VOLUME 15 FAA SAFETY TEAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 8 SAFETY AWARDS AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Section 3 WINGSPilot Proficiency Program
A. Purpose. This section describes the procedures for managing
and administering the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) WINGSPilot Proficiency
Program, hereafter referred to as WINGS.
B. Scope. FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Program Manager (FPM) will
promote, manage and administer WINGS within their assigned FSDO district. This
section addresses the tasks each FPM will perform while managing and administering
WINGS. The computer based software program for the WINGS is located at
Specific guidance on airman participation in WINGS can be found in the current
edition of Advisory Circular (AC)
WINGSPilot Proficiency Programs, the WINGS User Guide, and
other help files located at
15-8-3-3 TASK PREREQUISITES AND SIGNIFICANT INTERFACES.
A. Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS) Activity Code.
Not applicable; WINGS records are on the
www.FAASafety.gov Web site.
B. Significant Interfaces. This task requires coordination with
the following organizations or individuals:
· FAASTeam Representatives (REP);
· Aviation safety inspectors (ASI);
· Certificated flight instructor (CFI) groups;
· Designated Pilot Examiners (DPE); and
· The aviation community.
C. Automation Tools. The
www.FAASafety.gov Web site.
1) Legal References. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part
2) Regulatory Guidance. [Reserved]
3) Procedural Guidance (current editions):
WINGSPilot Proficiency Program.
· WINGS User Guide on
4) Additional Guidance. [Reserved]
E. Forms. [Reserved]
F. Job Aids. [Reserved]
15-8-3-5 WINGS PROGRAM BACKGROUND.
A. Objectives. The objective of the WINGS Program is to provide
the General Aviation (GA) pilot a tool to develop and maintain a “personal proficiency
plan.” The program establishes ground and flight activities designed to reduce
GA accidents by having the pilot focus on continually improving their knowledge
B. Overview of WINGS. The WINGS Program is managed by the individual
airman. It is tracked and recorded in the “My Wings” section of the “Pilots”
tab drop down box on the Home page on
site, after you log in.
C. FPM Responsibilities. The primary function of the FPM is to
promote the use of the WINGS program to pilots, flight instructors, DPEs and
FSDO ASIs as a tool to develop and maintain a personal proficiency plan and
the primary method for meeting the flight review requirement set forth in part
FPM duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1) Validating WINGS credits for airmen.
2) Promoting the WINGS Program at seminars and events.
3) Actively enlisting flight instructors to support and participate
in the WINGS Program and to teach their students how to use the program to maintain proficiency.
15-8-3-7 WINGS PROCESS FLOW. [Reserved]
15-8-3-9 PROCEDURES. [Reserved]
15-8-3-11 TASK OUTCOMES. Completion of these tasks results in the effective
management and administration of the WINGS Program.
15-8-3-13 FUTURE ACTIVITIES. The FPM will ensure the continued management and
administration of the WINGS Program within their assigned FSDO district.
15-8-3-15 through 15-8-3-25 RESERVED.