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Title:
You have Got 178 Seconds
Topic:
Emergency IFR skills for VFR pilots
Date and Time:
Saturday, January 13, 2018, starting at 12:00 Pacific Standard Time Download Calendar File
Speaker(s):
Gene Hudson CFI, CFII, MEI
Brief Description:

In most years, nearly half of all weather-related accidents happen as a result of continued VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC)…and sadly, the vast majority of those accidents are fatal.

The best defense against flying under visual flight rules (VFR) into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) is to avoid entering them in the first place. Keeping the big weather picture in mind before a trip, and then frequently checking weather observations during a flight, can support a safe outcome. After all, weather is what you find, not necessarily what’s being forecast.

Spatial disorientation is the big danger. And it can happen a lot faster than you might think—just 178 seconds on average, about the length of a commercial on TV.

Gene will discuss how to avoid this scenario and if it should happen, how to aviate, navigate, communicate and maintain composure to help save your life.

 

Gene is an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor at Tradewinds Aviation with over 16,000 hours of flight time. He is an FAASTeam representative, and has delivered over 1000 public presentations in the FAA Safety Program. He has lectured on aviation safety, human factors and precision/workload reduction flying techniques at national venues, including AOPA and the EAA (Oshkosh). He has experience in over 100 aircraft types, including singles, twins, piston, turbine, round gauge and glass cockpit aircraft. He has published articles in Plane and Pilot magazines, and the USAF magazine Safety. Gene has developed unique processes for teaching flight skills to a higher level of precision while reducing workload.

 

 

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.

Select Number:
WP1580097
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?:
Yes  KSQL
Seating:
40 seats at the facility, 17 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
FAASTeam
Contact Information:
David Kramer
Phone: 408 981-6424
dmkramer43@yahoo.com
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

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
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Other
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