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July 2022

Airport of the Month: Rio Vista

Fri Jul 1 - Sun Jul 31

This month’s airport is a great airport to visit for a flight training student - Rio Vista (O88)! While it may look like a normal airport, this small field has a lot of things that make it a great way to add some sizzle to your training. Located in the Sacramento River Delta, Rio Vista is an untowered airport with two crossing runways. There is self-serve fuel available, and a small FBO on the field with a pilot lounge. The…

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FOG Lunch: San Luis Obispo

Sat Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This July, venture down the Salinas Valley to San Luis Obispo (SBP) and enjoy brunch at the Spirit of San Luis Restaurant. Known for their California-fare, their omelets, scrambles, and hamburgers sample local ingredients and are served alongside an excellent outdoor view of the airport ramp and runways. On the flight down, travel down via Monterey Bay, the Salinas Valley, and then descend over the rolling hills south of the Paso Robles VOR. San Luis Obispo Airport also has a…

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A “Stabilized Approach” to Learning to Land

Sat Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   It sounds like such a simple concept, to fly a “stabilized approach” to the runway. It’s something new student pilots are told as they begin to master approach to land and landing. But that simple phrase can be interpreted many ways, and some work better for new students than others. Take a moment and listen to…

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5-Day Colorado Mountain Training Trip

Wed Jul 6 - Sun Jul 10

Each year an armada of 182s departs the Bay Area bound for a fun and amazing mountain flying adventure! This year we head back to Colorado for some awesome Rocky Mountain flying. We will take the southern route through Arizona, landing at the KSEZ for an overnight stay in Sedona. Day two we journey into the heart of the Rockies for a two-night stay in Eagle, Colorado, our home base for mountain flying. Eagle is situated among the best mountain…

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Path to Getting a Flight Instructor Certificate

Wed Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Is teaching your passion? Are you a commercial pilot? Do you want to train the next generation of pilots? Then obtaining the Certified Flight Instructor certificate, or CFI is the right choice for you. Being a CFI is one of the most common flying careers a commercial pilot might pursue. Becoming an instructor is an excellent…

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Ground School Refresher: Airspace

Sat Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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, you’ll be back to full knowledge in…

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NO SAFETY SEMINAR on July 13

Wed Jul 13

There will be no safety seminar on Wednesday, July 13 due to the Full Moon Flyers FOG event. Please consider joining us on the most popular fly-out event of the year. For more information visit our webpage by clicking here.   Look out for our next safety seminar on Saturday, July 16 "I Failed a Checkride - Now What?".   Thank you and we'll look forward to seeing you then.   -SCFC Seminar Team

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Full Moon Flyers: Santa Rosa with Upwind

Wed Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FOG’s biggest event of the year is back! On the evening of Wednesday, July 13th, join us at Santa Rosa (STS), where we will join forces with the Upwind Summer Scholarship to showcase the fantastic General Aviation community to the high-school students and their families. Park at the Sonoma Jet Center between 6:30-6:50 PM, then plan to meet up at 7:00 PM at Sky Lounge Steakhouse and Sushi Bar inside the passenger terminal. FOG and Upwind will have the outdoor…

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I Failed a Checkride – Now What?

Sat Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Every FAA Practical Test (or “checkride”) has three possible outcomes - pass, fail, or discontinuance. Most people pass on the first time, and you’ve likely heard a number of stories of passed checkrides. But what happens if you don’t pass? What comes next after you have been notified that the maneuver you just flew fails to…

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Truckee Airport Operations

Wed Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Truckee Airport is the gateway to Lake Tahoe. The spectacular views of Lake Tahoe are a short flight away, but pilots need to be aware of the challenges associated with these flights. Truckee is settled well above sea level, located between mountainous terrain and gorgeous vistas. This location brings variable weather conditions which can pose tricky…

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