CFIs, Tuesday Is Your TSA Deadline

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All certified flight instructors and flight school staff must complete TSA security-awareness training by Tuesday, Jan. 18. The deadline applies to all CFIs, whether or not they intend to train foreign students, Robert Albracht, director of GA ops for the TSA, told AVweb yesterday. Luckily, compliance is fairly simple. The TSA program is available online, and takes about a half-hour to complete. At the end, the instructor can print out a certificate and retain it as a record of completion. AOPA's Air Safety Foundation is also offering the training as part of its Flight Instructor Refresher Courses. For more information on the TSA's "alien rule," click through here. See also AVweb's previous coverage.