December 17 (Sat) 12:00pm Roadshow Truckee - Safety Flying In and Out of a Mountain Airport

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lake Tahoe is a wonderful destination any time of the year.  Pilots are the lucky few who can skip the long drive and enjoy a spectacular flight instead.  Such privilege comes with responsibility.

Our guest speaker Hardy Bullock, of the Truckee Tahoe Airport District, takes a comprehensive look at flying into and out of Truckee airport (KTRK.)  He will discuss considerations for flying in the mountains, including winds and weather, icing, terrain, density altitude, and aero medical factors.  He will also focus on factors unique to the Truckee airport, such as non-towered airport operations, route planning, sharing the airspace with gliders, and detailed arrival and departure planning information including common mistakes.  Finally, Mr. Bullock shares information about the local community and how the airport staff can help you enjoy your flight and operate safely.

Hardy Bullock currently serves as the Director of Aviation and Community Services at the Truckee Tahoe Airport District. He is tasked with the safety, security, and efficiency of this regional general aviation airport. Reduction of annoyance and enhancement of the benefit of the airport to the community at large is also a principal role of his. Hardy has spent the last ten years finding creative solutions to problems facing general aviation. He is a multi-engine instrument rated pilot with nearly 2000 hours of flight time in various types of fixed wing aircraft. He serves with distinction on the National Business Aircraft Association as the Airports Safety Team Leader. He is a Certified Member of the Association of Airport Executives. Hardy is also an appointed Planning Commissioner, Community Advisory Team member, and Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Outside of work Hardy spends time with his wife of 20 years and two children ages 13 and 14.

This seminar is a must for anyone planning a flight to Truckee, and is sure to provide great tips to those pilots who have previously made the trip. We hope you can join us.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit

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

San Carlos Flight Center is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early through the FAA event notification system at FAASAFETY.GOV.

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