Presented to: PilotsBy: Dennis H. WhitleyFAASTeam Lead RepresentativeDate: Sun N Fun 2013Federal AviationAdministrationThe...
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5Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?The WINGS Pilot Proficiency ...
6Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?The WINGS program provides t...
7Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?Pilots who participate in th...
8Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?o The mission of WINGS is fa...
9Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?o The mission of WINGS is fa...
10Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?• The objective is to addre...
11Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramThe WINGS Program?
12Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramHow Do I Participate?o How do I participate in the WI...
13Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramHow Do I Participate?o How do I participate in the WI...
14Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramHow Do I Participate?o How do I participate in the WI...
15Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramHow Do I Participate?o How do I participate in the WI...
16Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramPilots who have participatedin the WINGS Program4442,...
17Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz
18Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:
19Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:A. Increa...
20Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:A. Increa...
21Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:A. Increa...
22Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:A. Increa...
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24Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramGetting Startedo Where Do I Start?
25Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramGetting Startedo Where Do I Start?WWW.FAASAFETY.GOV
26Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Programwww.faasafety.gov
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28Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramLogging In or Create an Account
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31Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Programwww.faasafety.gov
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33Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuick WINGS• WINGS Portal with the Quick WINGS link
34Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramActivity Selection• Activities are pre-selected for y...
35Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuick WINGS• WINGS Portal with the Quick WINGS link
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37Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Programwww.faasafety.gov
38Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz
39Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?
40Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?A. WWW.AOPA.COM
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42Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?A. WWW.AOPA.COMB. ...
43Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?A. WWW.AOPA.COMB. ...
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45Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Is Involved - ActivitiesWINGS activities are tie...
46Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Is Involved - ActivitiesFor the purposes of the ...
47Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Is Involved - ActivitiesKnowledge Topics:1. Aero...
48Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Is Involved - ActivitiesFlight Topics:1. Takeoff...
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50Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Do I Get Out Of It? Knowledge Peace of Mind R...
51Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Do I Get Out Of It?
52Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWINGS Pins
53Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Do I Get Out Of It?
54Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramBenefits of Participation? Completion of any Phase o...
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56Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramLevels and PhasesThere Are 3 Levels of “WINGS”1. WING...
57Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramLevels and Phases• A Phase within a Level consists of...
58Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramBasic Level• A recurrent training program– Provides p...
59Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramBasic Level Standards• The Basic Level requires use o...
60Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramAdvanced and Master Levels• For pilots who want a tra...
61Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramAdvanced Level Standards• The Advanced level requires...
62Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramMaster Level Standards• The Master level requires usi...
63Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz
64Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz3…What are the three levels of WINGS?
65Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz3…What are the three levels of WINGS?A. Basic, In...
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68Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz3…What are the three levels of WINGS?A. Basic, In...
69Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQ&A• What questions do you have?• If you have a quest...
70Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramThank YouOn Behalf of the FAA,andThe FAA Safety Team ...
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  • Notes to Presenter: This slide is “Hidden” so it will not appear when you begin your presentation. There are four major sections to this presentation.There are also three Quiz Questions. These questions are used to emphasize what has been covered, but also to verify attendance during the event, especially if the program is presented though a Webinar.You will need to embed these question into a poll if used in a Webinar.Since the presentation needs to be an hour, there is a lot of information to cover, so please keep your introductory remarks to a minimum; perhaps 5 minutes at most. Note audience participation, is key to the success of the presentation, however, try not to let the audience take up most of the time. Allow sufficient time for the main segments, but keep the pace up.Of course, you may find it advantageous on occasion to pull certain slides from this presentation to use for a smaller group or when you need to make even a shorter presentation.Because this presentation earns 1 Basic Knowledge credit for Topic 3, be sure you have printed the attendance roster beforehand. Be sure to collect it afterward, and then close the event as soon as you can.
