I've never had an issue while being an active 121 captain. The gray area (as I've seen it anyway) is if you are no longer a 121 captain but were at some point in the last 2 years.This drives me nuts. There is an Advisory Circular out there that defines, amongst others, on the basis of being 121 captains, the ability to renew CFI certs.
If a safety inspector isn’t following their own guidance, take it up with their boss.
Like you said, it’s FSDO dependent, which shouldn’t be the case. The AC is pretty black and white. There are captains at my company who, like myself had no issues renewing it at their local FSDO and then you have others who were told that only check airman can renew their CFI with them.I've never had an issue while being an active 121 captain. The gray area (as I've seen it anyway) is if you are no longer a 121 captain but were at some point in the last 2 years.
True. Thanks, I'll give it a shot since I haven't done that one yet.They’re all boring. I just figured if I’m going to be tortured, why not do it at the cheapest price.
Unless you go to a live one with decent attendance and participant interaction, or at least there is some new topic, "engaging" is the activities you do while waiting for the time to go by so yo can take the end of-chapter quiz.True. Thanks, I'll give it a shot since I haven't done that one yet.
My biggest problem is if I pick up a book that I read ten years ago and read the first five pages, it triggers some weird corner of my memory and bam - I can just about recite the damn thing verbatim.
So I try to mix up the eFIRC's to keep it at least somewhat engaging. I did AOPA in 2017 and King in 2015. CFII before that.
The length is not AOPA's fault. It is mandated by the FAA as part of the course approval process.I really like AOPA, and I think the ASI does a fantastic job. Altogether, I really respect them, but I did not enjoy this FIRC—it was simply far, far too long.