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CFI REFRESHER COURSE FIRC at Heritage Flight Academy
2 Day CFI Renewal Course
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 17, 2018, starting at 08:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Dean Marshall, Ramin Rad, Tim Eriksen
Brief Description:

The Heritage Flight Academy CFI Refresher Course (FIRC) is an FAA Approved 2-day interactive course that meets the FAA requirement for the renewal of your CFI.

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Location of Seminar:
Heritage Flight Academy - KISP
2075 Smithtown Avenue
Long Island MacArthur Airport
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Directions to Venue:

Please see the "Additional Event Info" on the FAASAFETY.gov website for important location and direction information.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
15 seats at the facility, 15 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Neil Visse, Director of Operations
Phone: 631-471-3550
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Heritage Flight Academy has developed an FAA Approved Training Course Outline (TCO) for Certified Flight Instructors needing to renew their flight instructor certificates. This program has been designed by experienced educators who are experts in the field of flight and ground instruction. See HFA FIRC Information Page for Course FEE information which includes the two-day CFI renewal course, along with all the mandatory FAA Handouts. We’re certain that the FIRC course curriculum, lecturers and PowerPoint presentations will exceed expectations.

Additional Information: Please feel free to visit the HFA FIRC Information Page for additional info and future scheduling. In addition to registering online, you are encouraged to call HFA at 800.786.9060, or send an email to info@heritageflightacademy.com to sign-up.

To learn more about the procedure and process of renewing your CFI we encourage you to take a look at HFA's FIRC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Topics and Discussions shall include: The following subject modules fulfill the requirements for the Nationally Scheduled FAA-Approved Industry-Conducted Flight Instructor Refresher Courses, FIRC:

  1. Ethics & Professionalism in the role of CFI
  2. Effective Teaching & Culture of Safety
  3. Safety Trends in General Aviation
  4. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  5. Security Related Special Use Airspace (SUA)
  6. Navigating in the 21st Century - GPS & TAA
  7. Pilot Deviations
  8. Compliance Philosophy
  9. FAASTeam & Wings Pilot Proficiency Program
  10. Regulatory, Policy & Publication Changes
  11. Flight Review & Instrument Proficiency Check
  12. Loss of Control: Causes & Avoidance
  13. Risk Management: SBT, SPRM, Learner Centered Grading
  14. Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

The HFA weekend FIRC: Flight Instructor Refresher Course is held usually the third weekend of every month and meets the FAA’s mandate for the renewal of your expiring CFI certificate. This course is also very educational and beneficial to every pilot - you don't need to be a CFI to sign up and enjoy the benefits.

SIGN-UP: To sign up for the course register through the SPANS website, call us at 631/471.3550, 800/786.9060 or reserve a place in the class by sending us an e-mail at: info@heritageflightacademy.com.

"Heritage Flight Academy is located on the west-side of Long Island MacArthur Airport and not at the 'main terminal entrance.' The HFA Sign on Smithtown Ave is next to Liberty Jet. Proceed to the REAR Parking area following the HFA Signs to the hangar facility." Visit the Directions to HFA Link for detailed driving instructions. Traveling By Rail: Take the L.I.R.R to the “Ronkonkoma Train Station."

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 2
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
2 Credits for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
Master WINGS
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 1
2 Credits for Master Knowledge Topic 2
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