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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:

October 20th, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern: "Gatekeepers - Lessons from Experience and Research" presented by Gene Benson, CFII and CEO of Bright Spot, Inc.

Presentation Description

This presentation reinforces the concept that flight instructors are really the "Gate Keepers" of general aviation safety. It is critical that all flight instructors inspire the pilots that they instruct to maintain high standards in their aeronautical knowledge and in their flying ability. It is also critical that flight instructors set the example through their own professionalism.  Many practical examples and recommendations will be provided.


 About the presenter:

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 record includes endorsing 270 pilots for their initial flight instructor certification with 269 of them passing on the first attempt. His academic credentials include BA in Psychology, MS in Education, and MBA.


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The October edition of MentorLIVE is graciously sponsored by Avemco Insurance Company.

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June, 2021: "New CFIs - Teaching on Purpose Aaron Dabney, MSEd, MCFI, CFII, owner Waco Flight Training


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