CFI Renewal

chperplt

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In case anyone is in need of a quick renewal, I stared the Gleim on-line course this morning and had the entire thing finished in 3 1/2 hours. $99 bucks for the course, and another $25 if you want them to process the paperwork.
 

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Man! You were smokin'!

I can't imagine anyone finishing that in one sitting. I took it too, although at a more leisurely pace. I think I completed it in less than half the projected 16 hours. Much less painful than the ones which make you sit in front of the screen for the full 16 hours.

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It wasn't easy... My eyes were about to pop out of my head!
 

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chperplt-

My CFI expires in November and I didn't want to attend one of the weekend classes. Do you have a link for the Gleim on-line course?
Thanks.


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chperplt, Did you spend the extra $25 to have them do the paper work?

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American Flyers online course is cheaper

American flyers online course costs the same initially ($99) but then its free for life for the rest of your renewals. Much better deal.
 

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>>>> but then its free for life for the rest of your renewals. Much better deal.

yeah, from a strictly dollars standpoint.

I haven't done the Am flyers thing, but I understand that you are required to be logged in and actively scrolling through material for the Full 16 hours. The Gleim course has 16 modules designed around a "hour's" worth of material, and you can accomplish then at your own pace. You are assumed to have received equivelent benefit of 16 hours, if you complete all 16 modules sucessfully, regardless of how much time you actually spent.

What dollar value do you place on a weekend?

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A Squared,

So all you do is go grab some DVD's and turn your computer on. All you have to do with AF is change screens every 5 minutes or so. So sit back watch movies, surf for porn, or drink a beer. Then after so many minutes you take the test and its on the next session. It was a great way to kill a month of reserve.
 

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No I didn't.. My local FSDO is 5 minutes away and I took the graduation certificate there.

If you bring it to the FSDO, don't take the 8710 that Gleim does for you. It prints it out on two pages, and at least this FSDO wouldn't accept it. I had to fill out another one.
 

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Reminds me of the Drivers Ed course that I had to take online. They timed you, you had to spend exactly 3 hours. One hour of it had to do with seat belts and safety, I just watched some TV.
 
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I have heard that if you are currently flying for a 121 or 135 carrier then show up in uniform at local fsdo and they possibly will renew it as a "courtesy"- any truth to this??

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It use to be like that.. Not anymore unfortunately. I think you can on occassion find a fed willing to do it still.
 

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I made the mistake of letting my CFI expire about 7 years ago. I wasn't using it and, quite frankly, it slipped my mind. I thought that I would have to take the test all over again. However, I took a type ride for a 121 carrier and asked the inspector if there was anything I could do? She had me fill out an application and mail it to her. I received my temporary certificate in the mail a few days later.

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nimtz said:
So all you do is go grab some DVD's and turn your computer on. All you have to do with AF is change screens every 5 minutes or so.
Not even. I just minimized the window and left it for hours. The clock just kept on ticking.
 

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I recently attendend the AOPA renewal course and was surprised at how well run and interesting it was...

Fun to meet other pilots and talk airplane stuff....

I was also surprised at how many people were there. I had this preconceived image of about 10 guys in a small room going through the FOI and FAR's...

anyway, it was held in a huge conferance room, have over 100 people there and a very nice multi-media presentation on a big screen that took up the whole wall.
 
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