Yingling Aviation is hosting an AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar on Saturday morning October 1, 2016 from 8 AM to 11 AM. The address is 2010 S. Airport Road, Wichita, KS 67209. Advance online registration is required. Click here to register
Getting Back To Flying: Easier Than You Think
If you’re like over 500,000 other pilots (that’s right, half a million), you’ve taken a little breather from flying. Maybe more than a little. Perhaps life threw you a curve when you were expecting a fast ball. Or maybe the pitter-patter of little feet, or the building of a growing business had something to do with it. Whatever the case, things are different now. You’re back in the game and would like to start flying again. You’ve come to the right place.
No Checkride Required. You Can Do This.
You may have forgotten that pilot certificates never expire. Once a pilot, always a pilot. You never have to take another test or worry about another checkride. All you need is a Flight Review (formerly known as a BFR). That’s it. A little brush-up with your local CFI, enough flights to demonstrate competence again (minimum one hour), and – presto! – you’re back in business. Seriously, that’s all it takes.
A Rusty Pilots Seminar Gets You Started
AOPA has put together a free, comprehensive program that gives you all the information you need to get current again. Free seminars sponsored by local flight schools and clubs provide all the ground training you need, and show you, step-by-step, what you need to do to complete the Flight Review. An easy-to-follow Powerpoint presentation will bring you up to speed on hot-button issues like weather briefings, preflight planning, FARs, and airspace. You’ll learn about medical requirements, runway incursions, radio procedures and Light Sport aircraft, as well as any changes that have taken place since you last donned a headset. You’ll even leave the seminar with a logbook endorsement attesting that you’ve completed the one-hour of ground training required for the Flight Review. All this at no cost.