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SAFE Pilot Proficiency Project at AirVenture Gets High Marks


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August 22, 2012 - The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) reports that response to the first Pilot Proficiency Project at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 was overwhelmingly positive. Conceived by SAFE in 2010, the demonstration project involved Redbird Flight Simulations and EAA.

A total of 700 pilots participated throughout the week, and surveys provided by SAFE throughout the project showed a rating of 4.7 out of a possible 5.0 for the overall program. "As a group, SAFE member-educators scored an impressive 4.8-plus out of 5.0," the report states. A number of recommendations to improve future projects are included in the report.

SAFE member-instructors presented 14 forums to more than 650 attendees, at times to overflow crowds. All 58 simulator training sessions in the Redbird FMX were filled as well, with daily slots completely booked within the first two hours each day, while more than 50 pilots received instruction in Redbird's Crosswind Trainer. Pilots who participated in the project also qualified for FAA WINGS credit.

SAFE will announce the next venue for the Pilot Proficiency Project soon.


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