At EAA AirVenture last month, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators debuted a series of forums and simulator sessions it calls the Pilot Proficiency Project, and this week SAFE said it plans to expand the project to other venues. SAFE said based on its analysis of feedback from participants, the effort was a "resounding success." More than 700 people took part in the project. SAFE is now looking for funding and sponsorship to expand the effort. At AirVenture, participants attended forums and took part in training scenarios in Redbird simulators that addressed safety of flight topics.
SAFE reported on its analysis of feedback from about one-third of the participants at Oshkosh, and created a list of areas where it could improve. For example, SAFE could provide more capacity and larger monitors for the forums, and give pilots more information about the simulator experience prior to taking part to help them get more out of it. The next venue for the Pilot Proficiency Project will be announced soon, SAFE said. AVweb's Mary Grady visited the training venue at Oshkosh; click here for the story and a podcast.