SAFE to FAA: Policy Change Will Degrade, Not Improve, Aviation Safety

January 8, 2014

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) told the FAA on January 7 that an unexpected change in agency policy on Letters of Authorization (LOAs) for GA flight simulators will harm aviation safety, create a burden on the industry and run counter to the intent of current LOAs. “The FAA should be encouraging better […]

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More Regional Pilot Proficiency Projects Planned by SAFE

November 26, 2013

Following last month’s success of its first  Regional Pilot Proficiency Project (PPP) in Texas, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has promised more such fee-based events, with Florida likely the next venue. SAFE debuted its Regional PPP on October 26-28 at Redbird’s Skyport in San Marcos, Texas, drawing 28 paying participants from as […]

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SAFE Asks FAA to Collect Recurrent Training Data

September 23, 2013

The Society of Aviation Flight Educators (SAFE) recently asked the FAA to start collecting information on pilot recurrent safety training in addition to the data the agency already collects on airports, aircraft, and aircraft activity. The suggestion came at the quinquennial meeting in Washington, D.C. of industry and government leaders to refine data collection for […]

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Skyport to Host SAFE’s First Regional Pilot Proficiency Project

September 11, 2013

Safety Forums, Simulator Training in San Marcos, TX, October 26-27, 2013 In partnership with Redbird Flight Simulations, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) will present its first regional Pilot Proficiency Project™ at Skyport in San Marcos, TX on October 26-27, 2013. The Project brings valuable proficiency training to pilots by combining relevant safety […]

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Rutgers University Investigating “The Flying Effect”

June 2, 2013

Female Faculty in STEM Disciplines Take Flight as Part of Research Funded by NSF A dozen female faculty members from Rutgers University recently completed a two-day aviation workshop funded by the Rutgers Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen) and a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant (award HRD-0810978) designed to […]

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New SAFE Member Benefits w/ eKneeboard & iFlightPlanner

May 6, 2013

Discounts on eKneeboard, iFlightPlanner Now Available The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently added eKneeboard and iFlightPlanner to its list of member benefits. eKneeBoard is a complete training solution that combines full flight and academic courses with the power of an electronic flight bag in a single app. Moving map navigation over geo-referenced […]

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Starr Aviation Offers Accident Forgiveness with the SAFE Pilot Proficiency Project™

April 5, 2013

Starts During Sun-n-Fun 2013 Contact: John Thompson, (646) 227-6780 Starr Aviation (Starr), a division of Starr Indemnity & Liability Company, recently partnered with the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) and Redbird Flight Simulations (Redbird) to reward participation of insureds in the Pilot Proficiency Project™. Available at major aviation events, the Project offers a series of […]

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SAFE Participates in NTSB “Listening Session”

April 4, 2013

Along with SAFE Executive Director Doug Stewart, SAFE members Jeff Edwards, who also represented the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO), and Tom Turner, who also represented the American Bonanza Society (ABS), recently participated in a “Listening Session” chaired by NTSB member Dr. Earl Weener. The session sought input from members of the general aviation industry […]

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