WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program

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Pilot Proficiency Training

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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee

Loss of Control Working Group

Outreach Guidance Document



This outreach guidance is provided to all FAA and aviation industry groups that are participating in outreach efforts sponsored by the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC).  It is important that all outreach on a given topic is coordinated and is free of conflicts.  Therefore, all outreach products should be in alignment with the outline and concepts listed below for this topic.


Outreach Month:  March 2022


Topic: Pilot Proficiency and WINGS

The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign emphasizing the value of regular proficiency training. 



Proficiency training is so beneficial to aviation safety that it is required of most professional pilots.  Proficiency training is also beneficial to general aviation pilots as well.  Studys have shown that pilots who participate in regular proficiency training are much less likely to experience accidents. 

The FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is one way for general aviation pilots to ensure they are competent, confident, and safe in their flight operations.

Note:  This program discusses WINGSPro activities.  We suggest you invite local WINGSPros to attend and to assist with the presentation.


Teaching Points:

  • WINGS is FAA’s Pilot Proficiency Program.
  • WINGS is most beneficial if training is not done all at once but rather spaced out throughout the year.
  • The WINGS Topic of the Quarter is an easy way to pursue regular proficiency training.
  • Completion of any phase of WINGS satisfies the 14 CFR 61.56 requirements for Flight Reviews.
  • A cadre of WINGSPros is available to assist Flight Instructors and pilots with WINGS.