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Flight Instructor Refresher Course - FIRC
FIRC - Flight Instructor Refresher Course
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 10, 2018, starting at 08:00 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Prashanth Elangovan
Brief Description:

This is a Two Day Event. March 10 and 11, 2018 from 8am to 6pm.

Flight instructors whose instructor credentials have not yet expired are eligible to enroll in this course to renew their credentials predicated on full attendance and satisfactory completion of the FIRC program. Instructors with expired certificates, or any other interested parties who are attending for reasons other than credential renewal may do so and may receive certificates of attendance / course completion.

Topics Covered:

  • IACRA,Airman Application, Certification& Renewal Procedures
  • Safety Trends in GA
  • How to Teach Effectively and Build a Culture of Safety
  • ADM
  • FAASTeam and WINGS
  • Regulatory, Policy and Publication Changes
  • Navigating in the 21st Century
  • Ethics and Professionalism in the Role of the Flight Instructor
  • Pilot Deviations
  • Security Related Special Use Airspace
  • TSA
  • How to Give an Effective and Useful Flight Review & IPC
  • Loss of Control
  • Flight Information Publications
  • Workshop -  Discussion Form

* Wings Credits are available only if FIRC course is fully completed.

Please contact us by email or phone for registration.

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Location of Seminar:
Avel Flight School, DuPage Airport (DPA)
3N040 Powis Rd, West Chicago

West Chicago, IL 60185
Directions to Venue:

The building is located on the north east corner of the airport. Please use the Powis Road Entrance of the airport. This is the brown hangar next to the big red hangar. Main door of our hangar is on the south side.

Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  DPA
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Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Meghan Gallardo
Phone: (847) 466-5161
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Event Sponsored by Avel Flight School.

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The Great Lakes Region FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) values your input.

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General Aviation Awards

AMT/WINGS credit is available for this program. If you wish to receive credit for attending this seminar please pre-register at this site. When you pre-register for seminars, you insure that credit is correctly applied to you. When you attend the program a credit sheet will be available at the registration desk. The credit sheet is what actually gets you credit for attending the event. Make sure you initial it next to your name. You may also obtain credit by adding your name and email address to the credit sheet at the seminar, but if you do this, please make sure that the email address you use is registered on www.faasafety.gov. You must have an email address to receive credit.

For more information on the new AMT/WINGS programs, click on AMT or WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program on the www.faasafety.gov site, or ask a FAASTeam Representative for assistance with the program.

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
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
2 Credits for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
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