Flight Review Ground School


Michael Lessard, CFII/MEI

Our online, self-paced course will cover all of the required elements of flight review ground training. But that’s just the beginning. We have carefully crafted the curriculum for this program to address other important training considerations. Click on the video to the left to learn how the WINGsReality EDU Flight Review Ground School can work for you.

The WINGsReality EDU Flight Review Ground School is your best resource to complete the ground training requirement of your flight review. FAA regulations require a minimum of 1 hour of ground training and 1 hour of flight training to complete your flight review, but further require that you demonstrate satisfactory knowledge and flight skills. WINGsReality EDU delivers a dynamic and comprehensive training program that guarantees your success in the ground portion of your flight review for a fixed price of $39.95, which includes an endorsement for your logbook. This program is an excellent opportunity to learn more about aeronautical decision making, runway incursion avoidance, accident causal factors, and many other topics that are critical to flight safety. Enjoy 60 days of unlimited access to the course materials, and the convenience to complete the online training on your own schedule. Your WINGsReality EDU flight review is going to be fun and motivating, and is sure to deliver renewed confidence in the cockpit. We are sure that you will come back every time you need a flight review!

Course Format:
Online presentations and exams with 60 days to complete.

Cost for tuition and materials:

Course Contents:
Flight Review Interactive Training Presentation
Flight Review Interactive Evaluation
Flight Review Logbook Endorsement Certificate


Upon Completion:
You will instantly be able to print your signed logbook endorsement for the ground portion of your flight review. All that is left is to present the endorsement to your CFI when completing the flight portion. To reinforce your learning outcome, you may come back and review the course materials for a full 60 days.

Free DEMO:
If you would like a sneak peak at what your Flight Review Ground School will look like, you can try it out here. It is a fun and interactive learning experience, and it certainly offers the simplest and most convenient way for you to complete the ground portion of your flight review.
Go ahead and take a look!


As you are aware, the knowledge that we must maintain to be safe and efficient pilots is comprehensive, to say the least. When conducting a flight review, we can usually determine our student’s strengths and weaknesses in their flying skills. However, with limited time available it is certainly a challenge to determine where the deficiencies are in their knowledge areas. The WINGsReality EDU Flight Review Ground School covers all of the subject matter that is required under the FARs. Additionally, it provides comprehensive training on the “big ticket” causal factors that continually dominate the accident statistics. These include ADM, runway incursions, airspace, cockpit resource use, and many other important topics. You can feel confident that by completing the WINGsReality EDU Flight Review Ground School, your flight review students have exceeded the ground training requirements, and have received comprehensive ground training on the subject matter that is critical to flight safety. They are well-prepared with knowledge that will keep them safe for the next two years!

Our endorsement is approved for the ground portion of the flight review. For your convenience, you can use the endorsement as a model for the flight portion by simply changing the words “ground portion” to “flight portion”. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If there is ever any confusion on this, this will help to clear it up. It is not a consideration for your CFI to either accept or not accept the WINGsReality EDU Flight Review Ground School. You are the pilot, as well as the paying customer of the CFI. Just like every other time that you have hired a CFI, you are hiring the CFI to work with you on a specific task. Once you have completed the WINGsReality EDU Flight Review Ground School, you will hire a CFI to work with you on the “flight portion” of your flight review. You will have already completed the ground requirement, and you will have a signed logbook endorsement for that. The CFI who trains you through the flight portion is only providing the training and the endorsement for the flight portion.

Throughout the history of aviation, it has always been common practice to complete various parts of a ground or flight training program using multiple and different flight schools, flight instructors, training systems, curricula, etc. In fact, very few pilots ever complete a training program with a single instructor. In Part 141 training courses, the FAA actually requires alternate instructors to conduct “stage checks” to all students as a tool to ensure the quality of the training provided and to validate the learning outcome of the student. As such, the FARs do not require a flight review to be completed with a single CFI. The regs only tell us what we must complete, not how we must go about it. We can work on our flight reviews with different flight schools, with different CFIs, in different states, and at different times. We encourage your CFI to use our "ground portion" endorsement as a model for their "flight portion" endorsement. It is really quite simple, and not unlike the way CFIs have provided training in modules for decades. In fact, numerous CFIs send all of their flight review customers to us to complete the ground portion prior to flying with them.

