NAFI requests TSA regulation change

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has submitted a request to the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) to consider a change to the current Regulation Title 49, Part 1552.23 with regard to the recurrent training requirements for “flight schools.” The proposal would allow flight instructors — which by TSA definition are considered “flight schools” — to bring the timing of their Flight School Security Awareness Training, which is completed yearly, in line with the currency requirements of their flight instructor certificates.

NAFI officials said they recognize the importance of flight instructors in security awareness at airports and the effect this can have on overall aviation security. As providers of training, they are some of the most regularly visible and present individuals who can help monitor activities at airports throughout the country. NAFI believes that this change will increase the number of instructors who are familiar with this training requirement and their compliance level.

NAFI Executive Director, Jason Blair, said “this change will likely lead to greater compliance in the flight instructor community and more structured recurrent training. Many Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) providers already include security information in their courses, this would allow them to make this process more formal and provide the necessary documentation for their customers to meet TSA regulatory requirements.”

The full text of the NAFI request can be found on the NAFI website

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