Preparation

  1. Aeronautical History
    Complete the Pilot’s Aeronautical History for Flight Review. Send to your instructor prior to scheduling your review so that they instructor can tailor the review for your unique needs.
  2. WINGS
    If you haven’t already, register for the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program account on http://www.faasafety.gov. Click here to learn more about the WINGS program.
  3. Part 91 and AIM Review
    Review the material in the Part 91 and AIM using the FAA WINGS Flight Review Prep Guide (which counts in WINGS as 1 Basic Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3.You can access this guide at http://www.faasafety.gov. Search for the ‘Flight Review Prep Guide’ course under ‘Courses’. This direct link may also work for you: https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_content.aspx?cID=25.

    Take the time to read through the linked documents in the course. Bring your completion certificate to the review.

  4. Accident Analysis – Top 10 causes of GA accidents
    Search for and analyze the accident reports for three general aviation accidents, from at least three of the Top 10 causes list below. You can search for accident reports at the NTSB aviation accident database. Bring these reports to the review and be prepared to discuss how the accident chain could have been prevented.

    • Loss of Control In-flight
    • Controlled Flight into Terrain
    • System Component Failure – Powerplant
    • Low Altitude Operations
    • Unknown or Undetermined
    • Other
    • Fuel Related
    • System Component Failure – Non-Powerplant
    • Midair Collision
    • Windshear or Thunderstorms

     

  5. Cross Country Planning
    During the ground discussion, you will plan a cross-country flight to a Class C airport. Bring the flight planning tools that you typically use to plan a flight.
  6. Maneuvers Review Preparation
    During the flight portion of the review, you will accomplish many of the maneuvers in these four WINGS flight activities. If you feel rusty on any of these maneuvers, we recommend spending time with an instructor knocking off this rust prior to the review.

    Flight Topic 1 – A070405-07 – ASEL-Takeoffs, Landings, Go-arounds (Pvt, Comm’l, ATP)

    1. Area of Operation IV, Task A: Normal and Crosswind Takeoff and Climb
    2. Area of Operation IV, Task B: Normal and Crosswind Approach and Landing
    3. Area of Operation IV, Task D: Soft-Field Approach and Landing
    4. Area of Operation IV, Task F: Short-field Approach and Landing
    5. Area of Operation IV, Task L: Go-Around/Rejected Landing

     

    Flight Topic 2 – A070405-08 – ASEL-Slow Flight, Stall, Basic Instruments (Pvt, Comm’l, ATP)

    1. Area of Operation VIII, Task A: Maneuvering During Slow Flight
    2. Area of Operation VIII, Task B: Power-Off Stalls
    3. Area of Operation VIII, Task C: Power-On Stalls
    4. Area of Operation IX, Task A: Basic Instrument Maneuvers, Straight-and-Level Flight
    5. Area of Operation IX, Task D: Basic Instrument Maneuvers, Turns to Headings
    6. Area of Operation IX, Task E: Recovery from Unusual Flight Attitudes

     

    Flight Topic 3 – A100125-07 – ASEL-Airport Operations (Pvt, Comm’l, ATP)

    1. Area of Operation II, Task A: Preflight Inspection
    2. Area of Operation II, Task D: Taxiing
    3. Area of Operation III, Task A: Radio Communications and ATC Light Signals
    4. Area of Operation III, Task B: Traffic Patterns
    5. Area of Operation III, Task C: Airport, Runway, and Taxiway Signs, Markings, and Lighting
    6. Area of Operation IV, Task E: Short-Field Takeoff and Maximum Performance Climb

     

    Flight Topic 3 – A100125-09 – ASEL-Navigation (Pvt, Comm’l, ATP)

    1. Area of Operation VII, Task A: Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
    2. Area of Operation VII, Task B: Navigation Systems and Radar Services
    3. Area of Operation VII, Task C: Diversion
    4. Area of Operation VII, Task D: Lost Procedures

     

     

  7. Emergency Procedures Preparation
    Review your airplane’s POH/AFM to refresh on the appropriate procedures for the emergencies listed below. Plan that we will simulate at least one of these during the flight portion of the review.
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    • partial or complete power loss.
    • engine roughness or overheat.
    • carburetor or induction icing.
    • loss of oil pressure.
    • fuel starvation.
    • electrical malfunction.
    • vacuum/pressure, and associated flight instruments malfunction.
    • pitot/static system malfunction.
    • landing gear or flap malfunction.
    • inoperative trim.
    • inadvertent door or window opening.
    • structural icing.
    • smoke/fire/engine compartment fire.
    • any other emergency appropriate to the airplane.