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Naples Jet Center and Eagle Creek Aviation Hosting Free Radar Seminar in Naples, FL

With summer fast approaching, Naples Jet Center & Eagle Creek Aviation would like to invite you to a Radar Seminar we are hosting in Naples at the Bellasera Hotel on Saturday, March 25th. 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. Naples Jet Center will provide lunch and then the seminar will continue. Erik’s program is packed with great information. We have hosted him several times and everyone (even 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.


We offer Eric and his seminar as a public service with no costs to pilots for this seminar

Friday, March 24th
6:00-7:30 Cocktail Reception
If you plan on making it a weekend in beautiful Naples, please join us at the Bellasera for the cocktail reception

Saturday, March 25th
8:30-4:00 Airborne Weather Radar Seminar
The main event!

Sunday, March 26th
8:30 Golf at Grey Oaks Country Club available Sunday morning for $185 per player.

Hotel Information
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 – 1-888-898-4184

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 317-695-1296 or by email at njcrsvp@naplesjetcenter.com


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

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 FlightSafety 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).