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04/22/2022

Beyond the Basics: Aviation Weather from a Meteorologist’s Perspective

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Dr. Trey Cade served in the Air Force for 22 years, working primarily as a space weather scientist, before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel and coming to Baylor University. He is currently the Director of the Baylor Institute for Air Science and manages the Aviation Sciences degree program. In addition to teaching courses in leadership, meteorology, and space weather, he conducts research in Baylor’s Space Weather Research Laboratory. He has previously served as the Chief of the Applied Technology Division for the Air Force Weather Agency, Space Weather Operations Officer for Air Force Space Command, and an Atmospheric and Space Environmental Forecaster for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Click to Watch!
03/16/2022

FAA Hot Spots About to Sizzle!

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Christine Madden is FAA Runway Safety Program Manager and has served a detail position as the Deputy Regional Administrator in the Great Lakes Region. She has also worked as a manager in both Headquarters and the Central Service Area Runway Safety Teams, as well as in the Eastern Region’s Runway Safety office.

Ray German is currently the Eastern Service Area Team Manager overseeing the Eastern, New England, and Southern Regions under the Office of Safety and Technical Training, Runway Safety Group. Prior to his role as Team Manager, Ray was the Runway Safety Program Manager in the New England Region for 11 years. Ray comes with a background in Air Traffic beginning his career in the Flight Service option at the Burlington AFSS and then moving on to the tower option. Ray also spent several years in the Regional Office Air Traffic Division, working in several branches such as Operations, Labor Relations, and Senior Advisor to the Director before moving onto System Operations. Ray is also the Co-Chair for the Airport Construction Advisory Council (ACAC) working with Air Traffic Managers as well as Airport Sponsors on construction projects affecting the National Airspace System.

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02/16/2022

Pilot Training from a Mechanic

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Paul New A&P, IA, PVT, IFR, S/MEL, 2007 National A&P of the Year: Paul has flown and worked on piston engine airplanes since grade school. After earning a degree in Aircraft Electronics, he started and managed two avionics shops. In 1986, he and his wife, Helen, took over the family business his father began in 1974, Tennessee Aircraft Services, Inc in Jackson, TN,. It is now a Cirrus and Textron factory authorized service center. The shop performs routine scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and specializes in structural repairs for metal and composite airframes.

Paul is an FAA certificated Airframe and Powerplant mechanic with Inspection Authorization. In addition, he’s a private pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He enjoys flying his 2002 Cirrus G1 for personal and business use.

Paul writes a monthly technical column for the Cessna Pilots Association (CPA) magazine, serves as a technical advisor to their membership and presents Cessna model specific Systems and Procedures classes for CPA as well. He presents technical classes for the Cessna Advanced Aircraft Club (CAAC), which is the Columbia series aircraft. Paul began presenting technical classes at the COPA CPPP events since 2017. He also participates monthly on the AOPA podcast “Ask the A&P” along with his friends Mike Busch and Colleen Sterling.

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01/19/2022

Power Loss at 300 Feet- What Went Wrong, What Went Right

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Philip Mandel, CFI-I MEI, AGI, IGI: 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. Click to Watch!

12/15/2021

 December 2021 NAFI MentorLIVE

If A Performance Chart Could Speak

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Catherine Cavagnaro serves as lead rep and DPE for the Nashville FSDO. She is an ATP-SEL, COM-MEL, COM-SES and glider. She holds CFI,SEL/MEL and Instrument ratings. Dr. Cavagnaro is Professor of Mathematics and was Chair of the Mathematics Department at the University of the South. She developed courses in aerodynamics, differential equations, and mathematical modeling using aviation examples.

Catherine owns the Ace Aerobatic School in Sewanee, TN, where she is a widely known expert on spin training, recovery, and avoidance. During 2004-2008, Professor Cavagnaro served as a test pilot, spin demonstration pilot, researcher, and visiting professor of aviation systems at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. Catherine is the first woman to achieve both the 2018 National FAASTeam Rep of the year and the 2020 National CFI of the year.
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11/17/2021

November 2021 NAFI MentorLIVE 

Understanding Stalls & Spins

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Brian Schiff is a captain for a major U.S. airline with 20,000 hours type rated on the Airbus 320, Boeing 727, 757, and 767; DC-9 (MD-80); CL-65; LR-JET; and Gulfstream V. He attended San Jose State University, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his Masters of Science degree in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri.

