Flight School Flight School Flight School

On the second Saturday of each month, our students and renters meet at ISP to participate in our free seminars.




WHEN: 2nd Saturday of each month
TIME: 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am -10:30 am Seminar, Questions, Hangar Talk
WHERE: Mid Island Air Service, Inc. • LI MacArthur Airport
SPONSORS: GOLD: Doorologist Inc.
Pegasus Private Client Group, LLC.
SMPL Technologies
Advanced Expoxy Flooring
 Car Circus
BRONZE: Data Storage Corp.

JAN 11, 2014
The INs and OUTs of ADS-B – The new look of ATC
- Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast system will enhance airport operations across the country
- With increasingly congested airspace, NextGen enhances safety, reduces delays, saves fuel and reduces aircraft exhaust emissions
- A shift to smarter and digital technologies – making flying more predictable and friendly
- ADS-B implementation, technology, options and choices, and how they will affect YOU the pilot
Frank Scotto – FAASTeam Lead Rep E Region, CFI/II/MEI/GIAI SEL, MEL, TURB, HELI

FEB 8, 2014
HYPOXIA – The silent stalker
- What is hypoxia – loss of oxygen, so how so . . . .
- Stages of hypoxia – 4 stages w no discomfort or pain,
- Effects of hypoxia – mental physical impairments, including night visual acuity
- Factors which affect the onset and severity
- Understanding these factors is vital to survival
Gabe Nadasdy – MI Instructor CFI, CFII

MAR 8, 2014
RUNWAY INCURSIONS – Hotspots, communications, multi-processing
- Hotspots – where are they, what are they, why are they there
- Taxi procedures & ISP Bravo4 taxiway
- Pilot phraseology – make it short and simple
- Tower communications with combined positions
- Frequently asked questions – bring them in
Wayne Johnson, ISP Tower controller, CFI CFII

APR 12, 2014
- Taking the mystery out the weather
- How the atmospheric weather engine works
- Why can weather be so unpredictable
- Radar and Satellites – more than just pretty pictures
- Internet weather sources
Bill Korbel – Chief Meteorologist News12/WOR, IFR, Comm, USAF 26 yrs [retired], editorial reviewer AOPA Air Safety Foundation, contributing writer Exploring Earth & Space, . . .

MAY 10, 2014
Loss of Aircraft Control Avoidance
- How to recognize loss of control scenarios
- Unexpected attitudes – now what
- Aircraft profiles to avoid loss of control
- Runway contaminations and overruns
- Performance planning, airspeed, and crosswinds
Joe Foresto CFI, FAASTeam Rep, COMM Pilot, Former Airline Pilot, FS Liason for Runway Safety
Eugene Kurzrok IFR owner pilot

JUN 14 2014
FLIGHT PLANNING – Keys to a safe flight
- Planning your flight – your eye on safety
- Altitude, direction, weather, distance, fuel
- Airspace – is class B on your route, are you comfortable
- Route planning, flight plans, in-flight resources
- Where to on a single tank of gas – four exciting destinations & specials
Dean Marshall, AGI, FAASTeam Rep, COMM Pilot

JUL 12, 2014
- Emergency vehicle equipment & other resources
- Type 1, 2, 3 incidents
- What defines an alert
- On and off-field emergencies
- Foam and fighting fires
- See actual air and ground equipment
Brian Barrett – Sergeant/Commanding Off Suffolk Cty Police Dept Aviation Section
Peter Martin – Director Training & Safety, TOI Fire & Rescue

AUG 9, 2014
Emergency Procedures – Essence of Professionalism in time of Emergency
- Redbird simulator procedures, approaches, training, currency
- Different emergencies – engine outs, stalls, weather
- It’s all about focus – emergencies in the air
- Maintain your IFR currency / Log 2.5 hrs toward PVT, 20 hrs IFR, 25 hrs Comm
- Block time & weekend specials
Gabe Nadasdy – MI Instructor CFI, CFII

SEP 13, 2014
AIRSPACE – Center Control
- Differences between Center and Tracon
- Airspace Structure – complexities
- Emergencies – what happens when things go wrong
- Routing – why only certain routes
- Intrail operations
Rohan Batel – NY Center Controller, CFI, CFII, BA Aeronautics
Greg Waitkus – NY Center Oceanic Div, PVT

OCT 11, 2014
WEATHER – Fly smart and and be wx-wise
- Briefings
- Icing
- Thunderstorms
- Wet and contaminated runways
- The go, no-go decision
Paul Haggerty – Flight Safety Intl, FAA DPE, CFI, CFII, SEL MEL

NOV 8, 2014
LI AIRSPACE – Safety, history, and old airports on Long Island
- Transition from 1900s to modern day – grass to pavement, sport to industry, wood to metal
- Airports gone but not forgotten
- Trials of flying near controlled fields – Flushing v La Guardia; Zahn’s v Republic
- Abandoned and little known airfields
- Who’s left – some dozen airports serving LI
JC Follender – PVT & aviation enthusiast, Citabria owner, flown all over US

DEC 13, 2014
HUMAN FACTORS – attitude is key
- Proper attitudes – decrepancies and deficiencies
- The role of human error in accidents
- Training and performance issues
- The precursor – dirty dozen
- Accident chain of events
- The consequences of pressure, short cuts, and more
Roger Hughes – Decoding Human Factors

rev: 12/27/13

Mission Statement:
"We steadily improve our processes and procedures in order to make our customers ecstatically happy while maintaining the dignity of our entire family of employees".