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Everything you need to know to be a private pilot Part II
What you need to know to be a top quality private pilot.
Date and Time:
Saturday, November 12, 2016, starting at 10:30 Pacific Standard Time Download Calendar File
Rick Luke, Master Pilot
Brief Description:

Join Master Pilot Rick Luke and learn what you need to know to be a top quality private pilot.  This lecture is designed to introduce to you, or refresh your memory of the ground school knowledge essential to all private pilots. 

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Location of Seminar:
Heritage Flight Museum
15053 Crosswind Drive

Burlington, WA 98233
Directions to Venue:

From I-5, go west on Hwy 20 four miles, then north on Airport/Higgins
Road, then left on Crosswind Drive for ½ mile to the HFM on the right.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  MVW
50 seats at the facility, 41 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
John Garrett
Phone: (360) 770-3917
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The FAA Safety Team would like to thank the Skagit Airport Support Association (SASA) for their continuous support of the FAA Safety Program. Coffee and Muffins will be provided.

Participants need to bring a “sectional chart” with them to Part II

Rick Luke's Biography:

• Rick Luke was born and raised in Bellingham, graduating from Bellingham High School in 1972. He attended Skagit Valley Community College before he was hired by the city of Bellingham as a police dispatcher. He later worked in Whatcom County Jail before being hired as a police officer. Rick retired as a motorcycle traffic officer in January 2009 after 35 years with the city.

Rick loves to fly and he earned his private pilot's license when he was 17. Over the course of years he has added commercial, sea, instrument, multi-engine, flight instructor, ground instructor and ATP ratings. In 1989 Rick became the FAA-designated pilot examiner for this area, an occupation he continues in retirement. In 2003 he was named Flight Instructor of the Year and was inducted into the Washington State Aviation Hall of Fame.

He is an active member of Christ Lutheran Church and volunteers with Interfaith Coalition. He and his wife, Linda, enjoy traveling, both nationally and internationally. They have been Mount Baker Theatre members and season ticket holders for many years, and love sharing theater experiences with family and friends. Rick has two daughters and three grandchildren.

Rick expects to spend some of his retirement time flying airplanes.  He has had his pilots license since 1971.  He has been designated by the FAA as a Pilot Examiner since 1981 and will continue with that work in addition to several planned trips abroad with his wife.

Bellingham Police Chief Todd Ramsay quoted; "Officer Luke is a great example of a dedicated officer whose career focus was on serving our community in the capcity of traffic safety. He was keenly tuned to the traffic issues in the neighborhoods he served and developed a fine reputation as an officer who is responsive to the citizens of Bellingham."

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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