Seems like I just took my BFR (Biennial Flight Review) but it’s already that time again. Pilots are certificated to fly for as long as they are physically capable. A pilot’s license isn’t a license at all but a certificate of “demonstrated ability.” As such, we are required to demonstrate our ability to safely pilot an aircraft on an on-going basis. For a pleasure flyer like myself it’s every two years.
Since I’m a cheap pleasure flyer I’m heading down to Fresno Chandler Airport (KFCH) for a free Wings seminar and free flight instruction both of which will satisfy my BFR requirement. The Wings program is a series of free safety seminars sponsored by the FAA. It promises to be a fun day that will help make me a safer pilot all around.
Here’s some information on Wings Weekend 2006.
*** UPDATE ***
The flight was a no-go because of weather. Guess I’ll have to pay for my BFR like everyone else.