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Bush Flying in Alaska on Floats Wheels and Skis
Bush Flying in Alaska on Floats Wheels and Skis
Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, starting at 19:30 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Miguel Ridolfi
Brief Description:

The speaker will give a brief overview of aviation in Alaska and how it differs from the lower 48.  He will then give an overview of off-airport flying in Alaska on wheels, floats and skis and focus on the techniques (Aeronautical Decision Making) and safety measures to consider for each type of undercarriage. 

Miguel Ridolfi has been flying ASEL for 4 years and ASES for 3 years. He owns and flies a Grumman Traveler every week. He commutes by plane from Crescent city to Salinas where he works as a Paramedic and Greenhouse Electrician. He travels to Alaska twice a year to train as a bush pilot with Don Lee, in Talkeetna and Jim Craig in Seward. He has a seaplane rating, skiplane checkout and focuses on off-airport work. He plans to move to Alaska this summer to work as a full time Bush pilot and Paramedic. One day he hopes to fly a fixed wing air ambulance.

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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, 25 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Contact Information:
West Valley Member Services Team
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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