AOPA ASI Collaborates with Arkansas Department of Aeronautics to Provide Flight Instructor Training

The AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) has been selected by the Arkansas State Department of Aeronautics to provide FAA required recurrent training for many of Arkansas’ Certificated Flight Instructors (CFIs).

The Air Safety Institute will provide an in-person Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) to approximately 125 CFIs during the two-day event. The course will be held on February 11-12, 2017 in Jacksonville, Arkansas and is open to any CFI who resides in the state of Arkansas.

“We are privileged to have been selected by the state of Arkansas to provide this critically important training to flight instructors,” said ASI Senior Vice President George Perry. “With today’s commercial airline pilot shortage, keeping flight instructors qualified is extremely important to the health of our nation’s transportation system. We look forward to this partnership and applaud Arkansas’ leadership in hosting this type of innovative program.”

ASI is widely recognized as the leader in general aviation safety training and education. ASI’s FIRC experience spans several decades, since becoming the first non-government provider in the 1970s. Annually, ASI also provides 75 in-person CFI refresher courses and 200 free safety seminars to tens of thousands of pilots across the country. Additionally ASI provides over 300 online safety resources, such as videos, courses, and publications, on its website at In total, ASI programs are used by pilots more than 2,000,000 times annually.

Arkansas based CFIs who wish to participate should contact Lily Roberts, Assistant Director of the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics, at 501-376-6781.