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

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 affects / distractions and accidents

Gabe Nadasdy – CFI, CFII, Comm, AF Trained


MAY 9, 2015

Complacency – caused by the very things that should prevent accidents

..  A sense of self satisfaction, that can result in non-vigilance

..  Common traps – experience, training, knowledge, coupled with short cuts and poor judgement

..  A mental state of being satisfied, secure, or contented unaware of actual danger or defieiencies

..  Routines and technology can become too familiar – how to stay sharp and focused

..  Being mentally prepared, physically fit, alert, and always being the professional

Mike Bellenir, Mid Island CFI, CFII, acrobatic pilot


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

rev: 12/29/14

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