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NAFI - Integrating a Home Study Course
Learn How a Home Study Course Can Compliment And Enhance The Learning Experience
Date and Time:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, starting at 19:00 Central Daylight Time (17:00 PDT; 18:00 MDT; 20:00 EDT; 14:00 HST; 16:00 AKDT; 17:00 Arizona; Thursday, August 19, 2021 00:00 GMT)
Eric Radtke, Paul Preidecker
Brief Description:

A home study course is not a flight instructor replacement, but a compliment and enhancement to the learning experience. But to be used to its maximum potential and ensure your students’ success takes active CFI involvement and participation in the variety of learning tools available.

As more and more of your students turn to these distance learning resources, let’s explore and embrace the quality content and system integrations available and learn how you can put these tools to use for better student engagement, retention and performance.

Sporty’s Academy President and Chief Flight Instructor, Eric Radtke, shares the virtues and latest innovations in home study systems and how you can put these tools to use as a flight instructor.

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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Phone: 314-787-7454
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Eric Radtke is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (UC) Lindner College of Business and UC Clermont College. He earned his pilot certifications at Sporty’s and UC and has been flying and teaching for nearly 25 years. After several years as a professional airline pilot, Eric returned to Sporty’s in 2002 to lead its flight school, Sporty’s Academy, and to direct the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Program. 

Currently, Eric is President and Chief Operating Officer of Sporty’s Academy, which offers recreational to career pilot training and produces a complete line of award-winning aviation educational products. In addition, he serves as Chief Instructor of Aviation at UC Clermont College and is Vice President of Sporty’s Pilot Shop.



Paul J. Preidecker (paul@flightdeckinsights.com) has been a flight instructor for 30 years, and has logged more than 7800 hours of flying time.

He retired from Air Wisconsin Airlines, where he held the positions of Chief Flight Instructor and captain. In these roles, he served as an Aircrew Program Designee, Line Check Airman, and was qualified as a simulator and ground school instructor.

Paul served as a member of an FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee, an invited speaker at the NTSB Symposium on Professionalism, and moderator of the World Aviation Training Summit for several years. He is the co-host of FAA Safety Briefing Live and is a regular contributor to NAFI MentorLIVE. Paul is also a frequent speaker at aviation conferences and serves as a board member and President of NAFI.

Paul is president of his own company, FlightDeck Insights. As an experienced aviator and teacher, Paul contributes to aviation safety by blending SOPs and best practices between GA and Part 121 operations.



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Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
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