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Flying Cross-Country (For Real)
Flight Planning and safety considerations while flying from coast to coast.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, starting at 19:30 Pacific Standard Time Download Calendar File
Alan Marcum
Brief Description:

Ever thought about flying across the country and back? Join us for a discussion of the planning and execution of a flight from Palo Alto to Texas, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, Truckee, and back to Palo Alto. Over the course of that flight, our speaker, Alan Marcum, logged nearly 37 hours and 3 IMC approaches, and burned over 440 gallons of 100LL.

The speaker will address risk management at diverse airports on the same trip, cockpit resource management while operating in busy terminal areas, weather related decision making, go/no-go decision making for each leg, and the post-flight evaluation including potential adjustments to his personal minimums based on what he encountered at the various airports.

Alan Marcum, an instrument-rated private pilot, has been flying for over thirty years with 2,000 flight hours. He has flown in places ranging from Cambridge, U.K. to Lihue, Hawai'i, and in airplanes from a Tiger Moth and a Waco to a Malibu and a Mooney. He bases his Mooney at Palo Alto, where he learned to fly. Alan is a computer scientist by profession.


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Location of Seminar:
West Valley Flying Club
1901 Embarcadero Rd.
Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Directions to Venue:

From highway 101 head east toward the bay, turn left after the golf course.  West Valley Flying Club is the second driveway on the right. Overflow parking in the golf course lot. 

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Fly-in Seminar?:
45 seats at the facility, 10 remaining for online registration.
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Contact Information:
West Valley Member Services
Phone: (650) 856-2030
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

West Valley Flying Club is one of the largest not for profit flying clubs in the US.  With over 800 members, 50 aircraft, and 35 instructors, West Valley provides opportunities for the first-time student to the most experienced aviators.  Our members fly everything from Cessna 152s for fun, to Airbus 380s for a living.  West Valley Flying Club offers two convenient Bay Area locations and is proud of our ongoing safety record.  Visit www.wvfc.org

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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