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Become a Flight Instructor (At Any Age!)

Aviation needs more dedicated educators, especially mid-life professionals with a personal passion for teaching. Mid-life professionals with some history in aviation, are a...

Teaching “Thin Air” Operations SAFEly!

Flying is a wonderful adventure, but unfortunately, many of our most important “lessons” come from surprise “experience” after certification  (if we survive the...

“SkyDisplay” @SAFE Dinner #OSH21 – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

  With every change and technological advance, “you expect results but get consequences!” The promise of each new development is hard to predict as...

Training In Experimental Aircraft! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

The FAA Warbird Adventures legal decision set off a firestorm of panic and confusion in the aviation community. All this grief originated from...

Essential Rules for IFR Safety!

Successfully meeting the challenge of flying safely in the clouds requires all kinds of technical knowledge, skills, and proficiency. What often gets lost...

Teaching “Accomplished Professionals” – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is often misunderstood to apply exclusively to low intelligence; “too dumb to know you are dumb.” But Dunning-Kruger applies across...

Passionate Pilots; Become a CFI!

The flight training industry needs more professional instructors who stay and grow in the industry,teaching beyond the minimum standards. If you are already...

SAFE Dinner is ON; Celebrate Aviation’s Return!

Wonderful news; our SAFE dinner at Oshkosh (AirVenture) is a “GO!!” and we have a HUGE room (so let’s fill it up!) With...

FAA Policy Reversal on CFI!

SAFE has historically worked closely with the FAA improving flight training (e.g. developing the new ACS) and on other initiatives. After all these...

YouTube Heroes? CFIs are “Influencers!”

We all have seen the amazing variety of “aviation exemplars” available on YouTube. This started for me before Google even owned YouTube when...

“Recent Experience” Rules Safety! – Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

If you study any safety statistics, the one solid correlation in every data set determining safe outcomes is “recency of (correct) experience.” This...

Clarify FAA “Warbird Adventures” Ruling!

Very limited application of this ruling! A recent legal analysis provided by AOPA, indicates your CFI certificate (and flight instruction in general) is not...
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