Thank-you for getting on board with this important safety initiative! Once you go through this process a few times it is much easier (I add a new pilot in less than a minute now) What a wonderful gift for a successful pilot to assure future success and safety.
If you prefer a video, this short program will take you though the steps. If you want screen shots, scroll down past the YouTube please. Once you are familiar with the steps, it takes less than a minute!
First, both you and your new pilot need to be enrolled in the Wings Program. This is done on the FAA Wings page. This is easily accomplished on the home page for FAA Safety.gov. Once you get this done, I would then log out and back in to assure the data was correctly saved.
The next step is to login under *your* FAA WIngs account and 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”. (Make sure to use their FAA registered e-mail)
This should populate with your successful new 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!