Welcome to the National Association of Flight Instructors

Welcome to the National Association of Flight Instructors

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:

NEW NAFI Mentor Summer 2020 Edition Available now! (Exclusively for Members!)

BRAND NEW Member EXCLUSIVE: NAFI/Sporty's Pilot Shop Instructor Guide to FAA Endorsements

Summer 2020 Mentor


NAFI/Sportys Endorsement Guide

September 16th, 2020 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “Right Seat Readiness” presented by Karen Kalishek, NAFI Board member, DPE, FAASTeam Lead Rep, NAFI Master CFI, and Gold Seal Instructor (click for more details)


 9/10/2020 New NAFI Associate Master Instructor Announced! Congratulations Kevin Kennedy of ATP Flight School! See his press release here!

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9/04/2020 New NAFI Master Instructor Announced! Congratulations Terence Way 2 Time MCFI! See his press release here!

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notams 9 distractionNEW NAFI NOTAMs Blog Entry! Edition #9 "Training Utilizing Distraction" video blog entry by Program Director John Niehaus

20 Active courses now available! Click here to read our newest press release



9/18/2020 NAFI Briefing Room Ep. 4 Teaching Straight and Level, Co-hosted by NAFI Chairman Bob Meder, 4x MCFI Aaron Dabney, NAFI Board Member Brian Schiff, and Program Director John Niehaus. This episode is a panel discussion on tips for teaching straight and level to students in VMC/IMC and how the student's ability to master this seemingly simple task lays the foundation for everything to follow in training.


9/1/2020: NAFI Premiers Episode 4 of our 10 Question Challenge, with special Guest Author, Master Flight Instructor, Podcaster and Artist Greg Brown