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Focused Flight Review

Go beyond the basics with the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Focused Flight Review profiles. Choose from a series of tailored lesson plans like mountain flying, takeoffs and landings, and seaplane ops, and work on what you want at your next flight review.

How to use Focused Flight Review

  • Choose a flight profile from below
  • Share the profile with your CFI
  • Review the pre-flight materials
  • Fly your focused flight review
  • Send us your feedback!

Positive Aircraft Control
Gain a better understanding of real-world reasons for in-flight loss of control and improve your ability to maneuver safely in dynamic flight environments.

Weather and CFIT
Assess and improve your weather planning and decision-making skills, particularly with respect to continued VFR into IMC, and increase awareness of CFIT accidents, common causes, and avoidance techniques.

Fuel, Engine, and Other Systems
Augment your understanding of critical aircraft systems, their operation, and common problems encountered while improving your responses in emergency situations.

Instrument Proficiency
Assess and improve your ability to operate safely under instrument flight rules in IMC during normal, abnormal, and emergency situations.

Takeoffs, Landings, and Go-Arounds
Assess and improve your knowledge of, and ability to operate safely from, runways of different sizes and surface types, under varying light and weather conditions.

Mountain and Backcountry Flying
Intended for those pilots who already have mountain/backcountry experience, this profile will assess and improve your ability to fly safely in mountainous areas and operate to/from mountain airports with limited facilities.

Seaplanes
The AOPA Air Safety Institute has identified Seaplane operations as an area where strengthening pilot knowledge and performance can help reduce general aviation accidents. This profile focuses on areas unique to seaplane operations.

Helicopter
The AOPA Air Safety Institute and Helicopter Association International have identified helicopter operations as an area where strengthening pilot knowledge and performance can help reduce helicopter aviation accidents. This profile focuses on areas unique to helicopter operations.