May 27 (Sat) 12:00pm Cross Country Flight Planning for the August Solar Eclipse

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

The last total solar eclipse was in 1998 and in North America, 1991.  After August, the next one will be in 2024. This is by far the most popular event for astronomers around the world.  This year it will pass through Oregon, and FOG would like to take this opportunity to observe this rare and unique event and to do it safely.  The path of the eclipse is over 300 miles away and in a mountainous state. This will involve cross country planning, mountain flying and high density altitude considerations.

Join Dave Kramer as he reviews this year’s eclipse and what is involved to fly there and how to log this time. Dave is an instrument rated, tailwheel endorsed private pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor with an interest in weather. He has been flying since 2012, has over 800 hours of which 300 have been in the IFR system.  He also enjoys flying at night as well as flying in the LA area.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or To register, click this link.

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