Sporty’s offers FREE online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) to support CFIs

Sporty’s offers FREE online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) to support CFIs

Provides effective, convenient CFI renewal option during challenging times

Many lives have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic and the aviation community has been hit particularly hard. Flight and ground instructors are without students and may be facing an additional hardship when it comes to renewing their flight instructor certificates. That’s why Sporty’s is pleased to offer its online eFIRC FREE as a convenient, effective, online renewal option.

Created by the instructional staff at Sporty’s Academy, Sporty’s eFIRC is universally accessible on PC, Mac, and mobile devices including iPad and Android platforms through the web browser. There is no software to install. Simply log-in anywhere there’s an internet connection and begin training. 

“Sporty’s eFIRC was developed from scratch with today’s modern CFI in mind so you won’t find just a rehash of regulations and dry FOI theory,” says Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke. “Rather, you’ll learn about topics pertinent to today’s flight training environment.”

Sporty’s eFIRC contains 16 lessons, each broken down into learning modules for ease of study.  Topics range from emerging technology to loss of control, from regulatory changes and updates to new weather products. Another module contains important information about accepting remote pilot or student pilot applications and additional relevant content to keep you current.  Each lesson has a corresponding quiz to assess your progress.

Also included is an extensive reference library with quick access to certification standards, advisory circulars, regulations, handbooks and more. And the progress dashboard will keep you apprised of your study progress and quiz scores.

New to Sporty’s eFIRC is the CFI Endorsement Guide – plain language guidance on what endorsements are required for your students and when they will apply. The CFI Endorsement Guide is abbreviated to quickly access endorsements you’ll use most often and meets the latest advisory circular information.

With the option of paperless ACR service, flight instructors who complete Sporty’s online FIRC have the option for Sporty’s to process their CFI renewal paperwork from within the course, and issue a temporary certificate – all from the convenience of your home or office. Ground instructors may also receive a graduation certificate to meet the recent experience requirements.

Upon course registration, access to Sporty’s eFIRC [6481-OA] is available for one year FREE. The paperless CFI renewal service is available for $24.95.

To enroll or for an interactive course demonstration, visit


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