COPA Flight Risk Assessment Tool

Personal Minimums worksheet

General Flight Experience

Have you completed a Flight Experience worksheet in the past 90 days?

Years actively Flying?
Certificate Held
Time in Type
Cirrus Time in last 90 Days
Cirrus Landings in the last 90 Days
Enter your Flight Proficiency Category (1 equals lowest proficiency, 3 equals highest proficiency)

Accident or incident on preceding 90 Days?

Instrument Flight Experience

I have completed an instrument proficiency assessment within 90 days?

Enter your Instrument Proficiency Category (1 equals lowest proficiency, 3 equals highest proficiency)
Years Flying IFR
Hours Flown IFR in previous 90 Days
Simulated or Actual Instrument hours in Last 90 days
Hand Flown Approaches within previous 90 Days
Coupled Approaches in the previous 90 Days

Proposed flight

General Flight informattion

Flight Rules for this Flight

View Flight Planning Websites?

Pilot Factors

Pilot is Proficient for expected weather

Describe mitigation plan

Pilot fitness for flight
Duty Hours
Aircraft Factors

Aircraft is equipped and appropriate for conditions likely to be encountered. Including Density Altitude, Icing and runway lengths

Aircraft is in good shape with no airworthiness issues?

EnVironment

Is the flight during the day?

Ceilings at departure airport
Forecast Ceilings at Destination
Complexity of flight plan and Airspace.
(Use Slider to Estimate impact on flight risk)
Terrain complexity, unfamiliar terrain concerns or Density altitude factor
Departure or arrival runway length issues
Potential Crosswind component

Convective activity on route

Do you have onboard weather?

Consider NO GO

Degree to which deviations are likely to be required

Is Icing in the Forecast?

Is airplane FIKI equipped and are you trained to use it?

CONSIDER NO GO

External Pressures
Importance of mission
Nervous or distracting passenger
Self imposed pressure

External Pressures

Additional Factors and Risk Mitigation Strategies
Other risk factor

Additional risk

Impact on Safety
Mitigation Possible

Explain Mitigation for this risk

Plan to take an instructor or experienced pilot.

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Personal Minimums worksheet

General Flight Experience

Have you completed a Flight Experience worksheet in the past 90 days?

Years actively Flying?
Certificate Held
Time in Type
Cirrus Time in last 90 Days
Cirrus Landings in the last 90 Days
Enter your Flight Proficiency Category (1 equals lowest proficiency, 3 equals highest proficiency)

Accident or incident on preceding 90 Days?

Instrument Flight Experience

I have completed an instrument proficiency assessment within 90 days?

Enter your Instrument Proficiency Category (1 equals lowest proficiency, 3 equals highest proficiency)
Years Flying IFR
Hours Flown IFR in previous 90 Days
Simulated or Actual Instrument hours in Last 90 days
Hand Flown Approaches within previous 90 Days
Coupled Approaches in the previous 90 Days

Proposed flight

General Flight informattion

Flight Rules for this Flight

View Flight Planning Websites?

Pilot Factors

Pilot is Proficient for expected weather

Describe mitigation plan

Pilot fitness for flight
Duty Hours
Aircraft Factors

Aircraft is equipped and appropriate for conditions likely to be encountered. Including Density Altitude, Icing and runway lengths

Aircraft is in good shape with no airworthiness issues?

EnVironment

Is the flight during the day?

Ceilings at departure airport
Forecast Ceilings at Destination
Complexity of flight plan and Airspace.
(Use Slider to Estimate impact on flight risk)
Terrain complexity, unfamiliar terrain concerns or Density altitude factor
Departure or arrival runway length issues
Potential Crosswind component

Convective activity on route

Do you have onboard weather?

Consider NO GO

Degree to which deviations are likely to be required

Is Icing in the Forecast?

Is airplane FIKI equipped and are you trained to use it?

CONSIDER NO GO

External Pressures
Importance of mission
Nervous or distracting passenger
Self imposed pressure

External Pressures

Additional Factors and Risk Mitigation Strategies
Other risk factor

Additional risk

Impact on Safety
Mitigation Possible

Explain Mitigation for this risk

Plan to take an instructor or experienced pilot.