December 30 (Wed) 7:00pm Under the Hood: Safety Pilot Best Practices for Simulated Instrument conditions

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Whether you are training for your Instrument rating or keeping current with your current instrument rating you may need to use a safety pilot. What is Safety Pilot? What are their required credentials? How do you pick a safety pilot?  How to keep safe while flying with a safety pilot? This safety seminar will discuss this and many other aspect related to flying with a safety pilot in simulated instrument conditions.

Herb Patten is an FAA certificated advanced and instrument ground instructor who teaches private pilot ground school at San Carlos Flight Center. He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating, has over 700 hours and flown into 111 different California airports. He is co-founder of the Bay Area Student and New Pilot Support Group, and a board member of the Upwind Foundation, famous for its Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. In 2015, Herb was named a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit, click here to register.

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. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home. Contact your SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 to confirm secure online access to any particular seminar.