Recurrency

Biennial Flight Review

Every skill tends to deteriorate if not practiced regularly. This principle is particularly true for flying an airplane. Pilots, who do not regularly and frequently exercise their flying skills, not only severely compromise their own safety but also the safety of others. Therefore, the FAA requires every pilot to complete a flight review every two years. This review is called a biennial flight review, or BFR, and consists of a review session of at least 2 hours with a certified flight instructor. At least one hour is dedicated to an oral review of all pertinent regulations and flight procedures, and at least one hour is devoted to a flight review, during which the flight instructor evaluates the pilot's capability to operate the airplane safely in every situation. Call us to schedule your next BFR, and keep your skills up to the highest standards.

FAA Wings Program

Even though completing the required BFR will keep a pilot flying legally, it might not be enough to maintain proficiency at a safe level. Therefore, the FAA has established the Pilot Proficiency Award Program, or Wings Program. We highly recommend joining this excellent program, particularly to all pilots with low flight time or those who fly only occasionally. For more information about how to participate, visit the FAA website at www.faasafety.gov/about/wings.aspx, or call us.

Marcair Flight Currency Requirements

With the aim of maintaining the highest level of proficiency, and thus safety for all our pilot customers, and in order to protect and maintain our aircraft in the best possible condition for our customers' enjoyment, Marcair has established specific pilot currency requirements. To check out an airplane for rental, the pilot must meet the following recent flight experience:

Pilot Total Time Time required in Type Aircraft Type
0 - 350 hours 1 hour with at least 3 Takeoffs & Landings Within past 30 days Fixed Gear
350 - 500 hours 1 hour with at least 3 Takeoffs & Landings Within past 60 days Fixed Gear
150 - 500 hours 1 h our with at least 3 Takeoffs & Landings Within past 30 days Complex and Tailwheel
> 500 hours 1 hour with at least 3 Takeoffs & Landings Within past 90 days Fixed Gear
> 500 hours 1 hour with at least 3 Takeoffs & Landings Within past 60 days Complex and Tailwheel