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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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, 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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