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IFR Plate Analysis

November 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will be held in person at SCFC, attendance is free and open to all. Web Members will still be able to access our seminars online, both live and recorded. Click here to learn more about the transition.

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Instrument approach plates pack an extraordinary amount of information into a very small space. However, if we can learn to categorize the details into those necessary for effective *planning* separate from those necessary for effective in-flight *briefing*, we can make even the first glance at a complex procedure less overwhelming.

In this seminar Daniel Stellini, CFII and United Airlines pilot, will guide us through a thorough analysis of the approach plates at one unique local airport, placing that discussion within the larger context of planning for and executing an IFR flight. Our recurring Approach Plate Seminars take an intensive look at a variety of approach procedures. No two sessions are alike and over the year we will try to cover all the varying nuances of instrument approaches.

Although tailored to instrument pilots and students, VFR pilots will find approach plates helpful in safely locating an unfamiliar airport especially at night. Similarly, both VFR and IFR pilots will benefit from this seminar as many concepts that will be discussed and information that will be reviewed are applicable to pilots of all ratings and operations.


Daniel Stellini is a CFII and a United Airlines pilot with extensive experience from Cessnas to Boeing 777’s. He is committed to developing safe and competent pilots, and is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor. In his freetime, he likes playing music, and teaching others how to become better pilots. 


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 2023 as a Distinguished Flight School for the third year in a row.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Our seminars are free to watch when attended in person at our facility in San Carlos but live streaming and viewing recorded seminars are exclusively available to members. Click here or contact an SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access to our web library of over 500 recorded safety seminars and live-streamed content.


November 15, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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