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:

December 15th, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern: "If Performance Charts Could Speak / Real Life Case Studies” presented by Catherine Cavagnaro, CFI-I, ATP, PhD, Owner, Ace Aerobatic School.

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Introducing the NAFI Legacy Master Instructor Program:

A way to earn continued recognition for active, expired, and former NAFI Master Instructors.

NAFI Legacy Master Instructor

Past NAFI News

NAFI Mentor November/December 2021 Edition Available now! (Exclusively for Members!)

NEW NAFI NOTAMs Blog Entry! Flight Review Follow-up By Guest Blogger Andrew Dow NAFI MCFI/MGI


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


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Congratulations to our November/December NAFI Master Instructor Recipients: (Left to Right) Sebastian "Vince" Massimini MCFI, Benjamin Atnip MCFI Learn more about these and other amazing instructors here!

 Ben Atnip NAFi MCFI


Watch this before your next commercial pilot student! A conversation about the 8s (on pylons and the lazy) Special Guests: Ned Parks, Elizabeth Vulgamore, Jim Pitman, and The Finer Points' Jason Miller



NAFI is assisting the FAA and Collins Aerospace personnel to recruit pilots, dispatchers, and users of FAA webcams to participate in a research activity as a Weather Information Evaluator. Participation will potentially help improve the quality, quantity, and availability of visibility information in remote regions. For information on how to participate, click here.

2021 hof

Congratulations 2021 Flight Instructor Hall of Fame Inductees Greg Brown, Martha & John King! Induction took place at  NBAA BACE Conference 10/13/2021.

Read more about the 2021 Induction.

Learn more about the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame