The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) has been selected by the Arkansas State Department of Aeronautics to provide FAA required recurrent training for many of Arkansas’ Certificated Flight Instructors (CFIs).
The Air Safety Institute will provide an in-person Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) to approximately 125 CFIs during the two-day event. The course will be held Feb. 11-12, 2017, in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and is open to any CFI who resides in the state of Arkansas.
“We are privileged to have been selected by the state of Arkansas to provide this critically important training to flight instructors,” said ASI Senior Vice President George Perry. “With today’s commercial airline pilot shortage, keeping flight instructors qualified is extremely important to the health of our nation’s transportation system. We look forward to this partnership and applaud Arkansas’ leadership in hosting this type of innovative program.”
Arkansas based CFIs who wish to participate should contact Lily Roberts, Assistant Director of the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics, at 501-376-6781.