June 2013

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The newsletter of San Carlos Flight Center
In This Issue
Member News

Welcome New Members

Oleg Alferov
Michael Daniels
Taeil Goh
Justin Harrison
Theodor Keil
Jonathan Meyer-Shen
David Millage
Matt Thompson
Michael Trevor

Member Achievements

Manny Morad
First Solo Flight
CFI Sue Ballew

SCFC Events and Safety Seminars
Events & Trips
The Fleet
Super Decathlon
N66405 - $140/hr
($160/hr for aerobatic)

N59WD - $135/hr

C182 - G1000
N182BG - $235/hr
N1483L - $240/hr

C172S - G1000
N646DW - $170/hr
N1004E - $170/hr
N63251 - $175/hr

C172S - 6-pack
N458SP - $153/hr
N236SP - $153/hr
N21263 - $156/hr

N24896 - $98/hr
N6123L- $98/hr

Multi-Screened G1000 - $75/hr
Xwind 200 - $240/session
ATD GNS-430W - $30/hr


(member prices shown)
Pop Quiz
A fun monthly
knowledge test.
1. What are the rings that typically define the shelf layers of Class B airspace centered around?
a) The approach end of the longest runway.
b) The VOR on the field.
c) The center of the airport.
2. Which cells of the human eye are able to detect color, and where are they located?
3. What is the crosswind component for Runway 24 if Napa ATIS reports wind from 280 at 18 kt?


(answers are at the bottom)
Cool t-shirts and fun accessories, with designs you won't see anywhere else!

Stop by and see us at San Carlos Airport Day
June 22, 10am-3pm

Contact Us
Front Desk
(650) 946-1700

(650) 946-1701

Email Us

655 Skyway Rd
Suite 215
San Carlos, CA 94070

Pop Quiz Answers
1. B

2. Cones, in the center of vision

3. About 12 kts

Stay Informed

June 2013
IFR Ground School Starts July 11
Our next session of instrument ground school starts on July 11, 2013. The twelve-week course costs $280 and is held Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. Taught by SCFC's Instrument guru, Brian Eliot, this course covers all of the aeronautical knowledge areas required for the instrument rating, and provides an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge test upon successful completion of the course.

To sign up or inquire, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

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Flighty, at your Service
Let's hear it for the newest member of the SCFC team - Flighty! He's sleek, environmentally friendly, and seats 8.

Flighty will carry you, your passengers, and your baggage to the planes in Juliet parking so you can start your weekend getaway without breaking a sweat. When you return, give the front desk a call and he'll be back to pick you up.

Another way San Carlos Flight Center goes the extra mile for you.

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Cast Your Vote for Excellence in Flight Training
Each year, AOPA holds Flight Training Excellence Awards that recognize flight schools and instructors who excel at flight training experience and support of general aviation. Last year, SCFC was proud to receive first mention on the Honor Roll! At the time we had been open less than a year, and we were humbled and grateful that so many of you shared in our vision of aviation safety, community, and adventure enough to nominate us.

Since then we continue to expand our safety education programs and create activities that bring pilots together for flying trips, training events, social activities, and anything that we feel can improve the overall flying experience. Our growing membership, overflowing classroom, and feedback from the community tell us we are on the right track. We think San Carlos Flight Center, with our core values of Safety, Community, and Adventure, closely align with AOPA's key success factors: educational quality, customer focus, community, and information sharing. We hope you agree.

Easy Web Streaming
Safety Seminar viewing can now be done directly from the Flight Center home page. Login using the same username you use for scheduling flights with FlightSchedulePro, and the initial password "password".

Although it's a separate web site, Flight Center members are already pre-registered. Don't miss a single Safety Seminar. For help with the new Live Streaming access, call the front desk (650) 946-1700.

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Know your airspace? Bravo!
San Carlos pilots learn quickly that Class B airspace is closer than you think. Recently, ATC has noticed an increase in pilot violations of Class B airspace, mostly by pilots from out of area. Learn from their mistakes, and take the airspace challenge. Print out a Google map of the SF Bay Area and see if you can draw the Class B boundaries from memory using ground landmarks. Practice makes perfect...and safe.
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From the FAA to You
We recently received a host of great safety awareness and training materials from the FAA and the Air Safety Foundation. Keep up on the latest safety initiatives by stopping by the Flight Center for your copies.
Member Profile: Terry Fiala
SCFC: What inspired you to fly?
I grew up around aviation; my dad would fly when I was a little girl and I went to Oshkosh with my uncle for about 10 years. I loved being around airplanes and looking up at them in the air. My husband ended up learning how to fly and I was always excited to be the right seat passenger. When I looked into maybe learning some safety precautions in case something ever happened, a friend asked me why not become a pilot myself. The rest is history.

SCFC: What are your favorite places to fly?
I love flying in the Bay Area. It's beautiful everywhere you look with the color and terrain, and the air is usually smooth. Other than that, flying through the Colorado Rockies is remarkable in a completely different way. Flying under the tops of mountains is always amazing.

SCFC: What is your favorite plane to fly?
My favorite planes are C172s and C182s. I did most of my aviation training in these planes so they feel really comfortable for me.

SCFC: What is your most memorable experience from flight training?
Soloing. My instructor surprised me. We were taxiing and he asked me to let him out at the gazebo. When I realized I was going to solo I was so excited I almost kicked him out of the plane. When I took off for the first time, I looked right and realized my instructor wasn't there and thought "Wow, I'm doing this by myself!"

SCFC: What do you see in your future as a pilot?
I enjoy going on adventures to interesting places. I just completed my first mission with the organization Pilots 'N Paws - I had 12 dogs in my plane! They were all being rescued and taken to a better place. One of the dogs is homeless because of the tornado in Oklahoma and he's going to Denver to be adopted. I'm glad I can use flying to do something I feel is important, and I love sharing a hobby with my husband.

The Member Profile is a regular newsletter feature, designed to help SCFC members get to know one another.

Bay Area Summer Bucket List Challenge
Here's a fun new program to give you ideas for summer flying fun - the 2013 Bay Area Summer Bucket List Challenge. Try new experiences, share achievements with other pilots, and enjoy a little friendly competition.

Here's how it works. First, click here to join the Bay Area Student and New Pilots Support Group. Download the logbook from the files section to log your adventures and keep track of the points you earn for each. Then go flying and have some fun! All participants will be invited to the end of summer BBQ, where the winner will be announced and awarded the coveted 'Golden Bucket' award. There's also a prize for the flight club which receives the most points, so go out there and make SCFC proud!

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Fly to the Wild Side on June 23
Lemurs and tigers and bears, oh my! Take a flight to the wild side with your FlyOutGroup (FOG) friends to an amazing hidden gem called The Zoo in Paso Robles, a non-profit rescue zoo. We fly into Paso Robles (KPRB), then enjoy a private tour and visit with the animals. You can see and even touch some of the residents, including lemurs, monkeys, porcupines, kangaroos, lots of different birds, a variety of big cats, and of course tigers and bears.

Click here for complete details. Sign up on the FOG database here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlyOutGroup/database

Contact Terry with any questions terry@sancarlosflight.com.

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