it is a pilot proficiency program which can be done instead of a biannual flight review. there are like 20 different phases you can do. after you complete a phase you are given a pair of "wings" showing that you completed the phase. you get a different pair of wings each time you complete a phase. this is for the first ten phases. after that, you just get a certificate of completion for each phase. you must wait twelve months to start the next phase after you complete one. to complete the first phase, you must recieve one hour of flight training that includes basic ppl maneuvers, one hour of landings to include short/soft t/o and landings, croswind t/o- landings, normal approaches, and one hour of basic instrument training. flight instructors can recieve their wings by putting three students through the program successfully. flight instructors do not need to wait twelve months to put students through different phases. i busted my initial cfi because i didn't know every aspect of this program
Hmm...must be since I got my CFI. It wasn't mentioned once...not one single time...during my CFI training. I know about it now though, since I've put a few people through it. I think its a better program than the usual BFR's.
i was pretty pissed. my flight partner went to him a week before me and the guy never even asked him about it. worse yet, when he asked me what it was i gave him the correct answer. i just couldn't go into enough detail about it. i feel that if an examiner is going to bust you on something, he should at least ask everyone. if it's important enough to bust on, then he should make sure all applicants know it.
I just finished CFI ground school recently and I've never heard of it and if its not in the PTS how can it be testable? is the an AC that mandates it? if not I'd call the FSDO and check into it. Sounds like some personal "ism" .