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November 2021

Visual Climb Over Airport (VCOA) Procedures

November 10, 2021 @ 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   As instrument-rated pilots, we all have knowledge on many procedures but how often do we execute the unique ones? One unique IFR procedure is the Visual Climb Over Airport (VCOA). A VCOA, is an alternative IFR departure procedure design for aircraft which cannot meet the performance requirements of standard…

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Ground School Refresher: Airport Signs and Markings

November 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Pop quiz: What is the new ICAO standard marking for a taxiway approaching a runway?  What is the difference between a relocated threshold and a displaced threshold and what does that indicate to pilots? What is a runway approach holding sign and what are pilots expected to do? Most…

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Saving Lives: Why Charter Regulations Matter

November 17, 2021 @ 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   San Carlos Flight Center invites long-time charter Captain Ben Taber to identify some common ways that pilots may inadvertently cross the line and expose themselves to not only penalties but significant risks. In this seminar, Ben will explain how the rules imposed on charter operations were created to reduce…

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Instrument Ground School Refresher – Departure Procedures

November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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.**   Click here to learn more about online viewing   IFR departures are one of the most poorly-understood and under-taught topics in IFR flight. The process of getting safely from the surface to the safety of the en-route IFR structure, while avoiding surrounding obstacles, can be daunting. IFR airports can have many different departure procedures. Do you know…

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NO SAFETY SEMINAR – Wednesday, November 24

November 24, 2021

In observance of Thanksgiving, we are not holding a safety seminar on Wednesday, November 24th. Please enjoy the time with loved ones and friends. We'll see you on our next seminar that is airing Saturday, November 27 at 12 PM - "Collegiate Aviation - Careers in Aviation". In the meantime feel free to browse our growing seminar archive of over 400 safety seminars available to web members. For more information on our web membership visit our website listed here. -SCFC…

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Collegiate Aviation – Careers in Aerospace

November 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   There are many great options for students looking for a college aviation program. Many colleges offer programs designed to prepare students to join the aviation industry by providing training to become pilots or air traffic controllers. These colleges operate under FAR Part 141 and provide an FAA-approved curriculum. In…

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December 2021

Winter Flying

December 1, 2021 @ 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   For pilots that learn to fly in states like California, Arizona, or Florida, flying on days when weather is below freezing may never occur.  While this might not be a topic you expect to experience, you may one day fly a winter cross country to somewhere like Colorado or…

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Private Pilot Bucket List

December 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Congratulations, you’ve earned the coveted Private Pilot Certificate. You undoubtedly have a long list of things you want to do and places you want to go. There are so many reasons to fly and so many great flying challenges that await us, it's a shame some pilots rarely push…

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Challenges Facing Coast Guard Pilots

December 8, 2021 @ 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Water rescues, stranded boaters, and capsized boats require immediate response from the Coast Guard to save lives.  The Coast Guard practices every day for these scenarios but it’s only a matter of time before a real incident occurs; and that's where they’re put to the test. San Carlos Flight…

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A Deeper Understanding of Weather Theory

December 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   A few months ago, SCFC flight instructor Collin Korey presented our Ground School Refresher seminar on Weather Theory, which introduced the basic ideas of differential heating of the Earth, atmospheric circulation, and the impact of moisture in the air. It was a great introduction for student pilots, and a…

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