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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:

March 17th, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern: "Train the Blarney out of Runway Safety" presented by Christine Madden, FAA Runway Safety Program Manager and Nick DeLottel, FAA Aviation Safety Inspector

Grab your shamrock shakes and join us on St. Patrick’s Day for a review of the signs, markings and lighting that provide visual cues for remaining safe when operating near the runway surface area (RSA). We’ll also review real-life examples of runway incursions, the Flight Standards Compliance Program and provide resources to help you understand next steps if this happens to you or a student that you have endorsed.  We need your help creating awareness and spreading the word to keep surface safety a trained skill.

Teaching students of all certification levels, as well as when performing flight reviews, we must ensure that every pilot operating an aircraft has a clear working knowledge and understanding of proper taxi techniques.  Let’s work together toto improve runway safety, change the data, and not rely on a lucky break!

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About the Presenters: Christine Madden is Runway Safety Program Manager on the FAA Headquarters-based Runway Safety Team. Previously she served as acting manager in both Headquarters and the Central Service Area Runway Safety Teams, and formerly in the Eastern Region’s Runway Safety office. Christine was a professional pilot flying Part 135 charter. Her career began in a Part 141 flight school program, and later as Senior Marketing Manager for a Part 142 Flight Training Center. She worked in the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization’s Technical Training for Air Traffic and Technical Operations and served as an adjunct instructor for the DOT’s Transportation Safety Institute’s (TSI) Aviation Division. Christine is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management and is a certified Advanced Aviation Safety Officer with TSI for accident and incident investigation, SMS, and Aviation Safety Program Management.

delottelNick DeLotell is an Aviation Safety Inspector with the General Aviation and Commercial Division of the FAA’s Flight Standards Service. Nick’s work includes managing policy and tools for investigations, authoring Advisory Circulars, InFOs, and SaFOs, and liaising with other parts of the FAA and aviation industry for the FAA Runway Safety Program. He previously served as Principal Operations Inspector for the FAA, as the Director of Training for a large airline, and (for many dusty years) serving in an air assault battalion in the US Army. Nick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Technology has flown and instructed in over 50 aircraft under nearly every CFR part.

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About the Host: Karen Kalishek is a Designated Pilot Examiner and 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 Major in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), serving as a volunteer CFI, G1000 instructor, check pilot, examiner, mission pilot, cadet orientation pilot and safety officer.

She serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors, is a member of the WINGS Industry Advisory Committee, FAA Surface Safety Group and is active in several aviation organizations. Karen was the 2019 National FAASTeam Rep of the year..

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

February 17, 2021: "TSA Training - Why it's Important to You" by Don Stacy, TSA Transportation Security Inspector, Aviation

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Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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January 20th, 2021: "Beyond the ACS: Tips for Better Instruction" by Catherine Cavagnaro, CFII, ATP, PhD Owner, Ace Aerobatic School

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Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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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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