Thu, Jul 01, 2010
One Company Cuts CFI Renewal Costs 'To The Bone'
We all probably remember our primary flight instructor. Since we
spent a lot of hours with him or her shoulder-to-shoulder in an
airplane cockpit, that's reasonably understandable. But an
increasing number of CFI's are apparently not renewing their
instructor certificates, and that is causing more than a little
concern in the industry.
Bruce Micek, president of AVSeminars, recently expressed his
deep concern about CFI attrition. "These are economic times when
we're all reassessing expenditures. We're hearing from growing
numbers of CFIs who simply aren't renewing their CFI licenses
because of renewal costs versus anticipated income" says Micek.
"CFIs are the true lifeblood of aviation. Whether or not they're
active in the profession, each CFI loss represents one more
significant step backward in the rebuilding process of general
"We're doing our best to cut renewal costs to the bone to keep
all CFIs in the game", Micek concludes. To that end, Micek
announced that effective July 1, 2010, all CFI Renewals will be
reduced in price to $96 from $169.
The price reduction applies to both AVSeminars Webinar-based
FIRCs and live seminars. The $96 price includes the FAA Temporary
Airman's Certificate at no additional charge.
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