by Jenny Furst on April 19, 2017

CFI members of SAFE and NAFI are needed to volunteer their professional skills to help staff the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, July 24 – 30.  CFIs will be provided housing and transportation to and from the grounds.

Volunteer instructors will be providing tech talks and help with both VFR and IFR flight scenarios in Redbird Flight AATDs.  To apply to volunteer please click here.

This year, the Center will operate two 4-hour sessions each day from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. A total of 28 flight instructors are needed each day: twelve CFI’s at each session to operate the Redbird AATDs and an additional two in the Ready Room to assist pilots in selecting the scenarios they would like to fly.

A few volunteers are also needed for EAA PPC setup on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23, and there will be a training session for CFIs on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

About the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center 2017:

Flight instructors and aviation companies are joining forces during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 to bring back the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center and build on past years’ successes in improving pilot skills and enhancing safety with participants at the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”

During EAA AirVenture 2017 (July 24-30) the Center will again feature “Tech Talks, VFR and IFR flight scenarios in Redbird Flight AATDs, the opportunity to work with certificated flight instructors and more. The EAA Pilot Proficiency Center is dedicated to improving the skills of pilots. This year’s EAA PPC will operate 12 Redbird LDs, one Redbird MCX and one Redbird Xwind. The Pilot Proficiency Center is open to all pilots who want to improve their flying skills as well as to non-pilots. It will feature IFR and stick & rudder flight challenges as well as forum programs.

Thousands of pilots have participated in the flight simulations, seminars, and other activities of the Proficiency Center that expanded their knowledge, their flying skills and built their confidence to handle specific situations they face while flying. That group included pilots who sought to enhance their instrument flying abilities as well as those looking to improve their stick-and-rudder skills.

Along with EAA and the EAA IMC Club, the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center is supported by AOPA, David Clark, Hartzell, Jeppesen, Mindstar Aviation, NAFI, PilotEdge, Plane and Pilot, Redbird Flight, and SAFE.

Nominations Now Open for SAFE Board Positions

by Jenny Furst on February 1, 2017

The SAFE Governance Committee is seeking nominations for three board member positions.  Each position is for a 3-year term to begin at the end of July 2017.  New Board members are seated at the Annual Members Meeting to be held during AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, WI. Please click here for more information.

SAFE’s Response to Slow Flight Issue

September 30, 2016

SAFE’s full recommendations through the Working Group to the FAA are shown below: To:            Ms. Susan Parson and Mr. David Oord, Co-Chairman ARAC ACS Working Group From:        Society of Aviation and Flight Educators Date:         September 9, 2016 Introduction This letter proposes revision to the Area of Operation VII, Slow Flight and Stalls, in the Private […]

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2016 SAFE Election Results

June 23, 2016

SAFE’s annual election for three new Board members concluded on June 21.   Thank-you for voting! The 2016 election had the highest member participation rate in the history of SAFE with 20% of the eligible members casting ballots. Elected to serve three-year terms on the SAFE Board of Directors were Parvez Dara (current Board member) of […]

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SAFE Debuts Institutional Memberships

February 12, 2016

Lowers cost for flight schools, clubs and aviation colleges [JOIN] East Hill Flying Club in Ithaca, New York has become the first flight school in the nation to take advantage of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)’s new Institutional Membership.  The reduced-cost membership option for flight schools and aviation colleges extends SAFE benefits to […]

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Executive Director Resigns

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.

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Air & Space Magazine Debuts As Latest SAFE Member Benefit

November 10, 2015

Air & 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 […]

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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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