Examples of Qualifying Activities

To qualify, all MICEP Activities either must be directly related to aviation, or must demonstrably enhance your ability as an educator to convey aviation concepts and information. See also Activity and Hour Requirements.

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Note that in the first three Categories listed below, you are the provider of aviation education and services; knowledge and expertise flow primarily from you to others.

1. Educator Category

First and foremost, MICEP designees are teachers of aviation-related subjects, principles, and techniques who provide quality aviation education to students, trainees, and clients. Examples of aviation-related education you might provide to others include, but are not limited to:

 Aerobatic coaching / critiquing  FAA check rides  Mentoring other aviation educators
 Aerobatic judges schools  FAA WINGS Program  New certificates, ratings, and endorsements
 Aircraft checkouts  Flight or stage checks  Outreach programs
 Airport / Facility tours  Flight Instructor Refresher Courses (FIRCs)  Practical test recommendations
 Aviation science club or camp programs  Flight Reviews or Instrument Proficiency Checks  Proficiency or standardization checks
 Aviation maintenance classes  Ground school classes  SAFE’s Pilot Proficiency Project™
 Avionics classes  High school, college, or vocational classes  Seminars, webinars, and podcasts
 Career counseling  High-altitude, high performance, tailwheel training  Simulator or Flight Training Device instruction
 Civilian or military pilot training  Insurance or flight school checkouts  Spin, upset recovery, and aerobatic training
 Consulting services  Law enforcement or natural resource pilot training  Workshops, camps, training clinics

2. Service to the Aviation Community Category

MICEP designees are philanthropists who freely give back to the aviation community by providing professional services and expertise to others pro bono. Examples of aviation-related pro bono services you might provide to others include, but are not limited to:

 Airport / Facility tours  EAA Flight Advisor or Technical Counselor  Mentoring other aviation educators
 Airshow airboss  Event organizer / coordinator  Newsletter editor
 Angel Flight, Wings of Mercy  FAA Safety Team Rep duties  Organization committee or task force member
 AOPA Airport Support Network (ASN)  Fundraisers  Organization officer or board member
 Aviation Merit Badge counselor  High School or College Career Fair  Pilots N Paws
 Aviation science club activities  IAC Contest Director, Judge, Volunteer  Position of leadership or responsibility
 Chapter board or committee member  ICAS Aerobatic Competency Evaluator  SAFE’s Pilot Proficiency Project™
 Civil Air Patrol, State Search and Rescue  Industry Rep on government task force  Youths – CAP, Scouts, Young Eagles, STEM

3. Creator of Media Category

MICEP designees are creators and promoters of content who convey aviation-related information, ideas, methods, and research through various types of media. Examples of aviation-related content you might generate and provide to others include, but are not limited to:

 Aircraft checkout quizzes  New or revised editions  Seminars, webinars, and podcasts
 Books / textbooks  News releases  Simulator training scenarios
 Computer programs, apps, software  Newspaper or newsletter articles  Study guides
 Guidelines, guidebooks, or manuals  Photography or videography  Surveys
 Design brochures, pamphlets, flyers  PowerPoint presentations  Training Course Outlines (TCOs)
 Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)  Pre-solo exams or written tests  Training syllabi (aerobatics, helicopter, etc.)
 Grant or other proposal  Programs on CD or DVD  Website or blog
 Ground school courses / curricula  Radio and TV programs  Wikis
 Lesson plans  Research project or white paper  YouTube videos
 Magazine or journal articles  Responses to FAA NPRMs


Note that in the two Categories listed below, you are the receiver of aviation education and the beneficiary of membership in the aviation community; knowledge and the sense of community flow primarily from others to you.

4. Continuing Education Category

MICEP designees are students of aviation subjects, principles, and techniques who remain committed to learning and increasing their knowledge base continuously. Examples of continuing education you might receive from others that enhance your ability as an educator to convey concepts and information include, but are not limited to:

 Aircraft checkouts (new make/model, aerobatic, helicopter)  Flight Review or Instrument Proficiency Check  New or renewed ICAS waiver
 Attend seminars, webinars, and podcasts  Ground school for new certificate or rating  Online courses
 Avionics transition training  IAC Achievement Awards  Photography, videography classes
 Classes related to various media  Industry-specific training (HEMS, upset recovery)  Public speaking classes
 Courses on aviation and education subjects  Initial or renewal courses (CFI, DPE, etc.)  SAFE’s Pilot Proficiency Project™
 Computer classes  Initial, recurrent, or transition training  Simulator training
 FAASTeam Rep initial or recurrent training  Mentored by another aviation educator  WINGS Program participation
 Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)  New certificate, endorsement, credential, rating

5. Participant Category

MICEP designees are participators who engage in activities and with organizations that promote aviation. Examples of aviation-related activities in which you might participate with others include, but are not limited to:

 Air Race Classic  Conferences, conventions, expos  Restoring, building, maintaining aircraft
 Aircraft component redesign / modification  Events, fly-ins, meetings  SAFECON
 Aircraft modeling  Fundraisers  Travel experiences
 Aircraft ownership  IAC aerobatic competitor  Type club activities
 Airport / Facility tours  Museum tours
 Airshow performer  NIFA competitor

See also Activity and Hour Requirements

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