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AOPA Introduces Personal Minimum Contracts

Monday, April 18, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute has released Personal Minimum Contracts for both VFR and IFR pilots.  The program helps pilots document personal minimums to become the basis for a contract pilots make with themselves.

“Personal Minimum Contracts will help VFR and IFR pilots take some of the guess work out of tough decisions,” said George Perry, senior vice president, AOPA Air Safety Institute. “Instead of relying on a hunch or feelings, having a written contract that pilots keep with them becomes a promise to themselves, their passengers, and their families. This contract will give pilots a safety tool to help them make smart decisions when it matters most.”

After determining which contract would apply, pilots are encouraged to review the questions with their CFI, update the information regularly, and keep a copy with flight planning materials for reference.