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February 2022

Blades of Glory: What Every Pilot Should Know About Propellers

Sat Feb 19 @ 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     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…

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Myth, Truth, and the Real World of FAA Drone Operations

Wed Feb 23 @ 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   Do you really know how to operate your drone safely in accordance with FAA regulations? With technology evolving, drones have started to revolutionize both the consumer and aviation industry at large. Regardless of how you use drones, it is critical that you understand how to fly them safely. San…

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Checklist Philosophy – Go With the “Flow”

Sat Feb 26 @ 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   Did you know that the successful use of checklists in aviation has inspired other industries to adopt the same practice? What makes checklists and the ways we accomplish them so appealing? Are you completing your checklists in the most effective manner when you fly? San Carlos Flight Center invites…

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March 2022

Incident, Accident, or None at All? An Investigation of NTSB 830

Wed Mar 2 @ 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   It’s a beautiful day to fly, you get in your airplane in anticipation of an adventure and are taxiing when the unexpected happens: you hear a loud crunch. Jarred by the noise, you slam on the brakes and realize with dread that your wingtip is smashed into a fancy…

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IFR Currency – The Devil in The Details

Sat Mar 5 @ 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 is a thin overcast layer at 800 at your destination and you are ready to fly the ILS which shouldn’t be too hard with the light IFR conditions, but are you legal? What is that regulation about IFR currency and what are the specifics? Join Herb Patten, Chief…

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Ground School Refresher: Aircraft Engine and Systems

Wed Mar 9 @ 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   Are you a master of the systems in your aircraft?  Do you understand the fine differences between the ignition system vs. the electrical system? When was the last time you refreshed your knowledge of engine principles or the induction system? If it has been a while or you just…

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NO SAFETY SEMINAR on March 12

Sat Mar 12

There will be no safety seminar on Saturday, March 12 in observance of the SCFC 10th Anniversary.   Please join us and celebrate at our 10th Anniversary Party at the Hiller Aviation Museum on Friday, March 11 at 6:30 PM, sharing 10 years of safety, community, and adventure with food, drinks, dancing, and more! If you're interested, please RSVP to this link by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you there!   Join us for our next seminar on…

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Normalization of Deviation

Wed Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fortunately, Murphy's law is usually wrong. What can go wrong usually doesn't and the outcome is usually favorable. This is a good thing in that usually things work out in life. The problem with this is that the favorable outcomes can cause us to generalize. Since nothing bad happened, the actions we took must have been correct. For pilots, who are required to make hundreds of decisions that impact safety on every flight, this may lead to sloppy thinking. If…

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Special Ops Meeting

Thu Mar 17 @ 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, happening 12 times

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…

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Common Issues Found During a 100-hour Inspection

Sat Mar 19 @ 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   Many airplanes get inspected every 100 hours, but do you know what the 100-hour inspection entails? Do you know what issues are commonly found during 100 hour inspections? Or do you know what the mechanics are inspecting or looking for throughout this process? If not, you will want to…

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