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Naples Jet Center Hosting Free Airborne Weather Radar Seminar – Details Announced

Airborne Weather Radar Seminar – February 7 & 8, 2015

With summer fast approaching, Naples Jet Center is excited to invite clients and local pilots to join us for a FREE Radar Seminar we are hosting in Naples Saturday, February 7th and Sunday, February 8th.

Saturday Schedule
1:00-1:15 Welcome and Introductions – Naples Jet Center

1:15-2:00 Better to be Good than Lucky – Erik Eliel
The foundation of this presentation resides in the lessons and experiences learned as a U-2 pilot that apply to all pilots, flying any aircraft. In addition to being informative, this session is intended to motivate attendees and most importantly, puts into context two significant threats facing pilots, complacency and attitude.

2:00-6:00 Light Jet Takeoff and Landing Performance – Neil Singer
Neil will discuss the “nitty-gritty” of light jet takeoff and landing performance, including how OEM’s derive performance information, and what real world variables cause deviation from book numbers. A practical look at the use of third-party runway analysis services will show how even pilots who never venture near mountains may be flying blind when it comes to engine-out contingency planning. Also discussed will be the effect of water and contamination on realized landing distance, factored versus unfactored distances, and why safety margins for landing are so critical.

6:30-8:00 Cocktail Reception

Sunday Schedule
8:00-3:00 Airborne Weather Radar Seminar – Erik Eliel
This comprehensive seminar is designed for highly motivated professional pilots or flight departments seeking a strong foundation of knowledge, advanced skill, and confidence in their radar systems. From this foundation, pilots can achieve a high degree of proficiency. And as a by-product, they obtain knowledge essential for differentiating between features that are operationally useful and those that are mostly marketing fluff. Information is presented in three modules that include: Radar Basics, Fundamental Concepts and Operational Employment.

This year’s seminar will be hosted at the Bellasera Hotel in Naples. We have a room rate with them but they are limited on rooms. Give them a call for reservations or call Naples Jet Center if you need any help or have questions about rooms.
Reservations – 1-888-612-1115
Sign Up Now As Space Is Limited


For more information or to RSVP for this seminar, please contact Jenn Branch at Eagle Creek Aviation (our parent company) at njcrsvp@naplesjetcenter.com

FBO Information
Naples Jet Center
377 Citation Point
Naples, FL 34104
Have Rental Cars or Can Setup Shuttles to Travel To and From Hotels

Hotel Information
Host Hotel – Bellasera Hotel
221 Ninth Street South
Naples, FL 34102
Room Rates $208 – $236
Additional Rooms Available at the Bayfront Inn
1221 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
Room Rates $251

Presenter Information
Erik Eliel – Founder and president of Radar Training International, has been involved in aviation since 1979. His earliest years as a professional aviator were as an Air Force pilot flying the T-38, C-141, and the U-2. His interest with radar began in 1991 while flying airlift and transport missions to Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. In 1997, Erik was selected to join the cadre of instructors at the Air Force Advanced Instrument School in San Antonio, Texas, teaching advanced instrument concepts to pilots representing, NASA, federal law enforcement agencies, and all branches of the DOD. It was here that Erik developed and taught the first-ever formal weather radar course for Air Force pilots.

Erik’s early interest with weather radar and severe convective weather was inspired by the work of industry legends Bob Buck, Jim Cook, J.T. Lee, Archie Trammell, and Dr. Fred Bates. Currently, his radar seminar is offered both domestically and abroad and has been presented to professional pilots representing the flight departments of Fortune 500 companies, aviation associations, a major airline, the military, as well as dispatchers and meteorologists of aviation-related companies. He has been called on by the manufacturers of airborne weather radar systems to consult in the design, operational employment of, and evaluation of their systems. His radar- and weather-related articles have been published in the NBAA Journal of Business Aviation and in Business & Commercial Aviation. In addition, his input has been solicited for safety-orientated publications such as the Flight Safety Foundation’s magazine AeroSafety World.

Erik has over 13,000 hours of flying time and is currently a line pilot for a major airline, logging more than 600 hours annually. He also maintains his CFI, CFII, and MEI ratings. His company, Radar Training International, maintains active memberships in multiple professional flying organizations and associations including National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

Neil Singer – Has been an independent flight instructor for over 15 years, with 9,000 hours of flight experience in over 50 aircraft types. He currently serves as a designated pilot examiner in the Boston area. With 6 business jet type ratings, as well as on demand charter and scheduled airline experience, he is an authority on safe and efficient light jet operations. Neil has instructional
and flight experience in Canada, Europe, Hawaii and the Caribbean, including over a dozen North Atlantic crossings in light jets.

Naples Jet Center is Proud to Work with our Partners and Co-Hosts

Phenom Jet AssociationCitation Jet Pilots Association