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Clear, concise comm is critical to safety👍 This controller shares advice! GA News FREE to SAFE Members #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #safepilots

Read June “SAFE Strategies!” Aviation news and resources. Sweepstake winners and OSH23 plans👍#flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots #OSH23

Read SAFE Strategies; aviation news and resources. WInners of the Spring Sweepstakes, AirVenture booth and dinner plans, and candidates for the board of directors. Also see our newest Master Instructors. #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

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SAFE Strategies June 2023

Educate-Elevate-Aviate! SAFE Strategies June 2023 Subscribe to Strategies Join SAFE Contribute to SAFE Earn your "Master Instructor!" Dave Beans...

Here is a great (FREE) article from IFRmag to clear up (we hope) the confusion about logging instrument time and staying current. Additional guidance with this FAA doc: 👍 #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

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Can You Log That? - IFR Magazine

Within the IFR community, there has been much confusion over how and when to log instrument approaches. The FAA extended that confusion to logging...

Bargains in maintenance are a dangerous gamble! Select a good shop and verify your MX #flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

Save Thursday 27th (SAFE members) @OSH23 for our member dinner/meeting at the Partner Resource Center (PRC). Here are some photos from last year (Thanks to Michael Miley) #SAFEpilots #CFIpro #MasterCFI #flySAFE

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SAFE Dinner 2022

Dinner and awards at EAA Airventure 2022. Please visit for more information

Visit SAFE at B-2097/8 #OSH23 and members save Thursday 6-8 for our member meeting/dinner on EAA Campus (Partner Resource Center). Lots of fun give-aways👍

Training and “deep practice” are critical to safety because “stuff happens!” Daily resources and inspiration👍#flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

Amazing savings (1/3 off ForeFlight and more) FREE App and daily inspiration, http://bit.LY/JoinSAFE join the professionals👍#flySAFE #CFIpro #MasterCFI #SAFEpilots

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