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!



June 15th, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET:  “Understanding Slips & Skids” presented by Mark King, MCFI-Aerobatics and Capt. Brian Schiff

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 NAFI Member Open HouseDid You Miss The NAFI Member Open House!?

Learn more about the inner workings of your association, our great collection of board and staff members, and most importantly what we are doing for you the members. Watch it HERE



This moment has been 2 years and 26 videos in the making! We are beyond excited to announce that for the very last time we have a new episode to our 10 Question Challenge, with the one and only Rod Machado! Learn from the legend how he started in aviation, what he loves about the profession, and how to be successful!


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NAFI Announces PPN Agreement

NAFI and the Pilot Proficiency Network (PPN) have formed an agreement to benefit NAFI members and general aviation. The PPN creates a community of pilots who share information to promote safety and proficiency. The PPN concept brings together IFR-rated pilots who fly in real-world IMC and those who don’t. PPN fosters camaraderie and provides an opportunity to share stories, network with the broader pilot community, and to practice critical decision-making processes. Additionally, flight instructors will have the opportunity to offer their services by accessing potential aviation clients and students.

As an exclusive offer to NAFI members, PPN is offering a $100 discount and a free print copy of Becoming A CFI by Radek Wyrzykowski to NAFI members who wish to create a local PPN chapter or register an existing group, such as a flying club or aviation association, to gain access to PPN resources. For more information, click here.

NAFI Professional Development Program

 Complete the PDP Today!

 ALL THIRTY courses now available!

NAFI Thanks Jeppesen for their support as Presenting Sponsor of the PDP!


NAFI Mentor Magazine May/June 2022 Issue (Member Exclusive Benefit)

May/June NAFI Mentor Magazine

Latest NAFI NOTAMs Blog: The Strength of Asking For Help ~Guest Blogger Aaron Dabney, MSEd, MCFI

When to ask for help blog

Learn more about NAFI Special Interest Groups Today!

Are You Headed to EAA AirVenture Oskosh 2022? Visit the NAFI Professional Development Center for 31 Presentations, the NAFI Member's Breakfast, Networking Opportunities, and So Much MORE!


Congratulations to our May/June NAFI Master Instructor Recipients: (Left to Right)  Jorge Sierra Rodriguez MGI, Domenic LaFauci MGI  Learn more about these and other amazing instructors here!

 Jorge Sierra Rodriguez MCFIDomenic LaFauci NAFI MGI

The WINGS Industry Network May Insights broadcast featured NAFI Board members, Karen Kalishek, Board Chair, and, Paul Preidecker, NAFI President on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The presentation, "Safer Pilots Through Excellence in Flight Instruction," will provide information to help pilots and CFIs commit to further development of their aviation and instructional skills. To view the the recorded program, visit https://www.wingsindustry.net/insights/6.html 
Did you miss this month's MentorLIVE Presentation?

 “Tragic Air Ambulance Crash at Gillespie Field: What Went Wrong?” presented by John and Martha King, co-founders of King Schools

Mentorlive May 2022 John and Martha King