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Join SAFE at Sun 'N Fun; C-19/20. This enters you in sweepstakes for a Lightspeed "Delta Zulu" headset, an Aerox PrO2 oxygen system, or a Sporty's PJ2+ handheld radio. Members who "step-up" or donate are also eligible to win! #SAFEpilots #CFIpro ...#MasterCFI #flySAFE #SnF23

The SAFE Spring Sweepstakes starts tomorrow (3/20)! Join/Donate/Step-Up to enter for a chance to win a Lightspeed “Delta-Zulu” or AerOx PrO2 oxygen system, or Sporty’s PJ2+ handheld🤣👍 #SAFEpilots #flySAFE #MasterCFI #CFIpro #SnF23 #flySnF #aviation

Takeoff and initial climb contain under-appreciated risk. Add *awareness* to your take-off script *BEFORE* adding power to go flying. See today's #SAFEblog. #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

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Add Safety (Awareness) *Before* Flight! - Aviation Ideas and Discussion!

Add greater safety to your flying with takeoff awareness and preflight preparation. More CFI emphasis here saves lives.

Watch this excellent AOPA early analysis of the Winterhaven mid-air. Many planes still operate without ADS-B and "see-and-avoid" is a trained skill requiring constant vigilance; many lessons here! #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

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Early Analysis: Midair Collision March 7, 2023 Winter Haven, FL

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is the largest community of pilots in the world, providing aviation advocacy, education &...

Mechanical issues are the root cause of many accidents. We need to maintain vigilance and sharp maintenance techs. to find these *before* trouble occurs. Here are some known bad actors from incident reports! #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

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Getting The Shaft - Aviation Safety

Cessna U206E Stationair Broken Fuel Selector Shaft The fuel selector shaft’s top u-joint (p/n 1216608200) was twisted and a tab broke as the pilot...

IFR safety depends on fastidious attention to detail and comprehension of nuanced differences. Read this great article explaining some IFR subtleties that can snare the unaware pilot. #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

Beta is pursuing certification of a conventional TO/L electric aircraft, which uses airport runways, while simultaneously working on eVTOL technology. The Avia plane has flown a total of 22,000 miles and completed a 386-mile flight during two years of human-crewed testing. Compare a $20 recharge to... $500-$700 in fuel for a similar turbine. #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots #betaflight

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Electric plane manufacturer BETA Technologies aims for eCTOL and eVTOL markets

The Burlington, Vermont-based company is well on its way to certification.

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VISIT SAFE At Major Air Shows

Each year, SAFE participates in Air Shows across the country.  Starting in the spring with Sun-n-Fun in Lakeland, Florida thru the Summer and Fall months at EAA AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Stop by our booth to discover the ways SAFE supports Aviation Educators. 

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Top 5 Reasons to Join SAFE:

Reason #1: 

SAFE is a Member-Centric Organization

  • Members Elect 100% of the Board of Directors
  • All Directors held accountable to the membership
  • Members have a say in governance and other activities
  • Member recognition for outstanding contributions to the organization
  • No other comparable organization comes close to this open governance model!

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  • Comprehensive CFI Lability Insurance Program
  • Needs-based Mentoring Program
  • Members-Only Resource Center
  • Special Activities for members and special guests
  • The only organization of it's kind offering such an array of benefits!

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  • Increase your credibility/visibility as an expert by contributing to our online Resource Centers
  • Interact with other members across the spectrum of aviation topics

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Aviation Educators Worldwide are Welcome

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  • The only organization of it's kind where different aviation education disciplines can interact and coordinate efforts!

"I am truly impressed by the efforts and accomplishments of SAFE…. The desire to be a member centric organization is the main draw. SAFE has earned the respect of many big names in aviation and that says a lot…"

- J. Runner, CA

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