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August 2022

Ground School Refresher: Weather Theory

Wed Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Weather can play a huge factor in any pilots pre-flight planning and actual flight.  Weather is a complex subject that can affect an aircraft's performance, ability to generate lift, along with many other things.  From the subtle forming of clouds, to thunderstorms and microbursts, how can you stay safe in the air? San Carlos Flight Center…

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Full Moon Flyers: Harris Ranch

Thu Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A longtime favorite of pilots in California, Harris Ranch (3O8) is known for its award-winning steak and hamburgers. Located just outside Coalinga, the ranch features a hotel and multiple restaurants, as well as an excellent lighted runway for pilots to fly in. On Thursday, August 11, let’s fly down to the Ranch to have dinner at their signature restaurant. The flight down is varied as it takes you from the urban sprawl of the Bay Area, across the Diablo Range,…

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Truckee Airport Operations

Sat Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Truckee Airport is the gateway to Lake Tahoe.  The spectacular views of Lake Tahoe are a short flight away, but pilots need to be aware of the challenges associated with these flights.  Truckee is settled well above sea level, located between mountainous terrain and gorgeous vistas.  This location brings variable weather conditions which can pose tricky…

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You’re Not the Only Pilot in the Sky

Wed Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   The radio frequency is a precious and shared resource, with every pilot on frequency hearing everyone else’s good, bad, and ugly transmissions. Radio skills are essential but often not taught or taught poorly. Sadly, pilots often learn from listening to the radio where there is a plethora of jargon, slang and extraneous words. Learning to use…

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Special Ops Meeting

Thu Aug 18 @ 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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FOG Lunch: Watsonville

Sat Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come join the FlyOutGroup (FOG) on Saturday, August 20th, with a scenic flight to Watsonville (WVI)! An easy location to get to from the Bay Area, enjoy a scenic hop over the Santa Cruz Mountains, and then descend over Monterey Bay. Park in Transient Parking, and we’ll all meet at Zameen’s at the Hanger for lunch. Zameen’s is located across the street from the aircraft terminal. A new restaurant for FOG, this Mediterranean establishment is known for its gyro wraps…

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How Flight Sim Training Improved my Radio as a Pilot

Sat Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Speaking on the radio with ATC embodies a lot of a pilots workload.  Sometimes pilots like to speak too much while transmitting on frequency, leading to frequency congestion, confusion, and can overall be an annoyance.  As pilots we should be direct, clear, and professional with our  a student or private pilot that is looking to better…

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How I Prepared for My Private Pilot Checkride

Wed Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Join us to learn from a newly minted Private Pilot, Obed Han, about his experience preparing for the most intimidating checkride of a pilots career.

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Upwind Year End Event

Fri Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Summer of Upwind has ended, Checkride dates are set, and we are ready to celebrate another successful year of the Upwind Scholarship Program! Please join us to congratulate both the Upwind Class of 2022 on everything they have achieved. We will be hosting their families and friends outside in our half-hangar, so come on out and raise a glass to the next generation of pilots!   We ask that you RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 24, so we can…

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Preventive Maintenance at a 50-Hour Service

Sat Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In November of last year, SCFC presented a seminar in which we reviewed the types of things a pilot can do that qualify as preventive maintenance.  Now, we will revisit the topic in the context of a real-world 50-hour service done on a regularly flying aircraft. San Carlos Flight Center invites A&P Tim Davis to talk in-depth about tasks pilots can perform during a 50-hour service. There are many tasks that qualify as preventive maintenance. In this seminar, Tim will…

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The Green Book – What’s New in the Chart Supplement

Wed Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This seminar will only be available for online viewing. IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.** Click here to learn more about online viewing   Pilots sometimes refer to the FAA Aeronautical Chart Supplement as the “Green Book” due to the color of the printed book. This reference is rich with details about airports, and is re-issued every 8 weeks, making it one of the most repurchased components of a complete flight deck. With the advent of digital flight tools and…

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September 2022

Special Ops Meeting

Thu Sep 15 @ 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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October 2022

Castle Air Museum Open Cockpit Day

Sat Oct 8

October 8th is a special day at the Castle Air Museum - it’s Open Cockpit Day! Castle Air Museum has a wide variety of historic aircraft, and on two days per year, the museum allows visitors to visit the inside of normally off-limits aircraft! Let’s spend a Saturday viewing the insides of these magnificent aircraft, as well as the exteriors in the museum’s beautiful outdoor setting. The museum is conveniently located next to Castle Airport, which as a former B-52…

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Special Ops Meeting

Thu Oct 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, 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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November 2022

Special Ops Meeting

Thu Nov 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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