  • Background Notes: Introduction The WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program is the FAA’s recurrent training program for general aviation pilots. Over 16,000 pilots have completed a phase of WINGS so far and these and other pilots have completed over 75,000 flight activities since the automated program was launched. In addition, users attending a seminar have completed over 354,000 WINGS credits and users completing online courses have earned over 431,000 WINGS credits. The objective of the WINGS—Pilot Proficiency Program is to reduce the number of accidents in General Aviation (GA) by assisting airmen to find educational opportunities designed to help them apply the principles of risk assessment and risk management. When properly applied, these principles will help mitigate accident causal factors associated with common pilot errors, lack of proficiency, and faulty knowledge. The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) purpose is to encourage the majority of GA pilots, through WINGS, to engage in ongoing, targeted flying tasks and learning activities keyed to identified risks and which are designed to mitigate those risks. The FAA continually collects and assesses its databases to identify the risks associated with GA flying and incorporates risk mitigation strategies into initial and ongoing pilot education. (Advisory Circular 61-91J, WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program, Paragraph 1) Why Does the WINGS Program Require Certain Activities and Not Others? Accident data point to specific areas of pilot operations where knowledge, skill, or decision making ability are causal factors in accidents or incidents. Aviation experts have identified hazards associated with GA flying. Accident and incident data indicate the most common situations where hazards become risks.  The WINGS Program targets flying situations and knowledge areas where unmitigated risk is most likely to result in an accident. Prior to the implementation of this new WINGS Program, a review of all aircraft accidents in the United States over a 2-year period was conducted. This review resulted in a list of accident causal factors, by aircraft category and class, which appeared most often in accident reports.  The activities and tasks required for completion of a phase of WINGS address these causal factors. For example, poor aeronautical decision-making was cited by accident investigators as a primary accident causal factor in many accidents. Hence, the WINGS Program requires successful completion of an activity on the subject of aeronautical decision making as one of the requirements for a phase of WINGS.  Likewise, other accident causal factors cited in reports, such as performance and limitations, preflight planning, positive aircraft control, basic flying skills, and takeoffs and landings are required for completion of a phase of WINGS. For the purposes of the WINGS Program, these accident causal factors are conveniently arranged in three knowledge and flight areas as described on www.FAASafety.gov. Required WINGS activities may be revised over time and reflected on www.FAASafety.gov whenever statistical data indicates a change is necessary. (Advisory Circular 61-91J, WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program, Paragraph 4) Requirements, which include specific subjects and flight maneuvers from the appropriate Practical Test Standards, are established for airplanes, seaplanes and amphibians, rotorcraft, gliders, lighter-than-air, powered parachutes, weight-shift control, and light sport aircraft. Pilots may select the category and class of aircraft in which they wish to receive training and in which they wish to demonstrate their flight proficiency. Naturally, all training must place special emphasis on safety of flight operations.  To promote standardization, proficiency must be demonstrated to an applicable standard, such as FAA Practical Test Standards or Industry Course Completion Standards. Why are there Three Knowledge Topics and Three Flight Topics? The WINGS Program is designed so that you are exposed to six topic areas that address the primary accident causal factors, three knowledge topics and three flight topics, that are reported most often during accident investigations. These topic areas are1) Aeronautical Decision Making, including Runway Safety Issues, 2) Performance and Limitations, including Loss of Control Issues, 3) Preflight Planning, Risk Management, and Fuel Management, 4) Takeoffs and Landings, 5) Positive Aircraft Control, including Loss of Control Issues, and 6) Basic Flying Skills. These topic areas were discovered after an extensive review of all aircraft accidents in the United States over a two-year period. It was amazing to see the same causal factors appear time after time in the accident reports! Although you can complete as many phases as you wish, the WINGS Program only requires you to complete one phase every 12 months to remain “current” in the WINGS Program. There is more information found by clicking on the link on your My WINGS page titled, “Additional WINGS Information.” In addition, a real plus for many pilots, is that completion of a phase of WINGS satisfies the requirement for a Flight Review IAW 14CFR part 61.56(e). Why Are There Three Levels? And What are Phases?Pilots can be a competitive group of people! In addition, some people are just not satisfied with accomplishing the bare minimum. For these reasons, three levels were established – Basic, Advanced, and Master – with phases in each Level. Participants can earn as many Phases in each Level as they wish. Phases are completed by accomplishing three Knowledge and three Flight requirements for each phase.  