April 23 (Sat) 12:00pm Co-Pilot Workshop - #2 Flight Instruments and Controls

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Does the inside of the cockpit start to look like the control room for a nuclear power plant?  Seriously, do they need all those instruments and gadgets?  Which one are you supposed to watch?  Will there be some warning if something is not right?

Pilots are given extensive training in how to read flight instruments and engine instruments, but for the rest of us they just seem too confusing.  In this Co-Pilot Workshop, CFI Dan Dyer demystifies the most common instruments you will see in a cockpit and helps you develop at least a passing knowledge of how to read and interpret them.  He will cover the standard "6-pack" flight instruments, as well as the magnetic compass.  Also, we will introduce you to the various gauges and dials used to monitor the health of the engine and electrical system.  Throughout, we will break the lecture up with fun exercises that allow you and your fellow classmates a chance to enjoy the learning process.

SCFC's Co-Pilot Seminar Series is designed for right-seat passengers. If you have a friend, relative, or spouse who flies with you, this seminar series is designed to give those right-seaters opportunities to learn a little bit more about what is happening in the cockpit. Each session will familiarize participants with one area of flying so that they can be more knowledgeable about what is happening during the flight. Our seminar series covers ground training but can be paired with in-flight training sessions on request.

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit, click here to register.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

San Carlos Flight Center is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early through the FAA event notification system at FAASAFETY.GOV. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home. Contact your SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 to confirm secure online access to any particular seminar.