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Caution Helicopter Wake Turbulence: Not Something You Hear Near Enough w/Ned Parks
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 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 succeed in their training endeavors. All presentations are WINGS-approved!

Upcoming broadcast:

February 15, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET: "Caution Helicopter Wake Turbulence: Not Something You Hear Near Enough" presented by Ned Parks CFII, Rotorcraft Instructor, ATP, CSIP

“Caution Helicopter Wake Turbulence:” This is something you either have never heard or very seldom. Several accidents have occurred as a result of helicopter wake turbulence to fixed-wing aircraft. This session will explore the impact of helicopter wake turbulence on fixed-wing aircraft both in the VFR environment and the IFR environment.

Ned ParksPresenter Biography: Ned Parks’ aviation roots date back to his cousin, Oliver Parks, who started the first certified aviation school in the US in 1927. Ned flew UH-1 helicopters in the Army and has run several full service FBOs. He holds ATP/CFII/AGI/IGI/CSIP and is rated in both fixed and rotor wing. Ned is a FAASTeam member with 4,800+ flight hours. He owns Aegis 360 Consulting, a global provider of staff development services, business consulting, and strategy.


bob mederHost Biography: Robert “Bob” Meder completed his initial flight training in 1995 followed by earning his CFI in 2006. He went on to add single-engine and multi-engine instrument certificates. Recently he retired from a 40+ year career at a major railroad, as the Director of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). While in this position, he worked directly with the FAA on regulatory issues for Drones and critical infrastructure companies. During this time he continued to instruct.

Bob has over 6,000 hours of dual instruction and enjoys training new flight instructors, challenging them to recognize the distinction between skill and critical thinking. He maintains the emphasis that superior risk management, not just skill, is the key to safe flight training. He is a FAASTeam Lead Rep at the St Louis FSDO and was honored as the district and regional flight instructor of the year in 2009 and 2010. After close to ten years as chair, Bob currently serves as Chair Emeritus for NAFI.


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