Welcome to the National Association of Flight Instructors

Welcome to the National Association of Flight Instructors

NAFI provides valuable resources to all flight educators to further its 50+ year commitment to raise and maintain the professional standing of flight instructors in the aviation community. NAFI members follow a Code of Ethics in their flight instruction practices that provides a standard of character and professionalism, setting them apart in the flight training community. Be a part and JOIN!


 NAFI News:

July 21th, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern: "56-Seconds to Live. Unintended Flight into IMC Safety Initiative" presented by Chris Hill, Director of Safety, Helicopter Association International (HAI), Bruce Webb, Director of Aviation Education, Airbus Helicopters, Scott Boughton, Owner, Palisade Aviation, LLC. Vice Chair, HAI Training Working Group, and Nick Mayhew, Industry Co-Chair, US Helicopter Safety Team. This month's broadcast is sponsored by Gleim Aviation.

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NAFI Mentor July/August 2021 Edition Available now! (Exclusively for Members!)

NEW NAFI NOTAMs BlogEntry! Utilizing Scholarships to Finance Your Flight Training

NAFI Mentor Magazine July/August 2021

Brand New Member Benefit: Learn more about NAFI Special Interest Groups Today!


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Congratulations to our June/July NAFI Master Instructor Recipients: (Left to Right) Leo Burke MCFI, Matt McDaniel MCFI, David Yost MCFI Learn more about these and other amazing instructors here!

 Leo Burke NAFI Master InstructorMatthew McDaniel NAFI Master Flight Instructor MCFIDavid Yost NAFI MCFI

7/26/21 NAFI Briefing Room Ep. 11 "Balloon Instructor TAKEOVER": Join NAFI instructors Kim Magee, Al Nels, and Burt Padelt as they discuss how being a Balloon Flight Instructor can be incredibly rewarding and what fix wing pilots can learn from training in a lighter than air category aircraft. Hosted by Adam Magee LTA Instructor/DPE and NAFI Board Member.

7/19/21 NAFI 10 Question Challenge Ep. 17 w/Max Trescott, CFII/MEI/4xMCFI:#1 Rule for effective training, utilize the perfect mix of FUN and learning!