The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators 

SAFE is a member-oriented organization of aviation educators, fostering professionalism and excellence in aviation through continuing education, professional standards and accreditation.  Together with our industry partners and the Federal Aviation Administration, SAFE provides the aviation community with resources to advance the profession and to assist aviation educators in developing skilled, knowledgeable, and safe members of the aviation community.

Promoting Excellence in Aviation Education

We Are All About Our Members

Member Driven
Open to All Aviation Educators
Advancing Safety & Standards
Promoting Aviation Education as a Viable Career Choice

Help us create the aviation education profession we all want... An organization that promotes accountability, transparency, professionalism and fairness in everything we do.  Join SAFE today!

I believe SAFE is bringing a new level of professionalism and pride to being an aviation educator”

- R. Hempel, TX

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. 

public and member-only resource libraries

As a public service to the aviation community, SAFE provides a Public Resource Center, with teaching aids provided free of charge. 

Additional member-only resources are available for members after logging in to our members only website.

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!

Reason #2: 

Our Exclusive Member Benefits

  • Discounts available from more than two dozen corporate partners
  • Automatic Benefit - Subscription to FLYING Magazine*
  • 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!

​​​​Reason #3: 

Ability to Promote Yourself Through the SAFE Website

  • Your listing included in our online Find a SAFE Member database
  • Your profile included in SAFE's directory of Member profiles
  • Your events and news considered for posting in the "Calendar of Events" and "News" areas
  • Increase your credibility/visibility as an expert by contributing to our online Resource Centers
  • Interact with other members across the spectrum of aviation topics

​​​​Reason #4: 

Support & Defense of Members' Interests

​​​​Reason #5: 

Aviation Educators Worldwide are Welcome

  • Open to anyone involved, or even interested in Aviation Education on any level
  • Recognition that "Aviation Education" is far broader than just flight instruction
  • Sponsor of K-12 Classroom Teacher Grants
  • 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

SAFE Membership Levels

Member Feature:

Regular Member


(Flight Schools)


SAFE Member Voting Privileges

Member Discounts (ForeFlight, etc.)

FLYING! Magazine Subscription

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SAFE Toolkit App:

The SAFE Toolkit App is the "go to news and tools" for the professional aviation educator.  Includes quick reference guides for instructor endorsements, Test Codes Key, ACS/PTS/FAR/AIM, Tail Number Lookups, FAA Wings Decoder and so much more.