Flight Reviews §61.56
Please note, you must provide an airworthy aircraft for your flight review, I do not rent or provide aircraft for instruction.
Think of your flight review as an opportunity for continuing your aviation education. A flight review (or its equivalent) is required every two calendar years to exercise the privileges of your pilot certificate. Flight reviews can be accomplished in numerous ways. The most common methods for completing flight reviews are:
- A ground and flight lesson with an authorize flight instructor every two calendar years.
“Rusty” pilots—If it’s been more than two years or you have not maintained sufficient levels of currency and proficiency, the review may require more than a few hours of ground and flight training.
- The WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program—This program encourages an on-going training program that provides you an opportunity to fly on a regular basis with an authorized flight instructor.
The program is most effective if the training is accomplished regularly throughout the year, thus affording you the opportunity to fly in different seasons and in different flight conditions.
- Completion of a new certificate or rating
Flight Review Resources
- AC 61.98D Currency Requirements and Guidance for Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check.
The FAA’s updated guidance for flight reviews and IPCs, AC 61.98D, incorporates excellent information including flight review checklists, sample VFR and IFR proficiency plans, and links to resources.
- Rusty Pilot Resource Guide PDF (AOPA)
- FAA WINGS Proficiency Education
- Standard format for a weather briefing (PDF)
- Flight Service: 1800wxbrief.com
- AWC – Aviation Weather Center: Aviationweather.gov