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March 2020

Landing Secrets Revealed

Wed Mar 11 @ 7:00 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   In some ways, learning to fly is largely about learning to land. Pilots of small planes need to perform at least one safe landing on nearly every flight. It's the type of skill that is learned once, and then perfected for the rest of a pilot's life.…

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POSTPONED – Upwind Wine and Cheese Party and Silent Auction

Fri Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm

  **Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, this event is being postponed. We will announce the reschedule date at a later time.** Click here to learn more about SCFC's response to the COVID-19 situation.   It's that time of year again! Upwind Scholarship Foundation invites you to a fundraising Wine and Cheese Soiree on Friday, March 13th at 6:00 pm. All are welcome! We will celebrate the summer of fundraising, complete our silent auction (plenty of time left to…

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Destination: Santa Maria

Sat Mar 14 @ 12:00 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   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…

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Hayward for the Student Pilot

Wed Mar 18 @ 7:00 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   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…

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NORDO In the Bay Area: How to get Back on the Ground Safely

Sat Mar 21 @ 12:00 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   What might seem like a normal flight can change in an instant.  Radio failures happen in the least opportune time, and your best-laid plans can change instantaneously.  How are you going to handle the unexpected? San Carlos Flight Center invites Michael Dutton and Stephen Heesacker CFI to talk…

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Cross-Country Flight Plan Calculations

Wed Mar 25 @ 7:00 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   Planning for a long cross-country flight involves a lot of thinking ahead. There’s weather analysis, route selection, and planning for alternatives. There’s also the need to estimate flight time and fuel burn to meet FAA regulations for minimum onboard fuel. Seems easy right? The only way to determine…

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BONUS STREAM- A Peak Into the Virtual Skies with VATSIM

Fri Mar 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us tonight as we showcase VATSIM, a virtual air traffic control network where you can hook up your flight simulator, interact with a real Air Traffic Controller, and follow real-world procedures; just as you would in real life.  VATSIM has a broad range of possibilities, where you can re-enact the classic VFR-IFR Departure procedure off of San Carlos or flying local VFR around any airport of your choice. VATSIM is a completely FREE network with thousands of Air Traffic…

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Ground School Refresher: VFR Charts

Sat Mar 28 @ 12:00 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.     Do you know how to identify where certain VFR reporting waypoints are on a chart? Do you know if the airport you are landing at has an operating beacon? Do you know if the airport you are landing at has pilot controlled lighting, or lighting at all?…

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April 2020

Emergency Signaling: ELT’s and PLB’s

Wed Apr 1 @ 7:00 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing. 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…

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American Flight 587 and the Importance of VA

Sat Apr 4 @ 12:00 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing.   Sometimes we think certain things would never happen, until they do. For the majority of us pilots, we try to always prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. San Carlos Flight Center invites Advanced Ground Instructor Michel Vidal-Naquet to talk about the investigation of American Airlines Flight…

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