June 16 (Sat) 12:00pm Insights from Eavesdropping on Class D Radio Communications

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

In this seminar we will review the common and uncommon radio communications that you might encounter when operating at Class D airports. We will use real life examples from Bay Area airports. Improving pilot/controller communications starts with pilots having a fundamental understanding of what controllers say and why they say it. We will examples of good radio communication as well as examples where radio communication can be improved.

Herb Patten is a CFI and an FAA certificated advanced and instrument ground instructor who teaches private pilot ground school at San Carlos Flight Center. He is a commercial pilot with an instrument rating, has over 900 hours and flown into at least 111 different California airports. He is co-founder of the Bay Area Student and New Pilot Support Group, and a board member of the Upwind Foundation, famous for its Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. In 2015, Herb was named a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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.  SCFC 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).