Pilot Requirements

In all cases, members flying Bakalar Flying Club aircraft must meet the requirements established by the FAA. Additionally, the Club has some currency and initial checkout rules imposed by the Club or by our insurance provider.

Initial Checkout Requirements

N78548 Cessna 172 – Each member must complete an initial checkout with a club instructor as well as a written exam specific to the plane. Experience Cessna 172 pilots require a simple 1 hour checkout. Members without previous Cessna 172 experience require 3 hours of dual instruction.

N92913 Cessna 182 – Members must have logged at least 100 hours of total time before acting as PIC in N92913. Additionally, an initial checkout with a club instructor is required as well as completion of a written exam specific to the plane. Members with more than 10 hours of previous Cessna 182 experience need a simple 1 hour checkout. Others require 5 hours of dual instruction prior to acting as PIC.

Annual Proficiency Check

We require all members to complete an annual proficiency check which includes 1 hour of dual instruction as well as completion of the written exam for each plane. The 1 hour of dual should be completed in the highest performing plane the member is authorized to fly.

Currency

Members that haven’t flown in the past 180 days need to complete a checkout with a club instructor prior to flying.