April 4 (Wed) 7:00pm Engine Basics

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

What makes an airplane different from a glider?  The engine! The ability to tap into the energy stored in fuel to make the plane move forward and climb.  An engine is the way we get airspeed and altitude. For something so important, it’s amazing how little some pilots know about their plane’s engine.

SCFC Chief Pilot and Flight Instructor Dan Dyer understands the issue.  As someone who rarely checked the oil in his car, engines were a very new thing to him when he first started flying helicopters.  But with study and by asking a lot of questions, he now understands how the engine works and some good ways to explain it to students who struggle to know the difference between a piston and a magneto.

Join us on Wednesday, April 4th for an introduction to engine basics.  Find out everything a pilot needs to know about his or her airplane engine and enter a judgement-free safe place to ask stupid questions.  Together, we finally get a working sense of what is happening every time you pull those levers, twist those knobs, and flip those switches.

Dan Dyer is Chief Pilot of San Carlos Flight Center and has been instructing for 11 years, first in helicopter and now in airplanes. He has almost 4,000 flight hours and is the Bay Area's local expert in crosswind landing instruction. He is known for finding simple and innovative ways to explain complex topics and regularly speaks on advanced ground school topics.  He co-founded and manages the Bay Area FlyOutGroup - a social club of over 400 pilots that meet for lunches, dinners, and other fun aerial adventures. Find out more about Dan at www.sancarlosflight.com or contact him at dan@sancarlosflight.com


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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

San Carlos Flight Center is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early through the FAA event notification system at FAASAFETY.GOV. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home. Contact your SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 to confirm secure online access to any particular seminar.