Alexander “Sandy” Hill Has “Gone West”

by David St. George (Lifetime Member) on January 26, 2020

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Aviation education legend, SAFE charter member and proud Marine, G. Alexander ‘Sandy’ Hill passed away at his home Thursday after a long illness. He will be missed by all his friends at SAFE and throughout our aviation family.
Among many contributions to aviation, Sandy, with his wife and partner JoAnn formed and managed the Master Instructor Program, which celebrates 25 years and over 1800 total MCFI certifications in 2020. Together they also revitalized the General Aviation Awards program in the early 2000s and motivated our industry ever-greater professionalism and excellence.
     This YouTube highlights the amazingly productive professional contributions of Sandy and JoAnn throughout their careers together. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family at this difficult time. A Marine Guard funeral ceremony is planned for Jan 28th, followed by burial in Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Semper Fi Fund.

Sandy and JoAnn Flown to Airventure (in style) for 2018 “MCFI Reunion”

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SAFE Meet-Up Demonstrates EAA Proficiency365

by David St. George (Lifetime Member) on January 14, 2020

We had a great SAFE Meet-Up of NYC aviation educators at “Pilot Proficiency International” on the Farmingdale Airport (KFRG) last night. In addition to enjoying homemade lasagna, the assembled CFIs got to learn how the EAA Proficiency365 scenarios are deployed on Redbird simulators around the country. Only qualified CFIs can effectively present this useful profiles. With more trained CFIs these tools will be available all over the USA.

SAFE is also building out the Extended Envelope Training for the simulators with the “Low Country Approach” already up and functioning. This training is more fully explained (with a full flight syllabus) at the SAFE CFI-PRO™ workshops (Next at Sporty’s Pilot Shops on June 10/11th).

 

NYC SAFE Meet-Up Jan 13 (18:00) KFRG (Redbird)

November 29, 2019

SAFE Board member (MCFI) David Dempsey runs a quarterly CFI meeting in the NYC area. SAFE is collaborating with this group and meeting at “Pilot Proficiency International” on the Farmingdale Airport (KFRG) January 13th. Map to “208 Route 109, Suite 202, Farmingdale, NY 11735” or fly in and park at Atlantic, right across from the […]

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First SAFE CFI-PRO™ a Huge Success!

October 4, 2019

The first SAFE CFI-PRO™ in Fredrick, MD was a smash hit, providing amazing learning opportunities for the people in attendance (just under 50 total). The beautiful AOPA “You Can Fly” center is a perfect venue with excellent autio-visual support and a comfortable auditorium and classrooms. This workshop featured five FAA National Award winners among the […]

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AOPA Tullahoma was Wonderful!

September 26, 2019
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SAFE CFI-PRO™ October Workshop is Open For Registration

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) […]

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ICAO Flight Plans Required August 27th

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

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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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