About Us

                          Mend Aviation is a flight  school 

                             located at Van Nuys Airport

                For decades, Mend Aviation has prepared 

                          student and professional pilots 

       with superior flight and ground school instruction
 

              From the fundamentals to advanced flying 

        techniques, Mend Aviation has provided students 

         with a foundation of state-of-the art techniques 

                                 and updated procedures
 

                                         RICHARD MEND
                        FLIGHT & GROUND INSTRUCTOR
                                        ALL RATINGS   ATP
 

       ************ FAASTeam Representative ************



                                    
                   


            AVIATION TECHNICAL CONSULTANT FOR 

              MOVIES TELEVISION AND  NEWS MEDIA
 

                                        EXPERT WITNESS
 
                       SPECIALIZING IN CHECK OUTS
 

           CATALINA * BIG BEAR *MAMMOTH *KLAX
 

            ***********FLIGHT REVIEWS************
 

**** GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE ! ****

FREE SEMINARS

                 Mend Aviation Seminars     February 2020

         

     Richard Mend - AVIATION TECHNICAL CONSULTANT 

                 FOR MOVIES, TELEVISION AND NEWS MEDIA

                                   

                                    FAASTeam Representative


       CO-SPONSORED BY: BURBANK AVIATION MUSEUM

                               www.godickson.com/bam1.htm

          Located within the portal of the Folded Wings Shrine

                                  

CO-SPONSORED BY: Ron Berinstein CFI-AI AGI AEROBATIC WINGS MASTER    PILOT - FAAST TEAM REP.


CO-SPONSORED BY: Charlie Ducat, President Ch 40 EAA KWHP


          WE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE ADVANCEMENT

                                       OF GENERAL AVIATION

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                                              FEBRUARY 2020


                          mendaviation.com - (818) 636-1021

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February 1, 2020  Saturday Morning   9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic: Improve Your Walkaround Pre-Flight Inspection

Discussion of what to check and how and why to check it, and more!

Speaker: Richard Mend, CFI-AIM-ATP FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Schuler & Brown, Attorneys at Law

Airport Center Building

7100 Hayvenhurst Avenue

Basement Conference Room

Van Nuys, California 91406-3874

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 2, 2020  Sunday Morning 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic: Airworthiness

Powerpoint and discussion of AD compliance, 14CFR Part 43, A/C log books, required inspections,

and more!

Speaker: Ron Berinstein, CFI-AI AGI AEROBATIC-WINGS MASTER PILOT - FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Conference Room, 2nd floor Vista Bldg . 10000 Airpark Way , Pacoima, CA  91331-7393   KWHP

(north side of airport)

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 3, 2020  Monday Evening 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM    Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic:  High Performance Singles

Video and discussion of the concerns of operating engines over 200 HP, proper Cowl flap

operation, precautions, and more!

Speaker:  Richard Mend, CFI-AIM-ATP FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Aviation Center, North Valley Occupational Center, NVOC

 Classroom B

 16550 Saticoy St (corner of Hayvenhurst Ave. and Saticoy St.) on KVNY

 Van Nuys, CA  91406-0265

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

No fly in!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!


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February 8, 2020  Saturday Morning   9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic:  Operating at KVNY

Discussion of airport procedures, do's and don'ts, probem areas, and more!

Speaker: Richard Mend, CFI-AIM-ATP FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Schuler & Brown, Attorneys at Law

Airport Center Building

7100 Hayvenhurst Avenue

Basement Conference Room

Van Nuys, California 91406-3874

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 9, 2020  Sunday Morning 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic: Multi-Engine Airplanes

Video and discussion of multi-engine characteristics, techniques, counter rotating

engines, Vmc, and more!

Instructors, don't miss this seminar.

