News & Events

Here you can learn about our latest projects and what's new at our organization.

Passing of NAFI founder Jack Eggspuehler

Columbus, OH  (April 30, 2016) Jack Jay Eggspuehler, pilot, educator, restaurateur and founder of the National Association of Flight Instructors, passed away April 30 with his three sons at his side. He was 86 years old.

In 1967, Eggspuehler led a small group of aviation professionals to create the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) with the intent of providing national recognition of the professional flight instructor. He served as the organization's president for 30 years. After his retirement from NAFI's Board of Directors in 2000, Jack was named president emeritus of the organization.


Click here to donate in Jack's name.


To read more about Jack click here.

NAFI Foundation Supports National Intercollegiate Flying Association Event

KALAMAZOO, MI  (July 03, 2014) The National Association of Flight Instructors Education Foundation sponsored the SCAN Event at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Annual SAFECON competition hosted by The Ohio State University.

The NAFI Foundation is proud to support excellence in education and would like to congratulate all the young people who competed at such a high level.

Featured in the photo:

Back Row (L to R): Greg Weseman- NIFA Judge; 4th Prescott Deane (S.I.U.); 5th Elizabeth Bates (Western Michigan); Carl Fry (NAFI/NAFI Foundation)

Front Row (L th R): 3rd James Zorn (CO Northwestern); 2nd Kyle Thannisch (ERAU-Prescott); 1st Alex Johnson (ERAU-Prescott)

We have started fundraising for learn to fly!


We have officially started fundraising for the learn to fly project.  This will be a challenge as we are looking to raise $150,000 towards the construction of our mobile classroom.  Check back for status updates!

Want to help our effort?

Purchase all your aviation products through our Amazon store and we will get a percentage!

Click here to make your tax deductable donation!



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