New SAFE Directors Elected     

The results of the 2018 election for SAFE Board of Directors, held last month, brought three fresh faces to the SAFE Board of Directors. They are Hobie Tomlinson, Veronica Cote and Cres Wise. The three one-third of the nine Board members, ensuring continuous fresh SAFE member representation. Term limits for Board members were one of SAFE’s founding principles.


Cres Wise served in the U.S. Air Force for 20+ years as a Ground Radar and aircrew instructor and flew 1000 hours as an AWACS Mission Crew Commander.  He has been a civilian flight instructor for 11 years and holds FAA certificates and ratings of Commercial, CFI, CFII, MEI and IGI.

Additionally, he is a 3 time Master Instructor (MCFI) with 2000+ hours dual given and a Civil Air Patrol check pilot examiner. Currently, he is the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor for Robins AFB Flight Training Center & Aero Club and an Assistant Professor of Aviation and stage check pilot for Middle Georgia State University.

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators 

SAFE is a member-oriented organization of aviation educators, fostering professionalism and excellence in aviation through continuing education, professional standards and accreditation.  Together with our industry partners and the Federal Aviation Administration, SAFE provides the aviation community with resources to advance the profession and to assist aviation educators in developing skilled, knowledgeable, and safe members of the aviation community.