October 8 (Sat) 12:00pm IFR Distilled: The Essence of IFR Flight

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Most pilots know that “Instrument" is an additional rating that can be added to the back of a pilot certificate.  Most know that it involves flying through clouds, and shooting instrument approaches.  More training, more knowledge, etc.  But what does the Instrument Rating really mean?  What is the essence of instrument flight?

Dave Kramer, Instrument Ground Instructor and public educator, has created distilled down a vision of the IFR rating.  If you are a VFR pilot and completely terrified of all the procedures of IFR, this presentation will help.  If you’re an IFR pilot, this is a great way to focus your knowledge and experience into the key elements.  Dave shares his experiences of instrument flying over the past year and unveils his distillation of IFR down to a few mnemonics. This will be a fun opportunity for seasoned pilots in the audience to share their techniques as well.

Do you fly IFR?  Do you have a lot of checklists to make sure you follow the rules.  Does it seem like a daunting task when you are all alone and arrive in the terminal area and then the controller gives you a heading and altitude change as well as clears you for an approach just as you enter a cloud and your autopilot goes out?  How do you keep it all straight in such a short period of time?  These questions and many more are what motivated Dave to get to the essence of IFR flight.

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

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

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