Executive Director Resigns

by Jenny Furst on January 1, 2016

Citing personal reasons, Bill Moyle submitted his resignation as SAFE’s Executive Director.  The SAFE Board of Directors thanks Bill for his service to the organization and to our members. The Board will use this transition as an opportunity to review the organization structure to better serve SAFE members.

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 www.safepilots.org 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.

Georgia, Washington State Teachers Awarded 2015 SAFE Aviation Education Grants

October 29, 2015

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 […]

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Stowell, Turner to Present Training Solutions for Loss of Control Accidents at NTSB Forum

October 5, 2015

Fresh ideas for flight instructors interested in preventing inflight loss of control will be presented by two experts from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) on Wednesday, October 14 at the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C.  Inflight loss of control is involved in 40 percent of all fatal general aviation (GA) accidents, […]

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SAFE Supports FAA Proposal Allowing More Sim Time, Eliminating Hood Requirement

July 16, 2015

In official comments submitted July 8 to FAA NPRM Docket FAA-2015-1846, Notice 15-03, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) supported the Agency’s proposal to increase the maximum time allowed in an Aviation Training Device (ATD) toward an instrument rating. The Society cited research showing that use of such advanced simulators actually speed up the […]

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SAFE Board Elections

June 29, 2015

The polls closed on July 24, votes were tallied, and members of SAFE elected two new members to the Board of Directors. Welcome and congratulations to Tom Carr of Overland Park KS and Joan Williams of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They join incumbent David St. George as this year’s class of SAFE directors. Bill Wilson, Indianapolis, […]

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SAFE Instructors Volunteer for AirVenture Pilot Proficiency Center

June 29, 2015

Top flight instructors from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) will be volunteering at the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2015 to help pilots improve their flying skills, SAFE Interim Executive Director John Dorcey announced today.  All sessions are free. “We’ve had great response from SAFE member instructors,” he said.  “They’re jumping at this opportunity to help pilots to […]

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SAFE Urges Pilot Comments on NPRM for Increasing Loggable Sim Time

June 15, 2015

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) is asking all pilots to comment on the FAA’s new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes increasing loggable simulator time toward an instrument rating from 10 hours to 20 hours.  An earlier effort to implement the change with an FAA direct-to-final rule failed due to adverse […]

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