October 21 (Wed) 7:00pm Slipping and Skidding: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Flying Uncoordinated

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

New pilots often get confused about what it means to fly uncoordinated.  Some have heard about cross-controlled stalls, accidental spins, and other flight hazards and have learned to fear anytime the ball is outside of the center race on the turn coordinator.  But there’s much more to learn than simply that.  In fact, a beautifully executed crosswind takeoff or landing will demand the pilot be cross-controlled, with the ball well outside of the center race.  What is the real answer?  When is it safe to be uncoordinated in an airplane?


SCFC has invited experience aerobatics flight instructor and Reno race pilot Justin Phillipson to help us better understand the differences between slipping and skidding.  What situations call for slipping?  What pilot control inputs will make the airplane slip safely?  What are the limits of slip control?  Why is skidding so dangerous?  Improve your knowledge and your ability to stay safe by attending this exciting lecture.

Justin Phillipson has been infatuated with flying since he was a young child, and has taken his obsession and made it into a full time career. If he’s not speaking at one of SCFC’s safety seminars, you may find Justin in a Reno air race or flying aerobatics. He is commercially rated in fixed wing single- and multi-engine land and sea, glider, and helicopter, and has owned a variety of aircraft. Justin is a tailwheel enthusiast and one of the aerobatics instructors at San Carlos Flight Center.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit, click here to register.

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.