SAFE CFI-PRO™ October Workshop is Open For Registration

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

SAFE CFI-PRO™ workshop in October has something for every CFI (or prospective CFI). Whether you are just working toward your CFI, newly certificated or have been teaching for years you will find great value at this workshop (and it’s only $375!) Lunch is included as well as the networking dinner (I hope you like BBQ) at the National Aviation Community Center. For more information of to sign-up please click [here]

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SAFE’s mission is to elevate the professionalism of every aviation educator and sharing the knowledge and experience of professionals like Rich Stowell, Doug Stewart, and Hobie Tomlinson (and me) is a passionate privilege. Check-out the landing page here and examine some of the resources for aviation educators here. SAFE will also be building out a new portal for aspiring CFIs soon. In the meantime, please join us at AOPA in October to both share *your* experience, learn and network with industry professionals…all good!

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ICAO Flight Plans Required August 27th

by David St. George (Lifetime Member) on August 26, 2019

If you have not determined the correct equipment code for your familiar aircraft, now is the time to get that done.  FAA Form 7233-4, is the official form and guidance on the codes to use is available here

SAFE Celebrates 10 Years! Thank-you SAFE Members!

August 9, 2019

For many of us who started with SAFE 10 years ago this birthday is a hard-won victory we hardly dared to hope for. We started out of controversy as a scrappy all-volunteer not-for-profit and times have occasionally been tough along the road to where we are today with over 2,200 amazing members. If you are […]

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

May 28, 2019

SAFE 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 […]

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AOPA Fly-In; 80th Anniversary

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 […]

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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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