Call the Ball

Make Better, Safer Approaches and Landings

Free On-line Course!


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System Requirements

The course is created in HTML5 which means that it can be viewed on most desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone devices.

How the Course Works

The course will run automatically. It is narrated so be sure your sound is on.

If you exit the course and return using the same device, you will be prompted with a choice to resume where you left off or to begin again. If you begin on a different device, you will need to begin again.

After the last slide, you will click a button to begin the short quiz. All questions must be answered correctly to earn Wings credit. If you choose an incorrect answer, simply try the question again. Once you have answered all the questions correctly, you may click on the "Finish" button. You will then be taken to a form in which you will enter your first and last name, plus the email address you use to log into When you click the "Submit" button, an email will be sent requesting Wings credit. Credit is usually issued within 24 hours. But, it is done manually, requiring me to be at a computer with a secure internet connection. So if I am traveling, it may take a few days before I can accomplish that. Once credit has been issued, you will receive an automated email message from FAASafety confirming your Wings credit.

About Wings Credit

This course is eligible for one, Basic Knowledge-3 credit.

To receive FAA Wings credit, you must provide the email address you use to access on the form shown after quiz completion. Credit cannot be issued if the FAA system does not recognize the submitted email address.
Call the Ball

Navy Carrier Pilots are challenged by some of the most difficult approaches and landings known to aviation. Wouldn't it be nice if each time we landed there were a Landing Signal Officer (LSO) guiding us down, verbally coaching our approach and giving instructions on whether we were too low or slightly left of course? Or perhaps a "wave off" to let us know when we should perform a go-around? The truth is that you don’t need an LSO to make safe and successful approaches and landings. By applying the concepts, procedures and best practices used by military pilots and the airlines, you can make great landings too!   Take this free online course to learn how to make better and safer approaches and landings. The course is available for desktop, and laptop computers as well as most mobile devices.

The course will require approximately one hour to complete. At the end of the course, a brief quiz will be presented.

The course requires approximately one hour to complete and is worth one Basic Knowledge 3 credit toward the FAA Wings Pilot Proficiency Program.

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Material contained in this course is for informational purposes only.  It should not be construed as directive, doctrinal, or instructive.  Individuals should consult with their flight school management, certificated flight instructors, aircraft manufacturer recommendations and directives, Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) and/or appropriate FAA publications including the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (PHAK), the Code of Federal Regulations, and applicable FAA Advisory Circulars (ACs) for specific guidance relative to any information or before employing any recommendations contained in this webinar.  Further, nothing in this webinar is intended to contradict or be in disagreement with any official FAA rule or regulation, nor should such material be interpreted or construed as such.  This webinar is intended exclusively to promote general aviation safety through increased knowledge and understanding.