After a six-month nationwide search, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has selected veteran aviation educator Bill Moyle as the organization’s executive director.
Moyle, of Waxahachie, Texas, succeeds SAFE co-founder Doug Stewart, who stepped down last year to continue instructing in technically advanced aircraft. Former SAFE Board Chair John Dorcey served as interim executive director during the transition.
“We’re fortunate to have found a leader with Bill’s aviation and education background,” said Donna Wilt, chairman of the SAFE board of directors. “We believe he has the right stuff to lead SAFE as we continue to expand representation and services to aviation educators in the U.S. and worldwide.”
Moyle has more than 13,000 flight hours and holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings for a Boeing 727 and Cessna Citation 500 series. He has served as a captain, first officer, instructor and check airman for two national airlines and is an FAA-certificated flight and ground instructor and a long-time member of the FAA’s FAASTeam.
He began his aviation education and training career in 1974 as a vocational technical high school instructor in Connecticut, then moved to Danbury Airlines where he instructed in Cessna Citations and developed systems training for the company. He guided electrical and mechanical training programs at Kimberly Clark corporation and has been an MD80 Team Leader at McDonnell Douglas, where he developed programs for aircraft avionics, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
More recently, Moyle was FlightSafety International’s program manager for the Cessna CE500 Citation series and served as an examiner and instructor.