Natalie Bingham Hoover wins NAFI’s Laslo Writing Award

Natalie Bingham Hoover has won the National Association of Flight Instructors 2014 Laslo Writing Award.

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Ortega named to Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

Kirby V. Ortega, who was chief pilot at the Cessna Aircraft Company for more than 30 years before retiring, was named to the NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame at the NAFI members’ dinner at Sun ‘n Fun.

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Sporty’s challenges NAFI

Sporty’s Pilot Shop, a long-time sponsor of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has issued a challenge grant to NAFI: If the association can $40,000, Sporty’s would donate an additional $10,000. So far, NAFI has raised more than $35,000, officials reported earlier this month. Click here to find out more

 

 

New members named to NAFI board

Illinois businessman Rick Todd and Congressman Sam Graves have joined the board of directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors.

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NAFI headquarters 40th chapter of the IMC Club

A new chapter of the IMC Club has opened at the headquarters of the National Association of Flight Instructors in Kalamazoo, Mich.

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Rudy Frasca inducted into Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) inducted Rudy Frasca into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 19, with the induction taking place at the annual Sporty’s Fly-In on International Learn to Fly Day.

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NAFI partners with IMC Club

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and IMC Club are now partners.

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NAFI requests TSA regulation change

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has submitted a request to the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) to consider a change to the current Regulation Title 49, Part 1552.23 with regard to the recurrent training requirements for “flight schools.” The proposal would allow flight instructors — which by TSA definition are considered “flight schools” — to bring the timing of their Flight School Security Awareness Training, which is completed yearly, in line with the currency requirements of their flight instructor certificates.

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New flight instructor insurance program launched

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and Avemco Insurance Co. kicked off the New Year by launching a new non-owned insurance program for flight instructors. The new NAFI CFI Insurance Program features expanded professional liability coverage and liability limit options for type-specific aircraft, including traditional single and multiengine aircraft, along with offerings for seaplane, experimental and light sport airplanes. Automatically included is non-owned coverage for personal flying.

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