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Transition to Low Wing

September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

*Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.**

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly in a low wing aircraft? For once you can see traffic and scenery clearly above you, maneuver easier, and have the pleasure of flying a unique aircraft.  Flying a low wing aircraft can seem out of the ordinary for some Private Pilot trainees, but join us and find out why low wings should be part of your flying experience.

San Carlos Flight Center invites Chief Pilot Herb Patten to discuss what some of the advantages are to transitioning to and training, in a low wing aircraft.  In this seminar, Herb will discuss what a pilot might expect while flying a low wing such as the change in maneuvering characteristics, landing attitudes, speeds, systems, and overall performance.  We will also discuss several different scenarios in which a low wing can surpass its competitor training aircraft.

If you are a student pilot that is looking to stand out amongst the rest of your flying peers, join us for this seminar to find out why flying a low wing is a good choice.


Herb Patten is the Chief Pilot at 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 1,500 hours into at least 120 different California airports.  He is the current chairman of the Upwind Foundation, famous for its Upwind Summer Scholarship Program. In 2015, Herb was named a Master Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors.


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 2019 as a Distinguished Flight School.

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. Click here or contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.



September 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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