“How To” Add “1800WXbrief” To Your Mobile

by David St. George (Lifetime Member) on May 28, 2019

LeidosMobileSAFE is all about providing resources to our members, making flying smarter and safer. The new 1800WXbrief mobile capability is super fast and usable. They do *not* yet have an app for this so here is a way to save the link to your mobile so it is one-tap available. This approved FAA site not only provides great weather, you can open or close your flight plan with just a tap!


Just open http://1800wxbrief.com in your phone brower then click the “more” or “share” option like you were going to share or e-mail this link to a friend. An option present here on most systems will say “save to home screen.” This will embed a link on your mobile so one tap will give you access.


BTW, this is *your* account when logged in and will save and present your customized briefing preferences everytime for your geographic area and in the order you set; super-good safety!

AOPA Fly-In; 80th Anniversary

by David St. George (Lifetime Member) on May 25, 2019


We had a AOPA Fly-In at Fredrick, MD, May 10th and 11th.. The weather was a changable and challenging (but we are pilots after all). Thanks to extra effort from the amazing staff of AOPA everything kept rolling nicely. They continued to adjust the schedule around it and fun was had by all. There were lots of static displays and STOL take-off and landing




MikeVivion-AOPA-KFDK SAFE member Mike Vivion narrated the STOL contest. JonHardenPitts Our insurance underwriter Jon Harden shared his Pitts with the crowd.

We met with many members and signed up even more (welcome aboard). The D-Day re-enactment with the 7 C-47s and the Liberty Jump Team was especially moving.

1/3 Off ForeFlight: Start Saving Right Away! (How To…)

May 12, 2019

One huge benefit for SAFE members is the 1/3 off ForeFlight. The really excellent feature of this is that it can start immediately (even if you just signed up or renewed ForeFlight). This is because when you validate your SAFE membership and discount, ForeFlight refunds your remaining days, then applies your 1/3 off discount, and […]

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Teaching “The Improbable Turn” is now FAA Policy

April 30, 2019

When we presented our Livestream Seminar (now YouTube video) as an FAASTteam training in February of 2018 we were opposing a strict FAA policy to “land straight ahead in the case of engine failure on take-off”. Especially since this was an official FAA Safety Training we had to tread lightly with our advice: With Russ […]

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NTSB Analysis of KTEB Lear Crash (2017)

March 13, 2019

The NTSB released the final report on the Lear jet crash at Teterboro Airport May 15th 2017. Though this is not the kind of flying everyone might engage in, this excellent animation and analysis by the NTSB will benefit every pilot. The words “what were these pilots thinking” might come to mind but remember they […]

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SAFE 2018 Teacher Grants

October 20, 2018

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) proudly announces the four winners of their 2018 Teacher Grants Program.  These $250 grants are awarded to two (2) elementary teachers and two (2) middle-high school teachers who are promoting aviation and aviation careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs in their schools.   Heather Adams […]

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Welcome New 2018 Board Members!

July 7, 2018

The results of the 2018 election for SAFE Board of Directors, held last month,, brought three fresh faces to the SAFE Board of Directors. They are Hobie Tomlinson, Veronica Cote and Cres Wise. The three one-third of the nine Board members, ensuring continuous fresh SAFE member representation. Term limits for Board members and SAFE members […]

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Nominees for Board of Directors (Election June 5-15th)

May 29, 2018

SAFE Board Elections June 5th-15 [CLICK] for candidates! The nominees and volunteers from the membership have been vetted by the Gorenance Committee and are presented for election by the membership. Please view them on this page. You will receive an invitation to vote on the 5th of June from Votingplace.net and will need your full […]

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