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May 2021

May The Fourth Be With You: Skywalker Ranch Fly By

Sat May 1 - Mon May 31

Did you know Skywalker Ranch is located in Marin County at 5858 Lucas Valley Road? And, since we are pilots, we can fly over it. So if you want to have some fun and take a scenic flight up the coast, check out Skywalker Ranch in May. The principal operation of the facility is as a motion picture sound mixing and recording facility, as well as serving as the corporate offices of Lucasfilm. Other Lucasfilm properties provide animation and visual…

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Airport of the Month: Garberville

Sat May 1 - Mon May 31

One of the more remote airports in the state, Garberville Airport (O16) is known for the steep terrain on all sides of the field, making it a challenge to plan a proper descent from pattern altitude to the runway. Pilots should plan on circling over Garberville as part of their descent, taking note of the terrain and wind conditions as they fly towards pattern altitude. Keeping the pattern tight is required due to the mountains to the east of the…

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FOG Lunch: Auburn

Sat May 1 - Mon May 31

Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Auburn Airport (AUN) displays a change of scenery from its Central Valley counterparts, with rolling hills and beautiful pine trees lining the field. Take advantage of the warming temperatures this May to visit this airport and sample the delicious cafe serving both breakfast and lunch during the outdoor dining season. Wings Grill and Espresso Bar is located right next to transient parking on the south side of the ramp and serves…

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Destination California Coast – San Luis Obispo and Oceano

Wed May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   Pilots often embark on long cross country flights to build cross-country time or to travel to a compelling destination with family or friends; San Luis Obispo and Oceano offer just that. With the beach within walking distance, tasty cuisine nearby, and plenty of aeronautical challenges along the way, this…

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Special Ops Meeting

Thu May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2021

Here at San Carlos Flight Center we believe our community helps us stand out as such an amazing and successful flight center, and we couldn’t be happier!  Our motto is safety, community, and adventure, the main building blocks that we grow with constantly. In order to provide all the great events, seminars, and groups we have here, we have asked our members to volunteer and lend us a hand where and when they can, which has made each event memorable and awesome.  We’re…

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G1000 System Design and Failure Analysis

Sat May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   A Garmin G1000 system consists of many electronic units, most of them remotely located and invisible. Except for the displays, we are aware of them only when perusing the Pilot's Guide. What do the individual components do? And how can a pilot detect when they go wrong? San Carlos…

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Ground School Refresher: Airspace

Wed May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   Let’s face it, airspace is an imaginary concept.  It is just a shorthand way to talk about the set of Federal Aviation Regulations that apply by location and altitude, and the impact they have on VFR flight.  As confusing as you think the rules are, with a quick refresher,…

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The Killing Zone

Sat May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   Good pilots are constantly learning through sources of information such as safety seminars, actual flight experiences, or evaluation of others mistakes. We apply this knowledge to our future flights with the goal of becoming safer pilots. For commercial pilot Andy Clark, an eye-opening learning experience occurred after reading the…

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June 2021

California Volcano Hunting

Tue Jun 1 - Wed Jun 30

When people think of volcanoes in the United States, most people think of places like Hawaii or the Pacific Northwest. However, did you know that California has a few volcanoes scattered across the state? With towering peaks, the formidable Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen both lie at the northern tip of the state and are viewable from hundreds of miles away. These volcanoes are easily viewed from both the air or you can fly to Weed Airport (O46) or Rogers…

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FOG Lunch: Merced

Tue Jun 1 - Wed Jun 30

Summer’s here, and to celebrate, treat yourself to a cross-country flight to grab some BBQ at the Merced Airport (MCE). Located just west of Merced, the airport has an almost 6000-foot runway with multiple instrument approaches, as well as a full-service FBO. This is a great opportunity to get a cross-country flight in while also knocking out some approaches for your IFR currency. Hangar BBQ is located on the east side of the field near the terminal building. They serve…

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