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GUMPS Check Explained

Every pilot is familiar with checklists. Even on the simplest aircraft, there are tasks and actions that should be accomplished before, during, and after a flight. Omitting or forgetting a key step can result in poor performance (leaving flaps down or mixture rich) or damage to the aircraft (failure to extend landing gear or advancing Read More…

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Biennial Flight Review Explained

To start off this article, we thought it would be important to quote the exact FAA’s requirements for the Biennial Flight Review, or BFR. Here it is below: “Federal Aviation Regulations § 61.56 Flight review. (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (f) of this section, a flight review consists of a minimum of Read More…

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Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC): 4 Things You Need To Know

All pilots are subject to flight reviews to check their skills and to maintain their privileges to fly. Private pilots through Airline Transport Pilots (ATPs) must undergo a Biennial Flight Review (BFR) or other, often more frequent reviews, to maintain their flight privileges. The Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) is a flight review for pilots who Read More…