Back again at the 2019 AirVenture Oshkosh airshow, NAFI will provide learning opportunities in the Professional Development Center. The 80’ x 40’ tent is located in the Main Aircraft display area in spaces 419 and 420.

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The 75-seat theater will feature educational presentations by NAFI members and industry experts throughout the week. 17 presentations, 3 per day except Thurs, July 25th with 2. Most of the presentations will be WINGS-approved. Click here for the current schedule and presentation descriptions. 

The Simulator Classroom will host a Redbird Dual Control MCX. Using the sim, NAFI-member CFIs will pose as “students” to participating CFIs by presenting a challenging scenario. New this year - Redbird's VP of Marketing, Josh Harnagel, will also provide one-on-one training sessions several times throughout the week!redbird sim

New this year - Member's only Meet and Greet area equipped with couches, tables and chairs!

NAFI-member Volunteers help make the PDC possible with their time and expertise. When you volunteer you receive a daily wrist band each day for three days and for those volunteering four or more days, a weekly pass, and a NAFI shirt. If you are interested please sign up using the following links:

General Booth Staff and set-up/tear-down help - PDC Daily Booth Operations Volunteer Application

Simulator ClassroomPDC Sim Instructor Volunteer Application


Annual NAFI-Member Breakfast on Thursday, July 25th – relocated to PDC from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Tentative agenda:

  • Chairman remarks
  • Eggspuehler Award
  • Introduction of the 2019 General Aviation Awards Honorees
  • Guest speakers

NAFI members volunteer each year in the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center (PPC) located on the south side of EAA Four Corners. The PPC features Tech Talks, VFR and IFR flight scenarios in Redbird Flight AATDs, the opportunity to work with CFIs and more. To volunteer, visit the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center 2019 CFI Application.

2017 AirVenture PDC Photos Courtesy of Leah Crubel

Special Thanks to the following 2019 PDC Sponsors: