NAFI SUMMIT

Join your colleagues for a program designed to help you become a better CFI and pilot. Learn from industry experts, visit exhibitors, and network with fellow CFIs at the NAFI Summit.

October 15-17, 2024 // Daytona, Florida

Come to the NAFI Summit,

Go Home a better CFI.

Excellence in Flight Instruction

All of us at NAFI invite you to join your colleagues at NAFI Summit 2024. This year’s event will be held from October 15-17 at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The program will feature presentations that connect safety and professionalism with three main themes: train the trainer, mentorship and peer support, and pilot health and well-being.

In addition to a valuable and informative program, you’ll have a chance to meet with exhibitors to see the latest in their products and services, and network with other instructors.

Be a part of the success of NAFI Summit by signing up now. And please encourage your friends and associates about the conference for CFIs by CFIs.

See you in Daytona Beach!

Blue Skies & Tailwinds,

Signature of Paul J. Preidecker

Paul J. Preidecker

NAFI President

NAFI Summit 2024

Keynote speakers

Dr. Susan Northrup

FAA Federal Air Surgeon

Bruce Landsberg

AOPA Senior Safety Advisor,
Vice Chairman, NTSB (retired)

Special Guests

John & Martha King

King Schools, Inc.

Meet the Education Masters

Featured Dinner Speakers | October 16th, 2024

John and Martha King have taught more pilots than anyone in the history of aviation. Through their video lessons, King Schools has delivered millions of courses to pilots in training.

King Schools continues to transform pilot training by pioneering the development of multimedia training programs on many aviation subjects including ground-breaking programs on aviation risk management.

Come hear from John & Martha King at NAFI Summit 2024!

Register Today

$350$300

Early-Bird General Admission


Must be purchased before July 31

  • FREE one-year membership to NAFI (Optional)
  • Access to full conference program
  • Learn about products and services offered by exhibitors
  • Breaks, two lunches, and dinner included

$300$250

Early-Bird NAFI Members


Must be purchased before July 31

  • Special members-only pricing for Summit
  • Full conference program included
  • Visit with exhibitors
  • Breaks, two lunches, and dinner included

$200

Master Instructors & Lifetime Members


Can be purchased anytime ahead of October 15th

Access to all Summit benefits at a price that recognizes your dedication to instruction.

Must be a Current NAFI or SAFE Master Instructor to Qualify

$150

Military Members & Non-Members


Can be purchased anytime ahead of October 15th

Access to all Summit benefits at a price that recognizes your dedication to instruction.

$200ea

Flight School Rate,
3-5 Ticket Bundle


  • For Flight Schools
  • Access to full conference program
  • Learn about products and services offered by exhibitors
  • Breaks, two lunches, and dinner included

$150ea

Flight School Rate,
6-10 Ticket Bundle


  • For Flight Schools
  • Access to full conference program
  • Learn about products and services offered by exhibitors
  • Breaks, two lunches, and dinner included

Three Reasons to Join Us in October

Brad Palmer, General Aviation and Commercial Division of the FAA | NAFI Summit 2023

Learn from industry leaders

Hear from noted flight instruction experts on the vital role of CFIs, with an emphasis on improving safety, pass-rates, and customer service.

Connect with your peers

We all have stories to tell and information to share. The NAFI Summit will provide plenty of time to network with your friends and colleagues from around the industry.

Connect with your peers at the NAFI Summit

Teresa De Mers, Executive VP Marketing & Corporate Development of Lightspeed | NAFI Summit 2023

A priceless program

At long last, actionable solutions! Our program will give you valuable information you can use in your aviation career immediately.

This year, the program will feature presentations that connect safety and professionalism with three main themes:

  • Train the trainer
  • Mentorship and peer support
  • Pilot health and well-being

Call For Presenters

Have something to say that other CFIs need to hear?

Taking place this October 15-17 in Daytona, Florida, the NAFI Summit is the premier event for professional pilots from across the nation. Speaking at the Summit is an opportunity to share your insights and showcase your abilities, connect with top professionals, and source new business.

Everyone is welcome to apply! This year, we are especially looking for original content from thought leaders of safety and professionalism with three main themes: train the trainer, mentorship and peer support, and pilot health and well-being.

Deadline for submission is June 30th.

Become A Summit Sponsor

Bring more visibility to your business by getting your products or services in front of the NAFI aviation community. View our sponsorship opportunities below to learn more about the different perks built into each sponsorship tier, including in- and post-event promotion and exhibition space.

Begin your mission by either choosing a sponsorship level or by selecting a particular event, and we will help take your brand to new heights.

Act now to secure one of the limited Summit sponsorship slots.

Our Location:

Daytona, Florida

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

NAFI Summit | October 15-17, 2024

Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University’s 185-acre eastern campus is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. The campus serves a diverse student body of approximately 7,200 undergrads and 800 graduate students from 50 states and nearly 100 countries.

Explore Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is a city on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It’s known for Daytona International Speedway, which hosts February’s iconic Daytona 500 NASCAR race. The beach has hard-packed sand where driving is permitted in designated areas. Near the boardwalk’s rides and arcades, Daytona Beach Band-shell stages free summer concerts. Steps from the beach, Daytona Lagoon water park offers go-karts, laser tag and water slides.

Your Front Row Seat Awaits