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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FAA Administrator to Speak at Training Reform Symposium

March 6, 2011

Randy Babbitt will Address Training Challenges The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently announced that FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will deliver a keynote speech during the Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta. Administrator Babbitt will address “Meeting the Training Challenges of the Second Century of Flight”on the second day of the two-day event. […]

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SAFE Awards $1,000 at WAI Conference

February 27, 2011

Scholarship Goes to Aviation Educator from Chesapeake, VA The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship during the Women in Aviation International (WAI) Conference held in Reno, NV. SAFE Chair Doug Stewart announced that Julie Anne Charmes was the recipient of the 2011 scholarship. A flight instructor at Tidewater Flight […]

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SAFE Delivers CFI Forum #3 to FAASTeam

February 23, 2011

“Go-Arounds” Created by Michael Phillips The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently delivered the third of eight planned “Seminar-in-a-Box” (SIB) products for use by the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam). Entitled Go-Arounds, the SIB was created by Master Instructor Michael Phillips, who has provided more than 4,900 hours of flight instruction, 2,000 of which have […]

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SAFE Member Receives HAI Award

February 19, 2011

“Excellence in Communications” goes to Guy Maher The Helicopter Association International (HAI) recently announced the 50th anniversary winners of its “Salute to Excellence” awards program. According to HAI President Matt Zuccaro, “Since helicopters first flew, this industry’s members have been using exceptional skill and dedication to aid and support the public greater good.” Zuccaro went […]

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Panelists Confirmed for Symposium

February 17, 2011

Experts Will Address Central Issues The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently released its list of panelists for the GA Pilot Training Reform Symposium. More than two dozen industry experts have agreed to share insights and recommendations during the symposium, including: Jim Lauerman, President, AVEMCO Insurance Company Dr. William Rhodes, Managing Member, Aerworthy […]

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Lightspeed Aviation First to Sponsor Symposium

February 17, 2011

Provides more than $10,000 to Support the Event The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently began seeking sponsorship for its upcoming Pilot Training Reform Symposium. Lightspeed Aviation of Lake Oswego, Oregon not only was the first to answer the call, but was also the first to become a Diamond Level sponsor, pledging more […]

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