Hi Bob, sorry I missed the timeframe for you. I applied for it back in February and they finally got it processed today. I don't think the MSP FSDO has done one before, so it took maybe a bit of time just for them to digest the concept.
I'm hoping more people eventually are able to offer transition training in other areas of the country to make it easier for everyone. To me, it's a good idea from a safety perspective, but with insurance company requirements it's a real hindrance for some people if they can't get some time in type signed off before their first flight too. I also know that even though I was fairly proficient when I did my RV-10 transition training that it was the training time that made my first flight be very comfortable in the RV-10. Without it, I would have had a lot more to process on that first flight. Even a couple hours is better than nothing.
Todd, sounds good. I've got a big year this year so am happy to have people say it's coming down the road some time. My first daughter is graduating in 2 weeks from High School...top of her class, so we're of course doing the normal events for that, and then on to the college time. My second daughter is about to turn 16 and now has about 45 hours between the RV-10 and RV-14 and will spend her 16th birthday having me solo her in the RV-14. So for me, until June I'm going to have my hands full just keeping everything together.
Looking forward to the long term of being able to enjoy these planes, take them many fun places, and hopefully meet the needs of some people who need transition training.