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Wallace J. Moran Named 2017 Inductee of The National Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

July 27th, 2017, Oshkosh WI - Wallace Moran, a NAFI Master Flight Instructor, inducted into the National Flight Instructor Hall of Fame.

Moran has previously been honored as the 2013 recipient of NAFI’s Jack J. Eggspuehler Service Award among other accolades.

Moran started his aviation career as a general aviation flight instructor and later worked in the airline industry as a pilot and training instructor. He was an FAA check airman on many airline aircraft, including the Boeing 747, which he flew for 12 years, and the Boeing 767. He also spent many years in airline management as training supervisor, chief pilot and VP of safety and engineering. He has also been active in general aviation as an airplane owner and flight instructor and has given more than 4,000 hours of flight instruction in GA airplanes and gliders.

He is currently working as an FAA designated pilot examiner, independent flight instructor and FAA FAASTeam member. He is a longtime member of NAFI and has been a NAFI Master CFI since 2001. Wallace lives in Summerville, South Carolina.
The Hall of Fame is sponsored by NAFI with the purpose of recognizing those individuals who have made significant regional or national level contributions to aviation education and flight instruction while reflecting credit upon themselves and their profession.

It highlights the important role flight instructors play as a foundation for the safety of the entire national air transportation system. More information on the Hall of Fame, and biographies of past inductees, is available on the NAFI website.

About the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

Established in 1997, the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame has inaugurated 26 individuals over the course of 17 years. Its recipients must have a minimum of 20 years working in aviation education and must be well respected within the industry. The award consists of three pieces, a traveling trophy that is presented to the current inductee(s) for a year, a commemorative plaque for the inductee(s), and a wall display consisting of all the previous recipients that resides within the AirZoo Aviation Museum (www.airzoo.org) in Kalamazoo, Michigan which is also the National Association of Flight Instructor's Headquarters. For more information on how to nominate a canadate for next year's inductions please click here.

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.