SAFE Receives 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status

July 20, 2011

In a letter from the IRS dated July 7, 2011, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has learned that its application for tax exempt status has been approved. SAFE is now officially a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, classified as public charity under sub-section 509(a)(2). The effective date of the tax exempt status is October […]

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Pilot Training Reformers to Meet during AirVenture

July 10, 2011

SAFE to Present Progress Report on July 29th The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has scheduled a short meeting to give a progress report on its Pilot Training Reform initiative. The meeting will convene at 4:50 pm on Friday, July 29th at the FAA Aviation Center. According to Symposium Chair Bob Wright, “It’s […]

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Doctrine & Standards Panels Now on Symposium Channel

June 11, 2011

Luncheon Address by AFS-800 Manager also Online The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) announces that high definition video of the Training Doctrine and Standards panels have been uploaded to the 2011 SAFE Symposium channel. Moderated by Wright Aviation Solutions President Robert Wright, the 47-minute Doctrine video features remarks by Michelle Summers-Halleran, Embry-Riddle Associate Professor […]

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Training Reform Committee Publishes Preliminary Report

June 3, 2011

Six Projects Consolidated from Symposium Recommendations The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has announced the publication of its preliminary report stemming from the Pilot Training Reform Symposium. Thirty recommendations generated during the symposium have been consolidated into six project proposals intended to improve and modernize accident root cause analysis, flight reviews, doctrine and […]

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Growth Panel Now on the 2011 SAFE Symposium Channel

June 1, 2011

Videos Show Depth and Breadth of Pilot Training Reform Initiative The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) announces that high definition video of the Growth Panel has been uploaded to the 2011 SAFE Symposium channel. Moderated by Cessna Pilot Center Manager Julie Filucci, the hour-long presentation includes remarks by AOPA Director of Flight Training […]

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SAFE Members Elect Three Directors

May 30, 2011

Incumbents Rewarded with Another Term The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently announced results of its annual election to fill three seats on its Board of Directors. Incumbents Tom Benenson, John Dorcey, and Donna Wilt were reelected to three-year terms. Benenson has been involved in aviation education for 35 years and writes training-related […]

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Qref Syllabi, Checkride Checklists Now Free

May 29, 2011

Training Reform Symposium Continues to Yield Positive Results As founding members and an early provider of member benefits of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), Qref recently announced its support for the goals of pilot training reform. Consequently, Qref is now offering PDF versions of its syllabi and acclaimed checkride checklists at no […]

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Video of Training Reform Symposium Now Online

May 25, 2011

Safety Panel Available, Others to Follow The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has announced that the first in a series of high-definition videos of its Pilot Training Reform Symposium is now available for online viewing. Produced by the symposium’s official media partner, Aero-News Network, the Safety Panel has successfully been uploaded. In time, […]

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