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TSA Recurrency Training Now Available On CD-ROM
Flight instructors may now satisfy the annual recurrency requirements for Flight Schools Security Awareness training by using a CD-ROM available from NAFI. The course, prepared by NAFI, complies with guidelines set forth earlier this year by the Transportation Security Administration.

In late 2004, TSA mandated that all flight schools, flight school employees, and individual flight instructors undergo security awareness training no later than January 18, 2005. TSA further requires annual recurrency training of all such individuals. The NAFI course may be obtained by calling 800.843.3612; the cost is ten dollars.

“It’s great to know that this is available!” said Tim Wilson, NAFI member from Pineville, Oregon. John O’Neill of Almond, Wisconsin echoed that sentiment. “With all the new hoops a CFI has to jump through these days, it’s good to know that NAFI is looking out for us,” he said.

The NAFI course covers all four sections required by the recent TSA order. While three sections are completed by reading – and pondering – material set forth on the disc, one section requires supplementary action on the part of the CFI. The CFI must have a discussion with the local flight school owner, FBO, or airport manager. “We recommend that independent instructors get together with the airport manager or FBO as a group,” explained Rusty Sachs, NAFI Executive Director. “doing it as a group will promote efficiency for the manager, as well as creating a more dynamic discussion for the participants.”

Instructors may order the CD-ROM from NAFI by calling 800-843-3612.