For Immediate Release
July 26, 2018 AirVenture – Oshkosh, WI – A well deserving NAFI Member CFI or aspiring CFI will be awarded a scholarship valued at $18,000. The scholarship consists of $5,000 cash for the attainment of an initial or advanced instructor rating and lifetime access to the entire King Schools library of over 90 courses, including FIRCs.
The 2019 scholarship application period is now open, and the winner will be announced at Sun ‘n Fun in April 2019. The 2018 winner, Peter Muntean of Washington DC commented, “Accepting this scholarship was an honor. But it was not about me as an individual. Strong flight instructors light the way for aviation’s future. ”
This is the 3rd consecutive year that King and NAFI have partnered to award the scholarship. King Schools Co-Founders John & Martha King, in a statement said, “NAFI and King Schools understand that flight instructors are the key to creating pilots that are truly ready to be pilot in command. Our organizations are passionate about preparing CFIs for that awesome responsibility and this scholarship will help the winner advance both their CFI ratings and knowledge.”
NAFI Chairman Robert Meder added, “Working with the King Schools team, we have found profoundly qualified and competent winners that are making strong contributions to aviation. For example, our winner in 2017, Terry Carbonell, our 2017 winner, does extraordinary work with children in Florida. We are thrilled to give our members the opportunity to receive this scholarship and are confident that the next winner will be just as extraordinary are our past winners.”
The 2019 scholarship application deadline is January 3, 2019. The scholarship will be awarded at the Sun ‘N Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, FL, April, 2019.
The NAFI & King Schools Scholarship for Flight Instructors application form is available on-line at the King Schools website
About The National Association of Flight Instructors
NAFI’s purpose is to establish and promote a high level of professionalism among aviation educators and to provide recognition for their contributions to aviation safety, education and training. NAFI members teach in more than 30 countries in flight schools, universities, FBOs, corporate flight departments, the military and as independent flight instructors. Founded in 1967, NAFI works with industry and government to help shape the direction of flight training and to serve as a voice for flight instruction. For more information about NAFI or the NAFI Master Instructor program call 866-806-6156 or visit www.NAFINet.org.
About King Schools
For over 40 years, students and pilots at all levels have enjoyed King Schools´ clear, simple and fun video courses. King Schools estimates that over 50% of the pilots flying in the U.S. today have learned with King. The company is also a leader in on-line pilot training from Private Pilot to ATP and beyond, including certification and avionics training for pilots of high-performance and turbine aircraft.