AOPA Rusty Pilot Seminar


Rainier Flight Service - Classroom

Date & Time

Saturday 8/19/2017 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Once a pilot, always a pilot…but feeling a little rusty?  Get back in the left seat! 

AOPA has put together a fun, interactive program that gives you all the information you need to get current again. An AOPA presenter will bring you up to speed on hot-button issues like medical reforms, weather briefings, preflight planning, FARs, and airspace. You’ll leave the seminar with a logbook endorsement attesting that you've completed three hours of ground training toward your Flight Review. And we’ll help you connect with flight instructors so you can take the next step and quickly get back to active flying status. Rusty Pilot seminars are FREE for AOPA members.  The fee for non-members to attend is $69, which includes the seminar, and all course materials. AOPA members who do not log in or provide membership information during the registration process will be charged the non-member rate.

Registration required for all who attend: https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=21546&StepNumber=1

Philip Mandel, CFI (Beaverton OR) had no idea flying could be affordable for someone with an average income, or possible for someone with an IQ under 200 – until he met a pilot, just a “regular guy” with an average job, who flew for fun and owned a beautiful Mooney. The very next day, Phil drove to his local flight school and signed up for lessons. The bug bit so deeply that some days, he went for two or even three flight lessons per day! That was back in 1981. In a mere two and a half months since his first flight lesson, he had his Private Pilot certificate. Soon after that came an Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, and Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI, CFI-I, MEI). Oh, and nine airplanes owned at different times between then and now.

Now a “recovering engineer,” Phil is an independent flight instructor based in the Portland, Oregon area. After admiring the presenters at dozens of AOPA pilot safety seminars over the years, he decided to become one himself. Phil is excited about joining the Rusty Pilots team to help fellow aviators get back in the air.

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800 W. Perimeter Rd., Renton, WA 98057

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