Aircraft with retractable undercarriage experience less drag and generally perform better than fixed undercarriage aircraft. Less drag often means greater speeds and better fuel consumption for larger flight ranges. Becoming proficient in more complex types, such as those with a retractable undercarriage is a rewarding achievement, and generally makes you more attractive to potential employers. A retractable undercarriage endorsement allows you to pilot hundreds more types of aircraft, including our higher performance aircraft such as the Cessna 210 and multi engine types.
1.5 hours in a RU Equipped Aircraft