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February 2020

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

Sat Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm

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

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

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

  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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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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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Reaching For The Sky, How I Became an Airline Pilot

Sat Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

    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

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

Seminar POSTPONED: Emergency Singnaling ELT’s and PLB’s

Wed Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

SEMINAR POSTPONED - WILL OCCUR ON WEDENSDAY APRIL 1ST @ 7PM San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay Area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure. AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2019 as a Distinguished Flight School. SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Space is often limited so it is…

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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

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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