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February 2020

Reaching For The Sky, How I Became an Airline Pilot

Sat Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Attendance: 3 / 40

From piston props to jumbo jets, many people dream of becoming an airline pilot. But what does it take to get there? Randall Walliser has been involved in aviation for as long as he can remember and knows what it takes to get and hold the dream position. Long ago, Randall flew as a member at San Carlos Flight Center, eventually became a flight instructor, and then progressed to the airlines. We have invited him back to tell us about…

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What’s up at Palo Alto? Palo Alto Tower Operations

Wed Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Attendance: 2 / 40

    Palo Alto Airport is the busiest GA airport in the Bay Area. Palo Alto is unique with new taxiways, complicated airspace, and forever changing conditions. Along with any airport, Palo Alto brings its own sets of challenges and we want local pilots to be aware of what has changed. San Carlos Flight Center invites Brian Fisher the PAO Tower Manager to talk about Palo Alto’s new airport layout, runway safety, and the new procedures. Palo Alto just underwent…

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IFR Confidence Skills, Knowing how to Analyze Approach Plates

Sat Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Attendance: 1 / 40

Flying IFR brings its own sets of challenges. From managing your navigation to handling the radios, and flying the approach into your destination airport. As pilots, we need to be familiar with all the necessary information about our flight before we fly it. Before you fly your next IFR flight, join us to learn more about approach plates, and how you can gain the most amount of knowledge and information out of them. San Carlos Flight Center invites Brian Elliot,…

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March 2020

Emergency Signaling: ELT’s and PLB’s

Wed Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 40

Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) are becoming cheaper and more reliable.  Why would a pilot need a PLB if they already have an onboard ELT?  How would a PLB help a pilot in an emergency?  What is a PLB anyway? In this seminar, Herb Patten, SCFC's Assistant Chief Pilot will explain the critical differences between PLBs and ELTs.  He will review the history of the emergence of the regulations on ELTs, review accident data that highlights the problems and challenges of…

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Flight Center Night Out

Fri Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bel-Mateo Bowl, 4330 Olympic Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403 United States
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$20
Attendance: 0 / ∞

Sometimes the Flight Center likes to do non-aviation things, and tonight is one of them! Join us for bowling at Bel-Mateo Bowl on Friday, March 6th, between 6pm-8pm for a night on the lanes. Sign up below and come hang out with the people of SCFC, meet fellow members, and maybe chat with employees you haven't seen before. We believe in our community, and our community is going bowling!   Price is $20/person, which includes shoe rentals and food. You…

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Whats Happening at San Carlos Airport?

Sat Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 40

Keeping an airport strong takes a lot of hard work. The airplane owners and pilots of San Carlos Airport are fortunate to have a great team from San Mateo County maintaining and protecting the airport. Issues are addressed instantly, from runway surface issues to refurbishing the hangars and limiting neighboring construction against flight operations. SCFC periodically invites SQL Airport Managers to update the pilot community on anything that can impact the safety of flight operations. What upcoming closures can pilots…

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SCFC 8th Anniversary

Sun Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Attendance: 1 / ∞

It's our 8th Anniversary! Come out and join us for an afternoon full of games and delicious food, and help celebrate the past 8 years. Bring your family, meet fellow pilots, and cheers for the future! Please RSVP by March 7th so we can gather a total headcount.  

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Arcana from the AIM

Wed Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 40

Think you know the insides and outs of the FAR and the AIM? Many pilots are familiar with the basic guidance provided in these sources, however there are many intricacies detailed in the seldom read pages of the AIM. There are numerous procedures, and techniques covered within the depths of the AIM that might be useful someday. Have you ever heard of a cruise clearance? How about a through clearance? Vibal? If you have never heard of them to begin…

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Destination: Santa Maria

Sat Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 40

Santa Maria, the gateway to Southern California, and the beautiful Santa Ynez valley is a great destination airport for many reasons. From the beautiful wineries, to the blissful beaches and tasty BBQ joints; this is a pilot's dream. Santa Maria is a short flight from the Bay Area and a perfect destination for either students trying to log their long cross country time, or pilots seeking a great weekend getaway. Where else can you request to taxi directly to your…

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Hayward for the Student Pilot

Wed Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 40

Flying to a new airport can bring its own sets of challenges, risks, and new procedures. For student pilots trying to branch out of their home airport, Hayward Executive Airport in the East Bay might seem the most suitable. What airport information is crucial to operating safely at Hayward? What specific things do you need to watch out for? What are the hot spots or things that may be confusing to a student or new pilot? Herb Pattern, SCFC Assistant…

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