Meet the Executive Director

SAFE2018AnnualMeetingDavid St. George, Executive Director

David St. George was appointed Executive Director by the SAFE board of directors at the Oshkosh annual board meeting on August 25th, 2018. David is a charter SAFE member and served SAFE for three years as board chairperson.


David learned to fly in 1970 with the Piper “Blue Skies” program at Flanders Valley Airport (now long gone). After earning all his ratings and running his own printing business, then managing a 141 flight school for 25 years in Upstate NY. Part of this involved creating an affiliated 2-year college aviation program. This flight school won the first ever AOPA Flight Training Excellence Award.

David-OSH2017-TrimDavid was the 141 Chief Instructor at thes school and has served the FAA as a Designated Pilot Examiner for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Eisenhower College (also long gone) with a recent Masters Degree in psychology from Penn. In addition to examining and teaching, David flies charter in several different Citations, but the real fun is flying his 1946 7AC Aeronca Champ. So far he has over 16K hours and >3,500 flight evaluations for the FAA (with >12K dual instruction given). He is a charter member of SAFE and one of the first Master Instructors, having renewed that designation 10 times. David also created the popular SAFE CFI Toolkit app used by over active 3,000 aviation educators. Try this comprehensive app for FREE!