January 17 (Wed) 7:00pm Flying with Passengers

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Once a pilot obtains a private pilot certificate, a whole new type of flying is available to them as they can now fly with people other than certified flight instructors. These people are better known to the pilot as passengers.

For new pilots, the added responsibility and distraction can increase workload, stress, and risk. From the planning stages until the conclusion of the flight, there are many safety and convenience factors that contribute to completing a safe and enjoyable flight.

Join Kyle as he covers the factors necessary to make sure that carrying passengers will be an enjoyable, and most importantly, a safe experience.


Kyle Smathers has been flying general aviation aircraft since 2011. He currently holds a commercial pilot certificate as well as an advanced ground instructor certificate. If he is not flying, he is probably studying for his next big project at San Jose State, where he studies aerospace engineering. Flying is one his favorite activities and he enjoys sharing the experience of flight with friends and family. He is constantly trying to find ways to make his flying skills better and is a firm believer that there is always more to be learned; perfection is never achieved. Flying is the only thing on his career plan because working in a cubicle for the next forty years is one of the only things he fears in life.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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

San Carlos Flight Center is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early through the FAA event notification system at FAASAFETY.GOV. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home. Contact your SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 to confirm secure online access to any particular seminar.