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If a flight instructor refresher clinic (FIRC) is on your agenda for this month, check out the renewed eFIRC from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Air Safety Institute.

According to AOPA ASI aviation safety programs manager John Collins, the new course will work on any device and sports a faster loading and response time than previous versions. AOPA’s eFIRCs are illustrated with videos of scenarios that pilots may encounter in the real world. Watching other pilots act and react can help the user determine the best way to address these situations, and for the instructors, the best way to teach the scenario to their learners.

The course includes 11 electives that the user can experience at their own pace, focusing on areas that need more emphasis. The electives, combined with real-world-applicable quiz questions, are designed to give instructors the tools they need to train better pilots.

“As we renewed the course with the FAA, we took the opportunity to incorporate fresh scenarios, including new videos and images,” said Collins. “In addition, course takers will notice improved tracking of their progress inside each eFIRC module, and AOPA Air Safety Institute courses that are part of eFIRC elective modules will no longer require participants to take a separate course and quiz.”

The eFIRC is available for $124, which includes the paperwork processing with the FAA. It can be found here.

Collins notes that the eFIRC revenue directly supports the AOPA’s Air Safety Institute.

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