September 25 (Wed) 7PM - Ground School: Cross Country Flight Planning

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

 

As a bonus session to our Private Pilot ground school, SCFC occasionally offers weekend workshops to supplement ground school lecture topics with in-depth, hands-on training, using real-world scenarios. Ground school students are encouraged to attend, and this event is also open to other members of the San Carlos pilot community.

Join us if you would like some practice with the flight planning process including using faa.gov to look up NOTAMS and TFRs, reviewing airport information available in the AFD and other sources, creating nav logs, determining fuel requirements, performing weight and balance, and using DUATs to file a VFR flight plan.

Presenter Herb Patten is an FAA certificated advanced and instrument ground instructor who teaches Private Pilot ground school at San Carlos Flight Center. He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating, has over 600 hours and flown into 111 different California airports. He is a board member of the San Carlos Pilot Association, SCAPA, co-founder of the Bay Area Student and New Pilot group, and an executive member of the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program steering committee. When not giving presentations he can be found in the air pursuing his aviation interest or supporting others in their flying adventures.

 

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.

 

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.