Pilot Ratings Program flights may be attempted any time the airspace covered on the flight you wish to attempt is actively being controlled. There is no need to schedule a flight via the Pilot Timetable or request air traffic control to be online, although you must specifically request to complete a PRP flight from the controller you will call initially before you begin the rating.
Follow these steps when you are ready to begin a Pilot Ratings Program flight:
Once you arrive at your destination airport, speak to air traffic control to determine whether or not you passed the rating. The controller may also provide additional comments or suggestions. If you pass, air traffic control will update the PRP ratings table accordingly. If air traffic control does not advise whether or not you passed the rating, send the controller a private message. Note that it may take up to 24 hours for the PRP ratings table to be updated. After completing a PRP flight, you can proceed to the next rating immediately, whether or not the ratings table has been updated.
Don't panic and disconnect if you make a mistake while completing a PRP flight. If you acknowledge the error, air traffic control will likely give you another chance, or at least make sure you understand what should have been done differently. BVA's controllers are not monitoring your flight to fail you if you make one mistake; the goal is that you actually learn something from each and every rating!
If you're ready to get started, visit the Flights Index page to browse through the different flights.
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