Per FAR 61.56 before being able to act as pilot in command (PIC) a pilot must have completed a flight review within the proceeding 24 calendar months.
A flight review consists of at least 1 hour of ground instructionand one hour in-flight with a qualified flight instructor.
FAR 61.56 specifies that the review must include:
- A review of the current general operating and flight rules of FAR 91; and
- A review of those maneuvers and procedures that, at the discretion of the person giving the review, are necessary for the pilot to demonstrate the safe exercise of the privileges of the pilot certificate.
Both the FAA and flight instructors are quick to point out that this is not a test. There is no pass or fail criteria, although the instructor giving the review may decline to endorse your logbook that the flight review has been completed.
A flight test (administered by an FAA representative or a Designated Pilot Examiner) that leads to the issuance of a new certificate or rating may be substituted for the flight review. Completion of a proficiency check administered by a check airmen now it's amay also be used.
To schedule a Flight Review or for additional information call 281-421-1671.