December 8 (Sat) 12pm- Beyond Simple Airspace

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 12:00pm


CFI Herb Patten will guide us through an exploration of unusual airspace

boundaries, seeking how to remain compliant with regulations in spite of confusing

charted airspace. Think you know about Class A, B, C, D, E, and G? There's so much

more. Together we will discover the unusual and different airspace defined in 14 CFR

part 93 special air traffic rules. We will investigate unique special military areas and

tools to check their status. Herb will elucidate the differences between VFR corridors

and VFR flyways. Finally, the discussion wouldn't be complete without exploring class

Echo surface areas and a nod to history with a review of airspace classified as TSRA.

Pilots of all backgrounds and ability levels are welcome to attend and participate in this

interactive review and exploration of airspace.


Herb Patten is the Assistant Chief Pilot of San Carlos Flight Center, a CFI and an FAA certificated advanced and instrument ground instructor who teaches private pilot ground school at San Carlos Flight Center. He is a commercial pilot with an instrument rating, has over 900 hours and flown into at least 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.

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

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