August 28 (Wed) - Checkride Prep: A Walkthrough of Aircraft Maintenance Logbooks

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 7:00pm


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Aircraft records are significant for safety and legal reasons. Maintenance and inspection are meticulously recorded in the aircraft logbook. Pilots need to understand the details of aircraft logbook entries to validate the airworthiness of the airplane.

A checkride is one instance where the pilot-in-command needs to know every page of an aircraft logbook. When was the last 100 hour inspection and annual inspection? Are all the airworthiness directives complied with? Pilots need to be able to read and interpret logbook entries to confirm required inspections have been completed.

In this seminar, San Carlos Flight Center CFI Stephen Heesacker and Fleet Manager Maryam Mortezazadeh will decipher the logbook entries and highlight what you need to pay attention to as a PIC. This seminar is especially relevant If you are preparing for your checkride and need to understand airplane logbooks but also useful if you just want to learn about the record-keeping process.


Stephen Heesacker is a flight instructor at San Carlos Flight Center.  For Stephen, flying has always been a joy.  He has a degree in Physics and Aeronautics at San Jose State University and has competed on the San Jose Precision Flight Team and United States Precision Flight Team.  Find out more about Stephen at or contact him at

Maryam Mortezazadeh is the fleet manager at San Carlos Flight Center. She keeps track of the fleet's maintenance schedule, ensuring the airplanes are safe and airworthy.


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.