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February 2020

What’s up at Palo Alto? Palo Alto Tower Operations

Wed Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Attendance: 4 / 40

    Palo Alto Airport is the busiest GA airport in the Bay Area. Palo Alto is unique with new taxiways, complicated airspace, and forever changing conditions. Along with any airport, Palo Alto brings its own sets of challenges and we want local pilots to be aware of what has changed. San Carlos Flight Center invites Brian Fisher the PAO Tower Manager to talk about Palo Alto’s new airport layout, runway safety, and the new procedures. Palo Alto just underwent…

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IFR Confidence Skills, Knowing how to Analyze Approach Plates

Sat Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Attendance: 2 / 40

Flying IFR brings its own sets of challenges. From managing your navigation to handling the radios, and flying the approach into your destination airport. As pilots, we need to be familiar with all the necessary information about our flight before we fly it. Before you fly your next IFR flight, join us to learn more about approach plates, and how you can gain the most amount of knowledge and information out of them. San Carlos Flight Center invites Brian Elliot,…

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March 2020

Sunday Dinner at Harris Ranch

Sun Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm
Attendance: 15 / ∞

Sunday March 1st, we will fly to Harris Ranch (3O8) and meet at the Ranch Kitchen Restaurant  at 6 pm.   This is an awesome flight with tons of learning as well as good food. There is a 10% discount if you show your pilot’s certificate to your server. The airstrip is narrow so use those rudders! Please sign up below so we can get an accurate headcount and keep you in the loop with updates. Ridesharing is encouraged, so be…

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Seminar POSTPONED: Emergency Singnaling ELT’s and PLB’s

Wed Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

SEMINAR POSTPONED - WILL OCCUR AT LATER DATE. 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 2019 as a Distinguished Flight School. SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign…

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Flight Center Night Out

Fri Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bel-Mateo Bowl, 4330 Olympic Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403 United States
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Attendance: 0 / ∞

Sometimes the Flight Center likes to do non-aviation things, and tonight is one of them! Join us for bowling at Bel-Mateo Bowl on Friday, March 6th, between 6pm-8pm for a night on the lanes. Sign up below and come hang out with the people of SCFC, meet fellow members, and maybe chat with employees you haven't seen before. We believe in our community, and our community is going bowling!   Price is $20/person, which includes shoe rentals and food. You…

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Whats Happening at San Carlos Airport?

Sat Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 40

Keeping an airport strong takes a lot of hard work. The airplane owners and pilots of San Carlos Airport are fortunate to have a great team from San Mateo County maintaining and protecting the airport. Issues are addressed instantly, from runway surface issues to refurbishing the hangars and limiting neighboring construction against flight operations. SCFC periodically invites SQL Airport Managers to update the pilot community on anything that can impact the safety of flight operations. What upcoming closures can pilots…

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SCFC 8th Anniversary

Sun Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Attendance: 1 / ∞

It's our 8th Anniversary! Come out and join us for an afternoon full of games and delicious food, and help celebrate the past 8 years. Bring your family, meet fellow pilots, and cheers for the future! Please RSVP by March 7th so we can gather a total headcount.  

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Full Moon Flyers Merced/Macready Field

Sun Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm
Attendance: 1 / ∞

Full Moon Flyers Merced/Macready Field March 8, 2020 (Sun) 6 pm  Sunday March 8th is the Full Moon and this month we will fly to the  Merced Regional/Macready Field (KMCE) and dine at the Hangar BBQ, the place to be and be seen. The Hangar claims to “serve up the best smoked meats west of the Mississippi”. Let’s go find out!                                      …

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Arcana from the AIM

Wed Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 40

Think you know the insides and outs of the FAR and the AIM? Many pilots are familiar with the basic guidance provided in these sources, however there are many intricacies detailed in the seldom read pages of the AIM. There are numerous procedures, and techniques covered within the depths of the AIM that might be useful someday. Have you ever heard of a cruise clearance? How about a through clearance? Vibal? If you have never heard of them to begin…

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Destination: Santa Maria

Sat Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 40

Santa Maria, the gateway to Southern California, and the beautiful Santa Ynez valley is a great destination airport for many reasons. From the beautiful wineries, to the blissful beaches and tasty BBQ joints; this is a pilot's dream. Santa Maria is a short flight from the Bay Area and a perfect destination for either students trying to log their long cross country time, or pilots seeking a great weekend getaway. Where else can you request to taxi directly to your…

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