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MentorLIVE is NAFI’s monthly, live-streaming broadcast airing the third Wednesday of every 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 20th, 2020 at 8:00 PM Eastern: "Beyond the ACS: Upping Your Flying Game" presented by Catherine Cavagnaro, CFI-I, ATP, DPE, PhD 

Based on her career as an aerobatic flight instructor, FAA designated pilot examiner, monthly contributor for AOPA Pilot Magazine and mathematics professor, Catherine will offer advice for pilots and flight instructors who want to improve their skills and safety.  She produces her own videos that make aerodynamic principles clear and interesting.

About the Presenter: 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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About the Host: Karen Kalishek 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 on the board of directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors, is a member of the WINGS Industry Advisory Committee, COPA and is active in several other aviation organizations.

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 Recently Archived broadcasts: (For FULL Archive, click here)

December 16th, 2020: "Leveraging Simulation for Instructor Onboarding and Standardization" by Josh Harnagel VP, Marketing Redbird Flight Simulations

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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November 18th, 2020: "PTS to ACS Update" presented by Robert Terry, CFII, MEI, Gold Seal instructor, FAA Staff Specialist, Operations

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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October 21th, 2020: “Enhancing Winter Weather Training” presented by FAA Aviation Weather Division staff Dr. Ian Johnson and Danny Sims, hosted by Jennifer Colavito

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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 September 16th, 2020: "Right Seat Readiness" presented by Karen Kalishek CFI/MEI/DEP

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Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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August 19th, 2020 at 8:00 PM Eastern: "Regulations in Plain English" presented by Todd Shellnutt, CFI Academy Standardization Manager, ATP Flight School

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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July 15, 2020: Scenario-based Simulation Training for the Rest of Us presented by William “Billy” Winburn, President, Community Aviation

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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