So, what is a Rusty Pilots seminar all about?

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So, what is a Rusty Pilots seminar all about?

Posted by Meghan Custer on Apr 21, 2017 3:23 pm

Once a pilot, always a pilot...
But, if your're feeling a little RUSTY...


You might be like more than 500,000 other pilots (that's right, half a million), who have taken a break from flying. The good news is that getting back to flying is easier than you think. So, what does it take to get back in the air? 
  • Some flight and ground instruction
  • No FAA checkride or test
  • You may not even need a medical

Rusty Pilots is a fun, interactive seminar that will give you all the information you need to get current again. As a seminar participant, you'll get 3 hours of ground instruction toward completing your flight review, valuable take-home materials, and handouts so you can review what you've learned. We'll help you brush up on your aviation knowledge and understand what's changed since you last took the controls.

Find a Rusty Pilots seminar near you by scrolling through our Rusty Pilots calendar. 
No seminars near you yet? Keep checking back - we add new seminars to the schedule every week.
If you're in a remote region of the country, stay tuned for details about an online Rusty Pilots course (coming this fall)!
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Re: So, what is a Rusty Pilots seminar all about?

Posted by Elizabeth Linares on Apr 24, 2017 1:12 pm

Not only to you get to attend a great seminar, but you also get to meet great members of the flying community! 

Re: So, what is a Rusty Pilots seminar all about?

Posted by Jamie Beckett on Apr 24, 2017 3:19 pm

Presenting and attending AOPA Rusty Pilot seminars has turned out to be one of the most satisfying things I've done in my career. Helping folks get back into the cockpit with confidence is a real gift. When I meet Rusty Pilot attendees weeks or months after the seminar, they're invariably upbeat and proud to tell me they're back in the air again, acting as PIC and having the time of their lives. It's an amazing program. Just fantastic stuff.