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Inspiring Life Long Learning and Proficiency with Jason Blair CFI/DPE
Discussion About The Benefits Of Life Long Learning And The Use The FAA Pilot Proficiency Program WINGS By All Learners
Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, starting at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST; 18:00 MST; 20:00 EST; 15:00 HST; 16:00 AKST; 18:00 Arizona; Thursday, February 10, 2022 01:00 GMT)
Jason Blair and Ron Timmermans
Brief Description:

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if pilots committed themselves to continuous learning and routine proficiency training through their entire flying career? With such a long-term commitment, we would no doubt find much safer pilots and greatly reduced accident rates in General Aviation.

Jason Blair, experienced CFI and DPE, will share some best practices for enrolling student pilots in the WINGS program, how best to use the WINGS program offerings to enhance & further student training, and sharing methods of validating credits for students & certificated pilots to earn phases of WINGS.  He will also discuss how using these offerings early in a student pilot’s training can instill a safety mindset and develop an awareness of tools to enhance a pilot’s knowledge, skill, risk management, and overall proficiency.

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WINGS CREDIT is earned immediately after passing the knowledge quiz on the FAA Safety website using the NEW 2-step to quiz process.


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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Phone: (314) 787-7454
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Jason Blair is a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) providing testing for pilots in single- and multi-engine airplanes in both general aviation and commercial pilot training environments. He has been a FAA DPE since 2007 and has conducted more than 2500 practical tests. He remains an active CFI with more than 3000 hours of dual given. 

He has worked for and continues to work with multiple aviation associations with the work focusing on pilot training and testing. His experience as a pilot and instructor span nearly 30 years and includes over 100 makes and models of aircraft flown and he actively uses the WINGS program personally and with those for whom he provides training and practical tests.



Ron Timmermans earned his Private Pilot Certificate in 1972 and went on to add Commercial, Instrument, CFI/MEI, ATP, and Remote Pilot. Shortly after earning a CFIIA/MEI-IA, Ron became a Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program Ground and Flight instructor

Ron is the 2021 FAA National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year, and has been selected by AOPA as a professional ground instructor for the ‘Rusty Pilots’ program, Ron now makes presentations to reach long inactive pilots to encourage their return to flight.

Ron is a FAASTeam Lead Representative giving monthly presentations on GA safety topics. He has given many Young Eagle rides, authored training curriculum, and developed flight instructor standardization guides, published articles, and served in leadership positions on the American Bonanza Society Board of Directors.


The WINGS Industry Network's vision is to reduce the general aviation accident rate through participation in the FAA Safety Team WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program. Its mission is to network with aviation industry members and the FAA Safety Team to enhance aviation safety for the pilot and aviation maintenance technician.

INSIGHTS is a LIVE! FAA WINGS/AMT Credit broadcast to highlight the outstanding work of Industry Members that contribute to a safer aviation environment.


The WINGS Sweepstakes mission is to reduce the nation's accident and incident rate by increasing pilot participation in the WINGS FAASTeam Pilot Proficiency Program. 

The WINGS program has courses based on real world accident and incident causes so flight instructors, pilots and student pilots get training that can truly make a difference.  Studies indicate that pilots who complete WINGS phases are safer aviators. 

Learn more about the WINGS Industry Network here - https://www.WINGSIndustry.net

Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
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Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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