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San Francisco Coast Guard Air Wing
Lt. Neil Penso will be sharing his knowledge of safe flying from lessons learned in the Coast Guard and Navy.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, starting at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Lieutenant Neil Penso
Brief Description:

Lt. Penso will explain his thoughts and history of safely operating helicopters over water, as well as in conflict zones. Specifically he will talk about how to prepare for the 'worst days at work' and how to be vigilant and confident about handling dangerous situations and how to avoid making emergency situations.

Lt Neil Penso graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999 with a BS in English, then completed an MA in English Literature at George Mason University, also in 1999. Commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy, he attended Navy Flight School in Pensacola, FL and earned his wings of gold in 2001. He was then assigned to flying duty in San Diego, CA where he flew the SH-60B and MH-60R Seahawk helicopters in anti-submarine warfare and maritime strike missions from 2001-2008. During this time he spent more than 18 months deployed on destroyers within carrier strike groups and participated in Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM in the Arabian Gulf.

In 2008 he accepted a transfer into the Coast Guard and has been flying the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, conducting search and rescue and maritime counter-drug interdiction, as well as many other Coast Guard missions. 

Lt. Penso is a qualified aircraft commander, military instructor pilot, CFI/CFII, and helicopter ATP.

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

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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40 seats at the facility, 27 remaining for online registration.
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Phone: (415) 305-9051
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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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