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NAFI - Power Loss At 300 Feet - What Went Right / What Went Wrong
Philip Mandel And His Primary Student Lost All Engine Oil And Experienced Significant Power Loss At 300 Feet AGL In Vancouver
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 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, 01:00 GMT)
Phillip Mandel, Karen Kalishek
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“Power Loss at 300 Feet – What Went Right, What Went Wrong” presented by Philip Mandell, CFI-I, MEI, AGI, IGI

CFI Philip Mandel and his primary student lost all engine oil and experienced significant power loss at 300 feet AGL over Vancouver, Washington, off Pearson Field (KVUO) in April, 2019. With the help of dashcam video that captured the event.

Philip will share lessons learned from the scariest two minutes of his life. He says he did more things wrong than right, yet still managed to nurse the Beech Musketeer back to the field and land opposite direction without bending anything.

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Philip Mandel earned his Private certificate in 1981 followed by an Instrument rating, Commercial pilot, CFI, CFI-I, MEI, and more recently, AGI and IGI certs and ratings. 

Through the years he has owned airplanes ranging from a C-150 to a Piper Apache. He is currently the proud owner of his 10th flying machine, a Thorp T-18 (no, he did not build it). 

Phillip is a flight instructor based at Starks Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3) near Hillsboro OR. He is the 2020 Portland, OR FSDO FAASTeam Representative of the Year.


Karen Kalishek, is the NAFI Board Chair, is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, and an independent CFI for private through flight instructor powered and glider candidates, in a range of aircraft including J-3 Cubs and Cirrus. She is a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), serving as a volunteer CFI, G1000 instructor, check pilot, mission pilot, cadet orientation pilot and is an officer for safety, aerospace education, public affairs, and special flight release.

She serves as a member of the WINGS Industry Network, COPA, and is active in several other aviation organizations. Karen is the 2019 National FAASTeam Representative of the year.


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