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January 2020

Special Ops Meeting

Thu Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Here at San Carlos Flight Center we believe our community helps us stand out as such an amazing and sucessful flight center, and we couldn't be happier! Our motto is safety, community, and adventure; our building blocks that we grow with constantly. In order to provide all the great events, seminars, and groups we have here, we have asked our members to volunteer and lend us a hand where and when they can, which has made each event memorable and awesome. We're aiming…

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Blades of Glory

Sat Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 35

Is this tiny nick on the propeller an airworthiness item? How perfect does the paint need to be to keep the propeller balanced? If my propeller isn’t completely broken, do I still need to send it to the shop? San Carlos Flight Center has invited Samantha Bloodhart of Sullivan Propellers for an enlightening and educational presentation to promote awareness of safety related propeller and propeller governor issues. Sam will review basic knowledge such as the design differences between the major…

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Understanding Density and Pressure Altitude

Wed Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm
Attendance: 2 / 35

As pilots, we love altitude. So much that we've created a bunch of different kinds of altitude: true altitude, absolute altitude, indicated altitude, assigned altitude, and two kinds of confusing ones - pressure altitude and density altitude. For many pilots, this can lead to a mental overload. Many pilots don't have a working understanding of pressure and density altitude. Are they even real altitudes at all? In this seminar, SCFC CFI’s introduce and explain the terms "pressure altitude" and "density…

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February 2020

Key West to California: Westbound Across America

Sat Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm
Attendance: 0 / 35

Most of us have only been on cross-country flights closer than 300 miles away from our home airport. Only a few of us venture to fly even longer distances. Flying gives us the freedom to go anywhere when we deem its safe, and for one pilot he chose to make the stretch across America. Dave Kramer, a commercial pilot, gained significant experience from his 32 day, solo trip across America. Throughout his flight, he gained many nuggets of knowledge. In…

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My 172 May Help Me Survive

Wed Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm
Attendance: 2 / 35

If disaster strikes, you might be forced to land the airplane in the middle of nowhere. What happens next? You try to call for help, but nothing shows up. It’s getting cold outside as night falls, how can we take advantage of the remaining pieces of my damaged aircraft beside me? Taking apart your Cessna 172 may sound insane, but it could save your life. San Carlos Flight Center invites Michael Dutton a Private Pilot and survival expert on how…

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Journey To Oshkosh: Flying Yourself To The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration

Sat Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm
Attendance: 1 / 35

ach year, EAA holds the world's most renowned airshow in Oshkosh. This event boasts thousands of unique aircraft, presenters, and new learning experiences. Ambitious pilots may consider flying themselves to the show. If it’s your first time, you may wonder what does it take to create a flight plan across the country, to fly one of the most challenging arrival procedures, and most importantly to land safely? San Carlos Flight Center invites Oliver Coolidge, an experienced Oshkosh Pilot and CFI,…

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Gaining Confidence in Your Flight Training: The Use of Home Flight Simulators

Wed Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm
Attendance: 4 / 40

Most people are used to the idea of school-based flight simulators in flight training, especially for an instrument rating. But there are many great reasons to take advantage of home-based flight simulators to build confidence and enhance your training. Flight simulators are easy to use, extremely helpful, and can cater to any situation. SCFC invites Brandan Dadoun a Student Pilot, and John Lindstrom a Private Pilot, who both have actively used flight simulators throughout their flying careers, to share how…

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Hazards of Frost and Icing

Sat Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm
Attendance: 1 / 40

Flying along, you might think it's a beautiful crisp winter day until suddenly you take a peek at the beautiful scenery below and see frost on your wingtip. What are you going to do next? Do you know all the hazards of frost and icing? San Carlos Flight Center invites Dave Kramer, an experienced instrument rated pilot, and avid weather specialist to talk about how frost and icing can affect an airplane. With atmospheric moisture, comes the hazards of icing.…

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Hidden Dangers of Cordless Screwdrivers, Impact Drivers, and Other Electrical Tools

Wed Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Attendance: 3 / 40

  It’s 2020. There are all manner of useful devices for working on cars and airplanes. But pilots and mechanics should know the hidden dangers. Aviation fuels, lubricants, and cleaners are combustible and can build up fumes in enclosed spaces. Pilots and mechanics working on aircraft should know the hazards that electric tools can pose in a fume-filled environment. SCFC has invited Chuck Jones, FAASTeam Program Manager for airworthiness from the San Jose FSDO to cover this topic. Chuck flew…

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Special Ops Meeting

Thu Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Here at San Carlos Flight Center we believe our community helps us stand out as such an amazing and successful flight center, and we couldn't be happier!  Our motto is safety, community, and adventure, the main building blocks that we grow with constantly. In order to provide all the great events, seminars, and groups we have here, we have asked our members to volunteer and lend us a hand where and when they can, which has made each event memorable and awesome.  This month…

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