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  • FAA Policy Reversal on CFI!

    FAA Policy Reversal on CFI!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! SAFE has historically worked closely with the FAA on promoting safety and improving flight training (e.g. developing the new ACS). With all this close...

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  • YouTube Heroes? CFIs are “Influencers!”

    YouTube Heroes? CFIs are “Influencers!”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! We all have seen the amazing variety of “aviation exemplars” available on YouTube. This started for me before Google even owned YouTube when a student pilot...

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  • “Recent Experience” Rules Safety!

    “Recent Experience” Rules Safety!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! If you study any safety statistics, the one solid correlation in every data set determining safe outcomes is “recency of (correct) experience.” This relationship...

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  • Clarify FAA “Warbird Adventures” Ruling!

    Clarify FAA “Warbird Adventures” Ruling!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! A recent court decision has upheld the FAA’s “cease and desist” order against “Warbird Adventures.”  This ruling lets stand an interpretation that threatens the...

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  • Be Proud of GA Roots!

    Be Proud of GA Roots!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Is bigger really better? Forty years of flying and instructing have given me meaningful insights into human behavior as it relates to aviation. I have learned...

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  • The SAFE CFI’s “Most Wanted List”

    The SAFE CFI’s “Most Wanted List”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! There is a great frustration watching accidents repeating themselves for obvious preventable causes. Gene Benson is a passionate aviation safety educator. He...

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  • “Ready For Anything?!”

    “Ready For Anything?!”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! During any emergency, luck certainly plays a role,  but positive pilot action is the essential ingredient for success. Being alert and vigilant – having...

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  • Educator’s “Curse of Expertise!”

    Educator’s “Curse of Expertise!”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Expertise is the amazing, fluid performance of a complex task. An expert makes even the most complicated task look simple – and this is super frustrating when...

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  • Overcoming Flight Test Anxiety!

    Overcoming Flight Test Anxiety!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Everyone facing a flight test has some nervousness and anxiety. But for some people, this rises to the level of disabling panic. I have seen people who literally...

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  • Sun ‘N Fun TakeAway; Great Members!

    Sun ‘N Fun TakeAway; Great Members!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! It is 10 years since the tornado hit Sun ‘N Fun and took Alan Davis airborne with the SAFE Tent. A few years later a windstorm at OSH collapsed the SAFE Tent in...

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  • Some Things Some Pilots Don’t Know (But Should)!

    Some Things Some Pilots Don’t Know (But Should)!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Despite what 91.103 requires, no pilot has “all available information.” But the nature of our changing equipment and environment requires continual learning from...

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  • Win a Headset! SAFE @Sun’N Fun 2021

    Win a Headset! SAFE @Sun’N Fun 2021

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! After a year of enforced social distancing – and airshow famine, it is exciting to again meet in public at Sun’N Fun 2021. This will not be the triple booth...

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  • Ideas to “Cure Stupid!?”

    Ideas to “Cure Stupid!?”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! It may be politically incorrect to state this so publically, but we all know that in our daily aviation world there are some people that endanger all of our...

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  • Start Honest; “Engagement Letter!”

    Start Honest; “Engagement Letter!”

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! An “engagement letter” is a simple statement of professional responsibilities, duties and expectations. Most often lawyers insist on these agreements as a first...

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  • Avoid DPE “Hard Stops” on Check-Rides!

    Avoid DPE “Hard Stops” on Check-Rides!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! The SAFE App was created to facilitate CFI/DPE collaboration and ensure a smoother, less stressful check ride experience (and ultimately smarter, safer pilots)....

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  • Commercial Flight Maneuvers for Everyone!

    Commercial Flight Maneuvers for Everyone!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Commercial-level pilot maneuvers provide a wonderful challenge and new skills for every pilot. These are not only fun but teach correct rudder usage when flown...

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  • Opportunity Knocking – Learn Rudder!

    Opportunity Knocking – Learn Rudder!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! In early childhood development, there are surprising “windows of opportunity” where languages can be learned rapidly and perfectly in a manner that is forever...

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  • Twin Training Mysteries! LIVE at Noon…

    Twin Training Mysteries! LIVE at Noon…

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Here is the briefing and the pdf slide deck (and for the committed: full audio!) The multi-engine rating is the pathway to a professional piloting career....

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  • How “Masterful” is Your CFI? (Do *You* Qualify?)

    How “Masterful” is Your CFI? (Do *You* Qualify?)

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! GA pilots tend to regard *all* CFIs with godlike respect – which is gratifying (as a CFI) but often undeserved – and sometimes can even be dangerous. When the...

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  • Teaching Maneuvering – The Hardest Job in Aviation!

    Teaching Maneuvering – The Hardest Job in Aviation!

    Weekly inspiration and ideas here! Why are newest, inexperienced CFIs usually tasked with teaching the most vital lessons on basic aircraft control? Loss of Control is the leading fatal accident...

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