A Biennial Flight Review (BFR) is a flight or series of flights where the manoeuvres and procedures applicable to the Microlight pilot certificate privileges are reviewed.
During these flights the Instructor is pilot in command and the flights are dual flight for the purpose of log book entries. The BFR is based on the flight test requirements for the applicable certificate as laid out in the SAC exposition section 6.
The BFR is conducted as dual over as many flights as it takes to achieve competence and will be signed off by the Instructor once competent.
The BFR also requires a written test of questions provided by the Instructor for revision.
The exercises are laid out on SAC BFR form 8.4 or 8.21
A BFR may be conducted up to 60 days prior to the expiry date and issued for 2 years from the existing expiry date.
Where a pilot holds certificates for more than one group of aircraft (aeroplane and Gyrocopter for example), a BFR is required for each group on which the pilot wishes to remain current.
Because a BFR is a dual exercise, the instructor concerned must hold a type rating for the aircraft being used for the BFR unless they hold an ATO Certificate where they can self rate.
If the Certificate holder does not meet the currency requirements of CAA rule 103 and SAC Exposition requirements, the holder may only exercise Novice pilot privileges.