March 30, 2012
By Ian J. Twombly
King Schools has developed a new flight instructor refresher course aimed at risk management and other nontraditional FIRC topics.
“Typical FIRCs cover thrust, lift, weight, and drag,” said King Schools Co-chairman John King. “This FIRC is designed to review the issues that will result in a life or death outcome.” There are a number of broad topic categories: identifying and changing at-risk behaviors, coaching pilots to avoid deviations, conducting a meaningful flight review, teaching icing survival, making airworthiness easy to understand, airspace, preparing your student for the practical test, the benefits of the Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) and the FAA Safety Team (FAAST) program, and things you need to know about the TSA.
The course will be available online by the end of April. It’s also the first course that can accept online renewal processing. That will enable instructors to submit some basic 8710 information and then receive an electronic temporary certificate immediately.
The basic course is $99, and $124.95 with certificate processing.
The company also announced the availability of a new crew resource management course that will satisfy new Part 135 requirements. Co-chairman Martha King said the course includes practical and usable strategies and advice. It costs $199 and is available now.
AOPA Pilot and Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
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