He regularly teaches and conducts seminars about aviation safety and techniques to student and professional pilots alike. In December 2018, Brian became a NAFI board member.

Mark King: Mark is a full-time flight instructor at a well-known Southern California flight school, CP aviation in Santa Paula. Over 3000 of his 8000 hours of dual given has been devoted to emergency maneuver training (UPRT), tailwheel and aerobatics. He holds a FAA Gold Seal flight instructor certificate with single, multi and instrument ratings and NAFI Master CFI (Aerobatic) designation.

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10/20/2021

October 2021 NAFI MentorLIVE

Lessons From Experience & Research

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Gene Benson, CFII is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a flight instructor in 2021. He has given more than 8,000 hours of flight instruction in many different airplane types from Cubs to Jets.

Having served as a line instructor, chief flight instructor, director of aviation, director of operations, and dean of aeronautics, he particularly enjoyed teaching and developing flight instructors.

His academic credentials include BA in Psychology, MS in Education, and MBA.

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9/15/2021

September 2021 NAFI MentorLIVE

Sim Scenarios for Safer Skys

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Paul Duty Chief Instructor and Aviation Product Manager at Gleim Aviation and CFI/I Ryan Jeff Click to Watch!
8/18/2021

Aug 2021 Screen Grab

Integrating Home Study Course in Your Flight Instructor Business

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Eric Radtke, Sporty's Academy President and Chief Flight Instructor. Click to Watch!
7/21/2021

"56-Seconds to Live. Unintended Flight into IMC Safety Initiative"

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Chris Hill, Director of Safety, Helicopter Association International (HAI), Bruce Webb, Director of Aviation Education, Airbus Helicopters, Scott Boughton, Owner, Palisade Aviation, LLC. Vice Chair, HAI Training Working Group and Nick Mayhew, Industry Co-Chair, US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST). Click to Watch!
6/16/2021

"New CFIs - Teaching on Purpose

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Aaron Dabney, MSEd, MCFI, CFII, owner Waco Flight Training Click to Watch!
5/19/2021

"Is Your Defensive Flying Offensive? Enhancing Safety Through Lessons-Learned"

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Greg Feith, CFII, ATP, A/IGI, UAV, Co-host of Flight Safety Detectives Podcast, Member, NAFI Board of Directors Click to Watch!
03/17/2021

"Training the Blarney Out of Runway Safety"

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Christine Madden, Runway Safety Program Manager and Nick Delotell, Aviation Safety Inspector Click to Watch!
02/17/2021

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TSA Training - Why it's Important to You

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Don Stacy, TSA Transportation Safety Inspector, Aviation - Wisconsin Click to Watch!
01/20/2021

MentorLive Jan 2021

Beyond the ACS: Tips for Better Instruction

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Catherine Cavagnaro, CFII, ATP, PhD Owner, Ace Aerobatic School Click to Watch!

12/16/2020

"Leveraging Simulation for Instructor Onboarding and Standardization"

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Josh Harnagel VP, Marketing Redbird Flight Simulations Click to Watch!
11/18/2020

PTS to ACS Update

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FAA Presents PTS to ACS Update Click to Watch!
10/21/2020

Right Seat Readiness

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FAA Aviation Weather Division staff Dr. Ian Johnson and Danny Sims, hosted by Jennifer Colavito Click to Watch!
9/16/2020

Right Seat Readiness

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Karen Kalishek, CFI/MEI/DPE Click to Watch!
8/19/2020

8-2020 mentorlive

Regulations in Plain English

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Todd Shellnutt, CFI Academy Standardization Manager, ATP Flight School Click to Watch!
7/15/2020

Scenario Based Simulator Training

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William “Billy” Winburn Click to Watch!
6/17/2020

mentorlive 6-20

Weather Training in the Cockpit Spring/Summer Focus

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Gary Pokodner, Randy Bass, Jason Baker, and hosted by Jennifer Colavito Click to Watch!
5/20/2020

5-2020 mentor live

Uncover the Mystery FAA Medical Special Issuance and CACIs

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Gregory A. Pinnell, M.D. Click to Watch!
4/15/2020

4-2020 ML

FAA Runway Safety - Pilot Simulator Professional Review and Commentary

Captains Barry and Brian Schiff Click to Watch!
03/18/2020

mentorlive 3-2020

How Type Clubs Benefit Flight Instructors

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Thomas P. Turner, ATP, CFII and MEI Click to Watch!
02/19/2020

3-2020 mentorlive

Insurance Claims – What Happened?

