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MentorLIVE is a monthly, live-streaming broadcast that airs 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 be more successful in their training endeavors. All presentations are WINGS-approved!

Upcoming broadcasts:

January 19th, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “Power Loss at 300 Feet- What Went Wrong, What Went Rightpresented by Philip Mandel, CFI-I MEI, AGI, IGI

CFI Philip Mandel and his primary student lost all engine oil and experienced significant power loss at 300 feet AGL over Vancouver, Washington, off Pearson Field (KVUO) in April, 2019. With the help of dash-cam video that captured the event, Philip will share lessons learned from the scariest two minutes of his life. He says he did more things wrong than right, yet still managed to nurse the Beech Musketeer back to the field and land opposite direction without bending anything.


About the presenter:

Philip Mandel earned his Private certificate in 1981 followed by an Instrument rating, Commercial pilot, CFI, CFI-I, MEI, and more recently, AGI and IGI certs and ratings. Through the years he has owned airplanes ranging from a C-150 to a Piper Apache. He is currently the proud owner of his 10th flying machine, a Thorp T-18 (no, he did not build it). Phil is a flight instructor based at Starks Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3) near Hillsboro OR. He is the 2020 Portland, OR FSDO FAASTeam Representative of the Year.


About the host:

Karen Kalishek, the NAFI Board Chair, is an independent CFI for private through flight instructor powered and glider candidates, in a range of aircraft including J-3 Cubs and Cirrus. She is a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), serving as a volunteer CFI, G1000 instructor, check pilot, mission pilot, cadet orientation pilot and is an officer for safety, aerospace education, public affairs, and special flight release.

She serves as a member of the WINGS Industry Advisory Committee, COPA, and is active in several other aviation organizations. Karen is the 2019 National FAASTeam Representative of the year.

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