To legally pilot the FLS Microjet, the FAA requires a BD-5J Experimental Type Rating (ETR). In order to receive the required ETR, each pilot must first obtain a temporary FAA issued Letter Of Authorization (LOA) to conduct flight training. He will then complete ground and flight training with an authorized BD-5J flight instructor, and finally receive a “check flight” examination by an FAA Experimental Aircraft Examiner. It is recommended that pilots have at least 1,000 hours of flight time, including 100 hours in turbojet aircraft, to receive an LOA. BD-Micro is introducing a program for the qualification and training of FLS Microjet pilots.