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Meet the Piper Dakota

Sat Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Piper Dakota is the latest addition to the Flight Center fleet. It is a four-seat, fixed gear low wing plane powered by a Lycoming O-540 engine. How does this airplane compare to other airplanes in the Flight Center fleet? What missions would be ideal for the Dakota?. What is involved in upgrading your ride from the Piper Archer to the Dakota?

San Carlos Flight Center is pleased to introduce the Piper Dakota in this seminar. Join Chief Pilot Herb Patten as he provides an overview of the key differences present in this aircraft compared to others of its class. He’ll explain the various mission profiles the aircraft is capable of, and the associated training and requirements for SCFC pilots. 

Join us to learn more about the Piper Dakota. Whether you are interested in getting a checkout in this airplane or just want to learn about the details of the Dakota, you should attend this presentation.

Herb Patten is the Chief Pilot at the San Carlos Flight Center, a CFI and an FAA certificated advanced and instrument ground instructor who teaches private pilot ground school at San Carlos Flight Center. He is a commercial pilot with an instrument rating, has flown over 3,500 hours and landed at more than 130 different California airports. He is the current chairman of the Upwind Foundation, famous for its Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. In 2023, Herb was named a Distinguished Flight Instructor by AOPA.

About San Carlos Flight Center:

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.

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.

Interested in watching more of our presentations? View our growing library of over 500 recorded safety seminars available to view in our Members Only Seminar Library, available by clicking here.


Sat Mar 30
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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