Skyport to host first regional Pilot Proficiency Project

In partnership with Redbird Flight Simulations, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) will present its first regional Pilot Proficiency Project at the Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas, on Oct. 26-27.

The project brings proficiency training to pilots by combining safety forums, simulator training sessions, and more.

Forums at Skyport will be presented by some of the country’s top aviation educators, including Master Instructors, National CFIs of the Year, and noted subject matter experts such as Doug Stewart, Rich Stowell, Tony Johnstone, and Kay Sundaram Greenfield.

The project will include a moderated panel on “iPad Best Practices for Flight Planning” featuring representatives from Foreflight, Garmin, iFlightPlanner, and WingX Pro.

Ten different simulator scenarios co-developed by SAFE instructors and the Redbird team will be available in Redbird simulators.

The Project offers WINGS credit for those enrolled in the FAA WINGS program, and Accident Forgiveness to qualifying pilots by Starr Aviation.

Pilots flying to Skyport can purchase 100LL for $1 a gallon as well, and those who register online before Oct. 20 receive 10% off the full registration fee.

Additionally, SAFE will host a dinner for its members and other interested parties on Oct. 26 followed by an interactive discussion on “The Art of Teaching in the Cockpit.”

Conceived by SAFE in 2010, the Pilot Proficiency Project is a cooperative effort between SAFE, Redbird Flight Simulations, Starr Aviation, Sennheiser Aviation, and other partners. The project makes forums and simulator training sessions available at aviation venues across the U.S.

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