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September 2022

Colorado Trip Recap

Wed Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   The Colorado mountains are filled with countless picturesque sights and landmarks, and the Bay Area Fly Out Group (FOG) recently experienced that on an amazing flying trip throughout the rocky mountains. Colorado brings pilots some of the most challenging terrains to fly around, and toughest airports to land at; and during this seminar you’ll learn from…

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How a Seaplane Rating Will Save Your Life

Sat Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Have you ever thought about how having a Seaplane rating will enhance your knowledge of how to handle emergencies? Most pilots have never had to think about landing in the water, until the unexpected happens. Which way will you land? Gear up, down, or does it matter? Open the doors before you land? How can you…

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Lessons Learned from the Airlines

Wed Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   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…

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The Devil in the Details of Practical Tests – Insights from a DPE

Sat Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Checkrides can be intimidating. Leading up to a checkride, applicants always hear about the stories of failure. Often applicants get too caught up in the failures of others, what they did wrong, and how the examiner “wanted” them to fail. This leads many to prepare themselves specifically for one examiner, meanwhile overlooking the details of the…

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G1000 Idiosyncrasies

Wed Sep 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   The G1000 instrument panel for small aircraft has been certified as a class III EFB (no paper required in the cockpit) for years. Pilots trust the G1000 avionics as a reliable source to deliver information while in flight; but there are many intricacies that many pilots do not know about. Safety requires a full discussion of…

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Ground School Refresher: Weather Services

Wed Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Pilots live or die by the weather we fly in. We fly in a fish tank of air. Understanding whether that air is going to be like the calm, crystal blue waters of the lagoons of Cook’s island or turbulent like an impending Tsunami is part of being a competent pilot. Although weather hasn’t changed since…

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The Bay Area Pilots Guide to Travis AFB RAPCON

Sat Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Travis Air Force Base’s Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) is a unique approach facility that many Bay Area Pilots get the opportunity to talk to. Either transitioning through to Sacramento, or when landing at Nut Tree in Vacaville, GA pilots will often communicate with Travis RAPCON for radar services and to better interact with the unusual flight…

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Destination Santa Barbara

Wed Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Santa Barbara, the city by the sea. Whether you travel here for the classic California getaway or just to watch the perfect sunset, Santa Barbara will not disappoint. This highly accessible location is a short flight away from the San Francisco Bay, and nearby to the major metropolis of Los Angeles. Taking on new cross-country destinations…

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October 2022

Flying the Bay Tour

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

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Flying in the San Francisco Bay area is spectacular, a real privilege for local pilots. The Pacific Ocean, a dramatic coastline, beautiful hills, and many famous landmarks. As pilots, we are afforded a rare bird’s eye view that we long to share with our friends and family. So what exactly is a “Bay Tour”? What airspace…

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Operating at Non-Towered Airports

Wed Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   The FAA provides guidance for operating at non-towered airports through a limited number of sources. A primary one is Advisory Circular (AC) 90-66B,Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations. Other sources include the AIM and several industry groups such as AOPA. While it may seem like anything goes at a non-towered airport, best practices should be followed. In this…

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