Welcome New 2018 Board Members!

by David St. George (Lifetime Member) on 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 elected directly to the  board is one of SAFE’s founding principles.

Hobie Tomlinson of Vermont was a TWA fleet manager for the B-747 and has flown everything from J-3 on through heavy Boeings. He serves the FAA as a DPE in VT and is type rated (ATP) in B707, B720, B727, B747, B757, B767, CE560XL, CL604 & L1011.
With 40 years and more than 15,000 hours of CFI experience in everything from J-3 Cub thru B747, Hobie has developed, implemented, and managed operations for national and international airlines, charter services, and flight schools. He is passionate about sharing and spreading the “rapidly dying wisdom of the original aviators” into modern flight operations.

Veronica Cote has been a faculty member at Bridgewater State University in Connecticut since 1995. She has been a pilot since 1983 and a CFII since 1985, with over 1000 hours of dual given and a Saab-340 type rating. She flew as a corporate pilot and later for two commuter airlines, first in 1987 and then with her ATP from 1988-1991.
Veronica attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University earning a Master of Aeronautical Science degree in 1995 and has taught at Bridgewater State University since 1995.

Cres Wise served in the U.S. Air Force for 20+ years as a Ground Radar and aircrew instructor and flew 1000 hours as an AWACS Mission Crew Co
mmander.  He has been a civilian flight instructor for 11 years and holds FAA certificates and ratings of Commercial, CFI, CFII, MEI and IGI.
Additionally, he is a 3 time Master Instructor (MCFI) with 2000+ hours dual given and a Civil Air Patrol check pilot examiner. Currently, he is the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor for Robins AFB Flight Training Center & Aero Club and an Assistant Professor of Aviation and stage check pilot for Middle Georgia State University.

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

by David St. George (Lifetime Member) on 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 member number (with the “S and zeros”) to cast your ballot (Instructions here)

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SAFE at 2018 US Sport Expo!

January 17, 2018

See you at the 2018 US Sport Expo in Sebring, Florida! This show will feature the Icon A5 and even a (not sport) Cirrus SR22T. Click [HERE] for the show pdf SAFE will be in Booth 309 and I will not be arriving until late in the day on January 24th (late airline reservations). If […]

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Weekly Educator Articles (Blog!)

November 24, 2017

Please visit here for SAFE’s exciting blog! https://safeblog.org/

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Nominations for Our SAFE Board 2018!

February 1, 2017

The SAFE Governance Committee is seeking nominations for three board member positions.  Each position is for a 3-year term to begin at the end of July 2018.  New Board members are seated at the Annual Members Meeting to be held during AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, WI. Please click here for more information.

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SAFE’s Response to Slow Flight Issue

September 30, 2016

SAFE’s full recommendations through the Working Group to the FAA are shown below: To:            Ms. Susan Parson and Mr. David Oord, Co-Chairman ARAC ACS Working Group From:        Society of Aviation and Flight Educators Date:         September 9, 2016 Introduction This letter proposes revision to the Area of Operation VII, Slow Flight and Stalls, in the Private […]

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Institutional Memberships Save You $$

February 12, 2016

Lowers cost for flight schools, clubs and aviation colleges [JOIN] East Hill Flying Club in Ithaca, New York has become the first flight school in the nation to take advantage of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)’s new Institutional Membership.  The reduced-cost membership option for flight schools and aviation colleges extends SAFE benefits to […]

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Air & Space Magazine Debuts As Latest SAFE Member Benefit

November 10, 2015

Air & Space Magazine, the premier aviation and astronautics publication of the Smithsonian Institution, is now available to Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) members for just $14 per year, a savings of 66 percent off the newsstand cost.  It joins more than 20 other free or discounted products, services and publications that are […]

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