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Stalls and Spins
To learn them is to understand them. Then you can recover from them and avoid them.
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 17, 2017, starting at 12:00 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Geoff Rapoport CFII
Brief Description:

Most every pilot can tell you when a spin happens. Most can tell you how to recover from a spin or what they look like. Very few can really tell you why an airplane spins. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a rote-level answer about one wing being more stalled than the other. Yeah, but why? The answer is not so complicated. Take a cup of private pilot aerodynamics, a pinch of high school math, and stir vigorously.


Join us for a deeper dive into the aerodynamics of airplane spins. You’ll leave really understanding the physics of what it means for an aircraft to be in a spin.

Geoff Rapoport is a CFII teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area, editor of a weekly curated email of aviation news, The Finer Points Dispatch, and writer for AVweb.com. Geoff is a recovering lawyer and, prior to attending law school, Geoff worked as a manufacturing engineer in the chemical analysis division of a large scientific instruments company. Geoff's experience as an engineer and lawyer are critical to his approach to flight instruction, where he shares his love of physics and the FARs with unsuspecting students. Geoff teaches in the Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, and ACA airplanes.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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.

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Location of Seminar:
San Carlos Flight Center
655 Skyway Rd,
Suite 215
San Carlos, CA 94070
Directions to Venue:

Directions to Room: Pilots who fly in should park in transient parking on the opposite side of the field and expect to walk about 10 minutes (.5 mile) to the Flight Center. Suite 215 is upstairs in the northwest corner. On occasion, rides may be prearranged through San Carlos Aviation and Supply.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
40 seats at the facility, 26 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
David Kramer
Phone: 408 981-6424
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San Carlos Flight Center was voted Best Flight School in the US in the 2013 AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards. We are committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our evening safety seminar programs. For more information about this and any of our weekly seminars, please visit http://sancarlosflight.com/activities-and-events.

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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