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San Diego Flight Instructor Renewal Clinic: March 12th and 13th
Renew your CFI certificate with the exciting ASA FIRC
presented by NAFI Master Instructors in sunny San Diego!

Your presenters are exciting teaching professionals already recognized in the field of flight instruction. NAFI Master CFIs represent the "black belts" of the CFI profession having qualified for this designation through continuous improvement and a careful vetting process. Share two days with these professionals and a modern, exciting curriculum from ASA designed to refresh your knowledge and techniques. The Chief Instructor for this FIRC, John Teipen, was the 2005 National Flight Instructor of the Year!

The FIRC is open to anyone who needs to renew their CFI certificate.

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Here are your presenters during this two day course:


 

John Teipen8:00 March 12th: John Teipen, FIRC Chief Instructor will discuss "Fundamentals Of Instruction"

The 2005 National CFI of the Year, John is chief flight instructor and owner of Aeronautical Proficiency Training (www.AVTrain.net). In addition, he is a pilot examiner and FAASTeam representative for the FAA's St Louis FSDO. John is a tireless volunteer in the cause of youth aviation education and inspiration having developed the highly successful "Kid Venture" at EAA Airventure (Oshkosh.)

 

 


 

David St. George

9:00 March 12th: David St. George will discuss "Teaching Flight Maneuvers/Procedures"

David is the Chief Instructor at East Hill Flying, an FAA141 school with an associated college aviation program at Ithaca's Tompkins County Airport (KITH). David is a multi-engine ATP and has commercial privileges in seaplanes and gliders. He holds a CFI for airplanes, gliders, instruments and twins. He serves Rochester FSDO as a FAASTeam representative and pilot examiner. He learned to fly at Flanders Valley Airport and owns an Aeronca Champ to build hours for the airline job.

 

 


 

Julie Hubner10:00 March 12th: Julie Hubner will discuss "Transition Training"

Julie is a flight instructor specializing in 'Beyond the Basics' Training. Included are new experiences not normally covered during primary training; for example, transitioning to other airplanes, including those with their third wheel at the back, flying across the Border, flying across the mountains, and countless other advanced maneuvers. She is based at Corporate Air Center (www.CorporateAirCenter.com) at Burlington / Mount Vernon's Skagit Regional Airport (BVS). She also serves as a FAASTeam representative for the FAA's Seattle FSDO.

 

 

 


 

Lonnie 11:00 March 12th: Lonnie Hilkemeier will discuss "Teaching Flight Safety"

Lonnie is president of Specialty Flight Training (www.SpecialtyFlight.com), a Cessna Pilot Center at Boulder Municipal Airport (BDU). He also serves as a FAASTeam representative for the Denver FSDO and was the FAA's 2005 Northwest Mountain Region CFI of the Year.

 

 

 


12AM: Lunch Break


 

Adrian Eichhorn13:00 March 12th: Adrian Eichhorn will discuss "What Pilots Need to Know About Weather"

Adrian is an independent flight and ground instructor with the Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) and provides training at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO). He is also a first officer with JetBlue and serves as a FAASTeam representative with the FAA’s Washington FSDO.

 

 

 


 

Kathleen O'Brien14:00, March 12th: Kathleen O'Brien Powell, will discuss "Human Factors"

Kathleen is the operations FAASTeam program manager for the Western Pacific Region’s Long Beach FSDO. She also served as Master of Ceremonies at the FAA’s Sun ‘n Fun safety center at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wanda Zuege15:00 March 12th: Wanda Zuege will discuss "Collision Avoidance/Precautions"

Wanda, owner/operator of Am I High Aviation, LLC (www.AmIHighAviation.com) in Wisconsin, is an independent instructor specializing in accelerated flight and ground training for private through ATP. Zuege also serves as a FAASTeam Lead Representative for the FAA's Milwaukee and DuPage FSDO conducting safety seminars with a focus on flying safely and legally in today's airspace and airport environments.

