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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:

November 14th, 2018 8:00 PM Eastern "From Solo to 787 Captain – An Instructor’s Path to Success."

Presented by Craig O’Mara, Boeing 787 captain, and member of the NAFI board of directors.

With the current demand for pilots, the advantage may seem to be in favor of the applicant. But advancing to your ultimate goal might be more of a challenge than it initially appears.  During this presentation we will take a look at one aviator’s journey from his first solo to captain and beyond! Studying the successes and failures of those who experienced their ultimate aviation career goals, will provide additional insight for your goals on: best safety practices, learning from failures and mistakes, obtaining the knowledge and proficiency required to advance to the highest levels, the advantage of networking and an ongoing passion to learn more.

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Craig O'Mara earned his Private Pilot Certificate in 1970 and his CFI in 1976. He went on to spend 26 years in the Air Force and Reserves retiring as a C-9A (DC-9-32F) Flight Examiner/Instructor Pilot. Having flown and served as captain and check airman in multiple aircraft models for United Air Lines, he currently is a B787 Captain/Check Airman and a B747SP Research Pilot for NASA. In addition, he is a part-time captain in Citations and King Airs for a St. Louis charter company and continues to actively give flight instruction for a local FBO.

Craig gives back to aviation as a volunteer in many capacities: flying aircraft for the Commemorative Air Force and the American Flight Museum; serving as director on the Greater St. Louis Flight Instructor Assn and as a board member of NAFI; and regularly gives Young Eagle flights for his local EAA Chapter. He has 33,000 hours total time and 8,000 hours dual given.  He hopes to use his 42 years’ experience both as a flight instructor and charter pilot to help CFIs realize that they hold the future of piloting in their hands.

 Co-Hosted by Ron Timmermans, CFIIA/MEI-A, BPPP Ground & Flight Instructor

Ron Timmermans earned his Private Pilot Certificate in Sep. 1972, and went on to add Commercial, Instrument, CFI/MEI, ATP, and Remote Pilot to his credentials. Shortly after earning a CFIIA/MEI-IA, Ron became a Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program Ground and Flight Instructor for Beechcraft owners. He also started a part-time flight instruction practice which, as he moved to locations around the country with his career, grew because of his recognized expertise as a Beechcraft instructor in his new locations.

Selected by AOPA as a professional ground instructor for their ‘Rusty Pilots’ program, Ron now makes presentations to reach long inactive pilots to encourage their return to flight. Ron is a FAASTeam Lead Representative giving monthly presentations on GA safety topics, has given many Young Eagle rides, has authored training curriculum, and has developed flight instructor standardization guides, published articles, and served in leadership positions on the American Bonanza Society Board of Directors.

Ron was recognized as the 2017 CFI of the Year for the Orlando, FL FSDO and the FAA Southern Region. In addition, he was the recipient of the first Larry D. Enlow Award for his contributions to aviation safety and training in the Orlando FSDO.


 

Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit! 

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Archived 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

 

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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!

SPONSORED THIS MONTH BY: Alsim


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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