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This article attempts to share all the common problems I've seen doing pilot flight reviews.
What prompts me to write this page: The FAA has recently published new guidance for flight instructors to conduct flight reviews. This is a major 29 page addition to Advisory Circular 61-98A. After reviewing the new document, its clear that the FAA is concerned about pilot performance and wants flight instructors to strengthen the review process. Gone are the days of three trips around the pattern and you're signed off for another two years. With a new mix of regulation, ADIZ & more complicated airspace, TFRs, and better accident stat reporting, it becomes clear that unqualified pilots in the airspace create problems. The FAA has made it clear to the CFI: a BFR is an evaluation, not flight instruction.
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