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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:

April 15th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “FAA Runway Safety - Professional Commentary and Review” presented by Captain Barry and Captain Brian Schiff

Join Captain Barry Schiff and and his son, Captain Brian Schiff as they review and discuss the learning & development value of the new FAA Runway Safety - Pilot Simulator. This self-guided resource will assist pilots and flight instructors with surface safety best practices. Interactive scenarios allow pilots to navigate on airport surfaces while communicating with ATC and following their instructions.

A library of 3-D animations based on real-life events will also enhance your learning experience. We encourage you to build the FAA Runway Safety Pilot Simulator into your kit for Private and Commercial Pilot training, Flight Reviews, and safety seminars.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to identify airport markings and signs, avoid common errors in airport surface operations, and know what Advisory Circular to reference for additional information.

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Presenters:


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 Brian Schiff is a captain for a major U.S. airline has more than 20,000 hours. He is type-rated on the Airbus A320, the Boeing 727, 757, and 767, the DC-9 (MD-80), CL-65, LR-JET, and Gulfstream V. Schiff has deep roots in general aviation and has flown a wide variety of aircraft. He holds several flight instructor ratings and is recognized for his enthusiasm and ability to teach in ways that simplify complex procedures and concepts. In 2019 Captain Schiff became a member of the NAFI Board of Directors.

 

Capt. Barry Schiff retired from TWA in 1998 after a 34-year career flying everything from the “Connie” to the Boeing 747. He was a check captain on the Boeing 767 and flew many trips around the world in the Boeing 707. He holds every flight instructor rating and every category and class rating (except airship). A prolific writer, he wrote a dozen aviation books and more than 1,800 articles, including as contributing editor for AOPA Pilot over the last 57 years. Schiff has over 28,000 hours in 361 types of aircraft and served as a DPE for 12 years. He was inducted as a Living Legend of Aviation and the National Flight Instructor Hall of Fame.

Hosted by Ron Timmermans

 Ron Timmermans earned his Private Pilot Certificate in Sep. 1972, and went on to add Commercial, Instrument, CFI/MEI, ATP, and Remote Pilot to his credentials. Shortly after earning a CFIIA/MEI-IA, Ron became a Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program Ground and Flight instructor for Beechcraft owners. He also started a part-time flight instruction practice which, as he moved to locations around the country with his career, grew because of his recognized expertise as a Beechcraft instructor in his new locations.

 

 

 


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

 

March 18th, 2020 at 8:00 PM Eastern: How Type Clubs Benefit Flight Instructors presented by Thomas P. Turner, ATP, CFII and MEI

 

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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February 19th, 2020 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “Insurance Claims – What Happened?” presented by Mike Adams, Senior Vice President of Underwriting, Avemco Insurance Company

 

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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January 15th, 2020 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “EAA Proficiency365™ for CFIs and Their Clients” presented by Radek Wyrzykowski, CFI-I, MEI, and Manager of Flight Proficiency at the Experimental Aircraft Association

 

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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December 18th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Best Practices for Teaching in a Simulator presented by Josh Harnagel CFII, MEI, Redbird Flight Simulations VP of Marketing

 

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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November 20th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Emotional Safety in the Flight School presented by Peg Ballou, CFII and flight school owner

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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October 16th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “8 Magic Tricks That Can Kill Flight School Business” presented by Ned Parks, ATP, CFI-H/A, AGI

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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September 18th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: "Insurance Claims – What They Can Teach Us” presented by Mike Adams, Senior VP, Underwriting, Avemco Insurance Company

 

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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August 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern: “The Kings On Straight Talk About Aviation Safety” Presented by John and Martha King, co-founders King Schools.

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Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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