IMC club this coming Wednesday at 7 pm

Our February IMC club meeting will be from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Our special topic will be “Practical Knowledge for Better Instrument Approaches” and we will also have a “What Would You Do?” flight scenario. All are welcome to participate in this online event by clicking the link below at 7 pm on 2/3/2021:

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Topic: A Rusty Pilots Webinar
On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 19:00 Eastern Standard Time (16:00 PST, 17:00 MST, 18:00 CST, 14:00 HST, 15:00 AKST, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)

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Once a pilot, always a pilot…But, if you’re feeling a little Rusty…

You might be like more than 500,000 other pilots (that’s right, half a million), who have taken a break from flying. The good news is that getting back to flying is easier than you think. So, what does it take to get back in the air?

Some flight and ground instruction
No FAA check-ride or test
You may not even need a medical

Join us for a fun, interactive webinar that will give you all the information you need to get current again. As a webinar participant, you’ll get 2 hours of ground instruction toward completing your flight review and valuable handouts so you can review what you’ve learned. We’ll help you brush up on your aviation knowledge and understand what’s changed since you last took the controls.

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IMC Club Meeting ( ONLINE ONLY ) Lincoln EAA 1541

Topic: IMC Topics Are Taken From Real Life Events and Discussed to Aid the Decision Making Process for Pilots.
On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 19:00 Pacific Standard Time


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This is an audience participation event. After a brief Audio/Video presentation we ask “What Would You Do”? Everyone is encouraged to join in the discussion. Videos depicting actual flights that encountered challenges are chosen from a library provided by EAA . Pilots of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Click the link below for more information and to register TODAY.

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Hazards of Frost and Icing

Topic: With winter fast approaching, freezing levels are ever more so prevalent and we must factor that in our flight considerations.
On Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12:00 Pacific Standard Time (13:00 MST, 14:00 CST, 15:00 EST, 10:00 HST, 11:00 AKST, 13:00 Arizona, 20:00 GMT)

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Flying along, you might think it’s a beautiful crisp winter day until suddenly you take a peek at the beautiful scenery below and see frost on your wingtip. What are you going to do next? Do you know all the hazards of frost and icing?

San Carlos Flight Center invites Dave Kramer, an experienced instrument rated pilot, and avid weather specialist to talk about how frost and icing can affect an airplane. With atmospheric moisture, comes the hazards of icing. Other than a thunderstorm, nothing else is so detrimental to flight. California, because of it’s warmer winters, is notorious for icing. How can we predict it and where can we find it? In this seminar, anyone will be able to gain a better understanding of how frost and ice forms, how to avoid it, and what to do if you get it.

Join Dave as he discusses these important topics from a pilot’s viewpoint. If you are an aspiring IFR pilot or a seasoned Instrument rated pro, you won’t want to miss this seminar.

Dave Kramer MD, an ophthalmologist for over 30 years, is an instrument rated, tailwheel, complex and high performance endorsed commercial MEL pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor with an interest in weather. He has been flying since 2012, has over 1100 hours of which over 500 have been in the IFR system. He also enjoys long cross country flying, night flying and flying in the LA area.

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Online monthly chapter meeting this Wed. at 7 pm

Our first chapter meeting of 2021 will begin at 7 pm this coming Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Our program will be “Non-Towered Airport Traffic Pattern Safety” given by Paul Koscheka, FAA Safety Team manager at the Sacramento Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).

In his 38+ years with the FAA Paul has had the opportunity to serve in many roles, including Air Traffic Controller, Terminal Instrument Procedures Development, Flight Inspection pilot for Instrument Flight Procedures, Navaid Maintenance, and Aviation Safety Inspector. Paul has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology from Arizona State University.

You can join the member meeting on January 20th at 7 pm by clicking here at that time.

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EAA1541 Member Meeting Presentation Non-Towered Traffic Pattern Safety

Topic: A Power Point Presentation on ‘Non-Tower Traffic Pattern Safety’
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 19:00 Pacific Standard Time
EAA1541 online zoom only

Lincoln, CA 95648

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Paul Koscheka, Sac FAASTEAM Manager will make the presentation.

