SAFE elects new board members

Aviation educator Dr. Donna Wilt was elected chair of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Board of Directors July 31 at the group’s annual membership meeting at AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She replaces current Chair John Dorcey.

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SAFE elects new board members

Three aviation leaders were elected to the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Board of Directors in May, each for three-year terms:  Sherry Knight Rossiter of Missoula, Montana, Dr. Donna Wilt of Melbourne, Florida, and Ken Wittekiend of Burnet, Texas.

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SAFE wins Wolf grant

Aviation safety outreach by the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) was strengthened last week with a generous grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund to continue and expand SAFE – The Magazine, the society’s quarterly e-magazine.

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SAFE Pilot Proficiency Program travels to Florida

The second Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Regional Pilot Proficiency Project (PPP) has been set for Melbourne, Florid,a March 8–9, sponsored by Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).

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CFIs tell FAA: Policy change will hurt aviation safety

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) have informed the FAA that an unexpected change in agency policy on Letters of Authorization (LOAs) for GA flight simulators will harm aviation safety, create a burden on the industry, and run counter to the intent of current LOAs.

“The FAA should be encouraging better pilot training, not discouraging it,” said Doug Stewart, SAFE Executive Director. “The extra simulator training hours allowed by these LOAs is invaluable.”

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New paper provides suggestions to avoid inflight loss of control

A paper recently released by the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) reiterates that loss of control inflight (LOC-I) is the leading cause of fatal GA accidents and suggests ways pilots can prevent it.

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Teaching and Testing CFIT Avoidance seminar created

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently delivered the eighth in its series of “Seminar-in-a-Box” products for use by the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam), “Teaching and Testing CFIT Avoidance.”

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SAFE offers ‘Flying Tips’ CDs to members

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently began providing new and renewing members complimentary copies of the 37-minute CD “Flying Tips.” Produced and donated to SAFE by GoldSealFlight.com, the CD features 16 audio tips recorded by SAFE member and Master Instructor Rich Stowell on subjects ranging from human factors, to the fundamentals of aircraft control, to flying in the traffic pattern, and more.

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