Each of the elements in the WINGS program is based on an accident causal factor. Each level covers knowledge areas and skill sets that have been noted in accident reports, but the Advanced and Master levels require a progressively higher proficiency standard. Primary accident causal factors are addressed at the Basic Level. Additional accident causal factors are addressed at the Advanced and Master Levels.The Basic Level is designed for pilots who want to establish a recurrent training program that will provide them a higher level of proficiency than merely preparing for a normal Flight Review. In addition, because the Basic Level addresses primary accident causal factors, every pilot is required to complete a phase at the Basic Level at least once every 12 calendar months. This ensures the pilot is aware of accident causal factors and possible mitigation strategies. This list may change periodically, reflecting the dynamic nature of aircraft accident causal factors and FAASTeam emphasis areas.The Basic Level requires the use of the Practical Test Standard (PTS) for the pilot certificate held or the Private Pilot PTS, whichever is lower, for the category and class of aircraft used. The Advanced Level is designed for pilots who want a training program that will take them a step above the Basic Level. It affords the pilot the opportunity, in concert with their instructor, to tailor the training to fit more specific needs. This level requires using the Commercial PTS for the category and class of aircraft used. If there is not a Commercial PTS, or if completion of the Basic level used the Sport or Recreational PTS, the Private PTS will be used for this level.The Master Level is designed to give even more flexibility to their needs for specialized training. While most often this level will require the use of higher PTS standards, it will also allow for the addition of specialized equipment and flight environment training scenarios. The Master level requires using the Commercial or ATP PTS, and sometime the CFI PTS, for the category and class of aircraft used and the Instrument Rating PTS, if one is available.Although the Advanced and Master Levels are available for pilots wishing to demonstrate a higher level of skill and proficiency, many pilots will be satisfied with accomplishments at the Basic Level. The WINGS Program only requires pilots to complete a Phase once every 12 calendar months to remain current in the Program. Note that to obtain the Advanced or Master Level, pilots must simultaneously complete or already hold a current phase at the next lower level.In addition, because of the large number of reported runway incursions by General Aviation aircraft, and the real potential for a catastrophic accident, a thorough discussion of the decision-making principles associated with operating on an airport - Runway Safety - is now a required subject for the Basic Knowledge 1 - Aeronautical Decision Making activity.  Why Do WINGS Credits Expire After 12 Months? The rationale for having WINGS credits expire after 12 calendar months is that we want pilots to update themselves on knowledge and skills on a regular basis, especially those that have been accident causal factors. One year, 12 calendar months, was determined to be the most advantageous period. This seems to be the accepted period worldwide for commercial pilots, so we adopted it for GA pilots. Note that airline Captains get recurrent training every six months, but we felt that would not work for GA pilots. Think of it this way. When you go to college, you take classes and gain that knowledge. If you get enough credits, you earn a degree. You never lose that degree. Over time, however, that knowledge fades. This is why many professions require annual training for those who practice that profession. We do the equivalent in the WINGS Program. In the same manner, after you earn enough WINGS credits, you complete a Phase of WINGS; you never lose that phase. However, over time, that knowledge fades. Hence, the recurrent training requirement of the WINGS Program. We encourage pilots to earn another phase of WINGS at the Basic Level by renewing their knowledge and skill at least once every 12 calendar months. Because the credits earned at the Advanced and Master Levels are not the same as at the Basic Level, we established that a current Basic Level phase is a prerequisite for them. The WINGS Program is designed so that pilots are exposed to six topic areas, three knowledge topics and three flight topics, which address the primary accident causal factors that are reported most often during accident investigations. These topic areas are only fully covered at the Basic Level. They are the same as listed above. Covering these six specific topics also ensures that the WINGS Program meets the requirements of the flight review regulation, 14 CFR 61.56. However, the emphasis is on the knowledge and skill learned and/or retained, not the “reward” of a flight review!
  • One goal of the FAASTeam over the past few years has been to improve the usability of FAASafety.gov, and particularly the WINGS Program. Although when it was first launched most users were challenged by the myriad options available to them, today the automated WINGS Program is a robust and feature-filled system. Furthermore, and to the joy of users everywhere, numerous improvements, culminating in the new Quick WINGS feature, were made to the computer interface to the WINGS Program. Let’s get started! <click>
  • Note to Presenter: Show the picture and pause briefly to let the audience think about what they are seeing. Welcome the group---Introduce yourself, The FAA, and The FAA / FAASTeam Safety Program.Briefly describe the WINGS Program, and the objective of the program and presentation. Poll your audience…Are you an existing, or newmember of safety.gov and the wings program?Explain what they are going to see over the next hour. Let me hear your thoughts; what do you think, is participating in the WINGS Program easy or hard? <wait for some responses>Actually, it is as easy as 1-2-3; let me show you how easy it really is. It really is that easy! But let’s go on and look in greater depth at the WINGS Program so you understand it better. <click>Note to Presenter: This is intended to include a brief overview of safety.gov, WINGS and the Power Point Presentation.After some additional lively discussion, go to the next slide. <click>
  • In the first section of this presentation, we’ll discuss the philosophy behind the WINGS Program and why the FAA offers such a program; in later sections, we’ll review the effectiveness of the program and why you should participate, and we’ll especially look at how pilots and instructors use the program. What is the WINGS Program?The next several slides will explain what the WINGS Program is all about.The purpose is to invite and show the users how easy the WINGS Program can be.Also to show how Safety, Continuing Education, and Participation in the WINGS Program can enhance Aviation Safety!
  • What is the WINGS Program?The next several slides will explain what the WINGS Program is all about.The purpose is to invite and show the users how easy the WINGS Program can be.Also to show how Safety, Continuing Education, and Participation in the WINGS Program can enhance Aviation Safety!
  • What is the WINGS Program?The next several slides will explain what the WINGS Program is all about.The purpose is to invite and show the users how easy the WINGS Program can be.Also to show how Safety, Continuing Education, and Participation in the WINGS Program can enhance Aviation Safety!
