Episode #18 – Aircraft Accidents, Recurrent Training, & Pilot Proficiency

Both Carl and Len are airline pilots and go through a great deal of recurrent flight and ground training each year. As an airline Captain, Carl has recurrent ground training once a year and recurrent simulator every six months. As an airline First Office, Len has has the same except his simulator training is only once every 12 months.

As general aviation pilots, we're only required to have a flight review every 24 months. Do you think that's safe? Do you think that's enough to maintain your proficiency for your flight certificates? During this episode, we spent a great deal of time discussing recurrent pilot training, how to stay proficient, and sharing co-host methods for staying safe in their respective aircraft including some excellent reasons why recurrent training is not only important, but extremely beneficial.


You may recall in a previous episode the announcement that Victoria was hosting a Women Fly it Forward event at the Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, MD KFDK on March 10th. This day is an opportunity for women of all ages to experience their very first airplane ride for FREE as a way to promote aviation to more women. Victoria is PROUD TO ANNOUNCE that ERA pilot Sarah Fraher of Flying Wild Alaska fame will be in attendance at Women Fly It Forward to help promote and share aviation with the ladies in attendance. Don't miss this event on March 10th! Register today - seats are filling up fast.

Cruise Flight

After Landing Checklist

~ Picks of The Week ~

Rick - Gene Benson Aviation

Victoria - US Wings Pilot Shop

Len - GoPro Hero 2 HD Video Camera. Camera capabilities: Glasair Demo Flight & Women Fly It Forward Promo example videos

Carl - Tailwinds Cafe

Listen to Episode 18 Below

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