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So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus
Information about flying and buying a Cirrus aircraft.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, starting at 19:30 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Max Trescott
Brief Description:

Whether you’re interested in learning how to safely transition into a Cirrus SR20 or SR22, or are interested in buying a new or used Cirrus aircraft, this seminar is for you. There is a lot of misinformation among pilots about Cirrus aircraft, and Max busts common myths about the planes’ parachutes, their spin capabilities, and accident rate, which has changed over the years and now is better than the overall GA total accident rate. He talks in detail about how to transition into a Cirrus, including some of the standard operating procedures taught to Cirrus pilots. He also talks about the many training resources available to pilots learning to fly a Cirrus. Max also talks about how to go about buying a new or used Cirrus. Although the seminar is primarily about the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Max will talk about the single engine SF50 Vision Jet, which was the best-selling jet in 2018, if there are any attendees interested in transitioning into that aircraft.

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Location of Seminar:
West Valley Flying Club
655 Skyway Rd.
Suite 101
San Carlos, CA 94070
Directions to Venue:

From highway 101 head east toward the bay, and take two immediate right-turns onto Skyway (along the west side of the airport). The Skyway building is on the left after Burger King and the Aviation Museum.

Flying In:  Transient parking is on the opposite side of the airport. Plan on a 10-15 minute walk around the airport perimeter to the Skyway building. 

Fly-in Seminar?:
20 seats at the facility, 8 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Contact Information:
West Valley 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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