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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


June 20th, 2018 8:00 PM “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

Do you feel like an expectant father or perhaps the security guard at the local department store when sending your student for the FAA Knowledge or Practical Exam? Does your student arrive in a cold sweat, biting nails, and twitching before the Exams?  How about the International student that blinks and nods when you asked to bring the throttle to idle? Or the domestic student bolstering how great the landings were after screaming in on final.

Join us, gaining greater confidence for you and your student during this MentorLIVE broadcast. You will discover tips and lessons learned on topics such as: Preparing domestic and international students for the FAA Knowledge and Practical Exams, student knowledge verses memorization, the role of published materials, encouraging nervous students, and more.  Be sure to bring your questions and share a lesson learned!

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Capt Judy RiceJudy Rice, Founder and Captain of Think Global Flight, 2015 around-the-world flight of adventure promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) education and inspiring students.  This historic international flight visited over 10,000 students across the globe. She is an instrument rated commercial, multi-engine, Citation type-rated pilot, advance ground instructor, certified flight instructor and logged over 3,000 hours in numerous aircraft.

Rice values sixteen years as a special education specialist because it gave her a broad knowledge of the learning process. She pursued her life-long dream at age 40 earning her first set of wings. Captain Rice holds the world absolute NAA Speed Over a Recognized Course Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Reykjavik, Iceland and the FAI Circumnavigator Certificate.  She is the proud owner of a Grumman TR2 airplane.  Her ultimate life goal, flight instructing, was realized by relying on outstanding mentors.

Fred NauerFred Nauer, 2015 National Hall of Fame Member, has been instructing since 1992, is a CFII, MEI, Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor, and retired USAF officer. He is a role model and mentor to new instructors, leading by example and emphasizing safety in all areas of training. He is currently the chief instructor at Thunderbird Aviation in Eden Prairie, MN.

Nauer ran the Wild Blue Wonders project at EAA. The program introduced middle school students to science, math, and creative writing, designed to foster an interest in aviation. Working with Judy Rice, the navigation portion of the program became part of Think Global Flight, a project designed for educators worldwide to introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to students.

While earning his Masters in Aerospace Education at Middle Tennessee State University, Nauer partnered with Embry-Riddle to develop a program to educate FAA air safety inspectors in the transition to and use of glass cockpit avionics in general aviation.
 

Mike ThompsonMike Thompson is a CFII since 1979. He served eight years with the US Coast Guard and conducted flight instruction part-time. After active duty, Thompson earned a master’s degree in education while teaching airframe and power-plant mechanics. He then went on to spend eight years as an instructional-design consultant on projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Kuwait. In 2013, after working in college administration as a dean, he retired and continues to teach and fly as a flight instructor out of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 

 

 Archived broadcasts  

May 16th, 2018 8:00 PM “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.

Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

 

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

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

Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

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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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