Herb Patten, Assistant Chief Pilot

I have been interested in flying since a young age but didn’t have the opportunity to pursue that interest until 2010 when I began flying. After receiving my private pilot certificate I began finding ways to help others learn about aviation. I became an FAA ground Instructor and started helping other students with the aeronautical knowledge necessary for their private pilot certificate. In 2014 I began teaching the Private Pilot Ground School at San Carlos Flight Center and have loved every minute of it. I really enjoy spending time with students and helping them learn about aviation. I have always been interested in becoming a CFI and realized that goal in 2018. I enjoy bringing the same passion, patience and enthusiasms from teaching ground school to students that want to learn to fly.

Certificates and Ratings


  • Commercial: ASEL and Instrument Airplane



Aeronautical Experience

  • 1,000 hours of flight
  • 1,000+ hours of ground instruction
  • Cessna, Piper

Training Offered

  • Private Pilot Ground School
  • Private, Commercial
  • Flight review
  • Pre-private oral phase check
  • G1000, 182 Checkout


$85/hour Non-Members ($70/hour Members)


Friday - Wednesday

Contact Info

Email: herb@sancarlosflight.com