Air & Space Magazine Debuts As Latest SAFE Member Benefit

by Jenny Furst on November 10, 2015

AIR & SPACE MAGAZINEAir & Space Magazine, the premier aviation and astronautics publication of the Smithsonian Institution, is now available to Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) members for just $14 per year, a savings of 66 percent off the newsstand cost.  It joins more than 20 other free or discounted products, services and publications that are already membership benefits for SAFE members.

Since its debut in 1986, Air & Space Magazine has become known for compelling articles by top-flight aviation authors, including regular articles about world-class aviation collections at the National Air and Space Museum and the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport.

“Who is more curious about things that fly or have flown than aviation educators?” asked Donna Wilt, SAFE Chair.  “In the October issue is an article on the airplanes of James Bond, a piece on how NASA researches crashworthiness with simulated midair collisions, and a photo gallery with breathtaking photos showing the complex choreography of carrier landings.”

A Smithsonian Air and Space Museum spokesperson said, “Air & Space seeks to surprise its audience with a wealth of detail about aviation and spaceflight, with stories that range from the German airmen whose unlucky task it was to crew World War I zeppelins to the design of NASA’s next lunar lander.”

“Air & Space magazine matches the grand scope of the world-class National Air and Space Museum.”

SAFE members may take advantage of the special Air & Space Magazine rate by signing in to the SAFE web site at and selecting “Benefits & Promo Codes For Members” under the Members Only tab.  Air & Space Magazine joins the long list of other SAFE benefits, including merchandise from ASA Products, Bose Headsets, Brightline Bags, Lightspeed Headsets, QRef Checklists, Sporty’s Pilot Shop and more.  In some cases, savings on a benefit more than pays for the $45 SAFE membership fee.

Teachers Doug James of Georgia and Scott Cutler of Washington State have received this year’s 2015 K-12 Classroom Teacher Grant Awards from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators.  SAFE awards the grants annually to help stimulate interest in aviation-related education as part of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.

Mr. James is a third grade teacher at Metter Intermediate School in Metter, Georgia, while science teacher Cutler teaches grades 8-12 at at A.G. West Black Hills High School in Olympia.  Each SAFE grant is $250.  Both teachers also receive complimentary one-year SAFE memberships.

Mr. James will use his grant to purchase a specialized LEGO Education We Do Combo kit for his third grade students to enhance the school’s blossoming STEM program.  With it, his students will explore life at the International Space Station, use the scientific method to investigate the effects on gravity and examine other scientific topics related to space exploration as part of the LEGO Bricks in Space Program.

Cutler, who is both a flight instructor and science teacher, will use his SAFE grant for his high school students in Olympia to test various airfoil designs, study different types of aircraft propulsion systems, and fly their designs in computer flight simulators.  As part of his proposal for the SAFE grant, he created an aeronautical engineering course to “draw students into the field of aviation or careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).”

Grant proposals are reviewed by a committee of SAFE aviation educators and evaluated on uniqueness of the project, lasting effect of the learning outcomes, and feasibility of replicating the lesson or project by other aviation educators.

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