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The Centerline
The newsletter of San Carlos Flight Center
In This Issue
Member News 
Welcome New Renting Members

Ambrus Csaszar
Adam Durity
Riley Ferguson
Eric Firnhaber
Helena Hald
Devon Heieck
Leonid Igolnik
Preston Kwok
Chris Lee
Igor Melnyk
Steven Merrett
Frank ONeill
Ameya Raul
Chris Vallejo
Peter Wang
Bryson Young

Member Achievements

Austin Manes 
Private Pilot 
CFI Russell Bowerman

Kate Korolevskaya 
First Solo
 CFI Daniel Stellini

Noah Courtney 
First Solo
 Lukasz Zoromski

Matt Brendel
First Solo
 CFI Reed Cote

Aaron Fox
Private Pilot
CFI Sid Basu

Michael Imison
 Instrument Rating 
CFI Russell Bowerman

Philip Mathews 
First Solo
CFI Daniel Sanchez Ruiz

Abdel Zaro 
First Solo
 CFI Russell Bowerman

David Yin
First Solo
 CFI Kyle Smathers

Thaddeus Duffy
 First Solo
CFI Herb Patten

Ty Alexander
 First Solo 
CFI Kyle Smathers

Brandon Cheung
First Solo
CFI Daniel Sanchez Ruiz

Pop Quiz
A fun monthly
knowledge test.
Editor: Herb Patten

1.     Which of the following affect air density?a.     Altitude
b.     Temperature
c.     Airspeed
d.     Humidity

2.     Air density varies inversely with
a.     Pressure
b.     Temperature
c.     Pressure and 

3.     Fill in the blanks: High density altitude refers to ____ air, while low density altitude refers to _____ air.

(answers are at the bottom)
SCFC Events and Safety Seminars

Events & Trips
The Fleet
C182 - Glass Panel
N1483L - $238/hr
N123TZ - $228/hr
N182EE - $234/hr

N9894E - $195/hr

C172S - G1000
N63251 - $180/hr
N6198N - $180/hr
N646DW - $172/hr

N236SP - $165/hr
N410BS - $165/hr
N458SP - $165/hr
N21591 - $165/hr

N996RA - $154/hr
N2370F - $154/hr

N111RK - $125/hr
N530CA - $129/hr
N5369H - $121/hr
N669NE - $125/hr

Piper Archer
N6848J - $163/hr

Piper Warrior
N91338 - $139/hr

Piper Saratoga
N349MA - $345/hr

Beechcraft Baron 
N169SP - $395/hr

BATD GNS-430W - $40/hr
 (member prices shown) 
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Pop Quiz Answers
1.  a, c, d
2.  b
3.  thin; dense

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August 2020

Newest Addition To Our Fleet
As of this month, we have a new addition to our fleet; welcome N669NE! Callsign BYF7, this aircraft is a Cessna 152 with a 125 horsepower Lycoming O-235-L2C engine equipped with 2550 RPM. The aircraft is also equipped with a Garmin Aera 560 GPS and a new Lynx NGT-9000 Transponder. This aircraft runs for $125 per hour for members and $140 for non-members.
Sport TFR's Are Coming Back
Even with no fan occupancy in the stadiums for returning MLB and NFL games, sporting event TFRs will continue as normal. The TFRs are in effect for games played in stadiums for select sports leagues with a capacity of 30,000 or more people, regardless of if the seats are occupied by fans. Remember, these aren't listed with other NOTAMs and will not appear in a briefing; pilots must check local teams' schedules or use services like ForeFlight, which visually depict these TFRs. Keep an eye out for Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Park TFRs when planning your next Bay Tour to celebrate these beautiful summer days.

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SCFC's New Procedure In The Office
Last week, the State of California re-added San Mateo County to its COVID-19 monitoring list.  SCFC operations will continue, but this will result in limitations to the SCFC office.  Essentially, the SCFC office is now open only for "pick-up" of aircraft keys, water, and necessary equipment.  For most of us, this will not change our rental and use of aircraft much.  Masks are required at all times and members are urged to take all necessary precautions for cleaning of aircraft and equipment.

What will change for this period?  The SCFC Office cannot be used for 1-on-1 flight briefings, group ground training, or waiting between flights.  The SCFC office will be off limits, except to "pick up" keys, water, or other equipment.  Some critical staff may still be in and out of the office, but no other staff or members will be allowed other that for pick-up.

SCFC has placed picnic tables with covered tents in the grass courtyard for use in pre-flight and post-flight briefings.  Small white boards and pens will be made available.  The SCFC WiFi has been adjusted our Internet routers to provide good coverage of the courtyard to allow phone/iPad/computer access to weather reports and forecasts.  You may print to the SCFC office printer and pick up the printout at the front desk.

