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Lessons Learned from the Airlines

September 14, 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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Earning a pilot certificate means getting a ticket to learn. But how do you learn without making mistakes? Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. More advanced ratings provide exposure to challenging situations. In particular, pilots transitioning to the airlines train to deal with challenging scenarios and to work with others to safely make the right decisions.

San Carlos Flight Center invites Airline Captain Jessica Reinschmidt to share lessons learned from the airlines. In this seminar, Jessica will discuss how her complex training prepared her to perform under pressure, effectively work with others, and practice proper resource management both inside and outside of the flightdeck. Learn from real life examples recognizing hazardous scenarios, how to handle them, and knowing which resources to use.

We encourage everyone to join us for this unique opportunity to learn from an experienced aviation professional, ask questions, and improve your skills.


Jessica Reinschmidt is an Airbus Captain at Alaska Airlines, by way of Virgin America.  Her path to the flight deck has not been a straight shot. Instead, she followed an indirect path to follow her dream. After being told in High School that she could never be an airline pilot, she pursued a degree in Meteorology, but found that her guidance counselor was wrong. She transferred to the University of Illinois’ Combined Flight/Maintenance Program. She has experience being a Line Fueler, Gate Agent, Ramp Agent, Customer Service Supervisor, and long time CFI before landing her first airline job with Mesa Airlines in 2005. She grew up in suburban Chicago, where she continues to live with her husband (a Spirit Pilot), and her two sons.


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.


September 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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