Would you like to be a mentor, but you’re not exactly sure what to do? The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) can help you figure it out.
“We’re here to answer questions,” noted SAFE’s Doug Stewart, one of the founding members of the organization, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary at Sun ‘n Fun.
The new aviation-mentoring program is a group effort. Working together with SAFE, Hampton University Department of Aviation has received a grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund to develop the project. According to Hampton University Associate Professor Dr. Donna Wilt, “Access to a comprehensive mentoring program can improve the ability of our corps of aviation educators to teach well, and through this, improve aviation safety.”
The first step in the process is to reach out to aviation educators and determine what support they need and want regarding mentoring. Consequently, SAFE and Hampton University have generated a survey for all aviation educators to assess the needs and desires of potential mentors and those they mentor.
Aviation educators from all disciplines are invited to participate in the survey, which can be accessed online at SafePilots.org/Mentoring-Survey.