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Flying The San Francisco Bay Tour
San Francisco Bay Tour
Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, starting at 19:30 Pacific Standard Time Download Calendar File
Max Trescott
Brief Description:

Learn about the tour from the creator of the S.F. Bay Tour map, which is now updated to incorporate recent S.F. Class B changes. Flying the Bay Tour is fun, though it helps to plan your tour before you depart. There are many considerations, including the routes and altitudes to be flown, ATC communications, required clearances, and weather issues. You'll always want to consider in advance any alternatives, in case you're unable to execute your original plan.

There's been at least one fatal accident that occurred while flying a S.F. Bay Tour and you'll learn the details of what went wrong on that flight. The seminar also shows photographs of major landmarks on tour and provides a brief history of some of them that you can share with your passengers when you fly the tour.

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Location of Seminar:
West Valley Flying Club PAO
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?:
40 seats at the facility, 1 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Contact Information:
WVFC Member Services
Phone: (650) 856-2030
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Max Trescott is a fulltime flight instructor who specializes in teaching in the Cirrus SR20, SR22, and SF50 Vision Jet and in assisting pilots who are considering buying new or used Cirrus aircraft. He is the host of the weekly Aviation News Talk podcast, which provides General Aviation news, pilot tips for beginners & experts, interviews, and answers to listener questions. In 2008, he was named the National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year to represent the 96,000 CFIs in the U.S. 

Max started flying at age 15 and finished his pilot certificate in college. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Psychology, and a MBA. He spent 25 years working in sales and marketing for Hewlett-Packard. He now devotes full time to teaching flying, writing, consulting and giving speeches and seminars. He’s written two books, including Max Trescott’s G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook, now in its fifth edition.  He holds an ATP certificate for all four airplane categories. He is type-rated in the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet, Phenom 100, and Eclipse jet and is a FAA Gold Seal CFI. 

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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