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Mike Adams, Senior Vice President of Underwriting, Avemco Insurance Company Click to Watch!
01/15/2020

EAA Proficiency365TM for CFIs

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Radek Wyrzykowski, CFI-I, MEI, Manager of Flight Proficiency at EAA Click to Watch!

12/18/2019

Best Practices for Teaching in a Simulator"

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Josh Harnagel CFII, MEI, Redbird Flight Simulations VP of Marketing Click to Watch!
11/20/2019

Emotional Safety in the Flight School

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Peg Ballou, CFII and flight school owner Click to Watch!
10/16/2019

8 Magic Tricks That Can Kill Flight School Business

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Ned Parks, ATP, CFI-H/A, AGI Click to Watch!
09/18/2019

Insurance Claims – What They Can Teach Us

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Mike Adams, Senior VP, Underwriting, Avemco Insurance Company Click to Watch!
08/21/2019

The Kings On Straight Talk About Aviation Safety

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John and Martha King Co-founders King Schools
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07/17/2019

FAA WINGS for CFIs - Why Should I Care?

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Heather Metzler, FAASTeam Program Manager, CFII, MEI, ATP. Click to Watch!
06/19/2019

Why We Teach What We Teach: The Reasons Behind Maneuvers and Regulations

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Thomas P. Turner, ATP, CFII and MEI Click to Watch!
05/15/2019

The Possible Turn / Engine Failure After Take-Off - Airplane Single Engine Land

Captain Brian Schiff Click to Watch!
04/17/2019

Fly the Easy Way

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Larry Bothe
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03/20/2019

Leveling Up! The Power of a Game-Based Approach to Pilot Development

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Brandon Seltz, TakeFlight Interactive and Mark Thompson, Gold-seal flight instructor Click to Watch!
02/20/2019

Collaborative Critique

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Susan Parson, Special Assistant, FAA Flight Standard Service and Paul Preidecker, Regional Airline Chief Instructor Click to Watch!
01/16/2019

Telling a Student NO

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Gary D. Reeves, ATP Click to Watch!

11/14/2018

From Solo to 787 Captain – An Instructor’s Path to Success.

 

Craig O'Mara, Boeing 787 captain, and member of the NAFI board of directors Click to Watch!
10/17/2018

Turning Fledglings into Fliers - Three Challenges for Flight Instructors

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Susan Parson, Special Assistant, FAA Flight Standard Service and Paul Preidecker, Regional Airline Chief Instructor Click to Watch!
09/19/2018

The Business of Flight Instructing

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Keith West, Sr. Director AOPA Flight School Business Support
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08/15/2018

What We Should Teach About Engines

Thomas P. Turner, CFII and MEI
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07/18/2018

What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas?

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Mike Adams, Senior VP of Underwriting at Avemco Insurance Company
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06/20/2018

The FAA Exam- Test for Student or Instructor?

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Judy Rice, Frederick Nauer, Mike Thompson
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05/16/2018

Challenge & Response" Practical Flight Deck Insights for GA

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Susan Parson/Paul Preidecker
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04/18/2018

Stop Teaching About Safety

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Thomas P. Turner
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03/21/2018 Telling is NOT Teaching 2
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Mike Thompson Click to Watch!
02/21/2018

Threat and Error Management- Adapting to GA

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Paul Preidecker Click to Watch!
01/17/2018

Telling is NOT Teaching

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Mike Thompson Click to Watch!

12/20/2017

CFI War Stories- Learning From Our Peers

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Steven Goetz, NAFI MCFI Click to Watch!
11/15/2017 Using the Airmen Certification Standards
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Susan Parson Click to Watch!
10/18/2017

Risk Management and the CFI

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John Ladley Click to Watch!
08/16/2017 Bringing Lost Clients Back, We'll Show you How! Chris Moser, AOPA Director, Flight Training Initiative and Josh Harnagel, Redbird Flight Simulations VP of Marketing Click to Watch!
06/21/2017 NAFI Professional Development Program Bob Meder, Rick Todd, Judy Rice, Mike Thompson Click to Watch!

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