VFR charts pack an extraordinary amount of material and represent a 3 dimensional world of terrain and airspaces in 2 dimensions. They describe graphically the earth as it looks to us pilots from the air. And no matter how much we study them and how good we get at interpreting them there is always something new or some little nuance that we didn’t realize. Lastly, they are fun. Who doesn’t enjoy looking at a map, especially an aviation one.
One of Herb Patten’s interest and passion is aviation charts. There is no better person than Herb to go over VFR charts and learn something we thought we knew, we never knew, or we should have known.
Herb will actively involve the audience in this fun review of VFR charts and point out interesting facts that you then can go out and impress your friends. Don’t miss this enjoyable afternoon with Herb.
Herb Patten is an FAA certificated advanced and instrument ground instructor who teaches private pilot ground school at San Carlos Flight Center. He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating, has over 800 hours and flown into 111 different California airports. He is co-founder of the Bay Area Student and New Pilot Support Group, and a board member of the Upwind Foundation, famous for its Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. In 2015, Herb was named a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors.
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