February 13 (Wed) 7pm - Tips for Improving your Landings

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Flying is a nuanced muscle/mental coordination skill, and that is never more true than when landing.  A good pilot juggles four primary controls simultaneously to position the aircraft safely and correctly for landing.  Passengers grade us on our landings, but are they even watching what is important?  How can a mediocre pilot bump themselves up a few notches in landing ability?

CFI Dan Dyer has about 8,000 landings from both left and right seat, and loves breaking down the complex art of airplane landing into its components.  In this presentation, Dan will share some tips you can use to improve your landing ability.  Some of these tips are just getting your head right about the role of the pilot and the goal for the landing.  Some of the tips are exercises you can practice yourself the next time you fly, to build up your physical skills and your eye-hand coordination.

If your landings need improvement, this seminar may be able to get you started on the right track.


Dan Dyer is a flight instructor and Chief Pilot of San Carlos Flight Center.  He has been instructing for 14 years, has over 4,000 flight hours and is the Bay Area's local expert in crosswind landing instruction. He is known for finding simple and innovative ways to explain complex topics and regularly speaks on advanced ground school topics.  Find out more about Dan at www.sancarlosflight.com or contact him at dan@sancarlosflight.com


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.