Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)

CFIG - Renew Your Glider Flight Instructor Certificate

The Soaring Safety Foundation (SSF) provides US flight instructors the ability to renew their FAA flight instructor certificate in a class tailored to the need of Flight Instructors, pilots, and students. Course are held, upon request, around the country. Contact Richard Carlson [rcarlson501 at comcast.net] for more details.

The SSF now has an FAA approved ACR (Airman Certification Representative) on staff. At the successful completion of the course, the SSF ACR will use IACRA to issue a new temporary CFI certificate and file the paperwork with the FAA. This means that course attendees no longer need to schedule a visit with their local FSDO to complete the renewal process.

Register for a course on-line and pay the $150 fee by credit card, sending a check to the SSA office in Hobbs, or pay at the door. Follow the On-Line Registration link to the registration form. Selecting Pay by Credit Card and you will be taken to the SSA Store to complete the payment process. Classes start at 8:00 am on both days.

The schedule for 2019 is:


Updated 8/31/2018

Previous Years FIRC schedules

2018 FIRC Schedule
2017 FIRC Schedule
2016 FIRC Schedule
2015 FIRC Schedule
2014 FIRC Schedule
2013 FIRC Schedule
2012 FIRC Schedule
2011 FIRC Schedule
2010 FIRC Schedule
2009 FIRC Schedule
2008 FIRC Schedule
2007 FIRC Schedule
2006 FIRC Schedule
2005 FIRC Schedule
2004 FIRC schedule

Note: FIRC's tend to appear in the same location on a regular schedule. Looking at previous years schedules can help in long range planning activities.