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Kenneth Solosky NAFI MCFIKenneth Solosky, A-MCFI 10/2023-10/2025:

Solosky began learning to fly in 1988 and earned his private, instrument, commercial airplane, and ATP ratings at Farmingdale Republic Airport.

Originally from Mineola, New York, Solosky retired from the New York City Police Department Aviation Unit as a lieutenant/chief pilot in 2007. He was chief pilot and helped lead the aviation unit during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Upon retirement, he served as the chief pilot for the Newark, New Jersey police department for three years.
Currently, Solosky is an ATP-Airplane and Helicopter, CFI-Helicopter, Advanced Ground Instructor, Instrument Ground Instructor, and sUAS Part 107 (drone) pilot. He teaches at the Airborne Public Safety Association’s annual conference and has taught domestically and internationally on aviation related topics He is a regular contributor to the Airborne Public Safety Association Association’s magazine Airbeat.

Solosky is a ground instructor for Nassau Flyers and teaches its private and instrument ground school courses. Additionally, Solosky is associate professor of aviation at the State University of New York Farmingdale and teaches undergraduate aviation courses.

Solosky serves as a FAA FAAST Team Representative for the Farmingdale FSDO. He is currently employed by Northwell Health and among his varied duties is the chief pilot for its sUAS program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University in public administration and a Master of Arts degree in criminal justice from City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Solosky currently lives in Mineola, New York with his wife Susan and their two sons, Kenneth and Patrick.

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ASAF SHMULEVICH NAFI MCFIAsaf Shmulevich, A-MCFI 10/2023-10/2025:

Shmulevich grew up in Israel and previously served in the Israeli Defense Force. Being around Air Force pilots and personnel triggered his interest in aviation.

In 2015, Shmulevich started working as a flight attendant for a major airline in Israel and was eventually promoted to its business and first-class flight attendant in charge of passenger safety.

During layovers in the United States, Shmulevich began pilot training and realized he wanted to do this for the rest of his life.

Shmulevich moved to Maryland in February 2020 to pursue his aviation goals, earning his pilot ratings and then CFI. He began to mentor new CFIs, became a safety director, and is now an FAA Safety Team Representative.

Currently Shmulevich is an FAA Gold Seal instructor, AGI, CFII, MEI and works as a charter pilot on a PC-12.

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