SAFE is tremendously excited – and greatly honored – to be affiliating with the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation and Aero News Network to expand the reach of our SAFE CFI-PRO™ initiative. This program targets new CFIs in an effort to rapidly improve professionalism and thereby increase aviation safety everywhere.

Active aviation educators are the “primary influencers” in all parts of aviation, potentially touching 30-50 pilots a week in their CFI position. The SAFE CFI-PRO™ curriculum will be deployed nationally to provide the “missing manual” for new CFIs, elevating their skills from “wet temporary” to professional educator. This program closes the gap from “good to great” with tips, techniques and tools from DPEs and seasoned CFI professionals.

Bob Hoover was an amazing airshow performer, having first demonstrated new aircraft in the military and then thrilled crowds around the world with his amazing “stick and rudder” skills. But the heart of his presentation was an educational  message of professionalism and careful excellence. The heart of flight safety requires that all CFIs embrace this same commitment to excellence to assure the future safety of all their learners. More information here and at SAFEpilots.

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 20 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. He recently earned his ninth renewal as a Master Instructor and owns an Aeronca Champ so he can build hours for that airline job! He is now flying charter: http://learnturbine.com

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