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NAFI Seeking Volunteers to operate the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

 Members of NAFI are needed to operate the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.

The Center will operate Monday July 25th - Sunday July 31st in two 4-hour session each day.
  • Morning session from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM;
  • Afternoon session from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

32 flight instructors are needed each day
  • 14 CFIs to operate Redbird simulators for each secession;
  • 2 CFIs in the Ready Room to instruct pilots on the scenarios.

Setup is on Saturday July 23 & Sunday July 24 and we are requesting volunteers
There will be a training session on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

The EAA PPC will operate 12 Redbird LDs, 1 Redbird FMX, and 1 Redbird Xwind.

NAFI member volunteers posed for a group photo at the EAA Pilot Proficiency Neighborhood. Volunteer instructors guided pilots in scenarios in an IFR Proficiency Center and a Stick & Rudder Proficiency Center using Redbird "simulators" (ATDs).The EAA Pilot Proficiency Neighborhood was sponsored by EAA, Hartzell, Jeppesen, Flying Magazine and Redbird Flight Simulators; and supported by: Mindstar Aviation, NAFI, Pilot Edge and SAFE. Director of Business Development John Gibson coordinated NAFI's volunteer efforts for the project.

EAA Pilot Proficiency Center 2016:
Flight instructors and aviation companies are joining forces during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 to bring back the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center and build on past years' successes in improving pilot skills and enhancing safety with participants at the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”

During EAA AirVenture 2016 (July 25-31) the Center will again feature “Tech Talks,” IMC Club meetings, VFR and IFR flight scenarios in Redbird Flight simulators, the opportunity to work with certificated flight instructors and more. The EAA Pilot Proficiency Center is dedicated to improving the skills of pilots. The Pilot Proficiency Center is open to all pilots who want to improve their flying skills and to non-pilots and will feature IFR and basic airmanship challenges and forum programs.

Thousands of pilots have participated in the flight simulations, seminars, and other activities that expanded their flying skills and built their confidence to handle specific situations they face while flying. That group included pilots who sought to enhance their instrument flying abilities as well as those looking to improve stick-and-rudder basics.

Along with EAA and the EAA IMC Club, the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center is supported by AOPA, David Clark, Hartzell, Jeppesen, Mindstar Aviation, NAFI, PilotEdge, Plane and Pilot, Redbird Flight, and SAFE.

About NAFI
Founded in 1967 the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) is an association of nearly 4,000 active flight instructors and is committed to developing excellence in member instructors and member flight training organizations (FTOs). NAFI serves as a voice for flight instruction within the flight training industry and with federal agencies. NAFI members influence active pilots daily; pilots training to advance their skills with new ratings or certificates and students working to become pilots. NAFI members work at FBOs, flight schools, universities, in corporate flight departments, in the military and as independent instructors. NAFI staff works with industry and government on a daily basis and NAFI staff and members help shape direction of flight instruction. For more information visit NAFINet.org or call 866-806-6156.