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Gaining Confidence in Your Flight Training: The Use of Home Flight Simulators

February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Most people are used to the idea of school-based flight simulators in flight training, especially for an instrument rating. But there are many great reasons to take advantage of home-based flight simulators to build confidence and enhance your training. Flight simulators are easy to use, extremely helpful, and can cater to any situation.

SCFC invites Brandan Dadoun a Student Pilot, and John Lindstrom a Private Pilot, who both have actively used flight simulators throughout their flying careers, to share how it’s benefited them in becoming better pilots. In this seminar, we will cover the vast amount of flight simulation applications that you can use at home; how to set it up; and how to get the most out of it. Flight simulation has been around for a long time and has proved extremely helpful for many aspiring to become a better pilot. Along with flight simulation being an excellent procedural trainer, pilots can also practice their radio skills by talking with real Air Traffic Controllers. The possibilities are endless.

If you want to become a better pilot, gain confidence, and discover many new things that you might have never known; you do not want to miss this seminar.


Brandan Dadoun is a Student Pilot and SCFC’s Seminar Coordinator, Brandan has completed the majority of his flight training at SCFC; with over 70 flight hours. He is an advocate for getting youth involved in aviation, and is actively involved in many aviation programs. He is an active volunteer at the Hiller Aviation Museum, and previously an active volunteer in the local EAA chapter. He is excited to teach people who are ready to learn.

John Lindstorm is a Private Pilot with over 150 hours, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. John Lindstrom began working in California in software development since the early 1990s. Growing up in a Navy family, he ran into quite a few pilots and realized that, without exception, they were all simply put, “cool”. Before taking his discovery flight, he would look upwards on clear days and just enjoy the scenery, but since that day, he couldn’t help but to be in the sky too.


San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay Area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought 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.



February 12, 2020
7:00 pm
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