  • Discuss the MISSION Statement of FAA Safety.govExplain the intent of the program.The intent and mission of WINGS is to Reduce the number of GA accidents!FAASafety.gov / FAASTeam MissionTo improve the Nation's aviation safety record by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education. At the same time, FAASTeam Managers and Program Managers will establish meaningful aviation industry alliances and encourage continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.The FAASTeam logo connotes safety of flight and conveys the concept that the FAASTeam is part of the FAA, implying we are authoritative, and suggests we are approachable by the aviation community.Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • Discuss the MISSION Statement of FAA Safety.govExplain the intent of the program.The intent and mission of WINGS is to Reduce the number of GA accidents!FAASafety.gov / FAASTeam MissionTo improve the Nation's aviation safety record by conveying safety principles and practices through training, outreach, and education. At the same time, FAASTeam Managers and Program Managers will establish meaningful aviation industry alliances and encourage continual growth of a positive safety culture within the aviation community.The FAASTeam logo connotes safety of flight and conveys the concept that the FAASTeam is part of the FAA, implying we are authoritative, and suggests we are approachable by the aviation community.Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • The objective of the WINGS Program is to address the primary accident causal factors that continue to plague the general aviation community, year after year. By focusing on this objective, we expect to reduce the number of accidents we see each year for the same causes. Please understand that this program is not a simple “Award” program, like the previous version was, but is instead a true proficiency program, designed to help improve our skills and knowledge as pilots. <click>
  • Transition Slide:Used to emphasize the importance of the WINGS Program, Safety.gov, and Aviation Safety In General.This pilot’s first inclination was to land on a freeway, but there were too many cars and trucks in the way. During the landing in this field, the pilot suffered a broken neck, and although he recovered, it took 8 months! His wife of 4 weeks was uninjured. But why did this relatively new pilot have to make this off-airport landing anyway? <Pause for some responses from the audience, then continue.>He did, in fact, run completely out of fuel. But why? In this case, he had made the same trip at least twice before without any problems. He did, however, save 25 cents per gallon by not buying gas at his destination for the return trip! He simply never checked his fuel consumption on any of the previous flights. And this particular trip took longer because he had to wait, in flight, for fog to burn off at his destination; this took just enough additional time (about 20 minutes) to cause him to run out of fuel on the return trip. By the way, this field is only 25 miles from his home airport.Note to Presenter: This is an accident investigated by Bryan Neville. The pilot suffered a broken neck (he recovered but it took 8 months!) and his wife of 4 weeks was uninjured. He used the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) figures for fuel burn, but because he was nervous with the first flight with his new wife, did not lean properly. He also flew for several minutes trying to find a way into a fog-shrouded airport. Plus his previous successful trips were the real problem; he never checked his actual fuel burn. He said he could not remember if his instructor ever taught him that principle. And because the FBO only reimbursed him a certain amount for fuel he purchased, the 25 cents per gallon savings seemed to be a big issue!
  • So how do I participate?Explain how to participate through:Note, Slides wail advance to include1.On Line courses,2.Live and Webinar Seminars3.Flight Activities with your flight instructorNote to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • So how do I participate?Explain how to participate through:On Line courses,Live and Webinar SeminarsFlight Activities with your flight instructorNote to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • So how do I participate?Explain how to participate through:On Line courses,Live and Webinar SeminarsFlight Activities with your flight instructorNote to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • So how do I participate?Explain how to participate through:On Line courses,Live and Webinar SeminarsFlight Activities with your flight instructorNote to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • The next thing we looked at was the number of pilots who had completed at least one Phase in the WINGS Program. For example, in 2008, 2,881 pilots earned a Basic phase of WINGS. This number grew steadily through 2009, 2010, and in 2011, it grew to 12,599. And as of this month, over 16,000 pilots have completed a phase of WINGS. (<16,136> as of 12/28/2012: You can say “over 16,000” or use the actual number found on the home page on FAASafety.gov). By the way, we (the FAA) don’t really know how many active GA pilots there are!We believe the changes and enhancements we employed on FAASafety.gov in the last several months have contributed to this growth. We are excited to see what the future holds! <click>
  • Quiz:1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:Increase MembershipInvestigate Accident CausationsReduce The Number of GA Accidents
  • Quiz:1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:Increase MembershipInvestigate Accident CausationsReduce The Number of GA Accidents
  • Quiz:1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:Increase MembershipInvestigate Accident CausationsReduce The Number of GA Accidents
  • Quiz:1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:Increase MembershipInvestigate Accident CausationsReduce The Number of GA Accidents
  • Quiz:1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:Increase MembershipInvestigate Accident CausationsReduce The Number of GA AccidentsAnswer:C…Reduce The Number of GA Accidents
  • Quiz:1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:Increase MembershipInvestigate Accident CausationsReduce The Number of GA AccidentsAnswer:C…Reduce The Number of GA Accidents
  • Transition Slide,,,Used to Segway to next topic Talk about the image on screen.Explain how involvement with training through your flight instructor can enhance safety by education.Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • Where Do I Start:This slide will transition to an addition of a link to FAASafety.gov, where you can explain how to get signed up in the upcoming slides.
