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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 FAA once a week and will appear on your FAA transcript shortly there after. Thank you for your patience.