King Schools will release the first-ever online Helicopter Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) by early summer, the company announced yesterday at the Sun ’n Fly-in in Lakeland Fla.
The International Association of Flight Training Professionals (IAFTP) recently challenged its more than 500 flight training education members in more than 50 countries to submit their best training practices for consideration by the group’s advisory board.
King Schools has launched an online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) that it says is not only “interesting, relevant and sometimes provocative” but is also the first such course to incorporate a paperwork-free, completely online renewal process. According to John and Martha King of King Schools, the company’s FIRC “gives flight instructors more insight on issues such as identifying and changing at-risk behaviors, and conducting an effective flight review,” said John King.
Both of the FAA signature initiatives that arose out of the crash of a regional turboprop in Buffalo, N.Y., more than three years ago are still receiving some pushback from various quarters. On the subject of fatigue, almost everyone favors more rest for flight crews, and who can argue
The FAA has issued a proposed policy change that would clarify the definition of the words “actively engaged” as it relates to application for and renewal of the Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate. Airframe and powerplant mechanics (A&Ps) can qualify to take the IA test if they have held the mechanic certificate for at least three years and have been “actively engaged” as a mechanic for the previous two years.
The FAA last month announced a proposed rule that would require all U.S. pilot certificates to include a photo of the certificate holder. Under the proposal, pilots would obtain a new photo certificate valid for eight years, after which they would need to update their photo and obtain a new certificate.
The FAA has issued a proposed policy change that would clarify the definition of the words "actively engaged" as they relate to application for and renewal of the Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate. Airframe and powerplant mechanics (A&Ps) can qualify to take the IA test if they have held their mechanic certificate for at least three years and have been "actively engaged" as a mechanic for the previous two.
Assembly Bill 48, passed last year by the state of California, eliminates a long-standing flight training facility exemption from authorizing legislation for the Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education (BPPSE).
The FAA issued a final rule revising the training, qualification, certification and operating requirements for pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors and pilot schools to clarify, update and correct existing regulations. The changes were made to incorporate international flight standards and respond to recent technological advances.
Any pilot who has ever found himself on the receiving end of the question “How can I learn how to fly?” now has a ready reference to which to direct the would-be aviator. Sporty’s Pilot Shop has launched a new Web site– learntoflyhere.com–as a one-stop resource for those interested in taking up or advancing in flying. What’s in it for Sporty’s?