  • Where Do I Start:The next series of slides will explain FAASafety.gov, and how to get signed up.You can then go into detail about any of safety.gov’s functionsNote to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • NOTE:If you have an internet connection, clicking on the title FAASafety.gov, or the actual image in the slide, will take you to www.FAASafety.gov---Of course, now that you know what the WINGS Program is, and how to participate, you need to know how to get WINGS credits for all your hard work! Your WINGS credit will show up in your account in one of several ways. First, when you complete an online course, the system <click> automatically credits your account and it shows up immediately. If you attend a seminar and sign the attendance roster, your credit <click> shows up when the event organizer “closes” the event and either checks off your name if you pre-registered, or entered your email address if you did not pre-register. This takes some time, because the “closer” may need a few days to get to the task of “closing” the event; please be patient. Also, and this is a new feature, if you don’t already have an account on FAASafety.gov, the attendance roster will give you the opportunity to authorize us to create one for you.Most 3rd party <click> activities, courses, seminars, and webinars that you attend may also take a few days to get posted.Credit for flight activities, <click> on the other hand, can be handled in one of several ways. Let’s look at that process. <click>
  • NOTE:If you have an internet connection, clicking on the title FAASafety.gov, or the actual image in the slide, will take you to www.FAASafety.gov---Of course, now that you know what the WINGS Program is, and how to participate, you need to know how to get WINGS credits for all your hard work! Your WINGS credit will show up in your account in one of several ways. First, when you complete an online course, the system <click> automatically credits your account and it shows up immediately. If you attend a seminar and sign the attendance roster, your credit <click> shows up when the event organizer “closes” the event and either checks off your name if you pre-registered, or entered your email address if you did not pre-register. This takes some time, because the “closer” may need a few days to get to the task of “closing” the event; please be patient. Also, and this is a new feature, if you don’t already have an account on FAASafety.gov, the attendance roster will give you the opportunity to authorize us to create one for you.Most 3rd party <click> activities, courses, seminars, and webinars that you attend may also take a few days to get posted.Credit for flight activities, <click> on the other hand, can be handled in one of several ways. Let’s look at that process. <click>
  • Discuss the option of:A…You are currently a memberorB…How to sign up (Create an Account) if not a memberYour first step <click> is to go to FAASafety.gov and in the log in Portal, click on the link, Create an Account. <click>
  • The system will ask for some basic information. First, <click> enter the email address you will use for the WINGS Program. This will serve as your account name for logging in to your account. You enter it twice to confirm the address. Please note that since the email address is used as your individual account name, two people, such as a husband and wife, cannot use the same email address on FAASafety.gov for credit; each person must have their own distinct email address. We receive numerous “bounced” emails because users have mistyped their email address, so be careful when typing. In the next area, and this is very important, if you hold a pilot certificate, click <click> on the “Yes” button. Clicking on “No” will limit some of your options on the site, although you can still participate in the WINGS Program. Please note that if you are an instructor, you should always click “Yes”. If you are a Student Pilot, you have to answer “No” and register as a Non-Airman. When you get your permanent pilot certificate, you will need to update your account on your Preferences page. Double check your entries, and then click <click> “Continue”. <click>Note to Presenter: Some pilots may ask why they have to provide their airman certificate number. Tell them we use that information to ensure they only get the information they want. For example, airplane pilots don’t get helicopter information. This also allows us to confirm an instructor’s status. Assure them that their certificate number is maintained in a secure and encrypted database that meets the highest standards of security
  • Explain the Account Preferences for the set up procedure:Note: This particular slide refers to Seminar Preferences. How to get emails for seminars in your area. Basics for getting started.However, you may wish to discuss all or any if the tabs: General, Email and Password, WINGS Profile, certificates and Ratings, Airman registry, Seminar Preferences, Other, Close My account.Time permitting, and internet connection availability, you can go into to detail of all tabs.<click>
  • Back to the home page on faasafety.govThe next slide will show a red box referring to the WINGS section of the Website.Future slides will allow show how to access:MY WINGSAnd Quick WingsWe will show you the difference. <click>
  • The next slide will show The WINGS PortalFuture slides will allow show how to access:MY WINGSAnd Quick WingsWe will show you the difference. <click>
  • On this page, explain how the “Click My WINGS link” will take them to their WINGS Page.This will show the attendees how they can view their participation in the WINGS Program.
  • This will show the attendees how they can view their participation.Discuss the tabs to view their Basic, Advanced, Master, and Wings Log Book.Here, they can review what they have earned thus far, and, what they need to earn addition credits.Note to Presenter: After reading the text and displaying this page, pause and ask if there are any questions about how to change the selected activities. You can remind your audience that clicking the Search link goes to another page that lists all the applicable activities.
  • On this page, explain how the “Click Quick WINGS link” will take them to a quick view of their WINGS Status and Credits.This will show the attendees how they can quickly view their participation in the WINGS Program.This is a Quick glance at the their accomplishments. <click>
  • This is the “My Quick WINGS” page so you can modify the activity selections to fit your needs. You can also modify your WINGS Profile from this link.Note to Presenter: Pause for just a few moments while your audience looks at this slide.
