August 24 (Sat) - Emergency Preparedness: Mountain Flying & Ocean Survival

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:00pm


What you don’t know could kill you. Don’t let a lack of knowledge about survival risk the safety of your flight. This seminar will cover survival topics essential for safely flying the high mountains and waterways of the North American West.

  • High Density Altitude Operations
  • Forced Landings: Hitting the Right Spot on your ‘Engine-out’ Approach.
  • High Altitude Airport Operations: KTRK, KTVL, KMMH and others
  • Intro to Open-Water & Ocean Rescue &; Survival
  • Life Raft Deployment (with LIVE DEMO)
  • Staying Found: Update on rescue communications and identifying your position

Enhance your awareness of mountain risks; know how to stay safe, prepared, and ready to handle the unexpected. With the knowledge from this seminar, you’ll increase your capability to handle the unexpected on your next mountain flying adventures.  



Howard J. Donner, MD, CFI.
Dr. Howard’s unique medical practice has taken him to the farthest reaches of the globe.
He is an Emergency Physician & Co-author of The Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.

  • Medical Operations Consultant for NASA.
  • Staff Physician for the Himalayan Rescue Association and
  • Rescue Doctor National Park Service, Denali National Park, Alaska.
  • Professional River and Mountain Guide / Professional Skipper
  • Certified Flight Instructor and member of the FAA safety team.
  • Howard is the Adventure Training Director for ‘The Finer Points of Flying’.

Jason Miller ATP, CFII.

Jason is a veteran CFI with more than 20 years of aviation experience and nearly10,000 hours of instruction given. Jason is a member of the FAA safety team, an instructor for AOPA’s Air Safety Institute and was named by the FAA as the western pacific CFI of the year for 2009. “I am passionate about developing systems that help pilots become safer and more efficient,” says Miller.



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.