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:

December 16th, 2020 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “Leveraging Simulation for Instructor Onboarding and Standardization” presented by Josh Harnagel CFII, MEI, Redbird Flight Simulations VP of Marketing Click here for more information



09/30/2020 Five New Courses Available Now!

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See Program Updates Press Release


NEW NAFI Mentor September/October 2020 Edition Available now! (Exclusively for Members!)

BRAND NEW Member EXCLUSIVE: NAFI/Sporty's Pilot Shop Instructor Guide to FAA Endorsements (10/25/2020 Rev. 2 Notes Language Corrections and New Inclusion of Sport and Recreational Pilot Endorsements)

September/October 2020 Mentor Magazine

NAFI/Sportys Endorsement Guide

NAFI NOTAMS MINDFUL Flight InstructionNEW NAFI NOTAMs Blog Entry! Edition #13 "Mindful Flight Instruction" by Lauretta Godbey, NAFI Director of Marketing Communications

Congratulations to October/November NAFI Master Instructor Recipients: (Left to Right) Donald Kaye MCFI, Daniel Katz-Braunschweig A-MCFI, Sean Stephenson A-MCFI, Tim McSwain MCFI, Michael Johnson MCFI, and Earnest Templeton MCFI. Learn more about these and other amazing instructors here!

Daniel Braunschweig NAFI MCFI Master Flight Instructor

Sean Stephenson Associate NAFI MCFI

Tim Mcswain NAFI Master Instructor MCFI

Michael Johnson NAFI Master Instructor MCFI

Earnest Templeton NAFI MCFI


NEW 11/23/2020 Ep. 8 w/Catherine Cavagnaro, Owner/Chief Instructor of Ace Aerobatics Flight School, 2020 National CFI of The Year