Mentoring Program Now Available to SAFE Members

by Rich Stowell (Lifetime Member) on March 31, 2011

Mentors to be Paired with Mentees Based on Needs

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has formally launched its industry-anticipated Aviation Educator Mentoring Program. This first-ever, nationwide effort provides support, leadership, and professional guidance for aviation educators. The program is currently available only to SAFE members, but may be expanded in the future.

“We are very excited about this program,” said Donna Wilt, Chair of the Mentoring Governing Committee, adding, “The Mentoring Program was developed based on input from members who participated in a needs survey last year.” The goal is to match those seeking mentoring with experienced educators who have the specific expertise being sought.

The success of this program depends on experienced mentors sharing their expertise with others. According to SAFE’s Chief Mentor Arlynn McMahon, “We anticipate that many of our more experienced members will sign up to become mentors, and that our less experienced members will appreciate the benefits associated with interacting with mentors.”

To learn more about the SAFE Mentoring Program, visit http://www.safepilots.org/programs/safe-initiatives/mentoring-program.

SAFE represents more than 550 of the industry’s top aviation educators, including numerous local and national General Aviation Award winners in the flight instructor, aviation maintenance, avionics, and FAA Safety Team categories. SAFE is also chairing the GA Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta, GA on May 4-5, 2011.

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