See why thousands of pilots rely on this scenario training every month.
Try it free for 30 days.
For the pilot who wants to remain sharp, VFR Mastery offers a series of online, scenario-based workshops. Each month, you get a challenging VFR scenario that increases your knowledge and hones decision-making skills.
Broaden your exposure to different flight situations
Gain a better understanding of VFR procedures
Learn to recognize and avoid common traps
Commit to regular improvement
Try it today and you’ll get instant access to a library of thought-provoking VFR Mastery scenarios.
If you decide to continue beyond the trial period, you’ll be billed $14/month (a $5/month discount). Billing starts in 30 days, and we’ll send you an email each month when we publish a new scenario.
Give it a fair evaluation, and you’ll see why committed pilots all over the world rely on VFR Mastery each month to stay sharp!
Michael Goulian: Aerobatic Champion and Red Bull Air Racer
You’ve got the whole family on board for a great weekend by the ocean. However, the landing attempt on a runway that’s short and obstructed didn’t go so well. Now you have only a second to decide if an attempted go around will safely clear the trees—or result in a catastrophe.
Feet Wet or Dry
Dave Hirschman: ATP/CFII, Aerobatics Instructor
Bang: You have no engine and no hope of getting it back. In the next 30 seconds, you must decide where to put this airplane down with your daughter, your dog, and all your gear aboard. Ditch it in the lake or fly it into the trees? Think fast, you get lower with each passing second.
Crossed Up at Four Corners
Paul Bertorelli: ATP/CFII, Aviation Editor
Sport planes and a Sport Pilot Certificate can be tools for real travel by air, with a few limitations. There’s no night flight, usually no instrument flight, and light wing loading can make turbulence challenging. That means creativity might be required to complete the mission—or sometimes just to get back on the ground.
A Short-Field Barbecue
Tom Turner: NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame
A day of fair-weather flying, tailwinds, and an on-airport restaurant with the tastiest barbecue in the county: What could be better? The after-lunch departure, however, leaves you deciding between departing uphill and upwind, or downhill and downwind. Trees off one runway end complicate matters further. Don’t wait too long; this fair weather won’t last.
Squeeze Play in Arkansas
Richard McSpadden: Executive Director of AOPA’s Air Safety Institute, Former USAF Thunderbird Leader
VFR into IMC might be the deadliest trap for non-instrument pilots. It’s easy to say you’d just turn around, but the reality of cross-country flying is that deteriorating weather lures even the most resolute souls when it occurs slowly, and with tempting options–that can vanish in moments if the conditions are right.
Judy Phelps: National Flight Instructor of the Year 2011
It’s the perfect sunny day to take your new airplane and three friends for a day off the coast of California. The only catch is a bank of fog lingering just off your destination airport. The ASOS calls it IFR, but you see the runway in the clear. Will you still try and land?
You’ll have instant access to the entire library, and get a challenging new scenario each month.