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

JAN 10, 2015

WINTER FLYING . . . the good, the bad and the ugly

..  A review of winter hazards

..  How best to cope with them

..  Advanced NEXRAD radar analysis

..  How new system upgrades will help pilots

..  The best internet resources for weather information

Bill Korbel – Chief Meteorologist News12 Long Island, Aircraft owner, IFR, Comm, LTC USAF  [retired], editorial reviewer AOPA Air Safety Foundation, contributing writer Exploring Earth & Space, Instructor Flight Safety International

FEB 14, 2015

Emergencies – When is an emergency is actually an emergency

..  It can’t get more important than a proper pre-flight, however

..  Your engine quits on takeoff, or worse at 400’

..  What about an engine loss enroute

..  Now you are “home free”, or are you –  engine loss on short final

..  All this and more – time to ask questions and share experiences

David Jensen – ATP, Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, Chief Pilot & GM – 141 Flight School


MAR 14, 2015


..  Failure to maintain directional control

..  The least mastered skills in aviation

..  The pros and cons of the two techniques for crosswind landings: to slip or to crab

..  Is the POH “demonstrated crosswind” a limitation?

..  Strategies which we can employ to maintain currency and to mitigate crosswind accidents

John Cutcher, ATP, DPE, CFII, Navy, airline, corp pilot


APR 11, 2015

The Human Errors Factor – Pilot Excuses

.. Chores and tasks involved in the safe operation of piloting an aircraft

.. The human element clashing with flying the airplane

.. Common situations pilots encounter and their responses

.. Ways to raise pilot awareness to these situations

.. Preventive measures to be taken



MAY 9, 2015

Automation – and its dangers

..  Glass cockpits, tablets, phones, gps

..  Distractions in VFR and IFR conditions

..  Training – today vs yesterday / 6 pack vs glass

..  Are our pilots forgetting the basics

..  Cause and effects / distractions and accidents

Gabe Nadasdy – Mid Island CFI, CFII, COMM, AF Trained


JUN 13, 2015

FLYING SAFETY – New Technologies, new approach

..  Learn about the new all-composite 4-seat, high-wing, SEL, Lycoming, Flight Design C4 aircraft

..  Amazing performance, speed, payload, and range

..  Learn about GPA, Ground Proximity Awareness, a new approach to training

..  Gain superior control and confidence with the most challenging landings

..  Pilots sharpen their skills – students strengthen their abilities

Lou Mancuso, Jr. – Pres Mias, Comm, CFII, MEL


JUL 11, 2015

UNMANNED AVIATION – Drone Technologies and Operations

..  Multmedia presentation on UAs and UAVs, or drone technology

..  UA configurations and present day applications

..  Current regulatory landscape as well as safety issues facing certified pilots

..  UA examples will be on display as well as Q&A and open discussion

..  Pilots, RC hobbyists, aerial photographers, and more will benefit from this presentation

Hal Staniloff – IFR, Comm, ME, AGI/IGI, GPS Jedi


AUG 8, 2015

Summer Break

..  $50 Simulator special – emergency procedures/engine out on takeoff


SEP 12, 2015

RISK PERCEPTION – Human Error and Performance with SMS

..  Risk based safety systems  – risk sensitivity and irregularities

..  Technology advances and the human component

..  Cognitive perceptions and how this can introduce human error

..  Ways to combat these cognitive anomalies

..  Data strategies and risk models in implementing SMS

Christopher SanGiovanni – Directory Ground Safety JetBlue Airways


rev: 06/26/2015

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