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Weather Wise: VFR into IMC (iPad Compatible)

Far too often, pilots find themselves caught in the deadly trap of low ceilings and poor visibility. In this course, we cover the basic weather knowledge you need to avoid such conditions, as well as real-life issues that can influence your decision making.

Approx. 30 minutes

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA Wings Program credit

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, VFR Into IMC

Public Benefit Flying

Public Benefit Flying: Balancing Safety and Compassion

You're passionate about flying. And maybe, you've toyed with the idea of using your flying skills to help out others. But, what does it take to become a volunteer pilot? The course's flight profiles and interactive decision-making scenarios quickly help you understand how volunteer flying demands professionalism and responsibility—far beyond that of a leisurely personal flight. Learn how to mitigate pressures and recognize treacherous mindsets that could cause harm. Become an expert at managing risk. You'll be rewarded with the knowledge that your passengers' safety and comfort are well cared for.

Approx. 30 min

ADS-B

ADS-B for General Aviation: The Basics

You've heard the news and seen the products, but what's ADS-B all about, and more importantly, what will it mean to you? Let us help clarify what this new technology will mean for you and the way you fly. We'll discuss what ADS-B is, its benefits, and what you should know before making any changes to your aircraft. This course includes a downloadable reference guide to help you decide how, or if, you should implement this new approach to air traffic control.

Approx. 30 min

Unmanned Aircraft

Unmanned Aircraft and the National Airspace System

What are unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)? Are they safe? How will they affect your flying? In this course, we'll go behind the scenes of UAS operations and explore various scenarios to illustrate how you and UAS can safely coexist in our National Airspace System.

5-10 min

ILS Approaches

IFR Chart Challenge: ILS Approach

ILS approaches are normally pretty straightforward, but they can still throw you a curveball. See how well your chart knowledge measures up to this approach.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

RNAV Approaches

IFR Chart Challenge: RNAV Approach

RNAV approaches aren’t hard to fly, but they are different than the procedures most pilots are used to. Take this minicourse to learn more while putting your chart knowledge to the test.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

VOR Approaches

IFR Chart Challenge: VOR Approach

Knowing what’s on the chart is one thing: Knowing how to apply it in the real world is something else. Will you make the right choices on this approach?

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

GPS for IFR

GPS for IFR Operations

This course is designed for pilots who want a basic introduction to the use of GPS in the IFR system.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight

GPS for VFR

GPS for VFR Operations

This course offers a clear explanation of how GPS works and how you can use it to make your next VFR flight more efficient, enjoyable, and safe.

Approx. 30 minutes

Charts

IFR Insights: Charts

From departure procedures to instrument approaches, this course will get you up to speed on NACO and Jeppesen instrument charts and provide helpful tips for using them in the system.

Approx. 30 minutes

Topics:  Safety Spotlight, IFR Flight