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NAFI provides valuable resources to all flight educators to further its 50+ year commitment to raise and maintain the professional standing of flight instructors in the aviation community. NAFI members follow a Code of Ethics in their flight instruction practices that provides a standard of character and professionalism, setting them apart in the flight training community. Be a part and JOIN TODAY!

NAFI News: 

NAFI congratulates EAA for the introduction of its new initiative, Proficiency365™ offering year-round proficiency training activities available to pilots and CFIs wherever they are located. This initiative brings together many industry resources and expertise from individuals and groups around the country.  It has been NAFI’s privilege to participate in many areas of the EAA Proficiency365™ introduction and development, including NAFI board member Karen Kalishek serving on a working group in developing the algorithm design of the EAA SkillScore™ Tracker. In addition, Proficiency365™ founder and EAA's Manager of Flight Proficiency Radek Wyrzykowski gave an outstanding presentation introducing the initiative to flight instructors January 15th on NAFI's MentorLIVE broadcast. To view the MentorLIVE broadcast click here and to get more information on the program visit www.eaa.org/eaa/pilots/EAA-pilot-proficiency


mlFebruary 19th, 2020  “Insurance Claims – What Happened?” presented by Mike Adams, Senior Vice President of Underwriting, Avemco Insurance Company This presentation uncovers the back story of insurance claims/incidents/accidents that occurred at some point between taking the airplane out of the hangar up until putting it back in the hangar. Learning more about the behind the scenes details of accidents offers everyone a chance to take away something they can use to be a better, safer pilot both in their personal flying and as a flight instructor. To assist in the transfer of knowledge, this presentation includes photos that you’ll not find elsewhere or in government reports. Click here for more information and to register.


1/03/2020 Application Window Closed for 2020 NAFI /King Schools Scholarship Valued at $18,000

A well deserving National Association of Flight Instructors Member CFI or aspiring CFI will be awarded The King Schools/NAFI Scholarship valued at more than $18,000 in early 2020. The scholarship consists of $5,000 cash for the attainment of an initial or advanced instructor rating and lifetime access to the entire King Schools library of over 90 courses, including FIRCs. Read more here!

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11/13/2019 5 New Courses released for the NAFI Professional Development Program (PDP). 20 Active courses now available! Click here to read our newest press release




11/7/2019 Our partners at Instructair released a brand new comprehensive update to both the application and web formats! These changes, based on the results of our recent member survey are just the beginning.

Rediscover Instructair today!

Click here to read revision notes!



10/1/2019 NAFI is proud to announce the hot air balloon Elite Balloon Instructor (EBI) program co-developed with experts in lighter than air training The Balloon Training Academy. Click here for more information on the EBI!


View the EBI announcement press release here!




January 15th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: EAA Proficiency365 for CFIs and Their Clients: Radek Wyrzykowski


 (watch for FAA Wings Credit!)