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July 2020

Ground School Refresher: Aerodynamics

Sat Jul 18 @ 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.     Aerodynamics is the basis of flying; without a fundamental understanding of lift, drag, airfoils and more, why are you even flying?  While these topics can be quite challenging to master, it's the foundation to building an exceptional and knowledgeable pilot. San Carlos Flight Center invites SCFC CFI Lukasz…

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I Just Got ForeFlight Now What?

Wed Jul 22 @ 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.   Students and new pilots are increasingly flying with computer tablets, and using software that replaces paper charts and documents with the digital equivalents.  These applications, such as ForeFlight, are extremely powerful and have a plethora of features.  For a pilot just beginning to use ForeFlight, the choices and options…

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Special Ops Meeting

Thu Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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.  This month…

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Identifying, Assessing, and Mitigating Common Flight Risks

Sat Jul 25 @ 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.   Every flight has an associated risk, and pilots need to know how to either take on that risk or mitigate it.  However, when can a pilot notice when that risk is too much?  Will it endanger the flight? San Carlos Flight Center invites AGI and CFI James Sloan to…

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Radio Communications 3: Non-Towered Airport Communications

Wed Jul 29 @ 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.   Flying in and out of the many airports in California requires a high degree of situational awareness and sophisticated radio skills. And yet, radio communication is rarely taught as a specific subject during private pilot training. Usually, new pilots just absorb what they hear on the frequency around them,…

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August 2020

NO Safety Seminar on Saturday, August 1st

Sat Aug 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The previous seminar "So You Had to Make an Off-Airport Landing. What Happens Next?" unfortunately was canceled due to presenter conflicts. Thus, there will be no Safety Seminar on Saturday, August 1st. Please tune in for one of our future seminars, and thank you for your understanding. -SCFC Seminar Team

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IFR Distilled – The Essence of IFR Flight

Mon Aug 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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.   IFR flying involves juggling many tasks: precise navigation, controlling the aircraft by use of the instruments, managing automation, interpreting and following arrival, approach or departure procedures, communicating and complying with ATC instructions to mention a few.  In some phases of flights things can happen very fast.  It is critical…

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Operating at Truckee Airport

Wed Aug 5 @ 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.   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…

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Useful Rules of Thumbs for Aviators and How We Came Up With Them

Sat Aug 8 @ 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. Aviators use rules of thumb because they provide simple techniques to solve, quickly, possible time critical aviation problems.  Often, the simple calculations offered in rules of thumb are only approximations of a more complex derivation. San Carlos Flight Center invites AGI Michel Vidal-Naquet to discuss how pilots can effectively use…

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Destination: Colorado

Wed Aug 12 @ 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.   Mountainous terrain, high density altitudes, steep approaches, and much more face a pilots challenging journey to Colorado.  Luckily, upon arrival a pilot can be rewarded by gorgeous vistas, scenery, and outdoor activities to do with their families.  Planning a trip to such a demanding destination can require extensive planning…

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