This restriction shouldn't impact most of our operations.  Please continue to keep yourself and your fellow pilots safe during this temporary period.
Member Profile: Maryam Mortezazadeh
SCFC: When did you decide to start your training?
MM:  I always thought being able to fly somewhere for dinner would be a fun date to talk about. Couple of years ago we purchased an aircraft to travel around the world when we retire since Stephen has his license. After sitting next to him during flights I decided it would be a good idea for me to know enough to help him and knowing how to land could take some pressure off for the long flights.

SCFC:  What do you do here at the Flight Center?
MM:   I am the Fleet Manager at the Flight Center interfacing with members, CFIs, owners, mechanics and outside services addressing maintenance requirements and squawks to keep as many aircraft flying and schedule disruptions to minimum while prioritizing checkrides. It was important for me to learn and be comfortable with the health of the aircraft and gauge their safety. 

SCFC: What will you do with your private pilot's license?
MM:  Recently I finally gained the courage to take flying lessons
 realizing the feedback from the aircraft can be exhilarating andthrilling. I have been making good progress, however, still have ways to go before I get my private pilot's license. My brother who is also a pilot and Stephen are very supportive and continue to encourage me in my endeavour. 

SCFC: What's the next step in your aviation adventure?
MM: The FOG Colorado trip is around the corner and I am looking forward to being a part of it.

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A SCFC Student Gets a Scholarship For Flight Training
Obed Han is a rising Sophomore from Gunn High School. He has received the Stephen "Ben" Haas Memorial Scholarship consisting of $5000 from EAA National to Assist with his flight training. The Scholarship was earned by applying on their website at eaa.org. He said that it was actually a lot simpler than he thought and he wrote a lot less than what other scholarships require an average high schooler to write. As mentioned before, he plans on using the scholarship only for flight training (CFI+Plane) as the money is sent directly to the flight school.

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Upwind 2020 - On Final
To all those supporters of the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program, your donations are paying off as the six high school students are completing their nine-week training program.

The six students participating in this year's Upwind program are in the final week of their training.  In early July, the students achieved their first big milestone, their first solo flights.  A significant accomplishment for these young and aspiring aviators.  The next milestone was passing the FAA Knowledge Test.  Currently they are completing their solo XC flights to destinations such as Castle, Modesto, King City, and Stockton.  Their checkrides are scheduled in the first half of August.

It is important to encourage the next generation of pilots to keep GA strong, and the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program is doing just that.  Thank you to all the pilots who make this annual gift of aviation possible.  
5-Day Colorado Trip - Aug 26 - 30
From the Bonneville Salt Flats to the Grand Canyon and everything in between.  This year FOG travels across the Great Basin of Nevada & Utah to one of the highest elevation airports of Leadville in the Colorado Rockies, 
to the lowest altitude airport of Furnace Creek in Death Valley.  After this trip, you will be experienced in 95% of terrains you will ever fly.  If you are interested in joining FlyOutGroup as they go on an unforgettable flying adventure of a lifetime click here.

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Full Moon Flyers - Harris Ranch (3O8) - July 31
Enjoy an outdoor socially distance dining at Harris Ranch.  The flight there is spectacular and when you land the restaurant is at the runway.  The night flight home can help you renew your night currency and/or satisfy a night cross country requirement.  What better way to spend a Sunday.  We will meet at the restaurant at 7 pm for their outdoor dining experience in light of this year's pandemic.  A warm fall evening in the central valley is truly a restful and memorable experience.  If you are interested in joining us click here.

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The Sacramento Trilogy - Dec 1 - 14
Anytime during the first 2 weeks of December, fly to Sacramento California and land at all 3 towered airports in one day.  Submit a 1 sentence description of your flight to flyoutgroup@gmail.com so we can all compare all of our experiences.  Don't forget to beware of valley fog.  If your interested in joining us and for more information click here.

Just Getting Started? SCFC partners with
SQL Aviation Supply

Save $$ this month and next by buying all your training supplies in one place.  SCFC has partnered with San Carlos Aviation & Supply again to get a package price on the materials you need to start flight training.  

$165 package price includes: Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. Airplane Flying Handbook, FAR/AIM, Chart Supplement, San Francisco Sectional Chart, San Francisco Terminal Area Chart, pilot logbook, VFR kneeboard, stall horn tester, aluminum E6B, rotating chart plotter, ASA Private Pilot Test Prep.

The $285 package includes all of the items in the $165 package plus your own headset.