January 9 (Sat) 12:00pm – 3:00pm Co-Pilot Workshop: Radio Communication and Air Traffic Control

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Are you married to a pilot? Or connected in any other way? If you frequently find yourself in the cockpit with a co-pilot maybe things would be more enjoyable if they knew a little about what they were doing this session is for you.

What is that secret language that pilots speak on the radio? To whom are they communicating? What the heck are they trying to say?

San Carlos Flight Center regularly holds Co-Pilot Workshops that are intended to demystify flight for people that fly often as passengers with other pilots. The more you can understand about what is going on in the cockpit, the more enjoyable the flight will be, and the greater your ability to impact the safety of the flight.

Join SCFC CFI and Chief Pilot Dan Dyer for an introduction to radio communication and air traffic control from the perspective of non-pilots. We will start with a training session on radio phraseology, and an introduction to the various people that talk back to us on the radio. We continue our talk with a review of the various uses of the radio and radio clearances. Finally, we will discuss the radio transponder and squawk codes. Included are a few exercises designed to help you become more familiar with radio procedures and terms. This will be a fun, interactive introduction to radio communication in flying.

The Co-Pilot Workshop is open to anyone, including very new beginner pilots, but special emphasis will be given to the perspective of a Right Seater, someone who typically rides along in an airplane flown by another pilot. No prior training required. Newbies welcome.

SCFC's Co-Pilot Workshop Series can help improve pilot/passenger relations. If you have a friend, relative, or spouse who flies with you, this seminar series is designed to give them opportunities to learn a little bit more about what is happening in the cockpit. Each session will familiarize participants with one area of flying so that they can be more knowledgeable about what is happening during the flight. Our seminar series covers ground training but can be paired with in-flight training sessions on request.

This event qualifies for WINGS credit, click here to register

To enroll, call San Carlos Flight Center at (650) 946-1700 or click here to sign up. SCFC pilots sponsoring right-seat participants should check with Dan Dyer at SCFC to see how they can participate.

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.