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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:

April 19, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET: “Sweat the Showers, Not the Thunderstorms” presented by Dr. Scott Dennstaedt Founder of EZWxBrief

The training you received to stay far away from thunderstorms is the wrong approach! It will lead you down the primrose path to falling into a deadly trap in the future. Yes, thunderstorms are dangerous, but it doesn’t take a supercell thunderstorm to ruin your day. The goal is to minimize your exposure to deep, moist convection. In this webinar, we will look at the seldom explored dangers of the towering cumulus stage of the thunderstorm life cycle.

Special thanks to Sporty's ( for their generous sponsorship of the April 2023 MentorLIVE broadcast.



Presenter Biography: Founder of EZWxBrief, Dr. Scott Dennstaedt is a nationally-known expert in aviation weather. He has worked as a meteorologist for the last 40 years has a doctorate in Infrastructures and Environmental Systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). With a background as a meteorologist, commercial pilot, and experienced CFI with 4,000 logged hours over the last 25 years, he offers a unique approach to teaching general aviation pilots how to minimize their exposure to adverse weather. He is a widely-published aviation author that includes his new book, The Skew-T log (p) and Me: A Primer for Pilots and is a contributing editor for FLYING magazine. In his spare time, Scott volunteers as EAA's subject matter expert on weather. 



Host Biography: Karen Kalishek is a Designated Pilot Examiner, three time NAFI Master Instructor, CFI, CFII, MEI, CFI-G, AGI, IGI, FAA Gold Seal Instructor and FAASTeam Lead Representative. She holds an ATP certificate and has ASES and Glider Commercial privileges. In 2019, Karen was honored to received the National FAASTeam Representative of the Year award. She has held officer positions in and is actively involved with several aviation organizations. She is also a Major in the Civil Air Patrol, serving as a CAP volunteer flight instructor, check pilot, examiner, mission pilot and cadet orientation pilot.

She is an independent flight instructor, has a particular fondness for antique aircraft and enjoys spending quality time with her RV-6. Before becoming a full-time flight instructor, she was an executive in the banking industry, taught graduate school, and as president of her own corporation, spent over 20 years providing international consulting services in 37 countries.




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