July 27 (Wed) 7:00pm Traffic Systems

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

TCAS and TIS-B and TAS, oh my! Many of our aircraft are now equipped with traffic awareness systems, but how do these systems work, and how do the many varieties differ? These systems do not show all traffic all the time, but when and where can these limitations strike?

In this seminar, SCFC technology guru and CFI Brian Eliot will guide an examination of the most common traffic systems available in small aircraft. He will discuss what is generically called TAS, along with the FAA-defined TIS and TIS-B systems. He will also compare presentation symbology, service volumes, and relate system use to transponder and radar advisory service rules. Good radio communication is of core importance at SCFC, so the seminar will include a special emphasis on appropriate radio phraseology when making traffic calls.

Join us to learn what you need to know to make these avionics a safety feature of your next VFR or IFR flight, instead of an in-flight distraction.

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.