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Airplane Geeks and NAFI's Jason Blair

Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Jason Blair, Executive Director of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), joins the Airplane Geeks to talk about NAFI's mission, how to pick a compatible flight instructor and if there will be enough CFIs to handle the expected pilot shortage.

Jason starting his flying at 15, soloed at 16 and earned his private pilot certificate at the age of 17.  He pursued both undergraduate and master's degrees from Western Michigan University and is an active CFI with over 2000 hours of instruction given.  He actively represents NAFI and the flight instruction community in a number of capacities including on the FAA’s Runway Safety Council, the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee, the TSA Aviation Safety Advisory Council and NATA’s Flight Training Committee, just to name a few.

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