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Ground School Refresher Flight Instruments

Topic: Do you know how all of your flight instruments operate? Join us for this in-depth review.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 19:00 Pacific Standard Time (20:00 MST, 21:00 CST, 22:00 EST, 17:00 HST, 18:00 AKST, 20:00 Arizona, 03:00 GMT)

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When pilots first start flying, they learn enough of the basic flight instruments to read and interpret them in flight. You have learned a bit more, but it may have been a while. In this Ground School Refresher, we’ll take a new and fresh look at the fundamental flight instruments, pushing maybe a little deeper than you did as a student. Join us for a review and maybe even to learn something new.

Can you answer these questions? What math is done to calculate altitude in a pressure altimeter? What is the formula used by the airspeed indicator? How can understanding the pitot-static instruments from a mathematical perspective help you troubleshoot instrument failures and faulty readings? Why the heck does the magnetic compass read incorrectly in banking turns? Why doesn’t the heading indicator tumble? In this safety seminar, an experienced SCFC CFI will answer all of these questions, along with any others you may have.

It is important for every pilot to have an understanding of their flight instruments, as many pilots rely on them throughout their flights. Join us to learn, review, or polish your knowledge on this important topic.

Presented to you by a knowledgeable SCFC CFI

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Insights Into Effectively Using 1800WxBrief

Topic: How do you effectively get a weather briefing? Do you know about all the ways 1800WxBrief can help you with your flight?
On Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:00 Pacific Standard Time (13:00 MST, 14:00 CST, 15:00 EST, 10:00 HST, 11:00 AKST, 13:00 Arizona, 20:00 GMT)

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Pilots routinely use services from ATC but we often underestimate the benefits we can obtain from another service provided by the FAA, Flight Service Station (FSS). Talking to a briefer from FSS can be invaluable in helping us understand weather, get updated information and generally help improve our decision making process. But when was the last time you used FSS and are you familiar with the number of improvements that have been made to the service they offer?

San Carlos Flight Center invites Bay Area pilot Rares Vernica to talk about how he utilizes FSS to make better preflight and inflight decisions. He will highlight a number of the new features provided by FSS including the interactive map and local area knowledge enhancements. The seminar will also include a review of the mobile interface as well as mobile options for receiving updated weather as well as opening and closing flight plans.

If you haven’t used FSS recently, join us for this seminar which will bring you up-to-date and include a number of tips and tricks to get most out of the services provided by FSS.

Rares Vernica is a certificated pilot based at Reid-Hillview airport and an avid aviation learner. He has a PhD in computer science and works in the IT industry. Rares is also a volunteer with the Santa Clara County Search and Rescue team.

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Overview of Instrument Training

Topic: A Personal Account of Instrument Training. Join us to learn more about what the training entails.
On Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12:00 Pacific Standard Time (13:00 MST, 14:00 CST, 15:00 EST, 10:00 HST, 11:00 AKST, 13:00 Arizona, 20:00 GMT)

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With the ability to fly through the clouds, and fly in various weather conditions; the opportunities for an instrument pilot are endless. Pilots with this qualification can fly to more places at ease, but not without training and preparation.

San Carlos Flight Center invites instrument rated, private pilot Travis Bender to provide an overview of his Instrument training experience, and what to expect for any pilot interested in obtaining the rating. In this seminar, Travis will highlight the different ways he studied for the written exam and prepared for the FAA checkride. Bender will show how various resources such as flight simulators, chair flying, and listening on the radio helped him excel through his training.

If you are interested in obtaining your instrument rating, join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about what the training entails, and how one pilot succeeded.

Travis Bender is a private pilot with an instrument rating in airplanes, and an Upwind Scholarship alumni, who learned to fly at SCFC. An avid adventurer, he loves flying to new areas and discovering fun places to fly. Travis currently attends the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, when he is not in the air.

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