The WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program
The WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is designed to help each pilot construct an educational curriculum suitable for their unique flight requirements. It encourages pilots to continue aviation educational pursuits requiring review, education and flight proficiency, in the areas of operation found in current Practical Test Standards (PTS), that correspond with the leading accident causal factors in the United States.
Further, the program encourages participation in the FAASTeam's locally offered events and seminars, as well as the national WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program. Industry members establish regular recurrent training programs within their organizations and areas of influence, to help all pilots reach their highest potential and maintain a high level of safety and proficiency.
The Advocates For Aviation Safety Foundation (AFASF) Mission: "To help reduce pilot related accidents and incidents." What we do on the ground really matters.
- Automation of the application and record keeping at www.faasafety.gov
- Knowledge and flight "credits"
- Required ground credits including topics from the "Special Emphasis Items"
- Weather awareness, understanding aeronautical decision making
- Approach and landing
How You Benefit
- WINGS pilots have less accidents/incidents
- Gain required benefits
- May be eligible for discounts on numerous pilot items including: insurance, program materials, services, apparel and much more
WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program Information and Progress Tracking is just one more exciting system. If you are not yet a part of this growing airmen population, then follow this link to www.faasafety.gov and register today. If you are already registered, then it is time that you log back on and update your personal preferences, so you will get all the safety information you desire and need, to be the safest airman possible.
Go to www.faasafety.gov, hover your mouse over "Courses, Seminars & Activities" in the menu bar at the top of the page; a dropdown menu will be displayed. Click on "Find Seminars". The "Seminar Search" page will then be displayed. Enter the relevant search criteria, and a list of seminars in your area will be displayed.
Since the FAASTeam launched its website in March of 2003, it has grown to be a very dynamic tool. As of December 2008, over 400,000 aviators have opted in and become registered SPANS users. That represents about 70% of the active airmen in the United States.
The FAA has evidence that "pilots who participate in the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program are safer pilots." Our goal is to help the FAASTeam increase attendance at WINGS seminars and events.
The recently published Nall Report shows that the numbers of both total and fatal GA accidents in 2005 were virtually unchanged compared to 2004. Unfortunately, the accident rates per 100,000 flight hours increased to 7.2 and 1.4 (from 6.4 and 1.3 in 2004), respectively. A significant finding of the 2006 Nall Report was the increase in fatal maneuvering flight accidents; in 2005 there were 80 such incidents vs. 52 in 2004. Reading the Nall Report is an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others.