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Duncan is NAFI Members' Breakfast Speaker
Eggspuehler, Laslo Awards Also Set for AirVenture Event
If you are planning to attend EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, please join us at 8 a.m. Thursday for the NAFI Members' Breakfast at the Nature Center, where John S. Duncan, the FAA's Director of Flight Standards Service, will be the keynote speaker.
The NAFI Members' Breakfast is a great way to socialize and meet the board and staff of the organization, as well as many of NAFI's sponsors. Please also take the opportunity all week to visit the NAFI booth in Hangar A, Booth 1128.
In addition to Duncan's remarks, highlights of the breakfast include the scheduled unveiling of the second of four NAFI Master Challenge Coins, as well as award ceremonies.
The breakfast is free for NAFI members, their guests and NAFI sponsors. Government and industry representatives also attend.
The breakfast is also host to the 2015 presentations of NAFI awards: the 2015 Greg Laslo Writing Award and the Jack Eggspuehler Award for Service.
The writing award is named for Greg Laslo, who was NAFI's editor until 2011. It is presented yearly to an individual or organization making a significant contribution to NAFI publications through content in NAFI Mentor magazine, the eMentor digital newsletter or through contributions in other industry outlets.
The Eggspuehler Service Award, named for the founder of the National Association of Flight Instructors, is presented to an individual or organization making a significant contribution to flight instructors, flight instruction or aviation education.
NAFI thanks the sponsors of the breakfast, ASA, Avemco and Sporty's, and reminds members to support the advertisers and sponsors that support your organization.
About Director Duncan
Duncan oversees the policies, standards, systems, and procedures that govern the operations, maintenance, and airworthiness of all U.S. civil aircraft, including those of U.S. flag carriers and foreign carriers when operating in the United States, its territories and possessions. His responsibilities also include proficiency and certification of air agencies (flight schools/maintenance bases) and of qualified airmen (other than air traffic control personnel).
Duncan joined the FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector in 1986. His recent FAA assignments include serving as the Alaskan Region Flight Standards Division Manager from 1998-2007, General Aviation and Commercial Division Manager from 2007-2008, and Air Transportation Division Manager from 2008-2012.
Duncan holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science from Florida Technological University. He holds a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) Certificate and an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate with commercial privileges in seaplanes and gliders. He has worked as a flight instructor, chief pilot, chief flight instructor, corporate pilot, and air carrier pilot during his 20-year industry career.
The National Association of Flight Instructors' 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 17 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 call 866-806-6156 or visit www.NAFINet.org.
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