CFI Entering New Pilot or Granting Credit; Easy Peasy!

Thank-you for getting on board with this important safety initiative! Once you go through the process of granting FAA Wings a few times it is much easier. What a wonderful gift for a successful pilot to assure future success and safety. FAA Wings is a continuous educational process to objective standards. It has been proven to increase pilot safety.

First, some things many CFIs seem unaware of: Any level of Wings granted also “counts” as a Flight Review for the pilot!

Second, there is no mandatory time for each fight syllabus (it does not have to be an hour duration) If you can accomplish all the maneuvers to the FAA standards of three separate syllabi in only an hour, they all can be entered as complete and a pilot can earn their Wings.

To participate in FAA Safety (Wings), both you and the pilot you are working with need to be enrolled in the program. This is done on the FAA Wings page. Once this is done, log out and back in to assure the data was saved correctly.  Then grant immediate credit, go to the “Instructor Portal” on the first dashboard page and click “give immediate Wings flight credit.”

Add the e-mail your applicant uses (or just added) on the FAA Wings website and click “search”.

This should populate with your successful pilot. Once you see the correct person, click “next.”

Now you will be at the field to find the activity (certificate or rating) you just tested. Uncheck the “common activities” box to open the filter (so you see all the possible credit activities) and click “search.”

Scroll down through the amazing variety of courses and find “initial certification” for the certificate or rating you just tested and over on the left click “select” to give credit.

OK last step! Here you add the date, and either take the credit for the flight or not (your choice since you did the test but not the training…either works) then hit the “give credit” button.

This should result in a final page with a red banner announcing the credit you have certified. Your new pilot (or rating) now has a set of FAA Wings and is enrolled in recurrent training so you can sleep more soundly at night! Again, thanks for embracing this essential safety initiative. More pilots involved in FAA Wings and pursuing safety is a win for everyone!