NAFI Membership Programs:


PDPThe NAFI Professional Development Program (PDP) is a means of providing all CFIs with invaluable education and tools to enhance their technical and teaching skills, including improving their ability to interact with their students so that more reach their goal to become a pilot. It is designed to develop and mentor a flight instructor's mastery of core concepts in aviation education and leadership.

Educational programs offered in the PDP will come from NAFI members, staff, board members and industry leaders assuring quality and actionable information for all CFIs. Content covers a vast array of curricula that span basic communication skills, human factors, risk management and advanced training for both general aviation and commercial aviation instructors. These efforts will substantially contribute to increasing and maintaining a professional and informed community of flight instructors.


mentor live logoMentorLIVE is NAFI’s monthly, live-streaming broadcast airing the third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm Eastern. These programs feature subject matter experts from many aspects of the flight instruction industry to help CFIs be more successful in their training endeavors. Many of these presentations are WINGS-approved credits!

The NAFI Master Flight Instructor program confers a national accreditation to aviation educators based on a system of advanced professional standards and peer review. It identifies the practitioners of aviation education who have reached the highest level of instructional activity, educational experience, and professional service to the flight-training community—the true masters of aviation instruction—and it publicly recognize these “teachers of flight” to provide a professional standard to which all aviation educators can aspire.

Back again at the 2018 AirVenture Oshkosh airshow, NAFI will provide learning opportunities in the Professional Development Center. The 80’ x 40’ tent is located in the Main Aircraft display area in spaces 419 and 420. The 100-seat theater will feature educational presentations by NAFI members throughout the week. 23 presentations, 4 per day except Thurs, July 26th with 3. Five of the presentations will broadcast live on PPCLive. Most of the presentations will be WINGS-approved.