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ForeFlight Workshops

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Next Workshop:

Monday, October 2 at 7pm CDT.

Download your free Settings Outline HERE.




Join us on the first Monday of each month for a 90-minute interactive workshop on the utilization of ForeFlight, the aviation industry's most renowned and widely used electronic flight bag (EFB) and flight planning application. This virtual workshop is presented by Brian Schiff and supported by Mike Jesch, Robert Meder , & James McKay.

The workshop offers comprehensive hands-on training on using ForeFlight for flight planning, weather, and in-flight navigation. Learning to master ForeFlight as an important tool will improve your aeronautical decision-making (ADM).


September Giveaways: (click images)...

We plan to have giveaways every month. You must be present during the workshop to win.


The pace will ensure that attendees thoroughly understand ForeFlight's functionality without feeling overwhelmed. Attendees can tailor the content to their needs by posing questions and contributing their own tips and tricks. The workshop will enrich your understanding of ForeFlight and allow you to benefit from other pilots' collective knowledge.


Register here for the entire series, which will be recorded and available anytime afterward by clicking "Recordings of Previous Workshops" link below.

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We are happy to provide all of these multiple ForeForeflight workshops without charging a fee. However, we incur large costs to conduct them, including our Zoom account, Constant Contact account, and equipment expenses. If you would like to help us cover our costs, please use the donation options on the right. After covering expenses, we will donate any remaining proceeds to non-profit aviation organizations like the Ventura County Ninety-Nines that offer aviation scholarships.

Thank you 

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Next Workshop

Next Workshop


TOPIC: A continuation of the ForeFlight settings and setting up an aircraft and ICAO filing instructions and settings.


The next ForeFlight Workshop will be on October 2, 2023, at 1900 CDT.


Registering for one will register you for all workshops. Click here to register.

Previous Workshops (Recordings)

Watch the series without Wings credit on this YouTube Channel @TheProficientPilot.


Watch and receive Wings credit for previous workshops on

  1. Go to

  2. Create a FREE account and login to (NOTE: You MUST use the same email you use with for FAA credit.)

  3. Choose the "FAA Credits" icon from the menu.

  4. The FAA Learning System will open with the courses available.

  5. There will be a 3-minute course on how to use the system.

  6. Complete a randomly placed survey during the course as part of the FAA education audit process. (Respond within 90 seconds or progress is lost.)

  7. Complete the quiz at the end.

  8. Receive Wings credit.


OR - You can watch the series without Wings credit on this YouTube Channel @TheProficientPilot.

Past Workshops



All workshops will incorporate Tips and Tricks. 

All workshops will incorporate answers to submitted questions.

Features from all subscription levels will be covered.

In each workshop, we'll accomplish the following:

  • Introduction​

  • Comments/Questions from previous Workshops

  • ​What’s New in ForeFlight​

  • VFR & IFR Flight Planning

  • Tips & Tricks

  • Giveaways

  • Open Discussion

Mike & Brian Bios

Captain Brian Schiff


Brian Schiff is a seasoned captain for a major US airline, with a deep-seated passion for general aviation. Over his career, he has accumulated an impressive 20,000 hours of flight time across a wide range of aircraft and has flown 98 different types.

As an esteemed member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), Brian's expertise and experience have earned him the distinction of being an active 38-year Gold Seal flight instructor and FAA Safety Team Representative. He possesses multiple flight instructor ratings and an exceptional ability to simplify complex procedures and concepts while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for aviation and teaching.

Furthermore, Brian has been an FAA-designated examiner, allowing him to conduct examinations of pilots. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his Master of Science Degree in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri.

Brian is a highly respected figure in the aviation community and is sought after for his engaging and informative seminars on aviation safety and techniques. He is passionate about educating students and professional pilots and is committed to upholding the highest standards of aviation instruction and promoting aviation safety.

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Captain Mike Jesch 

Captain Mike Jesch is an accomplished aviator with over four decades of flying experience. At work, he’s a Captain on the Boeing 787 for a major U.S. Airline, overseeing long-haul flights with expertise and precision. But Captain Jesch's roots in the GA world are deep and enduring.

He earned his first pilot license while still in high school and his instrument rating in a Cessna 150 equipped with vacuum tube radios. Mike is an active flight instructor and has been a CFI for 40 years. He is a two-time Master CFI. He has owned his personal Cessna 182, based in Southern California, for over fifteen years. Mike captivates and engages his audience with his relaxed teaching style.

Recognizing his dedication and commitment to aviation, Captain Jesch serves as a FAASTeam Lead Representative in the Long Beach District. Additionally, he was recently named the 2023 LGB District FAASTeam Representative Of The Year, and the Western Pacific Region Rep of the year in 2021, a testament to his unwavering enthusiasm and contributions to aviation safety.

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Bob Bio

Robert Meder

Bob has been a life-long aviation enthusiast, having grown up watching airliners approach O’Hare runway 22R from his childhood home in Chicago’s north suburbs.  He started fulfilling that enthusiasm by earning his private pilot certificate in 1995.  He has been a CFI since 2001 and holds single and multi-engine with instrument privileges.  Bob currently has over 7,000 hours of flight time, most of which has been as a flight instructor, helping others achieve their goals.

Bob came to aviation in a somewhat non-traditional path.  He decided to learn to fly as a hobby and discovered that he has a passion to share his knowledge with others.  He brought to aviation his experience in safety-critical positions during his 40-year career with a major rail carrier, while insights he gained while flying informed his rail career.  Bob has embraced new technologies in both worlds, having been a contributing editor of a book about glass cockpits and culminating in establishing a large industrial UAS (drone) program at his company before retiring.


Bob served as chairman of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) for eight years and continues to serve on the organization’s board.  He also participates in several industry-level safety committees, promoting best practices in aviation.  Bob is also a FAASTeam Lead Representative, having been awarded St. Louis FSDO representative of the year in 2010.  In addition to that award, he was also the 2009 St. Louis CFI of the Year, the 2010 Lincoln FSDO CFI of the Year, and the 2010 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year.


Bob currently resides with his wife in the St. Louis area.

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