 

 

 


 

Terry Brandt16:00 March 12th: Terry Brandt will discuss "Teaching Aerodynamics"

 

Mr. Brandt has been with Groen Brothers Aviation since 1999 and is currently Vice President Flight Operations and Chief Flight Instructor at Groen Brothers Aviation Flight Operations and Flight Test Facility in Buckeye, Arizona. A flight instructor since 1978, Mr. Brandt pilots airplanes, gliders and helicopters. He is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for gliders, gyroplanes and airplanes. Mr. Brandt has a BS from San Diego State and Masters Degrees in Education and Business from Chapman University, Pepperdine University, and the University of Northern Colorado. He has served in the U.S. Army, instructed in high schools and colleges more than 10 years teaching sciences, business and technical subjects.

 


First day concludes with stage one testing by FIRC Staff


 

Jeane MacPhearson

8:00 March 13th: Jeanne MacPherson will discuss "Regulations"

Jeanne is the chief of the MDT Aeronautics Division's Safety and Education Bureau. She specializes in mountain training and was the 2003 recipient of EAA's Freedom of Flight Award for having flown more then 3400 Young Eagles.

 

 

 

 


 

David St. George

9:00 March 13th: David St. George will discuss "Recurrency Training"

David is the Chief Instructor at East Hill Flying, an FAA141 school with an associated college aviation program at Ithaca's Tompkins County Airport (KITH). David is a multi-engine ATP and has commercial privileges in seaplanes and gliders. He holds a CFI for airplanes, gliders, instruments and twins. He serves Rochester FSDO as a FAASTeam representative and pilot examiner. He learned to fly at Flanders Valley Airport and owns an Aeronca Champ to build hours for the airline job.

 

 


 

 

Phil Poyner10:00 March 13th: Phil Poyner will discuss "Flight Information Publications"

Phil is a professor of aviation at Nashua's Daniel Webster College (ASH) and serves as chairperson of the National Association of Flight Instructors. The 2001 National CFI of the Year, he is also a FAASTeam representative for the FAA's Portland FSDO.

 

 

 


 

Sandy And JoAnn Hill11:00 March 13th: JoAnn and Sandy Hill will discuss "Instructor Professional Responsibilities"

The Hills are the creators and administrators of the Master Instructor accreditation program (www.NAFIMasters.org). They both serve as NAFI vice presidents and directors of education and are FAASTeam reps for the Denver FSDO. JoAnn is also chairperson of the national General Aviation Awards program.

 

 

 


12AM: Lunch Break


Chuck McGill 13:00 March 13th: Chuck McGill will discuss "Single-Pilot IFR"

Chuck owns and operates Safe Flight International (www.SafeFlightIntl.com) at Montgomery Field Airport (MYF). He specializes in instrument, recurrent and mountain flying training in technically advanced Mooneys and Cessna Centurions.

 

 

 

 


John Teipen14:00 March 13th: John Teipen, FIRC Chief Instructor will discuss "Conducting Flight Checks"

The 2005 National CFI of the Year, John is chief flight instructor and owner of Aeronautical Proficiency Training (www.AVTrain.net). In addition, he is a pilot examiner and FAASTeam representative for the FAA's St Louis FSDO. John is a tireless volunteer in the cause of youth aviation education and inspiration having developed the highly successful "Kid Venture" at EAA Airventure (Oshkosh.)

 

 


 

Mike Coligny

15:00 March 13th: Mike Coligny will discuss "Flight Instructor Advice to the Student Pilot"

Mike is the chief executive officer of AeroSimulators USA (www.AeroSimulators.com) in Prescott, AZ. He is also an independent flight and ground instructor offering advanced, instrument and simulator training.

 

 

 


 

Bridgette Doremire16:00 March 13th: Bridgette Doremire will discuss "Understanding GPS Systems"

Bridgette is a flight instructor and manager at silverwings.aero at Van Nuys Airport (VNY). She specializes in technically advanced aircraft instruction, primary through advanced, and serves as a FAASTeam representative for the FAA's Van Nuys FSDO.

 

 

 


Stage two testing and FIRC Graduation!