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Destination Colorado Rockies

April 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.**

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The Colorado Rockies is a popular destination for its exciting scenery, towering mountains, and famous landmarks. For pilots accessing these areas from the air, the Rocky Mountains present diverse terrain, rapidly changing weather conditions, high density altitudes, and other unique aeronautical challenges. Every year, many pilots journey East to visit these jagged peaks, glacier-carved valleys, and demanding mountain passes that represent unique aeronautical challenges.

Join SCFC Chief Pilot Herb Patten to introduce these challenges present within the Colorado region, and provide an overview to the flight planning process. All long cross-country trips involve lots of thorough and thoughtful planning; so in this seminar, Herb will preview potential trip routes, considerations while mountain flying, and provide previous insight to pilots from his experience within the region.

Whether you are considering flying to Colorado or are just curious about what it is like to plan a sophisticated long-cross country trip, you will enjoy this seminar.


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 1,500 hours into at least 120 different California airports.  He is the current chairman of the Upwind Foundation, famous for its Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. In 2015, Herb was named a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors.


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 2022 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.


April 27, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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San Carlos Flight Center
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