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

Upcoming broadcast:

June 21, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET: “Safety Management System:  Scalable for Everyone” presented by Charles “Andy” Olvis

This month's MentorLIVE broadcast generously sponsored by:
Avemco Insurance Company
When we hear the phrase “Safety Management System,” we tend to picture larger operators such as airlines and big charter companies.  The fact is that the four pillars contained in the SMS concept are scalable-even if you’re a one-person flight training organization.  You’re likely even carrying out one or more of the elements of an SMS.  Join FAA Aviation Accident and Analysis Investigator Andy Olvis and learn about why SMS is relevant to smaller operators, what the major elements of SMS are, and some simple ideas for implementation.


Olvis MentorLive PresenterPresenter Biography: Charles “Andy” Olvis is an Aviation Accident and Analyst and Investigator with the FAA’s division of Aircraft Accident Investigation and Prevention.  He is charged with serving as the liaison between the NTSB and FAA on accidents and incidents, serving as the FAA Investigator-In-Charge for notable investigations, planning and conducting accident analytical studies, and maintaining the integrity of FAA investigations.

Olvis holds a BS in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Aeronautical Science with dual specializations in Aerospace Operations and Aerospace Management, both from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He has served as an air crewman and air traffic controller in the United States Marine Corps, a Senior Investigator with the NTSB’s Division of Aviation Safety, and as a faculty member at both Texas State Technical College and Baylor University.

He is the recipient of the NTSB Chairman’s Award as well as multiple group awards for major accident investigations. (995 Total Characters)

Aaron Dabney MCFIHost Biography: Aaron Dabney is a 5-time NAFI Master Flight Instructor.  Active as a full-time CFI since 2009, he owns and operates Waco Flight Training in Waco, Texas.  He holds a BA and a Master of Science in Education from Baylor University, where he serves as an adjunct lecturer and assistant chief ground instructor in the Institute for Air Science. 

An active NAFI volunteer, Aaron coordinates the MentorLIVE broadcast and is in his second year of service on the Board of Directors.




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