July 8 (Sat) 12:00pm From Miscue to Rescue

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

This is rare and emotional seminar in which the pilot himself, recounts his flight planning, the flight and accident, and the emotions and aftermath he and his family experienced during a flight that did not go as planned.

The VFR flight of N4640L, a Cessna 172 that departed Lodi, Calif., (1O3) on a May 2012 flight to Mountain Home, Idaho, (MUO) ended abruptly when lowering ceilings forced pilot Brian Brown into a canyon where his plane impacted a 60-degree slope. Brown and his wife were injured in the crash, and his daughter was able to call 911, leading to a successful search and rescue mission in extreme conditions.

In this seminar, Brian will describes the flight, acknowledges his misjudgments and offers useful lessons. A professional firefighter, he also recalls how his emergency response training proved invaluable, and that all pilots and their passengers should be prepared to spend a night or two surviving in the terrain they fly over.

A “mission-driven mindset made me to take some risks that I wouldn’t have normally taken,” Brown said. “And here I found myself just slowly and slowly and slowly convincing myself that this flight was safe enough to continue.”

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com. To register for this event, click here.

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.