Most of you have probably already heard that Brian Arnott was killed in a plane accident in Hitchcock last Tuesday. Brian was a good friend to GHAFI having been Vice President, President and a Director for over 15 years. He was also a good friend to many of us individually. He will be missed.
Below is the information on Brian’s service. Unfortunately the family has arranged the service on the same date as our scheduled October FIRC. Out of respect for Brian and so that members who wish to attend will be able to do so, we are rescheduling the October 15 FIRC. The new date for the FIRC will be November 12.
The FAA should send out a rescheduling notice in the next couple of days.
It is our hope that many of the GHAFI members will be able to attend Brian’s service to show their respects. If you have a blue GHAFI shirt, the board has requested that we wear our shirts as a show of respect from GHAFI.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brian’s family.
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Church of Latter-Day Saints
Pasadena, TX 77504
Services at 10:00 AM. Lunch provided following the service
Welcome from Greg White, President
This is the official Website of the Greater Houston
Association of Flight Instructors. On this site we will
post news and commentary on the Association and its
activities, the Flight Instructor Renewal Clinic (FIRC)
programs and venues, and downloadable copies of some
of the FIRC presentations for educational use. This
site is updated monthly. Suggestions and site links
to other similar sites are welcome. Questions and comments
may be directed to me via e-mail.
History & Purpose
The Greater Houston Association of Flight Instructors
grew out of the efforts of a small group of Designated
Examiners, who in 1981 initiated a series of Safety
Seminars aimed at flight instructor professional development.
As a result of this initiative the Association was formally
organized in 1982 for the purposes of professional,
educational, and aviation safety purposes, including:
- Promotion of aviation and aviation safety
- Instructor education and standardization
- Instructor status and welfare
- Communication with other aviation interests
Functions & Benefits
Today, the most visible effort of the Association
is the Flight Instructor Renewal Clinics (FIRCs). Operated
under a formal agreement with the FAA, the clinics were
started about fifteen years ago and are conducted once
every quarter. They are held at north, south, east,
and west locations around Houston, Texas and are open
to pilots and flight instructors.
Member flight instructors attending 24 hours of clinics
are eligible for certificate renewal based on attendance.
The clinics also provide an educational opportunity
for pilots of any certificate level, and a forum for
the discussion of local pilot operations and issues.