August 21 (Wed) 7pm - Surviving a Water Landing

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:00pm


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Every pilot knows of the “Miracle on the Hudson” by Captain Sullenberger of US Airways. But what if you had to do it? Would you be prepared?

When you are flying over a crowded city with limited emergency landing spots, ditching into a body of water may be the only option. If you are ever in a situation where you need to make an emergency landing on water,  landing is only half of the battle. You will have to know how to escape your airplane while it is taking in water. You may be upside down and your seatbelt may be stuck. Factors like disorientation and lack of oxygen can make it a challenge to survive.

In this seminar, Dave Kramer MD, will talk about water egress techniques to increase your odds of survival and go over the step-by-step process of escaping a water landing. After this seminar, you will be prepared in case of an emergency water landing. 


Dave Kramer MD, an ophthalmologist for over 30 years, is an instrument rated, tailwheel, complex and high performance endorsed commercial SEL pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor with an interest in weather. He has been flying since 2012, has over 1100 hours of which over 500 have been in the IFR system.  He also enjoys long cross country flying, night flying and flying in the LA area. 


San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure.  AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminar and guest speaker programs.  Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early.  SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date.  Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.