SAFE at SNF 2017; Booth A-59!

Sun-n-Fun Fly-in & ExpoJoin Us! April 4 – 9, 2017; Lakeland, FL

We always have a great time at our booth, last year we joined up our 1000th member (now 1250 and growing)! SAFE members are presenting safety forums continuously. Meet your board members and guest celebrities! Continuous updates on our SAFE Toolkit APP Please sign-up to volunteer on our doodle.

Meet SAFE Member Patty Wagstaff at Sun ‘n Fun SAFE Booth on April 6; 9:30AM

PattyWagstaffLong-time SAFE member and ardent supporter Patty Wagstaff has confirmed a Thursday, April 6 celebrity appearance at the SAFE booth at Sun ‘n Fun 2017. The three-time US National Aerobatic Champion winner will be at the SAFE booth in Hangar A, space A-59 starting at 9:30 AM, and will be available to talk to and answer questions from SAFE members. “I remember Patty as an up-and-coming airshow performer learning from all the famous performers at the Sussex Airshow in NJ, including Leo Loudenslager, Bob Hoover and Daniel Heligon,” said David St. George, SAFE Chair. “She went on to master her craft and has won gold, silver and bronze medals in Olympic-level international aerobatic competition.” St. George also said she is also owner of the Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School in St. Augustine, FL, so she is a well-experienced CFI who knows first-hand the tribulations of real-world working CFIs.

Thursday, 3PM: “Questions for the DPE; Demystifying the Pilot Evaluation Process”

Ken Wittekiend and FAA CFI of the Year Chuck Gensler at AOPA Tent

Both Ken and our Chuck are long time SAFE Master Instructors and charter SAFE members. This interactive presentation will give you the inside track on preparing for a practical test, whether you are an applicant or a CFI. Ken and Chuck will reveal how to prepare for success and make this check ride experience a learning experience instead of the usual dreaded torture full of surprises!


SAFE Member Discount for Sun ‘n Fun Available; Volunteers Needed

SusanParsonSAFESun ‘n Fun 2017 will run from April 4-9 in Lakeland, Florida, and volunteers to staff the SAFE booth are still needed. An online sign-up page for SAFE members to volunteer for at least one three-hour stint in the SAFE booth at the event is now available. A few free one-day passes for Sun ‘n Fun are available to volunteers on a first-volunteer, first-service basis.

Current SAFE members will again this year receive a discount of 5 percent on regular daily admission and 30 percent on weekly admission tickets if purchased in advance online. Enter code SAFE012. Regular rates this year are $37 for adults, $15 for children 11-17, and weekly passes are $150 and $60, respectively. Children 10 and under are free. An event spokesperson said that pilots who fly their airplane to Sun ‘n Fun 2017 will be eligible to win daily prizes worth $500 by completing a Pilot Registration Card on arrival, A winner will be chosen daily at the start of that day’s airshow.