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: 

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!


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November 20th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Emotional Safety in the Flight School” presented by Peg Ballou, CFII and flight school owner

As flight instructors we are taught many platitudes in the Instructor Handbook that we often neglect to apply to the teaching environment. Emotional Safety in the Flight School is one of those. Join Peg Ballou as she “slips on her hip boots and wades” into a timely topic that may seem harmless, but is sensitive and applicable to our flight schools and personal careers.

 Click here for more information and to register.


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!



NAFI Members Can Now Apply for fourth year of NAFI/King Schools Scholarship 2019 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!

October 16th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “8 Magic Tricks That Can Kill Flight School Business” presented by Ned Parks, ATP, CFI-H/A, AGI


 (watch for FAA Wings Credit!)