June 14 (Wed) 7:00pm Electricity for Pilots

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

It's sometimes said that all you need for flight is a wing and a prayer. Of course, many other things are a big help. Engines, for one. Flight controls. But what about electricity? Although the basic flight controls and instruments of many planes don't really require it, electricity does many useful things. It powers radios, lights, transponders, autopilots, GPS units, and even can recharge your iPhone in flight. Modern flight wouldn't be possible without it.

As pilots, we study electrical systems in depth during primary flight training and each time we transition into flying a new aircraft. How much of that do you remember? Would you know what to do in the event of an unusual situation, malfunction or failure? Do you know the difference between volts and amps? Do you know what a circuit breaker is actually doing?

San Carlos Flight Center welcomes back experienced check airman and training Captain Ben Taber, who has pulled together some of the most challenging electrical issues.  Capt. Taber will introduce us to "Electricity for Pilots" and review electrical use in everyday flight, static electricity buildup and discharge, and discuss possible failure scenarios and resolutions for each.

Join us for Ben Taber's seriously humorous take on general aviation and dive deeper into your pilot knowledge bank at this fun and challenging seminar.

Bennett Taber is a check airman and training captain with over 20 years and 12,000 hours of air charter experience throughout the western United States. His first 500 hours of flying were conducted in Alaska. Capt. Taber manages flight operations and charter sales for Dreamline Aviation in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a Dreamline Training Captain in Beech King Air aircraft.

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.