November 20 (Wed) 7PM - Top 20 Things I learned about ForeFlight

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Students and new pilots are increasingly flying with tablets and using software that replaces paper charts and documents with the digital equivalents. These applications, such as ForeFlight, are extremely powerful and have a plethora of features. For a pilot just beginning to use ForeFlight, the choices and options seem overwhelming. Valuable features and capabilities can go undiscovered.

In this seminar, we will highlight the most useful features that are relevant for new VFR pilots. We demonstrate how to enable them and then show what they can do. More importantly, we will identify at what point in the flight they should be used, e.g., planning, briefing, arrival, approach, or at the destination.

If you are just beginning to explore the features of ForeFlight and want to deepen your understanding on how to effectively use these great tools, you will want to attend this seminar. Bring your tablet and show up to discover the best features for new pilots.


Herb Patten is the Assistant Chief Pilot at the San Carlos Flight Center, 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 1,500 hours and flown into at least 120 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.

Alessandro Franco is a Private Pilot and Upwind Scholarship Recipient who completed all of his training at SCFC. He is currently working on his Instrument Rating and frequently utilizes ForeFlight, having learned many of the intricate tips and tricks of the application. His experience with these technological advancements in aviation will prove to be a vital asset in the discussion of this ForeFlight Seminar.

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.