When was YOUR last BFR? Who was it with? What was it like? If you’ve been getting the same ‘ol BFR for many years, perhaps it’s time to shake things up a bit!
That’s what I did recently, and I’d like to share a few of the take-aways with you today.
After my BFR last Saturday, I realized there are some things that would be worthwhile to talk about from that experience.
Today, I’d like to share my experience from my BFR on Saturday, September 23, 2017, and then discuss some things that might be worth considering about BFR’s in general, and also about flying twin engine airplanes.
Rock’s Cessna 310 made for a fantastic learning experience! Listen to today’s episode for the details.
And just for fun, here’s another airplane Rock flies… it’s a Wilga! How about that for a different, interesting airplane?! Reminds me of an overgrown grasshopper!
After my BFR that day in the Cessna 310, I collected some thoughts together, and maybe one or more of them will be helpful to you as well… here are some of my take-aways:
- Be honest with your own strengths and weaknesses.
- I was a little over-confident that day.
- Looking back, I realize I was struggling with the dangerous attitude of “resignation.”
- If possible get your next BFR with a different flight instructor than you’ve ever flown with before.
- Give your flight instructor a brief description of your experience, and the type of flying you currently do, so the experience can be tailor-made for you.
- Don’t cut corners! The regulation of 1 hour of ground and 1 hour of flight, is there for a reason – safety! Always be learning!
- If you fly a twin, be very sure you are staying current with your training, especially single engine training.
- Get some dual on VFR charts… good to know, and rarely reviewed.
- Then, understand the value of an instrument rating… makes you safer, AND, you don’t need to worry so much about all the things that can trip you up as a VFR pilot.
Bottom line: Make the most of your BFR!