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MentorLIVE is NAFI’s monthly, live-streaming broadcast airing the third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm 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. Many of these presentations are WINGS-approved credits!

Upcoming broadcasts:

October 17th, 2018 8:00 PM "Turning Fledglings into Fliers - Three Challenges for Flight Instructors"

Presented by Susan Parson, Special Assistant, FAA Flight Standard Service and Paul Preidecker, Regional Airline Chief Instructor

In many ways, flight instruction is like parenting: the instructor starts with full responsibility for the survival of an individual. The task is to transfer knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for the person to understand, think independently, and make sound choices navigating the daily complexities of the real world. The nature of this task makes flight instruction a risky business. There are many ways to get hurt if you are not paying attention to the right thing at the right time, and the long-term stakes are high since what you teach affects how the trainee flies in the future. In this context, Paul Preidecker and Susan Parson discuss three specific challenges that flight instructors face and offer tips and techniques for meeting them successfully.

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Susan Parson is an active general aviation pilot and Master instructor and serves as Special Assistant, FAA Flight Standards Service, is editor of FAA Safety Briefing magazine, and lead on the ACS project. She holds an ATP certificate, ground and flight instructor certificates with instrument, single engine, and multi-engine land ratings. She instructs for her Leesburg-based C182 flying club and the Civil Air Patrol. Susan authored several online training courses and over 80 GA safety articles.

 

Paul Preidecker is chief flight instructor and examiner for a regional airline, has 7,500 hours, an ATP Certificate and type ratings in the CL-65 and Do-328. He’s a simulator and line check airman, FAA Aircrew Program Designee, and FAA Designated Observer with 6,800+ hours of instruction given in Part 61 and Part 121 operations. He volunteers on the NAFI Professional Development Program committee and in many other capacities with industry and the FAA and serves as a member of the NAFI Board of Directors. An accomplished aviator and teacher, Paul aims to contribute to aviation safety blending accepted best practices between GA and Part 121.

 

Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit! 

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Archived broadcasts  

September 19th, 2018 8:00 PM “The Business of Flight Instructing”

Presented by Keith West, Sr. Director AOPA Flight School Business Support

 

 

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SPONSORED THIS MONTH BY: Nflightmic


August 15th, 2018 8:00 PM “What We Should Teach About Engines”

Presented by Thomas P. Turner, ATP, CFII and MEI.

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

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 SPONSORED THIS MONTH BY: Nflightmic


July 18th, 2018 “What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas?"
Presented by Mike Adams, Senior Vice President of Underwriting at Avemco Insurance Company.

 

Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

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 June 20th, 2018 “The FAA Exam - Test for Student or Instructor?"

Presented by Captain Judy Rice, Founder of Think Global Flight, Frederick Nauer, 2015 Flight Instructor Hall of Fame Honoree & Mike Thompson, CFII and Retired college dean

 

Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

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 May 16th, 2018 “Challenge & Response: Practical Flight Deck Insights for GA" Presented by Susan Parson, Special Assistant, FAA Flight Standard Service and Paul Preidecker, Regional Airline Chief Instructor.

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!


April 18th, 2018 “Stop Teaching About Safety" Presented by Thomas P. Turner ATP,CFII, MEI

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

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March 21st, 2018 “Telling is NOT Teaching Chapter 2 - The Learning Process presented by Mike Thompson, CFII and retired college dean

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!


February 21st, 2018 “Threat and Error Management - Adapting Threat and Error Management to GA”

Presented by Paul Preidecker Regional Airline Chief Instructor

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!


January 17, 2018 “Telling is Not Teaching”

Presented by Mike Thompson, CFII and retired college dean.

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit! 


December 20, 2017 "CFI War Stories- Learning From our Peers"

Presented by Steve Goetz, NAFI MCFI

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit! 


November 15, 2017 "Using the Airman Certification Standards"

Presented by Susan Parson, Special Assistant, FAA Flight Standard Service

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit! 


October 18, 2017 "Risk Management and the CFI"

Presented by John Ladley, CFI

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!


August 16, 2017 "Bring Back Lost Clients - We'll Show You How"

Presented by Chris Moser, AOPA Director, Flight Training Initiative and Josh Harnagel, Redbird Flight Simulations Vice-President of Marketing

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Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

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