November 7 (Wed) 7:00pm Flying in No Mans Sky

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

This is a interesting seminar about flying high—into the mid-teens and lower flight levels, FL180-FL250—in an unpressurized piston airplane, most of us lower level pilots would consider "No Man’s Sky". What's it like way up there?  Is it really above the weather? Is it horribly cold in the cockpit? What's it take to breathe up there? What about hypoxia? We'll discuss these, and more, including emergency considerations and along the way, we may touch on pressurization.


Alan Marcum is an instrument-rated private pilot who has been flying for over thirty years and has 2,000 flight hours. He has flown from Cambridge, U.K. to Lihue, Hawai'i and in between, and in many airplanes including a Tiger Moth, a Waco, a Malibu and a Mooney. He currently bases his Mooney at Palo Alto, where he learned to fly. By profession, Alan is a computer scientist.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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San Carlos Flight Center has created BAY FLIGHT 2018, an aviation conference for SF Bay Area pilots interested in staying current about the latest topics in aviation, learning new skills and techniques, and hearing from leaders in the field and will be held on Oct 27, 2018 (

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