NAFI at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

Launched in 2017 as part of NAFI’s 50th-anniversary celebration, the NAFI Professional Development Center (PDC) has grown to be the center of flight training education at AirVenture. Last year over 700 aviators participated in one or more of the 17 presentations held there. Now as NAFI celebrates its 55th year representing flight educators, there will be new activities and opportunities for members beyond the outstanding presentation schedule.

Located in the Main Aircraft Display area #316, the PDC will host 32 presentations by well-known subject matter experts within the flight instruction community offering compelling content such as John and Martha King, Catherine Cavagnaro, Jolie Lucas, Capt. Mike Jesch, Jeff Simon, Mark King, FAA Weather Training in the Cockpit contributors, several NAFI board members, and many more.

To access complete information on the presentation schedule and presenters click here.

Download a PDF of the presentation schedule HERE


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The program of presentations alone is worth stopping by! But, there are many other reasons come on over!

  • Members-only daily drawings for prizes such as handheld radios, training materials, headsets, and more.
  • Daily FREE membership drawing
  • $5 discounts on all new and renewing memberships
  • 55th-anniversary celebration activities and giveaways


NAFI-member Volunteers help make the PDC possible with their time and expertise. When you volunteer you receive a daily wristband each day for three days and for those volunteering four or more days, a weekly pass, and a NAFI shirt. If you are interested please sign up here: General Booth Staff and set-up/tear-down help PDC Daily Booth Operations Volunteer Application.

The Annual Member Breakfast on Thursday, July 28th at 8:00 a.m. will be another event with added excitement. Of course, there will be coffee, juice, energy drinks, a breakfast sandwich, and delicious pastries from La Sure's bakery. New this year will be a door prize drawing for two ICOM A16 devices, generously donated by new NAFI sponsor ICOM America Inc as well as from breakfast sponsor Flight Aware a T-shirt/Hat combo and a PiAware Kit! 

Following the breakfast will be the annual association business update along with:
  • The Greg J. Laslo Excellence in Writing Award
  • The Jack J. Eggspuehler Service Award
  • Introduction of new board members
  • Special guests:
    • Ray Novak, ICOM Senior Sales Manager
    • James Parkman, FlightAware Senior Product Manager
  • Recognition of the 2022 General Aviation Awards Honorees
  • More on NAFI’s 55th anniversary
flightawareSpecial thanks FilghtAware for their generous sponsorship of this year's NAFI member breakfast!
We look forward to meeting and learning more about you at the home base of aviation, 2022 AirVenture Oshkosh!

Special Thanks to Hartzell Propeller, the 2022 PDC Sponsor!