February 23 (Sat) 12pm - Onboard Traffic Systems

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

TCAS and TIS-B and TAS, oh my! Many of our aircraft are now equipped with traffic awareness systems, but how do these systems work, and how do the many varieties differ? These systems do not show all traffic all the time, but when and where can these limitations strike?

In this seminar, SCFC technology guru and CFI Brian Eliot will guide an examination of the most common traffic systems available in small aircraft. He will discuss what is generically called TAS, along with the FAA-defined TIS and TIS-B systems. He will also compare presentation symbology, service volumes, and relate system use to transponder and radar advisory service rules. Good radio communication is of core importance at SCFC, so the seminar will include a special emphasis on appropriate radio phraseology when making traffic calls.

Join us to learn what you need to know to make these avionics a safety feature of your next VFR or IFR flight, instead of an in-flight distraction.

Brian Eliot is San Carlos Flight Center’s resident expert for IFR training and Garmin G1000 avionics. He has been flying since 1995 and received all his training in the Bay Area. Brian previously worked as a broadcast engineer, a software developer, and taught computer science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He regularly presents at San Carlos Flight Center safety seminars and has a reputation for making complex concepts easy to learn and understand.  Find out more about Brian at www.sancarlosflight.com or contact him at brian@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.