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Eagle Creek Hosting Free Airborne Weather Seminar – June 27, 2015

With summer fast approaching, Eagle Creek Aviation would like to invite you to a Radar Seminar we are hosting here at Eagle Creek on Saturday, June 27th. Erik Eliel, President of Radar Training International (RTI), will put on a six hour program that will start at 8:30 A.M. with brief hourly breaks. Eagle Creek will provide a box lunch and then the seminar will continue. Erik’s program is packed with great information. We have hosted him several times and everyone (even some very veteran pilots) raves about what they have learned!


Erik and RTI specialize in focused training that is operationally practical and provides an objective and unbiased source of information regarding radar technology and capability. He will discuss NEXRAD radar capabilities/limitations and the seminar will include take-home material including RTI’s Airborne Weather Radar Pilot’s Operating Guide.


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.

Sign Up Now As Space Is Limited
For more information or to RSVP for this seminar, please contact Jenn Branch at 800-487-3331 or by email
at ecrsvp@eagle-creek.com

Radar Training International

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 whileflying airlift and transport missions to Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. In 1997, Erik was selected to join thecadre 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).


Eagle Creek Aviation is proud to work with our partners and co-hosts: The Phenom Jet Association and the Citation Jet Pilots association