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Destination Yellowstone

May 1, 2021 @ 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.**

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A popular destination for pilots, Yellowstone National Park is easily accessible by air and is surrounded by exciting scenery, towering mountains, and a plethora of famous landmarks. The Yellowstone area and the Northwest United States are full of diverse terrain and weather conditions that are probably different than what pilots are used to in California. From jagged peaks, glacier-carved valleys, and remote islands, FlyOutGroup’s 2021 flagship trip will expose pilots to this new environment, while promising adventure and memories of a lifetime.

Join Chief Pilot Herb Patten and private pilot Travis Bender as they introduce the 2021 FOG Yellowstone and the Pacific Northwest trip, and cover the planning procedures with making a flight within the region. They’ll preview the 2021 trip’s itinerary, route, and considerations, and provide insight from their experiences with flying in the region. Whether you are considering joining FOG on the Yellowstone trip or are just curious what it’s like to plan a major cross-country trip, you will enjoy this seminar.


Herb Patten is the Chief Pilot at the San Carlos Flight Center, a CFII 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.

Travis Bender is an instrument-rated private pilot and is currently the FOG Coordinator at SCFC. Travis has experience flying in the Pacific Northwest, including flights between Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. A 2016 Upwind Summer Scholarship recipient, Travis is currently a senior at the University of Puget Sound when he is not in the air.


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. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date. Click here or contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.




May 1, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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San Carlos Flight Center
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