Pilot Proficiency Training

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General Aviation Joint Steering Committee
Pilot Proficiency Training
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: April 2019

Topic: Pilot Proficiency Flying
The FAA and industry will conduct a public education campaign emphasizing the best practices for Proficiency Flying and Training.


NTSB and the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee are among the organizations that recommend Proficiency Training and Flying as a means to reduce the number of General Aviation Loss of Control Accidents.

Teaching Points:

  • Loss of Control is the most leathal GA accident precursor.
  • Proficiency Traning and Flying can reduce the chances that control will be lost.
  • Proficiency Training and Education are foundational to most professional endevours.
  • Good coaching can make it possible for pilots to fly at high levels of proficiency but regular training and practice are necessary to keep skill levels high.