The BSP: IFR/VFR - Reference Card



Your personal Backseat Pilot for all things IFR and VFR! - Now with 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
  • NEW* - ICAO Suffixes
  • NEW* - 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

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B.W.
Great customer service! Update to previous review

Based on the comment in my previous review that the card I received had black smudges, I got a prompt response indicating that they would replace the one I received. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a way for me to revise my previous review, but I really appreciate the great service!

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B.W.
Great idea but not great quality

I love the concept and the information on the card, but mine arrived with black smudges making parts of it unreadable. At least it wasn’t overly expensive.

Hey Brian, even though the reference card wasn't overly expensive, it still should show up new and usable! I'll have a new card in the mail for you today. We make a point to check each of the cards before shipping so I'm not sure where the smudges came from, but if you have any issues in the future shoot a quick email over to info@thebackseatpilot.com and we'll take care of it!
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J.R.
Well Done!

This makes a nice gift for my customers.

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D.E.
5/5

The BSP Reference Card

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M.B.
BSP Reference Card

I love it!!! It has all of the information that you need readily available at your fingertips. The only thing I have issues with is the flight plan, seeing as we have to use the ICAO flight plan:( since Jan 2017