  • Transition slide to talk about the many other available features of safety.govDiscuss the possibilities of: Finding Seminars, Awards Programs, Wings, Recourses, And other features of the website<click>
  • 2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?WWW.AOPA.COMWWW.FAASAFETY.GOVWWW.FAA.GOV
  • 2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?WWW.AOPA.COMWWW.FAASAFETY.GOVWWW.FAA.GOV
  • 2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?WWW.AOPA.COMWWW.FAASAFETY.GOVWWW.FAA.GOV
  • 2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?WWW.AOPA.COMWWW.FAASAFETY.GOVWWW.FAA.GOV
  • 2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?WWW.AOPA.COMWWW.FAASAFETY.GOVWWW.FAA.GOVAnswer:C…WWW.FAASAFETY.GOV
  • 2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?WWW.AOPA.COMWWW.FAASAFETY.GOVWWW.FAA.GOVAnswer:C…WWW.FAASAFETY.GOV
  • Transition Slide:Include Balloons, Airships, Light Sport, Helicopters, and various other Types and Categories into the discussion. Use this time to invite questions and suggestions to enhance the user’s experience.Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • Now let’s take some time to review Activities, and how the program all comes together.Activities are tied directly to topics that are most often associated with common pilot errors, lack of proficiency, and in some cases, faulty knowledge<Click>
  • The major topic of any WINGS activity must normally fall into one of the topics we looked at earlier, inasmuch as they cover primary accident causal factors. Note to Presenter: The next two slides are repeats of the slides you presented earlier. The intent here is to allow the audience to recall what was on those slides. So, show them quickly, but allow sufficient time for the audience to see what is there; there should be no discussion of those two slides, except what is in the speaker notes.
  • So what is the bottom line?We simply note that pilots who participate in the WINGS Program are, as a group, involved in substantially fewer accidents than their peers.Are there any questions before we move on to the next topic? <click>Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • So what is the bottom line?We simply note that pilots who participate in the WINGS Program are, as a group, involved in substantially fewer accidents than their peers.Are there any questions before we move on to the next topic? <click>Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • Transition Slide.Note to Presenter: Show the picture and pause briefly to let the audience think about what they are seeing. Then start the interactive discussion by asking the 1st question.“What would lead a VFR pilot into IMC conditions?” <Encourage questions and discussion. After some lively discussion, ask the next question.>“What could have broken this accident chain?” <encourage discussion>After some additional lively discussion, go to the next slide. <click>
  • What Do I Get Out Of The WINGS Program?We simply note that pilots who participate in the WINGS Program are, as a group, involved in substantially fewer accidents than their peers. They also reap the benefits of:Knowledge Courses and Information contained in the website and activitiesPeace of Mind Flying with the confidence of continuing educationRecognition Pins, Certificates, and endorsements of efforts Awards Master Pilot AwardsExperience Extra experience with and instructorNote to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • These are the certificates, showing the wallet-sized certificates and your transcript of activities that completed this phase of WINGS. Note that the Flight Review certificate, the one on the right, <click>
  • You also earn a nice Lapel pin when you complete a Level of WINGS. The WINGS pins are offered free of charge by Avemco Insurance, a FAASTeam Industry Member. One pin can be earned for each level of WINGS achieved – Basic, Advanced, and Master. There are <click> also distinctive WINGS pins for Seaplane pilots issued by the Seaplane Pilot’s Association. <click>Note to Presenter: There has been some confusion about how many pins a pilot can earn. You may need to explain that the policy is that one pin can be earned for each level, not for every phase completed.
  • Go over the courses and seminars available to the user:Explain the knowledge that can be obtained by enrolling in courses and seminars.<click>Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • What are the Benefits of Participation?Completion of any Phase of WINGS satisfies the requirement for a flight review14 CFR 61.56(e)Some insurance companies offer a premium discount for participationAs much as a 10% discountParticipating pilots really are safer pilotsAs demonstrated by a study comparing accidents by WINGS pilots vs. non-WINGS pilotsNote to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • Review the phases of:BasicAdvancedMasterShow the Wings Logbook so that the user can see their activities.Are there any questions before we move on to the next topic? <click>Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • Review the phases of:BasicAdvancedMasterShow the Wings Logbook sa that the user can see their activities.Are there any questions before we move on to the next topic? <click>Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • Review the phases of:BasicAdvancedMasterShow the Wings Logbook so that the user can see their activities.Are there any questions before we move on to the next topic? <click>Note to Presenter: Allow sufficient time to discuss any concerns or questions, but again, don’t unduly delay moving on to the next topic.
