Reference Cards

The BSP: IFR/VFR - Reference Card

Your personal Backseat Pilot for all things IFR and VFR, now with a new, cleaner look! - Includes the ICAO Flight Plan, & Equipment and Transponder Suffixes!

We're pilots, we get it, there's a mountain of knowledge to keep straight in order to ensure the safest flight possible. That's why we tirelessly scoured the FAR/AIM and picked the brains of flight instructors and flight students in order to establish the most critical, difficult to retain, and useful information for any pilot to have on hand at any time. We then compiled this information into a simple, organized, and attractive reference card which would not be oversized or obtrusive in the cockpit, or on the kneeboard, and finally had it digitally printed on the most durable and suitable material we could find. We have never seen anything as useful, organized, and thorough on another reference card or kneeboard.

Immediate benefits resulting from owning this reference card include more confidence in the air, a safer and less stressful cockpit, as well as a helpful tool when studying for checkrides and when preparing flight plans. Fly confidently knowing you have the information you need nearby.

We print on a thick, virtually indestructible polyester card. Here's more information straight from the manufacturer:

  • Extreme strength, flexibility, and durability - It's literally tearproof!
  • Waterproof, greaseproof, and chemical resistant - Just wipe it clean!
  • No shrinking or swelling when exposed to heat - We successfully tested it to 300 degrees!
  • Extremely durable yet very flexible and light weight - You'll love it!

VFR Info

  • Visibility and Cloud Clearance
  • Cruising Altitudes
  • Minimum Altitudes
  • Special VFR 
  • Fuel Requirements
  • Terminal, Sectional, and WAC scales

Misc Info

  • Light Gun Signals
  • Communication
  • ICAO Suffixes
  • ICAO Flight Plan
  • Mode C Requirements
  • Zulu Time Conversions

IFR Info

  • Holding Procedures
  • Lost Communication Procedures
  • Required Reports
  • Position Reports
  • Descent Below DA/MDA
  • Alternate Requirements
  • Fuel Requirements
  • RVR vs Statute Miles
  • Rate of Climb (Ft per NM conversion)

Product Specs

  • Height: 6.75"
  • Width: 5.25"
  • Thickness: 14 mil

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Vincent Valentine
Very Useful

Excellent layout and well detailed.

Dana Glidden
Wonderful Pilot Gift

These make perfect gifts for newer or rusty IFR and/or VFR students:)

Stan Gibson

Excellent quality. Well thought out and easy to read.

Donald Sweet

The BSP: IFR/VFR - Reference Card

Great Reference Card

I can't complain, had the original one, and I emailed about a couple of things, and I'm glad to see a new one has come out.