Feeling like you could use a safety refresher? Join us for a FAAST meeting and Safety Checkup Flight!

At Vermont Flight Academy, safety is always our first priority! We’d like to formally invite all students and renters to join us on Thursday November 17th at 1730 Local for our first FAAST Meeting since 2019! VFA and BETA Technologies employees will be supplying food and drink through a potluck style system. In addition, we will be announcing a new Safety Checkup Flight program, see details below!

FAAST Team Meeting

On Thursday November 17th at 1730 (5:30PM) local time, VFA will be hosting our first FAAST Meeting since 2019! Join us in the VFA Hangar for a presentation by James (Jim) Blakley of STARR Aviation on Human Factors. For more details and the signup link, click here.

(Jim) Blakley is an aviation safety professional with over 26 years of aviation related experience.  Jim is currently employed by Starr Aviation (Insurance Companies) as a Safety & Loss Control Consultant.

Safety Checkup Flights

Furthermore, we have devloped a new, $100 Safety Checkup Flight program with a goal to increase safety among low time, infrequent flying General Aviation pilots. The checkup flight will consist of approximately 1 hour of flight time and 30 minutes of ground time, all with a Certificated Flight Instructor.

Eligibility Criteria

For those looking to complete a Safety Checkup Flight, eligibility will be determined as follows;

If this sounds like you, give us a call after Thursday November 17th to get scheduled for your $100 safety checkup! Aviation safety has always been the top priority for VFA and we hope it is for you too. While the safety checkup will not be all encompassing, it will consist of enough sample size time for a CFI to make recommendations to improve! A VFA Safety Checkup Flight will not constitute a flight review by itself. An additional flight and ground lesson will be required of those pilots wishing to also receive a flight review sign off, all additional time will be billed at VFA’s standard rates.

VFA is thrilled to be able to offer reduced cost safety checkups and to be able to host a FAAST meeting for the first time in three years!  We are here to help you take your next steps and focus on safety in aviation training.

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