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What You Need to Know About Oakland Operations

Wed Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bay Area has many airports for pilots to choose from. Flying to a new airport can bring a new set of challenges and risks, along with new procedures. For student pilots trying to branch out of their home airport, it can be overwhelming to become familiar with local procedures. So, what airport information is crucial to know when operating at a new airport? What specific things do you need to watch out for? What hot spots or other things may be confusing to a student or new pilot?

San Carlos Flight Center invites Chief Pilot Herb Patten to discuss local procedures including noise abatement, pattern operations, and where to find information for operating at Oakland. With four landing surfaces, eight runways, and two towers, Oakland airport can seem overwhelming. Join Herb as he demistifies operations by reviewin what to expect including common ATC instructions, key airport ground operations as well as common paths for arrival and departure. After attending this seminar, students and new pilots will have more confidence in operating safely at Oakland..

We encourage any student pilot to attend, and pilots of higher rating to attend too. Do not miss out on this seminar to learn how to gain confidence, operate safer, and be on your A game when operating at KOAK.

Herb Patten is the 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 flown over 3,500 hours. He is the current chairman of the Upwind Foundation, famous for its Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. In 2023, Herb was named a Distinguished Flight Instructor by AOPA.


Wed Feb 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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