July 14 (Sat) 12:00pm Approach Plate Analysis: Medford Localizer Back Course

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

If you ever fly to Oregon, you know that it is a state full of mountains, valleys and weather.  In fact during the winter half of the year, southern Oregon is a favorite route of the jet stream.  Medford lies in this area and is a favorite destination and fuel stop. Knowing how to stay clear of terrain is the primary goal of the IFR pilot and if you are VFR, learning how IFR pilots do it can only make your flying safer, especially true at night.


The Medford MFR LOC DME BC B approach has it all:

•Mountains and deep valley

•High workload

•Complex avionics choreography

•Back course

•Circling-only minimums

•No approach lighting system

•Control tower

•Air-carrier airport

Join Brian Eliot, chief instrument flight instructor at San Carlos Flight Center as he analyzes this approach and offers invaluable pearls for flying IFR and staying clear of terrain. Whether you are instrument rated or not, you are guaranteed to learn some valuable skills to add to your flight bag.

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.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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

San Carlos Flight Center has created BAY FLIGHT 2018, an aviation conference for SF Bay Area pilots interested in staying current about the latest topics in aviation, learning new skills and techniques, and hearing from leaders in the field and will be held on Oct 27, 2018 (www.bayflight18.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.