May 4 (Sat) 12pm - C182 Systems

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm


The Cessna 182 is a four seat, high-performance airplane.  It is known as the Skylane and has a variety of mission profiles.  With more payload and speed than a Cessna 172, the Skylane is often the next step in flight training for new private pilots. Learning to fly the Skylane involves getting a high-performance endorsement. This encompasses learning to handle its higher power and associated greater torque as well as monitoring and managing engine temperature. The Skylane has a constant speed propeller which introduces new engine controls which is an additional complexity for the pilot stepping up to the Cessna 182.

All these features make it a good airplane for carrying four adults over a medium distance or using its larger fuel capacity to fly longer distances with fewer passengers. It is a great airplane for a trip to Los Angeles, Portland, or Seattle. The higher payload provides flexibility but must be managed to conform to aircraft weight & balance limitations.

San Carlos Flight Center has four Cessna 182s with a variety of equipment and instrumentation.  Getting checked out in our 182s is as easy as reviewing the aircraft systems and performance information from the POH, and then acquiring the skills to handle the aircraft in all phases of flight. This seminar provides the foundational knowledge necessary to understand the engine components, instrumentation, and operating procedures.

Join CFI Dan Dyer as he reviews the systems of this aircraft and why it has earned its reputation as an all-around winner.  This seminar is a fundamental part of the ground training required of pilots planning to get checked out and fly this aircraft at San Carlos Flight Center.



Dan Dyer is a flight instructor and Chief Pilot of San Carlos Flight Center.  He has been instructing for 14 years, has over 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.  Find out more about Dan at or contact him at



San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure.  AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminar and guest speaker programs.  Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early.  SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date.  Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.