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Rick Todd Named President of NAFI Board

Richard Todd Named President of NAFI Board
November 16, 2016, Kalamazoo, MI -Rick Todd has been named President of the National Association of Flight Instructors Board of Directors, NAFI Board Chair Bob Meder has announced.

"Rick is an experienced flight instructor and businessman.  He has been on NAFI’s board for over three years and brings his expertise in business and aviation to his new position to work with me and NAFI’s board and staff to coordinate NAFI’s business plans and help shape NAFI’s future.  I look forward to working with Rick and want to join with you in welcoming him to his new position, " Meder said.

Todd earned his private pilot certificate in February 2005 and says he remembers that day specifically because it was -4 degrees. He became a CFI in 2008 and joined NAFI the same day.  He owned a flight school from 2011 to 2015, which he closed due to insurance and hangar costs.  He now teaches out of a flying club and at most airports in south suburban Chicago.  He is a CFII, MEI, AGI and IGI, and a FAASTeam representative.

Todd is a 2003 graduate of Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences and has a Bachelor's in Technical Theater. He is vice-president of Peterson Electric Panel Mfg. Co., and holds a U.S. patent for a portable transformer for power companies.

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Members of the National Association of Flight Instructors work as independent instructors, at flight schools, universities, FBOs, corporate flight departments and in the military. Since 1967, NAFI and its members, who teach in 30 countries, are dedicated to increasing and maintaining the professionalism of flight instruction.

NAFI members influence active pilots daily: students working to become pilots, current pilots training to advance their skills with new ratings or certificates and pilots who seek to improve their skills with recurrent training. NAFI also serves as an advocate with industry and government as a voice for flight instruction. NAFI helps shape the current and future direction of flight training. For more information about NAFI or the NAFI Master Instructor program call 866-806-6156 or visit www.NAFINet.org.