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Nominations sought for CFI hall of fame

NAFI seeks nominees by April 30

Do you know a teacher who deserves recognition as the best of the best? Nominations for the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame administered by the National Association of Flight Instructors are sought through April 30.

Veteran CFIs (from left, holding trophies) Greg Brown, John King, and Martha King were inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame administered by the National Association of Flight Instructors in October. NAFI now seeks nominations for induction in 2022. Photo courtesy of NAFI.

There are a few requirements for induction in this select group of aviation educators that dates to 1997, including a minimum of 20 years of flight instruction experience. Nominees must have held a valid FAA flight instructor certificate, with at least 10 years of active flight instruction, though the criteria do include room for having other roles, including technical support, academics, or writing textbooks.

Applications received by April 30 will be considered for the 2022 induction cycle. NAFI presents each inductee with a trophy to keep, and they are also given the opportunity to possess the Hall of Fame traveling trophy during all or part of their induction year (the honor has often been bestowed on more than one aviation educator).

NAFI will notify the honoree(s) for 2022 by June 1, with an induction ceremony to follow in a “prominent public presentation” typically hosted by NAFI during a major aviation event. NAFI will cover the travel expenses for inductees who attend the ceremony.

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Topics: Aviation Organizations, Flight Instructor

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