February 7 (Wed) 7:00pm My 172 May Help Me Survive

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

We talk about how to handle an emergency landing, and how to deal with the NTSB afterwards. However, what about the step in between? Let’s say you’ve made it through the crash safely, but now you have to survive long enough for rescuers to find you. A packed survival kit will vastly improve your chances, but there is another great resource available to all pilots: the aircraft itself. From the avionics on board to the structural components themselves, the plane you flew in on can be lifesaving.

In this seminar, Michael Dutton will describe how he would tear apart a Cessna 172 in order to survive in the wilderness.

Michael Dutton is a private pilot in both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft with over two hundred hours. He is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 132 and has spent years as a first aid and survival instructor. When he isn’t flying or working, he still goes camping with his friends from his old Troop.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

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