Condor BirdCondor Aero Club, Inc.

Zelienople Airport (KPJC)
Zelienople, PA

TSA Security Training for CFIs

In September, 2004 the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) issued a rule requiring every person to prove his/her citizenship status (including U.S. citizens) prior to undertaking flight training in an aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less. 

AOPA was successful in simplifying this rule to apply only to those students pursuing a certificate or rating (Private, Commercial, Instrument, etc.), and not to include recurrent flight training such as Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, Aircraft Checkouts, etc.  This exemption also applies to initial "Discovery" flights by potential new students.

Condor Aero Club's Compliance

  • Every Club-Approved instructor needs to complete the Initial and/or Recurrent TSA training, and submit a copy of his/her documentation to Dorothy Meeder to have on file.

  • An instructor completing the "New Member Checklist" for a prospective Club member needs to ensure that the new member submits a copy of his/her birth certificate or Passport documenting their citizenship.  The New Member Checklist will be updated to reflect this requirement.

  • The instructor is responsible for maintaining records for his/her respective students based on the rule.

Initial TSA Training for CFIs

Initial training should be completed using the TSA website  http://download.tsa.dhs.gov/fssa/training/#.  A copy of the Certification of Completion should be sent to Dorothy Meeder for Club records.

Recurrent TSA Training for CFIs

Recurrent training should be completed each year following the initial training.  There is no online course; however, the TSA has designed a curriculum that should be reviewed at the following link:  http://tsagov.edgesuite.net/assets/pdf/recurrent_flight_school_module.pdf .   A copy of the Certification of Completion should be sent to Dorothy Meeder for Club records.

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