Offered at no cost to participants, the system enables pilots, airframe and powerplant mechanics (with or without inspection authorization), and other FAA-certificated aviation maintenance technicians to access an online library of FAASTeam-accredited educational video programs, subject-based quizzes, and links to applicable reference materials on SocialFlight.com and the SocialFlight mobile app.
Those who successfully complete the program, except for the IA refresher course, will have the appropriate Wings/AMT course credits added to their FAASafety.gov account automatically via SocialFlight.
The FAASTeam’s Wings Pilot Proficiency Program is a voluntary pilot training and safety initiative that encourages aviators to stay current through a variety of online courses, seminars, and flight training. Read more about FAA Wings Credit here. The FAA’s AMT Awards program encourages AMTs and their employers by issuing awards based on training received in one calendar year.
Certificated maintenance professionals will have access to “FAA accepted IA refresher training pursuant to Title 14 CFR part 65, § 65.93(a)(4),” SocialFlight noted in a press release. “Per the FARs, A&P/IA mechanics may complete 8 hours of accepted training per year in order to qualify for renewal of their FAA Inspection Authorization.” Those who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion that may be submitted to their local flight standards district office along with their A&P/IA renewal application.
“Embracing new technology is the key to reaching more pilots and educating them about aviation safety,” said Barry Schiff, SocialFight partner and aviation educator, in the press release. “By making the program free, on-demand, and offering FAA credit, SocialFlight’s FAA Learning System makes it easier than ever for pilots and mechanics to continue learning and refining their skills.”