A reminder to pilots that the Learn to Fly Discovery Center at AirVenture will feature a new pilot proficiency project, a joint initiative by EAA, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), and the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE).
It will feature pilot-targeted forums and simulator training sessions that address key aviation safety issues such as angle of attack awareness, type-specific aircraft issues, glass panels, aeronautical decision making, and much more. The Learn to Fly Discovery Center, which is staffed with experienced flight instructors and aviators, is located across from the EAA Welcome Center at the center of the AirVenture grounds.
The AirVenture schedule will include forums at the Learn to Fly Discovery Center between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, followed by 20-minute simulator training sessions in the Redbird FMX and Cross Trainer simulators. Up to 21 simulator slots are available each day, where participating pilots will work with instructors in a number of pre-programmed scenarios that include engine failure on takeoff, overshoots from base leg to final approach, and approaches to minimums with a tailwind.
Among the presenters are Hobie Tomlinson, this year's National Flight Instructor of the Year, as well as previous recipients including Jeff Edwards, Rich Stowell, and Doug Stewart. Pilot Proficiency Projects forums and simulator training participants will be eligible for FAA WINGS credits.