From the Desk of NAFI Chairman Robert Meder:

Everyone here at NAFI cares deeply about the health and safety of our members, fellow pilots, and CFIs. All the NAFI staff and board work remotely except for our administrative coordinator who is now working remotely too. We encourage one another daily to stay safe and well by observing social distancing and keeping tabs on news updates from medical authorities. We encourage you to do the same to stay safe and well.

Please spend a few minutes viewing this video provided by NAFI’s Director of Program Development, John Niehaus, with updates about NAFI and our programs. He covers the current situation for the association and a few issues we currently face.


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COVID-19 Instructor News:

Due to COVID-19 we are in an ever changing environment with news changing each day. Below is some of the information we know as it pertains to flight instructors and pilots:

NEW UPDATE! FAA Responds to NAFI Board Recommendations on CFI Renewal Expiration's: Click Hear to Read

FAA Offers Extensions on CFI Renewal Expiration, Pilot Written Tests, and Medical Certificates





 NEW ASA InFO Regarding Safe Cleaning and Disinfecting of ASA Products



Briefing by the FAA's Flight Standards Service explaining the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) that provides relief for certain persons and operations during the public health emergency concerning COVID-19.


You can find a FAA frequently asked questions & answers page on the SFAR here

Additional FAA COVID-19 information is posted here:

NAFI Sponsor Gleim Aviation provides detailed information on the FAA's SFAR for COVID-19 relief


 "12 Things to Do While Your Flight School is ClosedProvided via Avemco, our Insurance Partner, and courtesy of The Flight School of North America (FSANA) and Nashville Flight Training

NAFI Chairman Bob Meder Writes Letter to FAA 4/1/20: NAFI Seeks FAA Relief of Certification Expiration's

Is coronavirus impacting your business. Keep your customers aware of any changes to your day-to-day operations from your Constant Contact account. We have some resources here to help you and your business during these times. Please reach out to NAFI with any additional questions.

With the constantly changing COVID-19 situation, more businesses have their employees work remotely. While this is a confusing time, understanding where to get the products your employees need is important. The Office Depot/OfficeMax and the NAFI work together to ensure product availability to support your business. Staff will likely need desks, chairs, toner, office supplies and more. Orders through the NAFI benefits are available at the negotiated discounted contract prices. Visit to register and place orders for delivery.