April 21 (Sat) 12:00pm Flying the Surface Analysis Weather Map

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

Middle Latitude Cyclones are the dominant weather pattern in the US.  If you understand how these work with their interaction with the upper atmosphere, you will be one step ahead in flying safely in North America.  By simply looking at a surface analysis weather chart, ie surface prog chart, you will be able to interpret areas of good and bad weather, wind directions and speed and estimate vertical profiles.

With atmospheric moisture, comes the hazards of icing. Other than a thunderstorm, nothing else is so detrimental to flight. California, because of it’s warmer winters is notorious for icing. How can we predict it and where can we find it?

Join Dave Kramer, ground instructor, instrument rated private pilot and weather enthusiast as he discusses these important topics from a pilot’s viewpoint.


Dave Kramer MD is an instrument rated, tailwheel and high performance endorsed private pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor with an interest in weather. He has been flying since 2012, has over 900 hours of which over 300 have been in the IFR system.  He also enjoys flying at night as well as flying in the LA area.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

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