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. 141 Instructors Group:

For those interested in all things 141 and collegiate instruction, join us for a community discussion to share ideas on topics ranging from TCOs, career structured training and anything the group suggests. Share stories, learn trade secrets, and build camaraderie.

Hosting Member: Robert Fowler NAFI# 218923

Robert Fowler

Next Meeting:
January 22nd 8:00 Eastern

The 141 Instructors SIG meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 8:00 PM Eastern

2. Drone Instructors Group:

For those interested in all things UAV and Drone instruction, join us for a community discussion to share ideas on topics ranging from line of sight, control issues, or anything the group suggests. Share stories, learn trade secrets, and build camaraderie.

Hosting Member: Wayne Bailey NAFI# 225758

Wayne BaileyNext Meeting: December 12th 7:00 Eastern

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Drone Instructors SIG meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 PM Eastern

3. Seaplane Instructors Group:

For those interested in all things seaplane and seaplane instruction, join us for a community discussion to share ideas on topics ranging from transition students to seaplanes, or anything the group suggests. Share stories, learn trade secrets, and build camaraderie.


Hosting Member: Mike Pearson NAFI# 23282

Mike Pearson Seaplane Sig

Next Meeting: December 15th 8:30 Eastern

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seaplane Instructors SIG meets on the third Thursday of every month at 8:30 PM Eastern

4. New Instructors SIG:

For newly certificated instructors flight or ground who are interested in sharing their experiences to date, and learning for everyone's collective journey. More seasoned instructors are welcome to join in the conversation as instructor mentors!

Hosting Member: Percy Olsen NAFI# 221310


  • Next Meeting: December 11th 8 PM Eastern

 

 

 

 

The New Instructors SIG meets on the second Sunday of every month at 8 PM Eastern

5. 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


  • Next Meeting: December 18th 8 PM

 

 

The Instructors Teaching Instructors SIG meets on the third Sunday of every month at 8 PM Eastern
6. 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

  • Next Meeting: December 15th 7 PM Eastern

 

 

 

 

 

The Instrument Instructors SIG meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7 PM Eastern
7. 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: Scott Manley NAFI# 225619

Scott Manley

  • Next Meeting: December 8th 9 PM Eastern

 

 

 

The Glider Instructors SIG meets on the second Thursday of every month at 9 PM Eastern
8. 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




  • Next Meeting: January 5th 7 PM Eastern

 

 

The Rotorcraft SIG meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM Eastern
 

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