ABS MagazineJuly, 2014
In this Month's issue...
Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP)
Since 1983 the American Bonanza Society's Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program has been the industry leader in type-specific pilot education. BPPP instruction consists of online learning done at your own pace, followed by approximately four hours of flight instruction in your Beechcraft conducted by an expert, BPPP-standardized flight instructor you schedule at your convenience near your home or desired training location.
ABS's goal with the not-for-profit BPPP program is simple: to protect lives and preserve the Beechcraft fleet, by significantly increasing the number of ABS members who receive The Best in Beechcraft Pilot Training™.
How it Works
- Take the BPPP online training on your schedule.
- Arrange to fly with a BPPP instructor near your home at a time that's convenient for you.
- Experience up to four hours of flight instruction plus briefings with an expert BPPP instructor.
- If you qualify, earn a Flight Review and/or an Instrument Proficiency Check.
- If you earn an endorsement, receive a full BPPP Completion Certificate, which may qualify you for insurance discounts (ask your agent or broker).
Total cost of the program (including flight training): $495
ENROLL HERE (click on New User Register Here at the right of the page)
If you’ve already enrolled, return to the BPPP Online classroom here.
The Beechcraft Systems, Procedures and Techniques Course (“BPPP Initial”)
If this is your first BPPP experience, or you want to refresh and expand your knowledge of your airplane’s systems and how you use them in normal, abnormal and emergency situations, then this is the course for you. You’ll go through your airplane system-by-system, learning techniques and tricks for getting the most out of your Beechcraft as well as operating it in a manner that promotes airframe and engine longevity. The Beechcraft Systems, Procedures and Techniques Course consists of 13 modules you may take at your own pace, even stopping and returning in mid-module. A short quiz at the end of each module highlights the most important points of the program, and is correctable to 100%. Two of the programs—Fuel System and Engine Failures—have separate Bonanza/Debonair and Baron/Travel Air versions, and you need only take those that apply to you. The final program, “Time to Fly,” reviews the process of scheduling your BPPP flight training. Here's a more detailed description of the courses in this program. ENROLL HERE (select New User Register Here at the right of the page) and then select BPPP Initial.
The Beechcraft Pilot Skills Enhancement Course (“BPPP Recurrent”)
Expand on what you’ve learned in BPPP with the Beechcraft Skills Enhancement Course. In five online courses you’ll learn advanced techniques for Beechcraft emergency procedures, take a completely fresh look at stalls and angle of attack, review Special Use Airspace, learn tips for using Electronic Flight Bags, and (optional but recommended for Baron and Travel Air pilots) cover critical decision-making for engine failures after you’ve feathered the propeller. A short quiz at the end of each module highlights the most important points of the program, and is correctable to 100%. The sixth module, “Time to Fly,” reviews the process of scheduling your BPPP flight training. Here’s a more detailed description of the courses in this program. ENROLL HERE (select New User Register Here at the right of the page) and then select BPPP Recurrent.
Enrolling is easy and straightforward...here's a step-by-step presentation of the enrollment process.
Before you begin the online course, review this quick tutorial on using the BPPP Online website.
You may also have a free demonstration of the first segment of online training, General Emergency Procedures. Follow these instructions for your free look at BPPP.
DOWNLOADS YOU'LL NEED to complete BPPP
Requirements before flight. Includes required insurance information to send to your agent/broker.
Hold Harmless agreement. You'll sign a copy on the day of your flight.
P-A-C chart (for the By the Numbers segment)
BPPP Speed Sheet (for the POH segment, and required for flight instruction)
Pilot History Form (complete and send to your instructor before your BPPP flight)
BPPP Online is hosted by Opango.