Speaker: Richard Mend, CFI-AIM-ATP FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Conference Room, 2nd floor Vista Bldg . 10000 Airpark Way , Pacoima, CA  91331-7393   KWHP

(north side of airport)

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 10, 2020  Monday Evening     7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic: Returning to the Left Seat

Powerpoint and discussion of after years of non-flying, getting back into it

Speaker: Ron Berinstein, CFI-AI AGI AEROBATIC-WINGS MASTER PILOT - FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Conference Room, 2nd floor Vista Bldg . 10000 Airpark Way , Pacoima, CA  91331-7393   KWHP

(north side of airport)

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 11, 2020  Tuesday Evening     7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic: To Be Announced

Speaker: Ron Berinstein, CFI-AI AGI AEROBATIC-WINGS MASTER PILOT - FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Proteus Air Services             KSMO

2501 Airport Ave

Santa Monica, CA  90405-6103

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 22, 2020  Saturday Morning   9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic:  Emergency Procedures for the Cessna Citation

Discussion of defining emergency procedures

Speaker: Stelios Rapis, Chief Pilot and owner of Chrysler Aviation

Location: Schuler & Brown, Attorneys at Law

Airport Center Building

7100 Hayvenhurst Avenue

Basement Conference Room

Van Nuys, California 91406-3874

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 23, 2020  Sunday Morning 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic: Hangar Talk

Moderator: Ron Berinstein, CFI-AI AGI AEROBATIC-WINGS MASTER PILOT - FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Conference Room, 2nd floor Vista Bldg . 10000 Airpark Way , Pacoima, CA  91331-7393   KWHP

(north side of airport)

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 24, 2020  Monday Evening     7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic: Airspace

Powerpoint and discussion of misunderstanding certain aspects of airspace.

Speaker: Ron Berinstein, CFI-AI AGI AEROBATIC-WINGS MASTER PILOT - FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Conference Room, 2nd floor Vista Bldg . 10000 Airpark Way , Pacoima, CA  91331-7393   KWHP

(north side of airport)

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

Fly In Ok !!!!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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February 26, 2020  Wednesday evening  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM  FREE EVENT  Bring note pad and pen

Topic: ADS-B

Powerpoint and discussion of ADS-B and how it will affect general aviation, the 

pro's and con's, how it works, and more!

Speaker: Ron Berinstein, CFI-AI AGI AEROBATIC-WINGS MASTER PILOT - FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Santa Monica College Bundy Campus  KSMO

3171 S. Bundy Dr. West Los Angeles, CA  90066-1016

Big, green glass, 4 story building, first driveway past Airport Ave.  (College Dr.) traffic light

First floor room 123

Contact: Richard Mend for FREE RESERVATIONS at least 3 days before  event  (818) 636-1021   

E-Mail: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net                     

No Fly In!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !

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February 29, 2019  Saturday 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Free Event Bring note pad and pen

Topic: What Every Pilot and Passenger should know about Aircraft Fires

Video and discussion of how to deal with inflight smoke and fires.

Speaker: Richard Mend, CFI-AIM-ATP FAASTeam Rep.

Location: Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Contact: Richard Mend for RESERVATIONS  at least 3 days before event  (818) 994-9770

Seating is limited to 15 persons  !

E-MAIL: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net  

No fly in!

To CANCEL, PLEASE call (818) 636-1021 ASAP Thanks !!!

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Control Tower Tours FREE EVENT!

are being conducted at KVNY - KWHP - KBUR, and KSMO

call Richard Mend (818) 636-1021 for reservations!

Discussion regarding accessing the many services of ATCT, including a walking tour.

This is an opportunity for pilots of all levels to increase their understanding of the services of the ATCT

Ample time will be provided for discussion and questions.

Speakers: ATCT personnel

Contact: Richard Mend for reservations (818) 636-1021

E-mail: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net

LIMITED TO 5 PEOPLE

due to FAA security regulations

Advance Reservations and a Photo I.D. required and you MUST be a U.S. CITIZEN

FREE EVENT!

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                                  FOR FUTURE SEMINARS!


                       Mend Aviation Seminars  February 2020

                           mendaviation.com - (818) 636-1021


  Please note that last minute  scheduling  changes  may occur


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