Dedicated to Pilot Proficiency

Since 2005, PilotWorkshops has been providing online training courses and “pilot-friendly” manuals for general aviation pilots. Our team of award-winning instructors help pilots at all levels reach a higher standard of safety and excellence.

Over 200,000 pilots use our training to stay sharp and fly safely.

Free Pilot Tips & Training

Pilot Tips
The Pilot's Tip of the Week

These short, useful, and free tips from our team of experts help improve technique and avoid common mistakes. Seen by over 200,000 pilots weekly.

Botched Go-Around

How could a proficient pilot botch a go-around—with tragic consequences?

Watch this accident analysis for valuable insights.

How to Build a Performance Profile

This simple tool helps you fly IFR with more precision and reduces workload in every phase of flight.

It’s something all Instrument pilots should use, but few do.

Caught on Camera: 172 Lands at Busy Class B

See how this experienced 172 pilot handles the rapid-fire ATC and task saturation he encounters landing at a busy Class B.


IFR Mastery

IFR Mastery is a fun and effective way to build IFR skills for the instrument pilot. This scenario-based training really gets you thinking with new scenarios every month. A great way to keep your head in the game.


VFR Mastery

VFR Mastery is a continuing series of online, scenario-based workshops that tests your knowledge and hones your decision-making skills.

Online Pilot Proficiency Programs

Real World VFR

Follows a pilot through a series of flying adventures to learn the skills needed to explore new and more challenging flights.

Private Pilot: The Missing Lessons

These are the valuable lessons that are neglected, glossed over, or completely missed during Private Pilot training.

Airmanship Series

These skill-building workshops will make you a better pilot. Covers night flying, emergencies, non-towered airports, and more.

Real World IFR

Video program follows an instrument pilot through a series of challenging briefings and IFR flights. Includes IFR Refresher Ground School.

IFR Proficiency Series

Tips and tactics used to improve instrument skills. Raise your instrument flying to a higher standard with this program.

Instrument Rating Accelerator

Video program follows a pilot through the entire instrument rating, from the first training flight through the checkride (and everything in-between).

IFR: The Missing Lessons

These are the valuable lessons that are often neglected, glossed over, or completely missed during IFR training.

Advanced IFR

Follows instructor Ryan Koch through a series of IFR flights and teaches pro techniques and procedures that make instrument flying easier (and safer).

IFR Weather Briefings

A  simplified video guide to weather tools and planning. Teaches the power-briefing skills every IFR pilot should have in 17 highly focused lessons.

Garmin GTN: Next Level

Video course demonstrates advanced techniques, best practices, power tips, and gotchas for the Garmin GTN 750 and 650 (includes Xi).

Getting Started With Simulation

Video training series that walks you through the process of using a sim to sharpen your skills. Make your sim a training and proficiency tool.

Pilot-Friendly Manuals

IFR Communications

This pilot-friendly manual provides scripts of the most common, most useful, and most critical IFR radio communications. Includes 82 videos demonstrating proper IFR radio calls.

VFR Communications

A Pilot-Friendly Manual organized in a task-oriented format that shows you exactly what to say and when to say it. Includes 53 videos that demonstrate VFR radio communication in action.

Airplane Engines

Learn how to get the most performance, dependability and longevity from your engine.

Pilot Exercise Program

This Pilot-Friendly Manual contains 15 in-flight exercises carefully designed to improve the flying skills of any pilot while creating a fun, “scoreable” challenge.

Garmin GPS Manuals

Our pilot-friendly manuals provide a task-oriented format that focuses on procedures, not “buttonology”. Available for G1000, GTN 650, GTN 750, GNS 430, GNS 530.

Flying Companion

This Pilot-Friendly, step-by-step, full color manual details 50 useful tasks a non-pilot can complete for you before, during and after a flight to reduce your workload and improve safety.