Lawsuit Against NAFI to be Dismissed
October 6, 2010 — The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has defended the NAFI Master Instructor Accreditation program against a lawsuit over the ownership of the program’s intellectual property rights. NAFI has accepted an offer from the plaintiffs (Jo Ann Hill, Richard Stowell, and G. Alexander Hill) to seek dismissal of the lawsuit.
“We would like to thank all of our members and supporters who stood by NAFI as it defended its NAFI Master Instructor Program and those who continue to be accredited through our program,” said NAFI Chairman Ken Hoffman. “NAFI will continue to grow this valued program along with other services that we provide to the flight-instruction community.”
NAFI continues to offer its NAFI Master Instructor Accreditation program, which the FAA has recognized as a means for flight-instructor certificate renewal. The NAFI Master Instructor Accreditation program recognizes current flight instructors who meet stringent requirements and who can demonstrate recent experience as aviation educators. They represent highly experienced and dedicated professionals in the aviation-training industry.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) is an international organization dedicated to raising and maintaining the professional standing of flight instructors. NAFI is the largest flight instructor association with over 5,000 active members. NAFI has served as the voice of aviation education since inception in 1967 and serves the full spectrum of the flight instructor community.
For more information, visit www.NAFINet.org or call 920-426-6801.