The reason we provide our mobile app, SAFE CFI Toolkit free to everyone, is to make your job as a working CFI easier and more efficient. This app contains all the up-to-the minute FAA and industry resources for a CFI in the field. Our mission at SAFE is providing resources (and industry advocacy) to raise the level of professionalism in our aviation educators. This helps all of aviation become safer. Please download the mobile toolkit, it’s free and your job is easier with this resource in your pocket!

As a DPE I get to see the really great and disappointingly bad results of aviation instruction. When I sit down with an applicant and we try to “qualify” them for an evaluation by finding the correct endorsements and experience (provided by the CFI), we need to have the legal minimum per AC 61.65F or we cannot proceed. Without the legal data we are “dead in the water,” wasting time and providing a very disappointing experience for our future aviator. All the necessary endorsements and experience requirements are on the app, along with great mobile weather, flight tracking, N# lookup, etc. We basically put everything in the SAFE CFI Tookit that you would use as a working CFI, and it’s immediately and continuously available on your phone. Please let me know if your favorite resource is *not* there and we will add it (the last tab on the app goes straight to my phone). This app is available FREE on both Android and Apple marketplaces. This link will open an emulator where you can test drive most of the functionality before downloading (it displays best on your mobile device).

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About the author 

David St. George (Lifetime Member)

David St. George learned to fly at Flanders Valley Airport in 1970. Proving that everyone is eventually trainable, he became an FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor for airplanes (single and multi, instrument, and glider) and serves the Rochester FSDO as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. In this capacity, he gives flight tests at any level from sport pilot to ATP and CFI. For 25 years David was East Hill Flying Club's 141 Chief Instructor and manager. David holds multi and single engine ATP pilot certificates, with pilot ratings for glider and seaplane and several jet type ratings. He recently earned his 13th renewal as a Master Instructor and owns an Aeronca Champ so he can build hours for that airline job!

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