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Flying in the Midwest

April 24, 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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The United States has a wide variety of natural beauty. Pilots in different parts of the country experience very different weather, terrain, and flight processes. For example, pilots based in California often learn about coastal climates and weather, operating in or around busy Class B airspace. Only with long cross country trips can they find out how other parts of the country operate and what challenges they face.

San Carlos Flight Center often brings in instructors with experience flying in other parts of the country, and asks them to share what they know. For this presentation, we’ve asked CFI Sydney Rapp to give her pilot perspective on flying in the Midwest, specifically in the areas around Missouri where she flew for many years. The Midwest brings many challenges for pilots, such as constantly changing weather conditions, varying airspaces, and key airplane operational differences that vary throughout the year.

If you ever considered flying in the Midwest, or want to learn more about how airplanes handle differently throughout America – join us for this seminar.


Sydney Rapp is a flight instructor at San Carlos Flight Center, and started flying at age 18 in her hometown of Dallas, Texas. She attended Saint Louis University where she earned her B.S. in Aeronautics and became a CFI/CFII/MEI during her senior year of college. After over two years of teaching in the Saint Louis and DFW areas, Sydney has gained valuable experiences she shares with her students to promote safe and fun flying. She is excited to be living in the Bay Area and teaching at SCFC.


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.



April 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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