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NAFI 50th Anniversary, Memories

NAFI Announces 50th Anniversary
A Birthday Invitation

By now you know that NAFI is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. As is usual with birthdays, at some point you'd get invited to share cake and ice cream or champagne in celebration - and if you watch this space you'll soon get to find out about birthday events that are being scheduled at both Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

However, I want to offer you a different invitation, an opportunity to share your NAFI story with the entire membership community. Some among us have been around since NAFI's founding. Most of us became members a bit later on, and some just recently.

But as I think about all of you, I wonder if you have a NAFI story, whether a historical tidbit from the organization's early days or a more recent thought or experience that feels uniquely "NAFI-esque" to you.

Your invitation is to share those stories with me, so I can share them with the membership.

Do you have a memory from NAFI's early founding years? Do you have photos from long-past NAFI events? Has a NAFI member of your acquaintance done something in your community that has stood the test of time? Did NAFI help you learn to fly? What about your students, do you have stories to share about them? We are all touched by the experiences of others, how has NAFI touched you?

If you're willing to share such stories with me, I can collect them and give them back to the entire membership via NAFI's publications. If something comes to mind please share it with me by emailing  [email protected]

David Hipschman,
NAFI Director of Publications

About NAFI

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.