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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:

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

Running a flight school can be as complex as offering multiple ratings with multiple aircraft and multiple instructors or as simple as a single CFI with one airplane teaching one rating. No matter the size or ratings offered everything you do, say, and show sends a message to the student. The question is what message?

Are you sending the message of a well-organized, thoughtful, friendly, and safety program or a message of a disorganized, chaotic school that treats safety as a required compliance instead of an agreed desire? Topics covered include:

  • How to “hear” the voice of the customer
  • Learn keys to understand flight training from the eyes and ears of the customer
  • How to send a message of being a safe, precise and fun pilot.
  • Finding the intersection of customer service and safety.

Ned Parks, ATP, CFI-H/A, AGI attended the University of Akron and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He served as a helicopter pilot in the US Army and while there, was on an international training team teaching leadership and flight topics to military students worldwide.

After time as a division manager in a manufacturing firm, Ned spent many years in GA business, owning and operating FBOs, charter operations, flight schools, and corporate flight departments. He has 4,300+ hours, 1,800+ dual given.

Ned now owns Aegis 360™ Consulting, a global business consulting and staff development service that helps organizations improve leadership competencies, discover and align business strategies, and improve culture though employee engagement. He's given over 2,000 presentations to 30,000+ people worldwide and counting. In 2018 Ned released his book: The Simple and Easy Manager: What Managers Need to Know Before They Need to Know It.

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

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.

King ML

 

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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 July 17th, 2019: "FAA WINGS for CFIs - Why Should I Care?" presented Heather Metzler, FAASTeam Program Manager, CFII, MEI, ATP.

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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June 19th, 2019: "Why We Teach What We Teach: The Reasons Behind Maneuvers and Regulations" presented by Thomas P. Turner, ATP, CFII and MEI

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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May 15th, 2019 The Possible Turn / Engine Failure After Take-Off - Airplane Single Engine Land" presented by Captain Brian Schiff

 

Qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit!

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 (Download Possible Turn Worksheet)

 

 


April 17th, 2019 “Fly the Easy Way” Presented by Larry Bothe

 

Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

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March 20th, 2019 “Leveling Up! - The Power of a Game-Based Approach to Pilot Development”

Presented by Brandon Seltz, TakeFlight Interactive and Mark Thompson, Gold-seal flight instructor

 

Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit!

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