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“Base to Final: How & Why There’s More to the Story!” presented by Ed Wischmeyer, Ph.D., ATP/CFII
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Category: MentorLIVE

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MentorLIVE is a monthly, live-streaming broadcast that airs on the third Wednesday each month at 8:00 PM Eastern. These programs feature subject matter experts from many aspects of the flight instruction industry to help CFIs be more successful in their training endeavors. All presentations are WINGS-approved!

Upcoming broadcast:

September 21st, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “Base to Final: How & Why There’s More to the Story!” presented by Ed Wischmeyer, Ph.D., ATP/CFII

This broadcast is graciously sponsored by Sporty's Pilot Shop.

Stall/spin and high AOA accidents are not the only kind of accident turning base to final. Low Speed Spirals – essentially, botched base to final steep turns – may be more common than stall/spin as a causal factor in base to final turn accidents. Supporting evidence comes from videos, onboard digital flight data recording, and close re-examination of NTSB reports. To remove psychological pressure to avoid a runway overshoot, and to reduce paying too much attention to the runway at the expense of good aircraft control, expose pilots to deliberate runway overshoots and teach go-arounds, even before solo.

About the presenters:

Ed Wischmeyer has decades of professional aviation safety research, including the effects of low level wind shear on jet transports; unstable approaches; runway incursions; and the PEEMBO technique for modeling accident progressions. Additional research focused on general aviation loss of control, including a detailed review of 600 NTSB reports. Pilot experience includes ATP/CFII with 3600 hours flown in 200 makes and models of aircraft. His Ph.D. is from MIT.


Karen Kalishek

Karen Kalishek, the NAFI Board Chair, is a Designated Pilot Examiner and independent flight instructor for powered and glider candidates, in a range of aircraft including J-3 Cubs and Cirrus. An ATP-rated pilot and Master Flight Instructor, she is a Major in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), serving as a volunteer CFI, G1000 instructor, check pilot and examiner, mission pilot, cadet orientation pilot, and as an officer for safety, aerospace education, and public affairs.

She serves as a member of the General Aviation Joint Safety Committee, FAA Surface Safety Group, WINGS Industry Network, and is active in several other aviation organizations. Karen was honored as the 2019 National FAASTeam Representative of the year.


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