After an aircraft accident that claimed the lives of friends, Paul Burger made a commitment to help others avoid the same tragedy. Since then he’s donated almost $1 million and countless hours to general aviation safety.
There are more than 160,000 general aviation pilots aged 60 and older still flying, so it’s incumbent on those pilots to maintain proficiency, recognize cognitive and physiological deficiencies as they arise, reevaluate personal minimums, and adjust their flying to accommodate the inevitable changes that occur with aging. The flight instructing community is essential to these efforts.
In its fifth year, the sweepstakes awards pilots and CFIs who participate in the FAA’s WINGS program, earning chances in the sweepstakes for every WINGS phase they complete.
Just introduced is EZ-WINGS, a web app that makes it easy for CFIs and DPEs to give pilots the credit they deserve in the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.
The free workshop, designed to get general aviation pilots ready for the busy spring and summer flying season, also offers WINGS credit.
Pilots can earn WINGS credit for attending the three-hour FAA webinar over Zoom, which is designed to help pilots during the busy spring and summer flying seasons.
The WINGS Industry Network’s next WIN Insights Live broadcast features Bob Rockmaker, president and CEO of the Flight School Association of America. His presentation, “Let’s Talk About Aviation Culture,” begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
Developed in collaboration with the FAA Safety Team, the new system provides on-demand, accredited video education for pilots, A&P/IAs and other FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) at no cost to course participants.
Pilots can now claim WINGS credit for completing PlaneEnglish’s first and free course in the FAA WINGS Program called “Radio Communications at Non-Towered Airports and Class E Airspace.” Other courses will be released soon, according to company officials.