Sporty’s eFIRC - Flight Instructor Refresher Online Course

Now with paperless CFI renewal (ACR processing)
*requires 3 business days for processing

$99.00
$99.00

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Product ID: 6481-00A

NOW OFFERS PAPERLESS CFI RENEWAL

Sporty’s online FIRC satisfies the requirements to renew your CFI and will vastly improve your teaching skills. Sporty’s eFIRC is delivered in a convenient online format – universally accessible for PC, MAC, and mobile devices including iPad and Android platforms. There is no software to install. Simply log-in anywhere you have an internet connection and begin your flight instructor refresher training. Sporty’s eFIRC contains 17 lessons broken dow...

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NOW OFFERS PAPERLESS CFI RENEWAL

Sporty’s online FIRC satisfies the requirements to renew your CFI and will vastly improve your teaching skills. Sporty’s eFIRC is delivered in a convenient online format – universally accessible for PC, MAC, and mobile devices including iPad and Android platforms. There is no software to install. Simply log-in anywhere you have an internet connection and begin your flight instructor refresher training. Sporty’s eFIRC contains 17 lessons broken down into learning modules for ease of study.

  

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Topics include:

  • Navigating in the 21st Century: Pilotage to GPS: TAA & Automation
  • Paperless CFI Renewal (ACR processing)
  • Security Related Special Use Airspace: What’s Going on—Where, and How to Stay Clear
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA): What Flight Instructors Have to Know to Stay Out of Trouble
  • How to Teach Effectively and Build a Culture of Safety in Your Students and Your Workplace
  • Safety Trends in GA: How CFIs Can Directly Contribute to Aviation Safety
  • Pilot Deviations: Their Causes and How to Teach Your Students to Plan Ahead to Avoid Them
  • How to Make the Best Use of the FAASTeam and the WINGS—Pilot Proficiency Program in Your Program of Instruction
  • Regulatory, Policy, and Publication Changes and Updates
  • How to Give an Effective and Useful Instrument Proficiency Check & Flight Review
  • Ethics and Professionalism in the Role of the Flight Instructor
  • Loss of Control
  • Differences When Teaching a Sport Pilot
  • Teaching Your Client Weather Information and Flight Planning
  • Explaining Aerodynamic Concepts
  • Teaching Night Flying
  • How to Teach ATC Communications
  • Understanding and Teaching Advancements in Aviation Technology
 

Included with many lesson modules is Sporty’s award-winning video content. Complete with 3D animations and graphics, video-based learning helps to further explain complex topics in an effective and entertaining format. Instructors also can enjoy access to a host of supplemental resources that can be incorporated into your everyday teaching activity. Sporty’s online learning system provides simple, easy-to-use navigation and the home portal provides a quick, graphical presentation of course progress. From the course home screen, you can quickly navigate to individual modules, allowing specific topics to be reviewed.

 

Flight instructors whose instructor credentials have not yet expired are eligible to renew their credentials upon satisfactory completion of the FIRC. The provided graduation certificate is then submitted to a certifying official (aviation safety inspector or approved designated examiner) for renewal. Ground instructors may also receive a graduation certificate to meet the recent experience requirements of §61.217 (c). Other interested parties may complete the Sporty’s Academy FIRC and will receive a certificate of course completion upon satisfactory completion of the FIRC material. The estimated time to complete the FIRC material and take the required final exam is approximately 16.5 hours.

 

Price includes 365 days of access, with one flight instructor graduation certificate and one ground instructor graduation certificate.

 

Want to learn more? Read this blog post from the team that built our new FIRC.


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I found this eFIRC hard going. Yes, it is an eFIRC but the last one I took had better content and videos that I still remember two years later. I was really frustrated by the 45 minutes allotted to each and every segment. The more meaty ones took twice that amount of time. The lesser could be done in 15 minutes. The were several typos throughout the course. And at least one statement that was completely wrong. I shall not be using this eFIRC again.
October 11, 2017
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very comprehensive
When I signed up I was expecting each lesson to be about 45 minutes to an hour long. At that rate I thought it would take 16 to 20 hours to complete the entire course.

In reality, with all the changes to the CFI environment I wound up researching each area of review and took notes and downloaded all the new versions of the advisory circulars.

When I was all done I think I must have spent over fifty hours on the course but I am happy with that because I feel that I had an excellent review of everything.
October 10, 2017
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I recommend.
Sporty's FIRC was informative and up to date from a technology standpoint. It was a good review of teaching technics. I recommend the course.
September 26, 2017
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My instructor rating expired well over 15 years ago and I was thinking about getting it back and I found this refresher course from Sportys to be an excellent resource and review
September 11, 2017
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FIRC
This was my first time that I have renewed using an online course. I've always taken the weekend seminar so was a little concerned that I might not find time to work it in.
I need not have been worried because the subjects were relevant and informative. They made me have the urge to continue on through them.
I'll definitely be using it again for my next renewal.
July 29, 2017
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Excellent, relevant, professional
I have taken several different FIRCs from other vendors over the years and this one is flight levels above the rest. The information was in depth and relevant, the embedded links and videos supported the topic extremely well. I found a few new excellent web links because of this course. The only frustration was the "hard time"-each section was allotted 45 minutes and you are not allowed to take the final quiz until at least 40 minutes passed. It also prevented you from advancing too quickly. This was a bit frustrating for me because I am a fast reader. I spoke with one on the customer service reps at Airventure and he told me that the FAA forced them to do this. Regardless, the course was excellent and I will use this again in 24 months.
July 26, 2017
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Does long internet latency affect the course? I have Hughes Net internet service and it has 600ms latency.
Greg T on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The latency should not be an issue with your internet service.
Is the cost 99 including the paperless renewal or an additional 25?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The paperless renewal is an additional $25.00.
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