FAA WINGS site - unavailable/kicked out/timed out - Anyone else?

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  1. jbrinker

    jbrinker Pre-takeoff checklist

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    My BFR is coming up. Our flight school/club wants to really start using the Wings program more, and encouraged me to go take a bunch of courses. I've been trying to for a week now, and the wings site is either:

    - Unavailable - login to FAA site, and try to go to the wings area and it just spins - eventually leading to "an error occurred" message.

    - I can get in, see my progress, but cannot search for courses (same, spins, times out)

    - I can get in, find a course (on another site), take it, and cannot get back in (and my credit does not appear for the course).

    I have emailed the FAA support email, and pretty quickly got a response: "The Wings site is experiencing issues. We hope to have it back to working 100% soon." That was a week ago. Still sucking as of today.

    I guess I'm just venting - but also wanted to verify that others are having the same experience?
     
  2. murphey

    murphey Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Low bid government contract.
     
  3. Gerhardt

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    I haven't taken a wings course in several years. I should go take a look.
     
  4. murphey

    murphey Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    As of this timestamp, it's up and running, no problem logging in or viewing my activities or certs.
     
  5. flyingron

    flyingron Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Actually, high bid government kickbacks. That site has been a disaster from day one. It pretty much has ruined the Wings program.
     
  6. Cogito

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    I've taken dozens of Wings classes over the years, but when it's time for a BFR, and I'm not getting a new rating or cert., I fly with a CFI and work on a deficiency of mine (there are many) or a new skill I wish to acquire. I'm sure the Wings people mean well, but if you still have to fly with a CFI, I don't see the advantage. Just like Basic Med, to me it's easier to go to my AME, get a checkup, and have a new medical for a couple of years.
     
  7. Ventucky Red

    Ventucky Red Cleared for Takeoff

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    I have taken many of their free online classes and have attended many of the seminars located at KCMA, and other Southern Ca locations.. Some of the seminars are good, I have learned something, and made some new friends... others.. the instructor is using the same tired presentation for six years ago :confused: borrrrringgggggggg.

    I am guessing that the philosophy of the program is that if you're doing a "mini" BFR every year your proficiency should be higher. When I re-did my insurance this year, they did ask the question if I was enrolled in FAA Wings or "any other" similar program...
     
  8. IK04

    IK04 Cleared for Takeoff

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    The site works if you are logged in... I just checked.