  • Remember, one of our FAASTeam goals is to raise the level of awareness of the risks of flying. Reviewing the primary accident causal factors once a year is a great way to do that. Therefore, we require that you complete a Phase of WINGS at the Basic Level at least once every 12 months to be considered “Current” in the WINGS Program. <click>
  • The Basic Level generally requires the use of the Private Pilot Practical Test Standard (PTS) or the PTS for the pilot certificate held, whichever is lower. Pilots must demonstrate proficiency to the same standards required at their initial certification. This emphasis on the Private Pilot standards is because statistics indicate that pilots flying general aviation aircraft are typically flying as a Private Pilot, and not as an ATP or Commercial pilot. <click>
  • Advanced and Master levels are designed for those pilots who want a training and proficiency program that will take them a step above the Basic Level. Unfortunately, at the present time, we don’t have the resources to provide as many options at these levels, so we invite you to complete as many phases at the Basic level as you can.<click>
  • Completion Standards at the Advanced level generally come from the Commercial Pilot PTS, and <click>
  • Completion standards at the Master level requires using the Commercial and Instrument Rating PTS or the ATP PTS, with some activities referring to tasks from the Certificated Flight Instructor, or CFI, PTS. <click>
  • Quiz:The next few slides will ask a question, and offer three possible answers to the question.3…What are the three levels of WINGS?Basic, Instructor, ExaminerPrivate, Instrument, CommercialBasic, Advanced, Master
  • Quiz:The next few slides will ask a question, and offer three possible answers to the question.3…What are the three levels of WINGS?Basic, Instructor, ExaminerPrivate, Instrument, CommercialBasic, Advanced, Master
  • Quiz:The next few slides will ask a question, and offer three possible answers to the question.3…What are the three levels of WINGS?Basic, Instructor, ExaminerPrivate, Instrument, CommercialBasic, Advanced, Master
  • Quiz:The next few slides will ask a question, and offer three possible answers to the question.3…What are the three levels of WINGS?Basic, Instructor, ExaminerPrivate, Instrument, CommercialBasic, Advanced, Master
  • Quiz:The next few slides will ask a question, and offer three possible answers to the question.3…What are the three levels of WINGS?Basic, Instructor, ExaminerPrivate, Instrument, CommercialBasic, Advanced, MasterQuiz Answer Next:C…Basic, Advanced, Master
  • Quiz Answer:C…Basic, Advanced, Master
  • Note to Presenter: At this point, invite attendees to ask questions. You should be prepared to answer any question they ask; it is best to have an answer, rather than telling them you will research their question and get back to them! So be prepared!
  • FAA presents: The WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program

    1. 1. Presented to: PilotsBy: Dennis H. WhitleyFAASTeam Lead RepresentativeDate: Sun N Fun 2013Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGSPilot ProficiencyProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?Where Do I Start?What Does It Involve?What Do I get Out Of It?
    2. 2. 4Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramSprout Your WINGS and Fly
    3. 3. 5Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?The WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is theFAA’s recurrent training program for generalaviation (GA) pilots.
    4. 4. 6Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?The WINGS program provides theopportunity, the structure, and the recognitionfor pilots to continue their aviation education.
    5. 5. 7Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?Pilots who participate in the WINGS Programare, as a group, involved in substantiallyfewer accidents than their peers.
    6. 6. 8Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?o The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:
    7. 7. 9Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?o The mission of WINGS is fairly simple: Reduce the number of GA accidents!
    8. 8. 10Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat is the WINGS Program?• The objective is to address primary accidentcausal factors– Especially those that continue to plague the generalaviation community year after year• By focusing on this objective, we expect toreduce the number of accidents we seeeach year• It is not a simple “Award” program, but is atrue proficiency program– designed to help improve our skills and knowledgeas pilots
    9. 9. 11Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramThe WINGS Program?
    10. 10. 12Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramHow Do I Participate?o How do I participate in the WINGS Program
    11. 11. 13Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramHow Do I Participate?o How do I participate in the WINGS ProgramOn Line Courses
    12. 12. 14Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramHow Do I Participate?o How do I participate in the WINGS ProgramOn Line CoursesLive Seminars and Webinars
    13. 13. 15Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramHow Do I Participate?o How do I participate in the WINGS ProgramOn Line CoursesLive Seminars and WebinarsFlight Activities
    14. 14. 16Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramPilots who have participatedin the WINGS Program4442,8815,2908,91412,59916,136-2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,00014,00016,00018,0002007 2008 2009 2010 2011 12/28/2012
    15. 15. 17Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz
    16. 16. 18Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:
    17. 17. 19Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:A. Increase Membership
    18. 18. 20Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:A. Increase MembershipB. Investigate Accident Causations
    19. 19. 21Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:A. Increase MembershipB. Investigate Accident CausationsC. Reduce The Number of GA Accidents
    20. 20. 22Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz1…The mission of WINGS is fairly simple:A. Increase MembershipB. Investigate Accident CausationsC. Reduce The Number of GA Accidents
    21. 21. 23Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program
    22. 22. 24Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramGetting Startedo Where Do I Start?
    23. 23. 25Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramGetting Startedo Where Do I Start?WWW.FAASAFETY.GOV
    24. 24. 26Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Programwww.faasafety.gov
    25. 25. 27Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Programwww.faasafety.gov
    26. 26. 28Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramLogging In or Create an Account
    27. 27. 29Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program
    28. 28. 30Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program
    29. 29. 31Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Programwww.faasafety.gov
    30. 30. 32Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Programwww.faasafety.gov
    31. 31. 33Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuick WINGS• WINGS Portal with the Quick WINGS link
    32. 32. 34Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramActivity Selection• Activities are pre-selected for you• Sometimes, the system makes a wrongchoice• You can use the Search feature to make adifferent choice of activity.
    33. 33. 35Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuick WINGS• WINGS Portal with the Quick WINGS link
    34. 34. 36Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program
    35. 35. 37Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Programwww.faasafety.gov
    36. 36. 38Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz
    37. 37. 39Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?
