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IFR Flying to Watsonville (Available in-person and online)
Part 3 of 3 The Joy of IFR Flying Series (1-3 PM PST)
Date and Time:
Saturday, December 16, 2023, starting at 13:00 Pacific Standard Time Download Calendar File
Thao Do
Brief Description:

Watsonville Airport (KWVI) is a well-known destination for Bay Area pilots. However, like many seaside airports, KWVI is frequently covered in marine layers. During winter, low visibility and low ceilings can make flying VFR quite challenging. The safest way to reach KWVI is to fly IFR. 

This seminar, Part 3 of 3 IFR Flying Series, is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of what to expect on an IFR flight. You will learn:

- Why flying IFR makes you a safer and more proficient pilot

- How to plan an IFR flight from Reid Hillview San Jose (KRHV) to Watsonville (KWVI) and back

- How to communicate with ATC during an IFR departure, en-route, and arrival

- How to manage your crew resources with your copilots and passengers

- How human factors and spatial disorientation can influence your flight 

Whether you're interested in learning IFR or are already an IFR-rated pilot seeking proficiency and currency, this seminar is for you. Once you've experienced flying IFR, you'll wonder how you ever flew without it!

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Location of Seminar:
Aerodynamic Aviation
2650 Robert Fowler Way

San Jose, CA 95148
Directions to Venue:

Enter through the main lobby door and turn left into the classroom.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
40 seats at the facility, 6 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Contact Information:
Thao Do
Phone: 5712490421
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Thao Do, Ph.D., is a CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, Jet Type-rated, an FAA Safety Representative, and a National Association of Flight Instructors member. She teaches Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi-engine, CFI, CFII, and MEI Certificates and delivers accelerated advanced training in complex aircraft and mountain flying at Aerodynamic Aviation Flight School. She has taught Private, Instrument, and Multi-engine Ground Schools.

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
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Flight School Meeting
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