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Rusty Pilots Online Course

The Rusty Pilots Online course is a FREE Benefit for AOPA Members.

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AOPA has put together a fun, interactive online course, modeled after our tremendously popular Rusty Pilots seminar that gives you all the information you need to get current again. The course uses the scenario of a cross-country flight to help bring you up to speed on hot-button issues like medical reforms, weather briefings, preflight planning, regulations, and airspace. At the end of the course, you'll receive FAA WINGS credit to help you towards completing your Flight Review. Plus, we’ll help you find the flight schools in your area so you can take the next step and quickly get back to active flying status. Best of all, Rusty Pilots Online is FREE for AOPA Members.

This course qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA WINGS programs.

What you'll learn:

  • Flight planning and preflight
  • Airspace and sectional charts
  • Flight and airport requirements
  • Technology in the cockpit
  • Operating in special airspace


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Tablet: Compatible
Length: 120 mins
Topic: Training and Proficiency
FAA WINGS: Eligible*
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

*WINGS credits are submitted to the FAA every one to two business days and will appear on your FAA transcript shortly after. Remember the email address used for your AOPA web account—the one that you will use to earn your ASI completion certificate for credit—MUST MATCH YOUR FAA WINGS ACCOUNT email address, or you will not receive WINGS credit. Thank you.

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