    38. 38. 40Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?A. WWW.AOPA.COM
    39. 39. 41Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?A. WWW.AOPA.COMB. WWW.FAASAFETY.GOV
    40. 40. 42Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?A. WWW.AOPA.COMB. WWW.FAASAFETY.GOVC. WWW.FAA.GOV
    41. 41. 43Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz2…Where do I sign up for WINGS?A. WWW.AOPA.COMB. WWW.FAASAFETY.GOVC. WWW.FAA.GOV
    42. 42. 44Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program
    43. 43. 45Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Is Involved - ActivitiesWINGS activities are tied directly to topics that aremost often associated with common piloterrors, lack of proficiency, and in somecases, faulty knowledge.
    44. 44. 46Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Is Involved - ActivitiesFor the purposes of the WINGS program, thesix accident causal factors have been brokenout into three knowledge and three flightareas as follows:
    45. 45. 47Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Is Involved - ActivitiesKnowledge Topics:1. Aeronautical decision making,including runway safety issues.2. Performance and limitations,including loss of control issues.3. Preflight planning, risk management,and fuel management.
    46. 46. 48Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Is Involved - ActivitiesFlight Topics:1. Takeoffs and landings2. Positive aircraft control, includingloss of control issues3. Basic flying skills
    47. 47. 49Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program
    48. 48. 50Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Do I Get Out Of It? Knowledge Peace of Mind Recognition Awards Experience
    49. 49. 51Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Do I Get Out Of It?
    50. 50. 52Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWINGS Pins
    51. 51. 53Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramWhat Do I Get Out Of It?
    52. 52. 54Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramBenefits of Participation? Completion of any Phase of WINGS satisfiesthe requirement for a flight review 14 CFR 61.56(e) Some insurance companies offer a premiumdiscount for participation As much as a 10% discount Participating pilots really are safer pilots As demonstrated by a study comparing accidents byWINGS pilots vs. non-WINGS pilots
    53. 53. 55Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program
    54. 54. 56Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramLevels and PhasesThere Are 3 Levels of “WINGS”1. WINGS (Basic)2. Advanced WINGS3. Master WINGS
    55. 55. 57Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramLevels and Phases• A Phase within a Level consists of six tasksor activities– Three Knowledge Activities, and– Three Flight Activities• A pilot may earn as many phases in eachlevel as he or she desires– Each phase requires the completion of an additionalsix tasks or activities
    56. 56. 58Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramBasic Level• A recurrent training program– Provides pilots a higher level of proficiency thanmerely preparing for a typical Flight Review• The Basic Level addresses primary accidentcausal factors, every pilot is required tocomplete a phase at the Basic Level at leastonce every 12 calendar months– This ensures pilots are aware of current accidentcausal factors and possible mitigation strategies
    57. 57. 59Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramBasic Level Standards• The Basic Level requires use of the PrivatePilot Practical Test Standards (PTS)– or the PTS for the pilot certificate held, whichever islower• This includes Sport and Recreational Pilot Certificates• Pilots in the WINGS Program mustdemonstrate proficiency to the samestandards required at the certification level
    58. 58. 60Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramAdvanced and Master Levels• For pilots who want a training andproficiency program that take them a stepabove the Basic Level– Higher proficiency standards are required• These Levels afford the pilot anopportunity, in concert with an instructor, totailor the training to fit more specific needs– To complete a phase of WINGS at the Advanced orMaster levels, a pilot must simultaneously completeor already hold the level just below
    59. 59. 61Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramAdvanced Level Standards• The Advanced level requires using theCommercial PTS– or the Private PTS when there is not aCommercial PTS,– or if the pilot completed the Basic level by usingthe Sport or Recreational PTS, then the PrivatePTS is used for this level.
    60. 60. 62Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramMaster Level Standards• The Master level requires using theCommercial and Instrument Rating PTS orthe ATP PTS– if one is available for the category and class ofaircraft used• In addition, some activities refer to tasksfrom the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)PTS• A Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) cannot be usedat this level
    61. 61. 63Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz
    62. 62. 64Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz3…What are the three levels of WINGS?
    63. 63. 65Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz3…What are the three levels of WINGS?A. Basic, Instructor, Examiner
    64. 64. 66Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz3…What are the three levels of WINGS?A. Basic, Instructor, ExaminerB. Private, Instrument, Commercial
    65. 65. 67Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz3…What are the three levels of WINGS?A. Basic, Instructor, ExaminerB. Private, Instrument, CommercialC. Basic, Advanced, Master
    66. 66. 68Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQuiz3…What are the three levels of WINGS?A. Basic, Instructor, ExaminerB. Private, Instrument, CommercialC. Basic, Advanced, Master
    67. 67. 69Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramQ&A• What questions do you have?• If you have a question later,• send an email to• Support@FAASafety.gov
    68. 68. 70Federal AviationAdministrationThe WINGS – Pilot Proficiency ProgramThank YouOn Behalf of the FAA,andThe FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam)We appreciate your attendance anddedication to safety!

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