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Flying in the Mountains - What You Should Know
Mountain Flying Essential Information
Date and Time:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, starting at 19:30 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Darryl Kalthof, Gold Seal CFI-I/MEI
Brief Description:

Looking to fly to, or cross the Sierra Nevada Mountains? This seminar will cover the following topics: Density altitude and performance, aircraft selection, mountain weather, takeoffs and landings, safety considerations, and more.

Darryl Kalthof has been instructing in the SF Bay Area since 1993. He graduated from San Jose State University's aviation program in 1994 with a BS degree in Aviation Flight Operations and has flown as a part 135 cargo captain and commuter airline co-pilot. He has also worked for NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System and is now a full-time instructor at West Valley, who has traveled to the Sierras 100+ times.

Join us to make your next (or first) mountain flight a safe, low-stress, and fun experience!

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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, 18 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

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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