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NAFI - Simulation For Flight Instructor Standardization
This Program Will Cover How Simulation Can Be Leveraged To Improve Instructional And Learning Effectiveness.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, starting at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST; 18:00 MST; 20:00 EST; 15:00 HST; 16:00 AKST; 18:00 Arizona; Thursday, December 17, 2020 01:00 GMT)
Josh Harnagel and Aaron Dabney
Brief Description:

Flight instructors are the backbone of the aviation industry.  The Fundamentals of Instruction is a good starting point, but practical instruction techniques are typically left to the new CFI to discover. 

When a new CFI provides educational training, it tends to be delivered by the instructor’s employer and is one of the major challenges facing flight training organizations.  Instructors that are skilled educators utilizing an organization wide training syllabus deliver better student outcomes which in turn leads to better business outcomes for the organization.

In this broadcast we’ll cover how simulation can be leveraged to improve instructional quality at scale, and how small to mid-sized flight schools can deliver best-in-class student outcomes by focusing on equipping their CFIs with the right skills, techniques, and tools.

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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Phone: 314-787-7454
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Josh Harnagel is a CFI, CFI-I, MEI with 3,000 hours. He currently serves as Vice President, Marketing for Redbird Flight Simulations, an Austin Texas-based flight training technology company. 

Josh oversees a team responsible for marketing, communications, and product development. A member of the Redbird staff for 10 years, he has held a number of key positions. During that time, he has been an instrumental contributor to Redbird’s explosive growth since its inception.


Aaron Dabney has been a full-time CFI since 2009 and operating Waco Flight Training at KACT in Waco, TX since 2013. He leads a team of four flight instructors, and spends most of his working hours enabling and mentoring those developing professionals. He holds Flight Instructor Airplane and Instrument Flight Instructor credentials, and to date has over 5,500 hours' dual given. 

He also serves as an adjunct lecturer in Aviation Sciences at Baylor University, where he earned his Master's Degree in Education in 2009. Aaron has earned the prestigious NAFI Master CFI accreditation three times and participates as an instructor in the NAFI Professional Development Program in addition to serving on NAFI's MCFI Review Board


MentorLIVE is the National Association of Flight Instructors monthly LiveVideo broadcast airing on the third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm 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.

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This program is made possible by generosity of NAFI EDUCATION FOUNDATION donors.

Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 2
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