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Lessons I Learned in the First 250 Hours of Flight

November 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.**

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The first 250 hours of flight are often one of the most overwhelming times in a pilot’s career. Pilots should use this stage to develop best practices and learn from their mistakes. Join us to learn from one pilot’s experience and set yourself up for success.

San Carlos Flight Center invites commercial pilot Travis Bender to share lessons learned from his first 250 hours of flight, and what he wished he knew when he earned his private pilot certificate. Travis will walk through his flying career, sharing insights that shaped his flying habits, as well as mistakes that motivated him to advance his skills. For pilots looking to eventually pursue an instrument or commercial certificate, he’ll also share some techniques that helped drive him along that path.

Whether you’re a recently certificated private pilot or looking for ways to level-up your flying and improve your techniques, join us for this seminar.


Travis Bender is a commercial pilot who learned to fly at the Flight Center. He is actively working on his CFI rating and leads the Marketing and Events team at SCFC. When he’s not at the airport, Travis currently works in a strategic finance role at a major Silicon Valley company.


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 2022 as a Distinguished Flight School.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Livestream access is free for everyone, but recorded seminars are available solely to members at a later date. Click here or contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access to our web archive.


November 2, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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San Carlos Flight Center
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