Examination Pass Rates To Be a Focus of Upcoming NAFI Summit

The upcoming summit is slated to be held in October at the Sun ’n Fun Campus at Lakeland Linder International Airport.

NAFI has selected the Sun ’n Fun Campus at Lakeland Linder International Airport to host the inaugural summit. [Credit: Stephen Yeates]

Information designed to bolster the aviation industry's pass rates for initial pilot examinations is among many topics set to be explored this fall during the inaugural National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) Summit. 

The summit is slated to be held October 24 through 26 at the Sun ’n Fun Campus at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL). FLYING is the media sponsor for the event.

"The NAFI Summit will bring stakeholders in the flight instruction community together to share CFI tips, techniques and best practices, relevant business skills, and networking opportunities," NAFI president Paul Preidecker said in a statement. "We will focus on the important topics of professionalism, proficiency and pilot well-being along with changes to FAA regulations and rules," he said.

"The NAFI Summit will present information designed to improve the industry's pass rates for initial pilot examinations," Preidecker added.

During the meeting, keynote speakers are also expected to address the role of flight instructors, with an emphasis on continuous improvement in safety and customer service, the organization said. The agenda will also alot for 30-minute presentations related to flight instruction, NAFI said.

For those interested in making a presentation, the organization is currently accepting presentation abstracts.

According to NAFI, abstracts should be 200 to 250 words, and submitted by June 1 as either a Word document or PDF.

Presentations should relate to the following general areas:

  • Managing your own flight instruction business
  • Tips and techniques to improve your skills as an instructor
  • What went wrong…a look at accident data from instructional flights
  • Maintaining your health and well-being
  • Creating a path to success for students
  • Using new technology effectively
Kimberly is managing editor of FLYING Digital.

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