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Public Benefit Flying

Online Course

Public Benefit Flying
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You love to fly, and you like the idea of using your passion to help others. Public benefit flying makes that possible through the rewarding experience of patient and non-emergency medical and animal transport, disaster relief, educational flights, and environmental support. But it also demands a professional, safety-minded approach. This course helps you understand the additional flight planning considerations required beyond those for a regular cross-country flight. Explore and get involved.

What you will learn:

  • An overview of public benefit flying categories
  • Volunteer pilot groups’ recommended preflight considerations
  • Personal minimums, currency, and proficiency strategies
  • How to combat self-induced pressure
  • Recognizing and managing risks unique to volunteer flying
  • How to anticipating passengers’ special needs
  • Fuel and weather contingency planning in volunteer flying
  • Best practices in volunteer flying decision making
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 30 mins
Topic: Training & Proficiency, Decision Making
FAA WINGS: Eligible*
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible*

*WINGS credits are submitted to the FAA automatically when added to your ASI transcript 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.