Why Technically Advance Airplane (TAA)
A TAA can help you become a Commercial Pilot. You need 10 hours in a complex airplane (land or sea, depending on the class of airplane you intend to take the practical exam in). You also had the option to complete all or some of those 10 hours in a turbine-powered airplane.
FAR 61.129 now requires commercial pilot applicants for a single-engine airplane rating to log, among other requirements, “20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(1) of this part that includes at least … 10 hours of training in a complex airplane, a turbine-powered airplane, or a technically advanced airplane (TAA) that meets the requirements of paragraph (j) of this section, or any combination thereof. The airplane must be appropriate to land or sea for the rating sought."
A TAA is also an excellent platform for to use for and Instrument training instruction platform. It makes the procedures easier to understand and provides for exceptional situational awareness. Training in the one of these aircraft also provide invaluable experience transition to more complex and capable aircraft preparing the student to pursue a career in the aviation industry.
What is Technically Advance Airplane (TAA)
According to FAR 61.1, a TAA is an airplane equipped with an electronically advanced avionics system. To further define what electronic display equipment is required in a TAA the FAA also created 61.129(j):
(j)Technically advanced airplane. Unless otherwise authorized by the Administrator, a technically advanced airplane must be equipped with an electronically advanced avionics system that includes the following installed components: