Welcome to the NAFI Professional Development Center LIVE recorded WINGS-approved presentations

Are you sad you were unable to make it to EAA AirVenture 2022? Or did you attend but were so busy running around that you missed some of the Professional Development Center (PDC) presentations? Never fear — many of NAFI’s PDC presentations were recorded for your future watching pleasure below. View our PDC Archive from previous years here.

Since 2017 the NAFI Professional Development Program is now the cornerstone of training and coursework available to exclusively to members at no additional cost. To access the PDP courses click here and to Join in order to access the courses, click here.


10 Things Every CFI Should Know

Andrew Dow is a 6-Time NAFI Master CFI, 5-Time Master Ground Instructor, Designated Pilot Examiner, CFII/MEI. Andrew currently works as an Assistant Professor of Aviation at Quincy University and is an independent Flight Instructor specializing in aircraft insurance checkouts.

Brian Schiff is a major airline captain. Schiff’s roots are deeply planted in general aviation where he has flown a wide variety of aircraft (97 types). His total flying time exceeds 20,000 hours. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and is a 35-year Gold Seal flight instructor and FAA Safety Team Representative.

Into the Alligator's Mouth

Jolie Lucas makes her home on the Central Coast of California with her mini-Golden, Mooney. She is a Mooney owner, licensed psychotherapist, and instrument-rated Commercial Pilot working on her multi-engine rating. Ms. Lucas is a nationally-known aviation presenter and aviation writer. Jolie is the Vice President of Region 4 for the California Pilots Association.

Higher & Faster: High Performance & Complex Aircraft

Philip Mandel earned his Private certificate in 1981 followed by an Instrument rating, Commercial pilot, CFI, CFI-I, MEI, and more recently, AGI and IGI certs and ratings. Through the years he has owned airplanes ranging from a C-150 to a Piper Apache. He is currently the proud owner of his 10th flying machine, a Thorp T-18 (no, he did not build it). Phil is a flight instructor based at Starks Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3) near Hillsboro OR. He is the 2020 Portland, OR FSDO FAASTeam Representative of the Year.

Higher & Faster: High Performance & Complex Aircraft

Gary "GPS" Reeves, has >8,300hours as an ATP and Master Instructor.  He is the 2019 FAA National CFI of the Year and trains clients all over the US.