NAFI's TSA Recurrency Training Now Available
April 24, 2006 — Flight instructors can satisfy the annual recurrency requirements for Flight Schools Security Awareness Training by using a new CD-ROM now available from the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). The NAFI-prepared course 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 required annual recurrency training of all such individuals.
The NAFI course covers all four sections required by the recent TSA order. While three sections are completed by reading-and pondering-material on the disc, one section requires the CFI to 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 create a more dynamic discussion for the participants."
Tim Wilson, NAFI member from Pineville, Oregon, noted, "It's great to know that this is available!" John O'Neill of Almond, Wisconsin, added, "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."
The NAFI course may be obtained by calling 800/843-3612. Cost for the CD is $10