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Back again at the 2018 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.

Craig PDC

 The 100-seat theater will feature educational presentations by NAFI members throughout the week. 23 presentations, 4 per day except Thurs, July 26th with 3. Five of the presentations will broadcast live on PPCLive. Most of the presentations will be WINGS-approved. Click here for the complete schedule of presentations. To download and print the schedule click here.


The Simulator Classroom will host two full-motion Precision AATDs and will offer 108 Simulator Sessions, 18 per day: NAFI-member CFIs will pose as “students” to participating CFIs by presenting a challenging scenario.

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, a NAFI shirt and light meals. 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

Workshops and Book Signings in the Networking Center:
The workshops will feature NAFI members and staff giving short, 20 to 30-minute sessions on various topics of interest. Several popular aviation authors will be there to sign their books

Annual NAFI-Member Breakfast – relocated to PDC from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Tentative agenda:

  • Chairman remarks
  • Hall of Fame Honoree
  • Eggspuehler Award
  • Introduction of the 2018 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 sign up visit the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center 2018 CFI Application.

2017 AirVenture PDC Photos Courtesy of Leah Crubel