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What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas?
An interactive discussion on how pilots learn about good fuel management yet pilots still run out of gas far too often!
Date and Time:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 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, 00:00 GMT)
Mike Adams and Rick Todd
Brief Description:

Mike will share his own story to show how easily an empty fuel tank can ruin a beautiful flight. His presentation arises from his perspective as a student pilot and instrument-rated pilot, combined with his extensive insurance background.

Every flight school has its own way of doing things that seem perfectly logical yet often unwittingly may send conflicting messages to the pilot/student/client. Every CFI knows exactly what discussions about fuel calculations and fuel management mean, but pilots still run out of gas far too often.

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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Phone: (314) 863-5941
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MIKE ADAMS -  earned his Private Pilot Certificate in 1983 in Hillsboro, OR prior to starting his career in aviation insurance. He began working for Avemco Insurance Company in 1986 as regional sales manager in the Pacific Northwest handling commercial insurance ranging from full service FBO’s to the CFI with a single aircraft operation and non-commercial products for aircraft owners and renters. While in this position, he added an Instrument Rating to his ticket, nearly a requirement when flying in Oregon’s Willamette. During that time,

Mike also served a year as the President of the Beaverton Chapter of the Oregon Pilots Association followed by a year term as the State President of the Oregon Pilots Association. Mike currently leads Avemco’s underwriting operations at its home office in Frederick, MD.


RICK TODD -  received his private pilot certificate in 2005 and within a relatively short timeframe in 2008 became a CFI. A past flight school owner for four years, Rick added CFII, MEI, AGI and IGI, and became a FAASTeam Representative for his local FSDO in the Chicago area in 2011 to his flying achievements. 

After flight school ownership, he continues to teach with a flying club and at most airports in south suburban Chicago. Rick has considerable experience as a successful executive, currently serving as Vice President for an electrical systems manufacturing facility near Chicago. 

Rick is a member of the NAFI board of directors and currently serves as the association president overseeing business operations, programs, sales and marketing.


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Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 1
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