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ATC Communications - Best Techniques and Great Tips
Brandon Gonzalez will speak to us about effective ATC communications; especially efficient radio techniques.
Date and Time:
Thursday, September 1, 2022, starting at 18:30 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Brandon Gonzales; CFI & ATC
Brief Description:

See instructions below for new security procedures for all attendees.

Join us to hear Brandon Gonzalez, Senior Air Traffic Controller at CRQ.  Brandon has prior experience at the TRACON and has been a Pilot for 25 years.  He has been a Flight Instructor for 18 years and accrued 3000 hours Dual given.  He has been a Cessna Sales rep, has his own Aviation Podcast program and is Co-Administrator of the 21st Century Aerospace Writer’s group.

The Palomar Airport is having their LRSAT (Local Runway Safety Action Team) meeting on September 16, 2023.  His talk will be practical, useful, applicable and very informative for pilots. 

There will be time for Q&A after the presentation.

Prior to attending a safety seminar in person, please review and abide by Current CDC, State and Local Health Guidelines.


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Location of Seminar:
Solar Turbines, Kearny Mesa Facility
4200 Ruffin Road
Titan Conference Room
San Diego, CA 92123
Directions to Venue:

Exit I-15 or SR-163 at Balboa Ave; go west from I-15, east from SR-163 to Ruffin Road, south on Ruffin Road to the first traffic light at Ridgehaven, turn west into the Solar Turbines parking lot.

Fly-in Seminar?:
150 seats at the facility, 110 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Sanb Diego FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
Paul Kortopates
Phone: 619-560-8980
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

There are new security procedures in place for all attendees.

Be sure to preregister in advance for this seminar. Solar Turbines will send you a confirmation email 1-2 days before the event, with a link to a citizenship question and safety video (which must be watched annually). After the video you'll have to answer a couple questions correctly. One question asks the emergency phone number to use at Solar with the correct answer requesting a full phone number; not 911.

If you are unable to pre-register, or register too late to get the Solar Turbines visitor invite, you are still welcome to show up but you will need to wait for Security to check in all registered guests before they can check you in. 

When checking in with Solar Security Guards, you must provide a government issued I.D. (e.g. Drivers License) and initial a login sheet.   All of these steps are required to be a Guest at the Solar facility. 


Thank you to Solar Turbines for the use of their conference room.


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 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
Fly Quietly! Please respect the serenity of our neighborhoods.
National Project:
Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) Meetings
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