Helicopter Flight Review

Normally flight reviews are conducted in our Schweizer 300CB helicopter. However, we can conduct a flight review in your helicopter. For all flight reviews, we will customize the flight review to meet your particular circumstances. As regulation 14 CFR 61.56 states, the flight review must include at least 1 hour of ground (with some exceptions) and at least one hour of flight time. 

Unless people are familiar with flying the Schweizer 300, we find that the flight review can take significantly more time.

We address the required topics within the flight review as outlined in 14 CFR 61.56, which are pretty generic:

(1) A review of the current general operating and flight rules of part 91 of this chapter; and

(2) A review of those maneuvers and procedures that, at the discretion of the person giving the review, are necessary for the pilot to demonstrate the safe exercise of the privileges of the pilot certificate.

Although we will tailor the flight review to your specific needs, we always include emergency procedures such as autorotations and stuck pedal.

Helicopter Flight Review Questions

No.  The FAA flight review is good for all categories. That is, if you perform a flight review in a helicopter, you would not need to perform a flight review in an airplane.  The reverse is true as well.  Flight review requirements are addressed in FAA Aviation Circular (AC) 61-98D – Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight ReviewCheck.

Yes.  We will gladly help you complete the WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program in lieu a flight review.  Actually, we find it very beneficial for pilots to complete the WINGS program over time, helping to ensure that they are continually keeping up their skills.  The WINGS program is more beneficial for pilots that are not flying on a regular basis.