Flight Instructor Refresher Course – $299 (Includes IACRA Renewal).


UPDATE: Automatic WINGS Credits upon course completion!

• Live In-Class Flight Instructor Renewal.
• Enjoy top-flight course presenters.

• Learn what’s new & what’s pending.
• Explore CFI liability & marketing issues.
• Experience being treated as an instructor, instead of as a student.
• Enjoy smaller class size, and courses offered more often.
FAA approved 16 hour format.
Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:00PM
• Attend anytime during your 4 month renewal period and keep your current expiration month (this includes any time during your expiration month and the 3 months prior to your expiration month – the old FAA Ninety (90) day rule no longer applies. Example: Attend anytime from January 1 through April 30 to retain an April Expiration. Click here for a class date range calculator.

• All this for only $299


AVIATION SEMINARS has developed an FAA approved Training Course Outline (TCO) for Flight Instructor Renewal.  Our live classroom course is an interactive, dynamic experience that will keep you coming back for years to come. We offer over 175 FIRC courses throughout the United States and Europe.  As a participant in our course, you and the FIRC presenters discuss not only FAA required topics, but also the latest changes and training requirements that are important for every CFI to know. You will be involved in every facet of the course, and at the end, Aviation Seminars will process your FAA renewal application via IACRA that will renew your CFI certificate, saving you time from mailing or having to visit a local FSDO office.  AVIATION SEMINARS can renew your CFI certificate up to 3 calendar months before its expiration month – allow for a nearly 120 day renewal period.

Topics included in the course:

• Pilot Deviations
• Teaching Flight Safety
• Human Factors in Aviation
• Special Use Airspace
• Regulatory and Policy Changes and Updates
• Navigation in the 21st Century
• Loss of Control
• Technically Advanced Aircraft (Glass Cockpit)
• TSA Security Training
• Returning to Flight Instruction

Interactive sessions will also be included in the weekend, so that each instructor can be a part of the education process. These sessions include:

• Instructional Concerns
• Current Issues
• Instructor Liability & Professionalism

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Just wanted to let you know that this refresher class was the best one I've ever attended. Jerry Koszyk did a great job and turned the usual boring and tedious refresher into a more than tolerable and often enjoyable experience. It didn't hurt that this class had some real characters in it either. Thanks, I'm actually looking forward to doing it again in two years. - Knute
Just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased with the class. Bill Harms was great in presenting the topics. He explained several areas in a manner that my past refresher instructors avoided simply because they were not comfortable with math and science. After listening to his explanations and diagrams I feel it will be easer to explain some of the new tech equipment much better to students. Please let Bill know how I appreciated his presentation of this course. I will for sure be back in 2 years and hope he is still conducting them. - Steve
Just completed your CFIRC at Pensacola. Pat does a great job. I assume all of the course critiques were good, they certainly should be. That is a real grind, pitching the 16 hours, and setting up the classroom, and handling the administration, paper-work and all. A few years ago, when FlightSafety had a CFIRC at their/our Daleville Alabama facility, I was responsible for the course. I was not a volunteer. I had access to classrooms, coffee, doughnuts, projectors, and a roster of instructors who, like me, were not volunteers, but accepted the additional tasks as part of working for FlightSafety. And, as participating instructors, we/they could renew by sitting through the entire course but without charge. So I understand to some degree the effort required to put on this class. You guys do a good job. I hope all of your people are as capable as Pat. Just wish you had enough demand for your course in the Fort Rucker area to justify presenting it in the Daleville-Dothan area occasionally.Anyway, keep up the good work , and thank you! - John
The Aviation Seminar CFI Renewal session this weekend in Denver was excellent. Kim Barnes did and outstanding job facilitating the course! - John
I just returned from my seminar in Wichita, Ks. I drove from Atlanta in one grueling 17 hour drive, so that the wife could spend time with the grandkids while I slept thru the class. At least, that's what I was expecting. Where in the heck did you find Bill Harms?!?! I wish I lived close enough to fork over some hard earned money to get some dual with that guy. The man is a freakin' genius. I was never bored, often fascinated, mostly awed, and generally impressed as hell. I would drive to Alaska to take his class again. I don't know how far to the southeast he will be going in 2014, but wherever it is, I will be there for his class. Please keep the guy stocked with whiskey and poker games, and whatever else will keep him happy and working for you. - Lou

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