August 26 (Sat) 12:00pm Navigating the Burbank Class C Airspace for the JPL FOG Trip

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. JPL helped open the Space Age by developing America's first Earth-orbiting science satellite, creating the first successful interplanetary spacecraft, and sending robotic missions to study all the planets in the solar system as well as asteroids, comets and Earth's moon. In addition to its missions, JPL developed and manages NASA's Deep Space Network, a worldwide system of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft.

The JPL Public Services Office offers tours free of charge for groups and individuals on an advance reservation basis. All tours commonly include a multimedia presentation on JPL entitled "Journey to the Planets and Beyond," which provides an overview of the Laboratory's activities and accomplishments. Guests may also visit the von Karman Visitor Center, the Spaceflight Operations Facility, and the Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

We are planning a FlyOutGroup trip to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Southern California on September 21 and 22, landing in Burbank California’ s Bob Hope Airport (Hollywood Burbank Airport) KBUR.  The tour starts at 1:00pm on either day and occurs  between 2- 2.5 hours.   The walking distance for the tour is approximately 0.8 miles with multiple flights of stairs.

As a government facility, all attendees must register at least 30 days before September 21st  with date of birth, age, and country of birth.  Non US citizens must present their passport upon arrival.  

  • Minimum age is 5 years.

  • All visitors must wear appropriate footwear, specifically comfortable closed-toe walking shoes.

  • Attendees age 18 and older must bring at least one photo ID.

  • No sandals or high heels.

See The FOG Events page on San Carlos Flight Center’s website for further details.

The LA Airspace is a large and busy but with proper preparation, nothing to fear. In fact, it is one of the most exciting places a pilot can fly.  Join Dave Kramer, as he will discuss cross country planning and the Class C surrounding the Burbank Airport for this unique opportunity.

Dave Kramer MD is an instrument rated, tailwheel endorsed private pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor with an interest in weather. He has been flying since 2012, has over 800 hours of which 300 have been in the IFR system.  He also enjoys flying at night as well as flying in the LA area.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or

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