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Key West to California: Westbound Across America

February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Most of us have only been on cross-country flights closer than 300 miles away from our home airport. Only a few of us venture to fly even longer distances. Flying gives us the freedom to go anywhere when we deem its safe, and for one pilot he chose to make the stretch across America.

Dave Kramer, a commercial pilot, gained significant experience from his 32 day, solo trip across America. Throughout his flight, he gained many nuggets of knowledge. In this continuation seminar, he will share some of his key learnings that you can use to improve the safety of your flights. Cross-country planning for a single flight is challenging but imagine the undertaking for planning an actual “cross-country” flight. The constantly changing weather patterns over America, small airports, unexpected delays, and other challenges is what you could expect on a cross-country trip across the country. Join us to hear about his flight back from Key West to California, along with many challenges he faced.

You surely won’t want to miss this seminar if you are planning to go on a long cross-country trip, improve your flight planning, or you just want to learn more about the adventures of a fellow pilot.

Dave Kramer MD, an ophthalmologist for over 30 years, is an instrument rated, tailwheel, complex and high performance endorsed commercial SEL pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor with an interest in weather. He has been flying since 2012, has over 1100 hours of which over 500 have been in the IFR system. He also enjoys long cross country flying, night flying and flying in the LA area.

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 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

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. Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.


February 1, 2020
12:00 pm
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