June 11 (Sat) 12:00pm Easy Cross Country Flight - What Could Go Wrong?

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

An easy cross country flight, flown in a well-equipped plane ends up in the trees. What went wrong? What can we take away from this?

Aircraft accidents deserve attention: They let us learn from others’ mistakes, help us think critically about our skills, and provide a mental “nudge” if we find ourselves in similar situations.

In this safety seminar we will review a recent aviation accident that occurred during a flight from Santa Ana to Truckee. We will analyze the factors that contributed to this accident and along the way we will uncover some surprising new information.

Presenter Herb Patten is an FAA certificated advanced and instrument ground instructor who teaches Private Pilot ground school at San Carlos Flight Center. He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating, has over 600 hours and flown into 111 different California airports. He is a board member of the San Carlos Pilot Association, SCAPA, co-founder of the Bay Area Student and New Pilot group, and an executive member of the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program steering committee. When not giving presentations he can be found in the air pursuing his aviation interest or supporting others in their flying adventures.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit, click here to register.

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.