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VFR & IFR Rusty Pilot Courses

VFR & IFR Rusty Pilot Courses

We are pleased to announce the 2021 edition of the VFR and IFR Rusty Pilot courses, scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021. The courses will be taught via Zoom with the VFR course scheduled from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and the IFR course from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

The VFR Rusty Pilot course is designed for pilots that have been out of the cockpit for a few years, active pilots that would like to get up to speed on new developments in Part 91 flying, and student pilots working towards their Private or Commercial certificates. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with fellow pilots and receive a comprehensive refresher course on various topics that are essential to operating aircraft under Visual Flight Rules in the Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area and beyond. We plan to discuss the following topics:

.       Pilot Experience, Responsibilities, and Cautions

.       Airworthiness, Maintenance, and Inspections

.       Airports, Airspace, and SFRA Procedures

.       Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning

.       Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

The IFR course is designed for pilots who already have, or are in the pursuit of, an instrument rating. The course is designed to provide a review of instrument procedures for each phase of flight and will have a "procedural" focus with a goal to give pilots a better understanding of the "why" behind the procedures versus just the "how" they are flown. We will mostly use local airports and procedures as examples, but there will be a few examples of interesting procedures used in other areas of the US. Topics will include:

.       Departure Procedures

.       En Route Procedures

.       Arrival Procedures

.       Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning

.       Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

Each course costs $60, but if you sign up for both, the combined cost will be $100. After attending the VFR Rusty Pilot course, you will receive a certificate of completion indicating that you have satisfied the ground instruction requirement for the flight review per FAR 61.56. The certificate will be accepted by any Aviation Adventures CFI within six months of the course.

If you would like to attend either or both courses, please register by sending an email to kontanis@gmail.com or by calling the Aviation Adventures Manassas office at 703-530-7737 with your name, email address, and a preferred phone number. Also, please specify if you would like to register for one or both courses.  Upon confirmation of payment, the Zoom log-on information for the courses will be shared.

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