NAFI Master & Associate Master Instructor Categories

 

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Below are examples of Representative NAFI Associate Master Instructor and NAFI Master Instructor activities and the approximate number of continuing education units (CEUs) that may be granted for that type of activity.  These activities must have been completed within the preceding 24 calendar months and may include, but are not necessarily limited to the examples below.

Note: Approximately 15 hours = 1 CEU

Instructor

A NAFI Master and Associate Flight Instructor is first and foremost an active instructor.   This category is intended to be representative of activities in which an instructor is actively providing instruction to a student or a class and is involved in regular evaluation of pilots with regard to the learning, progress, and capabilities of the student as they train.

  • Active Instruction – Instruction for Ratings or Certificates (1-4 CEUs for each practical test endorsement given)
  • Active Instruction - Insurance checkouts (1 CEU / 5 checks)
  • Active Instruction - Flight Reviews / IPCs  (1 CEU / 5 reviews or IPCs)
  • Active Instruction – Rental, hi-performance, tailwheel etc, checkouts (1 CEU / 5 endorsements)
  • Active Instruction – Specialized aircraft transitions instruction (1 CEU / 5 transitions conducted)
  • Active Instruction - Sport Pilot proficiency checks (1 CEU / 5 checks)
  • Active Instruction - LSA endorsement or  recommendation (1 CEU)
  • Teaching aviation related college classes that include a structured grading or evaluation system (≈ 2-4 CEU)
  • Teaching pilot ground schools that include a structured grading or evaluation system (1-3 CEU / ground school)
  • Teaching ground instruction to individual students resulting in endorsement for a knowledge test (1 CEU / 5 endorsements)
  • Designated Pilot Examiner (1 CEU / 5 flight checks/)
  • Progress/Stage Checks given (1 CEU / 5 Progress/Stage Checks given)
  • Certify wings credit for a student for a Wings level through the FAA Safety Team webpage (≈1 CEU)

Educator

This category relates specifically to efforts an instructor makes providing, developing, or creating educational material specific to the aviation field.  This material may not be specifically presented by the instructor to a student or a class, but could be developed and created by the instructor for general usage.

  • Teaching safety seminars (≈1 CEU)
  • Teaching industry seminars (≈1 CEU)
  • FAA Wings program (≈1 CEU / 4 sign-offs)
  • Teaching aviation related vocational classes (≈3 CEU)
  • Teaching aviation related high school classes (≈1-3 CEU)
  • Teaching Flight Instructor Revalidation Clinics (≈1-2 CEU)
  • Aviation related consultative services (≈1-3CEU)
  • Teaching industry training courses (≈1-2 CEU)
  • Develop aviation seminar w/ PowerPoint (≈1 CEU)
  • Published aviation magazine/journal articles (≈1 CEU)
  • Training Course Outline (TCO) (≈2-4 CEU)
  • Original ground school course (≈1-3 CEU)
  • Aviation related audio/video tapes, CDs, DVDs (≈1-2 CEU)
  • Original pre-solo exam/test questions (≈1CEU)
  • Aviation related curricula (≈1-3 CEU)
  • Aviation pamphlet, brochure, guidebook or manual (≈1 CEU)
  • Original aviation research paper (≈1-4 CEU)
  • Published aviation newspaper/newsletter articles (≈1 CEU)
  • Published aviation book review (≈1 CEU)
  • Published aviation book or textbook (≈2-4 CEU)
  • Aviation related computer program (≈1-2 CEU)
  • Aviation related study guides (≈1 CEU)     

Service to the Aviation Community

This category specifically refers to areas of involvement that the instructor has had with aviation organizations, community service organizations or other like services.  The purpose of this category is to show involvement in and promotion of aviation within the community.

  • Youth activities (CAP, Scouts, Young Eagles, etc) (≈1 CEU)
  • FAA Safety Team representative (ASC) (≈1 CEU)*
  • Mentor to a newly certificated CFI (≈1 CEU)
  • Aviation committee chairperson / secretary (≈1 CEU)*
  • Aviation organization elected officer (≈1 CEU)*
  • Scout Aviation Merit Badge counselor (≈1 CEU)
  • Angel Flight, Wings of Mercy, etc (≈1 CEU)
  • Airport Manager (1-5 CEU’s)
  • AOPA Airport Support Network (ASN) (≈1 CEU)*
  • Board of Directors of an aviation organization (≈1 CEU)*
  • Aviation organization committee / task force. (≈1 CEU)* 
  • Pro bono position of leadership / responsibility (≈1 CEU)
  • EAA Flight Advisor / Technical Counselor (≈1 CEU)*
  • High School / College Career Fair (≈1 CEU)
  • Response to an FAA NPRM (≈1 CEU)
  • Aviation related grant proposal (≈1-2 CEU)
  • Aviation related photography (≈1 CEU)
  • Aviation related website (≈1-3 CEU)
    * per year of activity

Professional Activity

A NAFI Master or Associate Master Flight Instructor is always learning and increasing his/her knowledge and experience base.  The areas in this category related to continued training, experience, or activities that the instructor is involved in personally.

  • Aircraft / avionics transitions (≈1 CEU)
  • Attending Safety seminars (≈1 CEU / 5 seminars) Ground school for certificate or rating (≈1 CEU)
  • Obtaining an Additional certificate or rating (≈1-3 CEU)
  • Aviation industry seminars (≈1 CEU)
  • Attending Aviation related college class (≈1-3 CEU)
  • Obtaining Additional LSA endorsements (≈1 CEU)
  • Aviation related travel experience (as the pilot or instructor) (≈1 CEU)
  • Aviation related self-study course (≈1 CEU)
  • Restoration of a certificated aircraft (≈1 CEU)
  • Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program Completion (CSIP) (≈1 CEU)
  • Accomplish Wings Program levels (≈1 CEU)
  • Construction of a homebuilt aircraft (≈1-4 CEU)
  • Flight Instructor Revalidation Clinic (FIRC) (≈1 CEU)
  • Initial Designated Pilot Examiner course (DPE) (≈3 CEU)
  • Aviation related educational tours (≈1 CEU)
  • Completion of Flight reviews / IPCs / aircraft checkouts (≈1 CEU)
  • Aviation related conferences / conventions (≈1-2 CEU)
  • Renewal of DPE or TCS (≈1 CEU)
  • Aircraft ownership (≈1 CEU)
  • Flight School Ownership or Management (≈1-3 CEU)*
    * per year of activity