ASA Guide to the Flight Review – 8th Edition


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For Instructors and ApplicantsAll pilots, whether
they fly for pleasure, business, or as a career, must take a flight
review every 2 years (sometimes called a Biennial Flight Review or BFR).
Guide to the Flight Review delivers valuable information in a
question and answer format, providing an excellent study and preparation
tool for students, pilots, and instructors alike. Flight instructors
and FAA authorized flight review administrators will find this guide to
be extremely helpful in developing a well-rounded flight review tailored
to the applicants’ needs. Applicants will learn what to expect in their
upcoming flight review, refresh their knowledge, and renew their
confidence, all of which will ensure safe practices while in flight.

new eighth edition includes current FAA guidance on flight reviews
including AC 61-98B and AC 61-91J Wings Pilot Proficiency Program. Other
additions include new information on special flight permits, ADs, EFBs,
airport markings and signs, runway incursion avoidance, risk
management, and an updated checklist to reflect the current PTS.

FAA offers different options for completing the Flight Review, and this
book covers all of these in detail. International pilots can also use
this book to help familiarize themselves with flight operations in the
United States.

This book is an effective tool for both the applicant and the flight instructor and has separate sections for each. The Eighth Edition has been updated to reflect current rules and procedures and includes:

  • Information for Private Pilots wanting to fly Light Sport Aircraft without a medical certificate (as a Sport Pilot).
  • Information
    pertinent to today’s operational environment and areas of emphasis such
    as ADM, risk management, scenario-based training, and the sport pilot
    and light-sport aircraft categories.
  • The FAA’s “Conducting an
    Effective Flight Review” guidance document provides specific
    recommendations for the ground review, flight activities, post-flight
    debriefing, and pilot improvement plans.
  • The FAA’s online flight
    review course is referenced throughout, encouraging both applicants and
    instructors to take advantage of this excellent (and free) new
  • Questions-and-answer format for the ground review
    portion of the flight review is an excellent refresher for the
    information all pilots need to know.
  • Sample written quiz, which can be used to meet the ground training requirement.
  • For
    instructors, helpful recommendations on how to conduct the flight
    review, with a synopsis of practical test standards for the maneuvers at
    both the Private and Commercial level.
  • Appendix has reprints of
    the flight review regulation (14 CFR 61.56) and other helpful and
    important FAA resources, including a comprehensive checklist that helps
    both applicants and instructors ensure they not only meet legal
    standards but gain useful insight in following through with the flight
    review requirement.

The flight review must include 1
hour of ground instruction as well as 1 hour of flight instruction. The
information provided in this book may be used by instructors to fulfill
these requirements.

5-1/4″ x 8-1/4″, 176 pages

Additional information

Weight 0.9375 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in