About the Pilot Proficiency Award Program (WINGS)

The Pilot Proficiency Award Program (WINGS) encourages general aviation pilots

to continue training and provides an opportunity to practice selected maneuvers in a minimum amount of instruction time. After you've logged three hours of dual instruction under the program and attended at least one FAA-sanctioned safety seminar, you’ll be eligible to receive a distinctive set of wings and earn a certificate of completion. If you successfully complete a phase of the Wings Program within the period specified by Section 61.56(e) of the Federal Aviation Regulations, you won’t need to perform the flight review for that time period.
Statistics prove that pilots who take part in recurrent training programs have a much better safety record. Earning your wings could also have a positive impact on your aviation insurance costs. Be sure to tell your insurance agent of your commitment to the Pilot Proficiency Award Program.