Mar 28 (Wed) 7:00pm Pilot Confessions

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great if all are flights were perfect?  Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke, Chief of Staff of the Prussian General Staff from 1857 to 1871, was quoted “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy”.

When we fly, hopefully we prepare for all contingencies based on the pilot, the aircraft, the environment, and the mission. But rarely does all go as expected. This allows us to gain experience and learning.


This seminar will not be streamed or archived as to offer a safe environment for pilots to come and share their stories with fellow pilots about flights that if they had to do them over again, they would have been done differently.  It is a round table discussion, each person sharing a story, with the audience and speaker.  This is a tremendous opportunity to share and learn from others.

Dan Dyer is Chief Pilot of San Carlos Flight Center and has been instructing for 11 years, first in helicopter and now in airplanes. He has almost 4,000 flight hours and is the Bay Area's local expert in crosswind landing instruction. He is known for finding simple and innovative ways to explain complex topics and regularly speaks on advanced ground school topics.  He co-founded and manages the Bay Area FlyOutGroup - a social club of over 400 pilots that meet for lunches, dinners, and other fun aerial adventures. Find out more about Dan at or contact him at


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or

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.