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Cross Country Alternate Flight Planning

October 6, 2021 @ 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.**

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Learning how to accurately plan a cross-country flight is a fundamental skill pilots must acquire, but sometimes everything does not go as planned. By evaluating different routes, weather patterns, and aircraft capabilities we can choose the optimal way to get to our destination. However, it is equally important for pilots to plan multiple alternatives to be prepared for all scenarios.

San Carlos Flight Center invites CFI Matt Debski to present a realistic based scenario where a pilot has to weigh out alternatives, and then choose a plan to execute. Matt will demonstrate several approaches to tackle identifying and planning alternatives. During the presentation the audience will have an opportunity to consider their choice before the outcome is revealed.

If you regularly fly cross-country trips, or plan on doing so; you won’t want to miss out on this seminar.


Matt Debski is a 1600-hour pilot and CFI and has been flying in the Bay Area since 2003.  He and his family enjoy flying their Cessna 182 around the western United States visiting friends and going on adventures.  Matt works as a software engineer and enjoys running, backpacking and camping, and trying new things.


San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay Area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation through 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. Livestream access is free for everyone, but recorded seminars are available solely to members at a later date. Click here or contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access to our web archive.



October 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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