Past Flight Center Events

August 12 (Sat) 12:00pm : The Life and Disappearance of WWII Pilot Gertrude Tompkins

Of the 38 Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) confirmed or presumed dead in World War II, only one—Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins—is still missing. On October 26, 1944, the 32-year-old fighter plane pilot lifted off from Mines Field in Los Angeles. She was never seen again.

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August 9 (Wed) 7:00pm: *Cancelled* How Not to Violate Part 135 Regulations Governing Air Carrier Operations

Air Transport Pilot and Check Airman Capt. Ben Taber will present some common ways that pilots may inadvertently cross the line, and expose themselves to harsh penalties. He also shows the numerous restrictions that air carriers have to protect the flying public. Protect your certificate! Join us in this discussion, and improve your understanding of the privileges and limitations of your certificate.

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August 7 (Monday) 7:00pm Student and New Pilot Support Group

New and Student Pilot group meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in San Carlos

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August 5 (Sat) 1:00pm Monthly BBQ

Come beat the heat with water balloon flights and tie-dye!

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August 5 (Sat) 12:00 pm: Cross Country Flight Planning for Solar Eclipse

The overview of this trip was presented in May.  This seminar will review some features of that presentation as well as go over the final checklist for this event to enhance your safety and enjoyment of such an astronomical historic event.

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August 2 (Wed) 7:00 pm: Garmin G1000 Avionics

The glass cockpit reduces the workload of the instrument scan and their biggest legacy is the enhanced safety they provide with features such as the large attitude indicator and terrain data bases built in.  They allow you to aviate, navigate and communicate from a single display.  

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July 29 (Sat) 12:00 pm: Gyrocopters

Gyro misconceptions, safety aspects, pros and cons will be highlighted and some examples given of recent flights in the Southwest USA with photos. Finally, advice on how to progress to a gyro endorsement will be covered.

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July 26 (Wed) 7:00pm Flying to Catalina Is. and the LA Class Bravo

Join Dave Kramer as he will review route selection to Catalina Island from the SF Bay Area and the LA Basin especially the LA Bravo airspace and the ways to to navigate the Los Angeles airspace .

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July 22 (Sat) 12:00pm iPADS in the Cockpit

Join Stoo Davies, instrument rated private pilot and computer programmer,  in this seminar  as he  covers the uses of the iPad as an electronic flight bag especially in relation to the most commonly used app, ForeFlight.

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July 19 (Wed) 7:00pm WAAS or GPS Failures when Flying RNAV Approaches

Join Brian Eliot, Chief Instrument Flight Instructor at San Carlos Flight Center, as he discusses what to do and how to train for these rare occurrences.

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