Six SAFE Members Win Regional GA Awards

by Rich Stowell (Lifetime Member) on February 8, 2011

Prevalent in Flight Instructor & FAASTeam Rep Categories

The General Aviation Awards committee recently announced the Regional winners for 2011. Twenty-five individuals are representing seven FAA Regions in the Flight Instructor, FAASTeam Representative, Aviation Maintenance Technician, and Avionics categories. One-in-four of the winners is a member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE).

According to SAFE Chair Doug Stewart, “SAFE congratulates all of the 2011 Regional GA Award winners. We are especially proud of our members in this year’s class, who now join the ranks with many fellow award-winning SAFE members.”

Members awarded in the Regional Flight Instructor of the Year category:

  • MCFI/MGI Ted Matthews from Colorado
  • Janice Newman from New Hampshire
  • MCFI-A Judy Phelps from California
  • Mike Wagers from Kentucky.

Members awarded in the Regional FAASTeam Representative of the Year category:

  • MCFI Bill Schroeder from Nevada
  • MCFI Vicki Sherman from Florida.

Formed in 2009, SAFE represents nearly 550 of the industry’s top aviation educators. The organization has negotiated member benefits from two dozen providers, including a robust flight instructor liability insurance program. SAFE is also chairing the GA Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta, GA on May 4-5, 2011.

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