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Mountain flying with a Smidge of Soaring with Colin Aro
Mountain Flying from the Standpoint of a Glider Pilot.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020, starting at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Colin Aro
Brief Description:

Colin Aro will discuss the application of soaring knowledge and techniques all pilots can use to become safer and more proficient in the mountain environment.

There is a fee for this class.  Preregister at least 24 hours in advance at http://www.vc99sclasses.com where you can find detailed information about the classes, instructors and fees.   

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Location of Seminar:
Department of Airports at KCMA
555 Airport Way

Camarillo, CA 93010
Directions to Venue:

Driving:  Exit 101 Freeway at Los Posas, head south on Los Posas. Turn right at traffic light at Pleasant Valley.  Turn right at traffic light at Airport Way. Dept of Airport Building is last building on the left where Airport Way dead ends at Durley.  Flying: A three minute walk from the walk-through gate adjacent to Channel Island Aviation.  Walk out to Durley, turn left on Durley.  The Dept of Airports Building is on your right at the intersection of Durley & Airport Way.

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Seminar has been cancelled.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Carolyn Brown or Susan Liebeler
Phone: 805-312-9299
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"Mountain Flying with a Smidge of Soaring" with Colin Aro

A VC99's Pilot Proficiency Class

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This seminar will cover topics in mountain flying from the standpoint of a glider pilot. Applying soaring knowledge and techniques can help all pilots become safer and more proficient pilots in the mountain environment.

Instructor: Colin Aro, CFI, CFII, holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Engineering - Applied Science from U.C. Davis. He is a commercial pilot and flight instructor rated for single engine airplanes and gliders. He is a FAASTeam representative working out of the Reno FSDO specializing in mountain flying safety. He currently serves as the operations officer for the High Sierra Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, overseeing the operations of the squadron's N3N-3 and L-19 aircraft. He flies and performs with the Northern California Beech Boys formation demonstration team. Colin lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife and son.

This program is one of a series in the Ventura County 99s 20th Annual Pilot Proficiency Classes, a yearly series of approximately 20-25 seminars and programs from February to May. There is a fee for all classes except the February 19th "Reflections of a Test Pilot" with Tom Morgenfeld. Please go to our registration web site at http://www.vc99sclasses.com  and click on the class schedule tab for fee information which appears at the end of the class title.  The FAA does not permit us to include fee information here.  The web site also provides additional information about each class and the instructors.

Some classes fill to capacity quickly. Please register for the seminar at least 24 hours in advance to ensure we have seats for everyone at  http://www.vc99sclasses.com.  We cannot guarantee a seat  to people who do not register in advance.  If seats are available, we will gladly accept payments and registration from walk-ins at the door. 

Unless otherwise indicated on the registration web site http://www.vc99sclasses.com, all classes meet in the upstairs meeting room of the Department of Airports, 555 Airport Way, Camarillo, CA 93010, on the field at KCMA. There is no wireless network available to attendees in the classroom.  If you want Internet access during a class, you will need to use your own data plan or bring or activate a hotspot. 



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 1
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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