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CFIG Revalidation Clinic

posted Jan 7, 2012, 9:36 AM by cascade soaring

The Soaring Safety Foundation is conducting a CFIG Revalidation Clinic in Seattle the weekend of February 18th and 19th, 2012. It is open to everyone - not just instructors.  This is your best opportunity to prepare for your next written test (private, commercial or instructor in gliders), prepare for your next oral exam or just brush up on safety.

This clinic consists of 16 hours of concentrated instruction. The focus is on material most important for instructors to teach. Coincidentally, this is the material most important for glider pilots to learn. Many non-instructors attend the course regularly to keep up their soaring knowledge, help them be safer pilots and just enjoy the presentations.

The clinic will run from about 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. At the end of the clinic, your instructor's certificate will be re-validated on site without your having to go to a FSDO as in years past. The clinic is valid for renewal of multiple types of instructor certificates -- glider, airplane or helicopter.

The clinic will be held at 
     Holiday Inn Express & Suites Seattle- Sea-Tac Airport
     19621 International Blvd, SeaTac WA 98188

Cost is $150 per person. Register at

This year's FIRC is being presented by Richard Carlson and Ronald Ridenour. Rich is chairman of the Soaring Safety Foundation, a long time gliding instructor and long time presenter of these clinics. Ron is a DE for power, DE for gliding, tow pilot, successful gliding competition pilot and air transport pilot. Ron also owned and operated the largest glider flight school in the upper Midwest.

Contact Mark Nyberg (425/644-5678) with any questions.