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High Altitude Endorsement

Airplanes, especially turbo-prop airplanes, perform more efficiently at higher altitudes. However, humans do not. In order to allow us to operate at altitudes above 25,000 feet, airplanes are designed with pressurization systems. Managing the performance and pressure systems in an airplane at higher altitudes requires unique skills and knowledge. 

As an endorsement process, there are no specific flight hour requirements. However, there are specific weather, human physiology and systems requirements that must be met before obtaining the endorsement.

Speak with one of NextGen’s knowledgeable CFIs about the details for obtaining a high-altitude endorsement.