801 Airport Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
A complex endorsement allows a pilot to fly a plane with retractable gear, a constant speed propeller, and flaps. Pilots can receive a complex endorsement at Solo Aviation in an Arrow, a Mooney, a Duchess, or a Diamond Twin Star.
Every 24 calendar months (2 years) a pilot must pass a flight review to retain the privileges of his or her license. According to AC 61-98A, "The flight review is not a test or check ride, but an instructional service designed to assess a pilot’s knowledge and skills." A flight review consists of at least one hour of ground instruction and one hour of flight instruction. Most people should plan to schedule at least three hours to include time for paperwork and briefings. Although it is impossible to "fail" a flight review, pilots will occasionally require additional training.
Instrument Proficiency Checks
If an instrument pilot's currency lapses, he or she can take an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) to reinstate it. During an IPC, a pilot must complete the tasks designated by the Rating Task Table (page 1-vii) of the Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards to PTS standards.
WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program
The WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is a program designed to provide reoccurring training to certified pilots. Achievements in this program can be used in lieu of a flight review. Solo Aviation instructors provide flight training that counts toward this program.
Aircraft checkouts are for pilots who would like to "upgrade" their flying skills and receive training in an unfamiliar aircraft. Checkouts are tailored to the individual pilot's needs, but usually consist of basic air work, emergency training, and landings.
Insurance Checkouts and Proficiency Training
Solo Aviation offers insurance checkouts and proficiency training to enable aircraft owners to meet insurance requirements.
Seminars and Workshops
Flight instructors at Solo Aviation are available to offer a wide variety of seminars and workshops. Previous seminars have included subjects ranging from Garmin 1000 glass cockpits to aircraft ownership.
© Solo Aviation Inc. 2017 ▪ 734.994.6651