What is a NAFI Special Interest Group (SIG)?:  A member's only conversational group with a common topic of interest and desire to share knowledge in a casual setting.

Examples of SIGs are instruction in specific equipment like tailwheel, rotorcraft, twin-engine, high performance aircraft, seaplanes, and other topical areas suggested by members.

Think of it as a “digital chapter”

SIGs are a fun and educational way to engage with fellow members in specific areas of interest! They give you the opportunity to connect with fellow instructors, make new friends, and discuss the specific parts of flight instruction that you find most interesting and entertaining.

 

Requirements to participate:
  1. NAFI Membership (Join Here)

  2. Enthusiasm & interest toward the SIG subject matter

  3. Each SIG meeting will focus on key topics and will also include time for burning questions and issues.

Enter NAFI members only SIG page here for how to join/participate in a group!

Have an idea for a NAFI SIG? Want to host one?

We are actively looking for ideas and volunteers to expand the SIG program! Please contact NAFI Program Director John Niehaus with your ideas and/or interest in volunteering via email [email protected]

Hosting require access to video conference software allowing for 10+ users at the same time with no time limit.


Communicate with NAFI SIGs and Ask Questions:
Additional functionality for the NAFI website has been added to facilitate questions and conversation for each SIG group. SIG forums will be moderated by NAFI and each SIG host to allow for continued conversation between meetings, as well as questions regarding the group, meeting schedules, and reminders. Members will find access to the SIG Forum via "Quick Links" on the right side of the website after logging in.


Current List of NAFI Special Interest Group:


1. Instructors Teaching Instructors SIG:

For those interested in teaching and training new instructors, join us for a community discussion to share ideas on topics ranging from developing a syllabus, surviving the checkride, teaching a new CFI, or anything the group suggests. Share stories, learn trade secrets, and build camaraderie.

Hosting Member: Bob Meder NAFI# 18567

  • September 19: How to prep to be a new CFI

  • October 17: How to teach a new CFI - tips and tricks

  • November 21: Surviving the CFI check ride.

 

The Instructors Teaching Instructors SIG meets on the third Sunday of every month (8 PM Eastern)
2. Instrument Instructors SIG:

For those interested in all things CFII and instrument flight instruction, join us for a community discussion to share ideas on topics ranging from scan, teaching straight and level, Holds, or anything the group suggests. Share stories, learn trade secrets, and build camaraderie.

Hosting Member: Jan Squillace NAFI# 218280

  • September 16: Do you use a published syllabus? Which one?

  • October 21: How to do you know when a student is struggling?

  • November 18: Favorite instrument teaching techniques.

 

 

The Instrument Instructors SIG meets on the third Thursday of every month (7 PM Eastern)
3. Glider Instructors SIG:
For those interested in all things glider and glider instruction, join us for a community discussion to share ideas on topics ranging from transition students to soaring, or anything the group suggests. Share stories, learn trade secrets, and build camaraderie.

Hosting Member: Mark Stanfield NAFI# 220948

  • September 9: Triple A STEM through Soaring - Get into the Schools!

  • October 14: XC-Soaring




The Glider SIG meets on the second Thursday of every month (12 PM Eastern/9 AM Pacific)
4. Rotorcraft Instructors SIG:

For those interested in all things helicopter and rotorcraft instruction, join us for a community discussion to share ideas on topics ranging from transition students to autorotations, or anything the group suggests. Share stories, learn trade secrets, and build camaraderie with fellow “rotor-heads”.

Hosting Member: Ned Parks NAFI# 219224

  • October 3: IFR Helicopter operations and how do we teach our students to NOT push bad weather

  • November 4: Autorotation

  • December 2: Off-airport landings

 

 

The rotorcraft SIG meets on the first Thursday of every month from 1900 to 2000 (7-8 PM Eastern Time)
 

Interested in participating but not yet a member? CLICK HERE TO JOIN Today!