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Breaking the Chain - Running The Skud- with LtCDR Alex Scott
Breaking the Chain - Running The Skud
Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, starting at 19:30 Central Daylight Time (17:30 PDT, 18:30 MDT, 20:30 EDT, 14:30 HST, 16:30 AKDT, 17:30 Arizona, 00:30 GMT)
LtCDR Alex Scott, US Coast Guard, CFI, ATP
Brief Description:

During this Webinar, we will receive a presentation from US Coast Guard H65 Dolphin and avid General Aviation Pilot - LtCDR Alex Scott

As fall proceeds on into the winter, we are seeing more days with low visibility and ceilings.  So the temptation to Skud Run to get to where we're going may surface. 

What is "Running The Skud"?  Why do some pilots find themselves in those situations?  What are some scenarios where pilots are tempted to find themselves in situations where they are flying low above the ground with very low overcast, resulting in impacting terrain?  What is the relationship with VFR, SVFR, and IFR to this topic?  Simply put, "Skud Running" isn't just dangerous, it's a deadly regime of flight that leaves no margin for error and greatly increases risk above any scale of justification from a risk management perspective in general aviation.  We're going to talk about all of these considerations and what the associated dangers are to ourselves, our passengers, and people on the ground by making poor aeronautical decisions like "Skud Running".

Come ready to learn and contribute to this discussion!

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Sponsoring Division:
San Antonio FAASTeam
Contact Information:
Jeremy Walters
Phone: 386-316-9322
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Presented with thanks for technical assistance by Mr. Paul Nadeau

A special thanks to guest speaker LtCDR Alex Scott

Who is Lieutenant Commander (LtCDR) Alex Scott? In 2004, Alex graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Medical Services Branch.  He was a HH 60 Blackhawk Medevac Pilot on 2 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  In 2010, he left the US Army and joined the US Coast Guard as an officer so that he could continue to fulfill his calling of giving back by providing search and rescue to the American people.   He is currently serving as a HH65 Dolphin Helicopter pilot and holds the rank of LtCDR. Alex's roots in aviation began in general aviation and today he still participates in flying activities outside of the Coast Guard.  He is passionate about giving back in all realms of life - to include General Aviation.

Join us - You'll be glad you did.

Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
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