Jan 30 (Wed) 7:00pm You want me to talk Too?! Radio communication for student pilots.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

When you are learning to fly, the first several flights may seem overwhelming. You are manipulating the flight controls, looking outside at the horizon, scanning the aircraft instruments and performing specific maneuvers. That’s a lot. At some point, your instructor will ask you to also do the radio calls, which is an additional task to perform. It may seem overwhelming while you try to learn what seems like a new language and new terms.

This seminar is targeted for student pilots that are just starting to use the radio. We will review typical radio communications at San Carlos airport. During this seminar we will listen to the typical radio communication between pilot and the Ground controller as well as the pilot and tower controller. We will also listen to and analyze some of the some of the one-off communications that occur to better familiarize student pilots with what to expect.

Herb Patten is 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.


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

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