The purpose of the flight review required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 61.56 is to provide for a regular evaluation of pilot skills and aeronautical knowledge.

The Flight Review is required to exercise your privileges to act as pilot in command.  The reason is to ensure that a pilot is current on any changes in flight rules, regulations, and as well as ensuring pilot skill competency. 

Flight reviews are required for all general aviation pilots. No general aviation pilot may act as pilot in command of an aircraft unless, within the preceding 24 calendar months, that pilot has accomplished a flight review in accordance with FAA guidelines.

How long does the flight review take?

FAR 61.56 states that a minimum of 1 hour ground review and 1 hour of flight review be received in the areas necessary to demonstrate safe flight. These are only minimums. Our ground portions is usually 1 hour and our flight portion can range from 1 – 1 ½ hours depending on the performance of the pilot.

Since we will be covering “the areas necessary to demonstrate safe flight” you can expect the following:

Ground Review:

  • Airspace
  • Recency of Flight Requirements for Carrying Passengers
  • VFR Minimums
  • Review of Local Area Flight Conditions
  • Weather
  • Weight and Balance
  • Flight Planning
  • Review of Airport Operations

Flight Flight:

  • Preflight Checklists
  • Ground handing and inflation
  • Navigation
  • Airport operations
  • Takeoff and ascents
  • Descents and landings
  • Emergency conditions and procedures
  • Post flight procedures
  • Flight reviews can be done in our balloon or in your own balloon.

The flight review is vital link in the general aviation safety chain.

To serve the aviation safety purpose for which it was intended, therefore, the flight review must be far more than an exercise in watching the clock and checking the box.

Please e-mail to create a flight review working together.

Cost is $150.00 includes 1 hour of inflight instruction and 1 hour of ground instruction.