The Flight Review
So, you decided that you weren't going to finish your Wings phase or you just so happened let life stumble in the way of your flying.
Come in for a no hassle flight review.
It's not pass or fail.
Often times you might run into an instructor that feels like they have to excersize their power and grind you down on every single little maneuver and give you what seems like a second private pilot checkride. Yuck, who wants to do that, answer is no one.
However that doesn't mean we will just pencil whip you a flight review after two hours of your time, you do need to demostrate a minimum level of proficency.
This is what the FAA says:
(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (f) of this section, a flight review consists of a minimum of 1 hour of flight training and 1 hour of ground training. The review must include:
(1) A review of the current general operating and flight rules of part 91 of this chapter; and
(2) A review of those maneuvers and procedures that, at the discretion of the person giving the review, are necessary for the pilot to demonstrate the safe exercise of the privileges of the pilot certificate.
What does that mean to you?
What that little FAA blurb means to you is that when you schedule your flight review with us, we are going to email you a little packet to finish (you can also download it on the left hand side of the screen). The packet consists of most things that you should easily know already, and a few things that may have changed over the past year. Think of it as a little take home test you have to spend about an hour studying for that we will review together when you get there, just to make sure that you are up to date with the current hoopla.
As for the second part. We will delve into your logbook to see what kind of flying you have been doing, and to what level you are certified. Then we will go up do a little bit of air work, and observe you doing the normal type of flying that you routinely do.
Typically we use the FAA WINGS safety program to complete flight reviews. www.faasafety.gov for more information. This method has many advantages over the standard anxiety ridden flight review. Please contact us for more information.
Will I have to do Stalls?
Absolutely. It's critical as an aviator that you are proficent in stall recognition and recovery with minimum loss of altitude, you never know when it could happen to you and we want to make sure that if it does, you are going to be A-O K.
Checkout our handy dandy angle of attack and stalls video on the video page.
Do you have more questions?
Great! We love questions. Give us a call 401-216-9359 and we will help you out!