January 2016 Issue

Pilot Flight Reviews: Maximizing Value

Keeping the cost down and getting the most out of your flight review means good communication with your CFI and doing your homework ahead of time.

Flight reviews are not checkrides. You won't fail them, but they are mandatory every two years. When it's time for your next flight review, treat it as a brush-up session. Review operating and flight rules and inspect your tailwheel. Discuss flight risks like runway loss of control, night instrument approaches, and low altitude maneuvering. In short, make your flight review work for you.

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