All of that said, we also understand that some level of make and model specific training is imperative not only in flight reviews, but in all phases of flight training. This is true whether you are flying a C-172, a Cirrus, a Bonanza, a 737, or anything else. An analysis of make and model knowledge, skills, and currency is part of the Aeronautical Decision Making process that pilots should incorporate into every flight, be it a quick trip around the traffic pattern, or a long and challenging cross country operation. We talk about this concept at length in Module Four of our flight review ground school. In the flight portion of a flight review, it is fully expected that the CFI would make sure that any make and model specific training is adequately covered, and the pilot is evaluated and found competent in those knowledge and skill sets. Our program is designed to address the regulatory aspects of your flight review as well as to provide comprehensive training that pertains to the ongoing safety education of all pilots. It is very specific to providing training in the elements that continue to dominate the accident and incident statistics. Traditional flight reviews generally do not provide excellent training on runway incursion avoidance or aeronautical decision making, which incidentally is a causal factor in almost all accidents and incidents. Our objective is to improve safety for everyone by providing a great opportunity to learn and refresh on those topics. Feedback indicates that we have done an excellent job to that effort. We only hope that all CFIs who are providing the flight training portion of flight reviews are providing pilots with a learning experience that is of similar quality. We always welcome their calls and messages, and we are always willing to help them to make their programs better.

The FAA recognizes the WINGsReality EDU Flight Review Ground School, and further rewards pilots who participate in the program with four WINGs credits. We are very proud of the contribution that we bring to the table with the WINGsReality EDU Flight Review Ground School. It is globally agreed by participants that this program provides a better learning experience than traditional flight reviews do. We are confident that you too will enjoy your experience with us. Thank you for your questions.

The FARs require that in order to act as PIC, you must have completed a flight review (see 61.56) within the past 24 calendar months. There are no other schedule-based requirements dictating a specific time frame in which the review is conducted. There is certainly no expectation that the review is completed in a single training session. A traditional flight review may be conducted over a period of several days or weeks. In order to keep your logbook clean and simple, WINGsReality EDU recommends that you complete both the online ground school and your flight training within the same month. Both components must have occurred within the past 24 calendar month period described in 61.56.

Show the endorsement to the CFI who provides the flight training for your flight review. Your CFI may use the ground portion endorsement as a model for the flight endorsement.

WINGsReality EDU utilizes a Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver your course content. Most of our courses offer signed logbook endorsements, FAA WINGs Credits, or both upon completion. By creating the user account you can take as many free or paid courses as you wish, and receive the appropriate credit for the course as an enrolled student.

Not at all! All you need to do is click on the “Create My Account Now!” button and follow the onscreen instructions. When you set up your new account, simply read the confirmation email sent to you and reply to the activation link in the message.


One of the most important parts of our business is your feedback. This is also one of the best resources we have to make sure that our programs are delivering the training that you want and need, and that our site is user friendly, convenient, and informative. Please let us know how we’re doing! You can easily send us a video once you have completed the Flight Review Ground School. We have provided a convenient way for you to do this right in the program, and we certainly hope to hear from you! Thanks!

Video Testimonials

Soren Hansen

Course Evaluations

I took the ground school course two years ago and found it to be a great review.
You covered the most important item about flying safety, the human factor. We have a checklist for every system in our airplanes except the pilot & crew.
You how having me think about the loose screw behind the stick.


John K

I learned a great deal and believe the flight review will help me to be a better and safer pilot. Thank you.

Lewis C


Larry D

Great program, very professional, comprehensive and invaluable for low-timer, VFR types.

Stephen L

I am certain more was covered with this course than could be done an hour with a CFI.

David J

I really like the concept of ground school online.

Cal H

I am a 15 year DPE. It is refreshing to see a new approach to the flight review. I would highly recommend this to anyone needing a flight review in the future. Thanks.

John S

I plan to have ground with my CFI as well, I like that on line courses covered safety and human factors.


I found the course exceptional and made me want to start flying again. There were no areas left uncovered. Wicked good job! Better than any FAA sponsored program. It talked to you and not down at you. Very matter of fact and enjoyable.

Robert A

I just want to let you know that you have done an AMAZING job with this program.

Soren H

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