The mission of SAFE is to build pilot and CFI professionalism by sharing skills and knowledge (education) thereby enhancing aviation safety. This picture embodies the essence of that mission for me; two aviation professionals eagerly learning and growing. Michael Hare (blue hat) is a SAFE board member, who in addition to flying fighters in the Air Force, spent years as a captain with a legacy airline. In retirement, he is mentoring new CFIs and generously sharing his many hours of experience with pilots and schools (and working for SAFE). But he somehow got a bug about competing in the national aerobatics competition (with the stated goal of “just not finishing last”). So I introduced him to Jim Wells at Sun N Fun a few years back. Jim is a longtime CFI in everything with wings and has flown (and won) competitions at the national level. He now is an aerobatic judge for the national event and has lots to share with others. Sharing ideas and techniques, and spreading aeronautical goodness, is the heart of SAFE. Both of these talented individuals are aviation mentors to many new pilots and CFIs.
If you have the time and inclination to share your knowledge and experience, please sign up to mentor young CFIs on our new website; this is an area of critical need (and we have some eager learners here). This is the heart of our mission of raising CFI professionalism. Another opportunity is creating a course share on our new member resource center. The new website has quite a collection of fresh courses available for members, but we always need more, and I am always amazed at the diversity of our group. Creating a course is also a great way to enhance your resume for a Master Instructor accreditation. This kind of personal challenge keeps your learning and your motivation growing. Fly safely (and often) and please share our mission with other CFIs and pilots 🙏.
See our newly launched SAFE website HERE
Join SAFE and get great benefits. You get 1/3 off ForeFlight and your membership supports our mission of increasing aviation safety by promoting excellence in education. Our FREE SAFE Toolkit App puts required pilot endorsements and experience requirements right on your smartphone and facilitates CFI+DPE teamwork. Our CFI insurance was developed by SAFE specifically for CFIs (and is the best value in the business).