SAFE Offers Recommendations to AFS 630

April 20, 2011

FAA Should Notify Flight Training Industry Before Changing Test Questions The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) attended an annual review meeting hosted by the FAA Airman Testing Standards Branch (AFS 630) in Oklahoma City. According to the FAA, the purpose of the meeting was to “update and receive feedback from aviation industry representatives […]

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Flight Instructors Model Code of Conduct Now Available

April 19, 2011

Barry Schiff: “an outstanding document that belongs in every instructor’s flight kit” The Flight Instructors Model Code of Conduct (FIMCC) was released on April 18, 2011 by the project’s Permanent Editorial Board. Developed by a team of aviation professionals and drawing upon decades of research and experience, the Code recommends operating practices designed to improve […]

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SAFE Receives Grant from Wolf Aviation Fund

April 13, 2011

Funding to Support the Pilot Training Reform Symposium The Wolf Aviation Fund recently awarded the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) a grant to help with costs associated with its Pilot Training Reform Symposium project. According to SAFE Chair Doug Stewart, “The Wolf Aviation Fund received applications from many strong candidates this year, so […]

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Mentoring Program Now Available to SAFE Members

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. […]

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Sponsors Commit to SAFE’s Training Reform Symposium

March 31, 2011

Response by Industry has been Impressive SAFE recently issued its list of sponsors for the Pilot Training Reform Symposium. According to Symposium Committee Chair Bob Wright, “The reaction to our call for sponsors has been wonderful. The willingness of organizations to step forward to support this event shows the depth of commitment to solve the […]

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SAFE Chair talks to AvWeb about Pilot Training Reform

March 31, 2011

(click the graphic below to access the podcast on AvWeb)

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2011 National GA Award Winners Named

March 14, 2011

LONGMONT, Colorado (4Mar11) – In each of the past 48 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety. This awards program is a […]

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Aero News Network interviews SAFE Chair

March 11, 2011

ANN’s Paul Plack talks with SAFE Chair Doug Stewart about the structure and goals of the Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta, May 4-5. Listen now. And in another interview, Stewart talks about the training issues responsible for the declining pilot population and GA’s flat-lined fatal accident rate. Listen now.

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