August 16 (Wed) 7:00pm Lawyers Secrets from the BAR

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

FAA regulations seem very precise and legal. After all, we spent time trying to learn and understand them. On first glance the FAA regulations appear very detailed and thorough. Then, after reading some of them you might have begun to wonder what was really meant. Often times, we read and the reread the regulations to better understand what is being said. Several regulations and terms aren’t very precise. The FAA solution to this is offered by the Regulations Division’s Legal Interpretations and Chief Counsel Opinions. These are documents that are issued in response to requests for clarification and interpretation of the Federal Regulations. In this safety seminar, we will look at some of the more relevant legal interpretations and how they might impact our understanding of the FARs

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.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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