May 12 (Sat) 12:00pm So You Had to Make an Off Airport Landing

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

What happens when you have to land off airport?  What condition are you in and does anyone know where you are?  Did you file a flight plan? Were you talking with ATC? Or, were you just alone enjoying the solace of flight?  Were you able to semi plan your landing near an airport, a road or any civilization? What equipment or baggage survived with you?  What about you passengers? How long will it be before someone finds you and is able to help?

This seminar is an eye opening experience and explores the search & rescue process with our local USAF-AUX and Civil Air Patrol representatives.  We will discuss the many ways CAP searches for you, the physical and mental challenges you will face, and ways to prepare yourself to survive well before you ever take-off.

Please bring your pilot bag to the seminar.

Join Major Peter McCutchen a dynamic speaker and member of the civil air patrol as he shares his insight on this process and offers valuable information that could one day save your life.

Major Peter McCutchen serves as a volunteer pilot of the USAF-AUX, Civil Air Patrol (CAP).  The Civil Air Patrol is an integral part of the United States’ Air Force TOTAL FORCE and provides approximately 90% of the in-land Search & Rescue support.  Major McCutchen has served as the Commanding Officer for the Jon E. Kramer Composite Squadron in Palo Alto CA, and has participated in more than 200 mission & training sorties throughout his 13 years in CAP.  Major McCutchen holds an FAA Private Pilot- Instrument rating with over 500 hours, and served as a United States Naval Air Warfare Aircrewman on the P-3C Orion with over 1400 hours.


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.