilots. They just dream about flying airplanes. They're not focused on this kind of thing, so it’s a huge step for them.” Of course, there are the other topics most pilots would expect during training. “They learn the avionics, the operating procedures, build their systems knowledge and learn the maneuvers,” Wellik says. “Then they have to put it all together.” Most owners show up a couple of days before ground school to take Cirrus’ two-day avionics course separately, where they practice the basics like programming frequencies, loading flight plans, loading departures and arrivals, finding the checklists.” Wellik says Cirrus’ training works “not because we're full of ourselves, it's because we have a standard.” When a training session is complete, most pilots realize they were either up to standards or were not.