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Winter is Coming
Don't miss this seminar on California weather with an aviation meteorologist.
Date and Time:
Saturday, December 16, 2017, starting at 12:00 Pacific Standard Time Download Calendar File
Ashley Helmetag
Brief Description:

Winter is around the corner and besides the temperature dropping, what can we expect?  It’s California and it’s always nice right?  Or will it be an el nino or la nina year?  What about ceilings, winds or one of the most feared enemy of aviation, Mr Ice!

We can go to The Weather Channel, Aviation Weather Center, Duat, Foreflight and WX Weather Brief and get the reports but a deeper understanding is often necessary to determine our secret weapon, the back up plan.

Today, the opportunity to speak with a local meteorologist have gone by the wayside.  Today's plethora of weather tools on the web have really streamlined gathering weather and preflight information.  But talk to the seasoned pilot of not so long ago and they will be the first to tell you how valuable it was to chat with a meteorologist at the local flight service station to get a good feel of the weather and it's current trends before your flight.

San Carlos Flight Center is proud to bring back Ashley Helmeteg who has worked as a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Unit at Oakland Center Air Route Traffic Control, to speak us on West Coast Weather.

Ashley Helmetag, is a former meteorologist at CWSU Fremont. She has her B.S in Aviation Meteorology, and an Air Traffic Control minor from Florida Institute of Technology (2007).  She is working on her M.S Aeronautical Science, Aviation Human Factors from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  She started with the NWS in 2010 right here at ZOA CWSU through 2016.  Prior to the NWS she worked with the private sector as an assistant supervisor at a meteorology and flight planning company in Houston, TX.  She and her husband are also an avid sky divers.



This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

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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, 11 remaining for online registration.
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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

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Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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