NAFI’s Flight Instructor Summit On Track for October

The symposium will bring together experts in flight training and business in a curated format.

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) Summit is on track for October 24 through 26 in Lakeland, Florida, bringing together experts in flight training and business in a curated format. 

As it was announced last year, the summit will be devoted to flight instructor excellence.

Taking place at the Florida Air Museum on the Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo campus, the summit will feature 28 presentations on a variety of topics, including: running your business, health and well-being, tips and techniques, using technology effectively, instructional accident analysis, and creating a path to success for clients. 

Among the speakers are Richard McSpadden, of the Air Safety Institute, Bruce Landsberg, of the National Transportation Safety Board, Tom Turner, of the American Bonanza Society, and airline captain and instructor Brian Schiff. The keynote address will be delivered by Brad Palmer and Everette Rochon from the FAA. And for the dinner, John and Martha King will share their insights in business and instruction.

Registration is open and can be found at nafisummit2023.org. The association has contracted with three hotels for the event, with about 120 rooms available in the blocks. Camping is also available on site—particularly handy if you want to fly into the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL). The Sun ’n Fun staff will be on hand to assist with parking and tie-downs.

With updates posted regularly on the site, the summit is approaching quickly. For additional information, contact Paul Preidecker, NAFI president, at [email protected].


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