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


OCT 10, 2015

DUI/DWIs & Reporting to the FAA – And What About That Speeding Ticket?

..  As a pilot, you must comply with State laws as well as another set of rules from the FAA – [the FARS]

..  What is a FAR 61.15 and should you report other than alcohol or drug related violations

..  If you received a DUI – can you get an aviation medical certificate without involving the FAA

..  What if you fail to report infractions – a speeding ticket, a failed/refused Breathalyzer test, a DUI/DWI conviction

..  Despite a concerted effort by FAA and industry to educate airmen — many pilots are still unaware

Eric Sachs – Attorney at Law, Member National College for DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, AOPA Referral Attorney, Cmdr CG Auxiliary


NOV 14, 2015

Fall Break – NO Seminar

..  Pilot Edge Redbird Special – $60/hr complete, sim and instructor

..  Breast Cancer Fundraiser – Fight & Flight High-Card Run


DECEMBER 12, 2015

Simulators – What they can do for you

..  For VFR pilots – training “under the hood” could save your life

..  For IFR pilots – why shouldn’t you give yourself the best possible advantage

..  Training is your best defense for safety

..  How to recognize [and what happens if] finding yourself in “any” loss of control scenario

..  IPC and hi-performance considerations

..  Available equipment, instruction, and courses

Joe Foresto CFI, FAASTeam Rep, COMM Pilot, Former Airline Pilot, FS Liason for Runway Safety

Eugene Kurzrok IFR owner pilot 

rev: 10/01/2015

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