Thank-You! Super Stars at SAFE CFI-PRO™

SAFE CFI-PRO™ is all set for next week and I am overwhelmed with both the attendance and the quality of our presenters. Thanks to everyone for supporting this important safety initiative, this is exactly the mission SAFE was created to address 10 years ago. We have six National FAA GA Award winners presenting (and several presenters have won these national awards in several different categories)! Both Doug Stewart and Rich Stowell have presented at the NTSB regarding Loss of Control-Inflight (a focus of this workshop) The SAFE CFI-PRO™ Workshop is off to a good start.

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We had a bit of a web snafu yesterday with SSL certificates (the site is back up now) so if you are registered, the info flier is here and the map here shows where everything is. We added a happy hour at the Airways Inn and BBQ is just down the road at the National Aviation Community Center (attendees will get the best local BBQ in the presence of the AOPA sweepstakes RV-12 and some other interesting planes. Our event website is now back and available again!

Mike McCurdy had a family illness and will not be presenting (best of luck Mike) but my good friends Bob Hepp and Adrian Eichhorn (both FAA National Award winners) graciously stepped up and will be presenting on Thursday. Adrian presents at all the AOPA Regional events but will be directing his comments specifically to the CFI-level airworthiness concerns. Bob operates Aviation Adventures with three locations in the DC Metro area.

A very exciting part of this show will be Community Aviation and Mindstar Aviation (the company that wrote the RedBird software) collaborating to demonstrate scenarios for LOC innoculation prepared specifically for the RedBird Simulator at AOPA. These will be broadcast from the sim direct to the auditorium with Billy Winburn and Stasi Poulos.

If I created enough interest with the above description, be aware that we *can* accommodate a few walk-ins if you call soon (the catering order is already in so please call) We also have announced the date and location of the next SAFE CFI-PRO™ at Sporty’s Academy on June 10th and 11th.

Our next SAFE CFI-PRO™ workshop will ne June 10th and 11th at Sporty’s Academy in Ohio. This is open to every aviation educator at every level (even working on your CFI?)

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About the author

David St. George

David St. George is an FAA DPE (Sport to Multi ATP) and a Part 135 charter pilot flying the Pilatus PC-12 in the NYC area. He recently renewed his Master Instructor for the tenth time and is a Charter member of SAFE. Formerly a 141 Chief Instructor for over 25 years, with a Gold Seal CFI. David started flying at 16 and has logged over 15,000 hours. He owns a 1946 7AC Aeronca Champ and wrote the SAFE Toolkit app.

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