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

Mike Beebe
Will Benda
Steve Kanefsky
Eiji Kashara
Amir Kaspi
Chris Krajewski
Chris Martin
Michael Nowakowski
Steve Polansky
Abi Sagy
Sanela Sarajlic
Pinak Shukla
Brandon Solis
Ryan Sorgie
Mark Stafford

Member Achievements

Michael Imison
Solo Flight
CFI Stephen Heesacker

Shreyas Chand
Solo Flight
CFI Drew Shevelow

Kyle Lutz
Instrument Checkride
CFI Knight Laird

Carson Katz
Private Pilot Checkride
CFI Stephen Heesacker

Adrian Hsieh
Solo Flight
CFI Stephen Heesacker

Neal Mueller
Instrument Checkride

Brad Dickinson
Private Pilot Checkride
CFI Reed Cote

Michel Vidal-Naquet
Instrument Checkride
CFI Brian Eliot

Pop Quiz:
A fun monthly
knowledge test.
Beth Kirkpatrick

1. True or False: Density Altitude doesn't affect engine performance of piston-engine powered aircraft.

2. True or False: Lenticular clouds are an indication of Mountain Waves. 

3: True or False: Density Altitude can be below True Altitude
(answers are at the bottom)
SCFC Events and Safety Seminars
  June 5 (Wed) 7:00pm
FLAG: Pilots N Paws

June 8 (Sat) 12:00pm
Activating the Approach: what, why, and how?

June 12 (Wed) 7:00pm
Keeping Young People Safe on a Young Eagles Flight

June 19 (Wed) 7:00pm
Gears Up, Flaps Up, Shut Up - Accidents that Changed FAA Regulations and GA Procedures

June 22 (Sat) 12:00pm
Private Pilot Jeopardy

Events & Trips
June 14 (Fri) 5:00pm
Dinner at NAPA at the Runway Restaurant

June 15 (Sat) 7:00pm
Full Moon Flyers to
Harris Ranch

June 18 (Tues) 1:00pm
Vandenberg Air Force
Base Tour

June 26 - 30  (Wed - Sun)
5 Day Yellowstone Adventure

July 15 (Mon) 7:00pm
The Upwind Scholarship Program and the Full Moon Flyers travel to Top Flight Grill at Stockton

July 26 - 28 (Fri - Sun)
Evergreen Aviation &
Space Museum
The Fleet
C182 - G1000
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 
N652SP $165/hr
N21591 - $165/hr

N9679A - $146/hr 
 N97528 - $146/hr

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

N734WZ - $140/hr

N111RK - $125/hr
N5369H - $121/hr

Piper Archer
N6848J - $163/hr

Piper Warrior
N91338 - $149/hr

Piper Saratoga
N349MA - $395/hr

Cessna Centurion 210
N210VV - $350/hr

Beechcraft Baron 
N169SP - $345/hr

BATD GNS-430W - $30/hr
 (member prices shown) 
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June 2019

BAY FLIGHT 2019 - Call for Presenters
BAY FLIGHT 2019 the one-day pilot conference for SF Bay Area pilots has issued a call for presenters.  As part of the mission to bring together the best aviation speakers of the area,  BAY FLIGHT 2019 organizers invited local pilots and aviation organizations to submit suggests for presentations and presenters. The conference has filled most of the 16 one-hour presentation slots but has reserved a handful for public requested content.

If you know of a speaker with a compelling message for SF Bay Area pilots, please email us at info@bayflight19.com and submit your presentation proposal.  Presentations can be educational, general interest, new aviation technology, or other hot topics in general aviation.

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Expanding SCFC Fleet and Aircraft Ownership
The San Carlos Flight Center fleet continues to expand, giving SCFC members access to the largest variety for aircraft rental of any flying club on the field. We have recently added two C172 P models, another C152, and there are more coming. Check out the fleet aircraft collector pins for the new aircraft to see the cool colors and designs.

For many pilots, investigating aircraft ownership is a way to deepen their connection to aviation, and learn a whole new perspective on aircraft maintenance and airworthiness. Due to a variety of reasons, some owners of fleet aircraft get to a point where their next step involves selling their share to a new owner. If you are interested in learning more about how you can become whole or part owner of an SCFC fleet aircraft, and possibly decrease your overall cost of flying, come talk to our Fleet Management office.

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7th Anniversary Challenge
Are you ready for the SCFC Noise Abatement Knowledge Quiz? Draw the KSQL noise abatement procedures and earn your SCFC 7th anniversary pin! SCFC members are among the best trained in the area and we take pride in flying safely as well as neighborly. Show your expertise by precisely drawing the noise abatement procedure on the map in the office and if you are within the tolerances, you will earn the SCFC 7th anniversary pin. This contest will be available for the entire month of June so stop by the front desk on your next flight and take the challenge!

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Summer in the Northern Rockies
In a few weeks, summer begins and it will be a hot one. Why not go where the cool air lives?  Mountain flying can provide stunning views rarely seen by anyone other than pilots, and can give you a lifetime of memories.  It can be done safely as long you as you plan ahead, and remember some basic safety rules.

Mountains and ridges change the direction and intensity of winds, which means avoiding flight when winds across the ridges are 20 knots or more. Our oxygen-starved normally aspirated engines are no match for strong updrafts or downdrafts, so you should always plan a route that gives you escape options and know which way to turn. And don't forget the humans! Our need for oxygen is constant even when outside air pressures decrease. SCFC has loaner oxygen equipment to use on your trip. Use it early and often.

For those of you heading to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, it's going to be a beautiful trip of mountain flying adventures. Stay safe and bring us home another great set of stories and photos.

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FLAG: Pilots N Paws
June 5 (Wed) 7:00pm
Pilots N Paws is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects volunteers engaged in rescuing, sheltering, and adopting animals. Volunteer pilots and plane owners assist with animal transportation (a.k.a. "Freedom Flights") and coordinate with volunteers on the ground to get rescue animals to appropriate shelters, foster homes, adoptive families, and sometimes specialized veterinary care.
This seminar, appropriate for both newer and more experienced pilots, will provide information on Pilots N Paws as well as best practices for public benefit flying - safety considerations, tips for coordinating with ground volunteers, and how to keep "furry passengers" comfortable.

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Schools out for the Summer - Welcome summer staff
SCFC is all about Safety, Adventure and Community. One aspect of community involves bringing in members that have been away at school and having them help out at the Flight Center. When you come in to fly this summer, you will see the following new faces working at the Flight Center:
  • Travis Bender, a junior at the University of Puget Sound, returning to help out with Front Desk, social media, and planning for BAY FLIGHT 2019
  • Alex Strehlow, a sophomore at University of Michigan, assisting the the MX team
  • Brandon Dadoun, helping the Flight Line team keep our aircraft clean
  • Patrick Shea, former Upwind recipient, joining the Flight Instructor team
  • Devin Chu, SCFC member helping with Front Desk on the weekends
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Join the EAA and SCFC Pilots in Helping Young Eagles Take Flight
Have you ever taken a kid on their first flight? As a pilot, having the opportunity to ignite the passion for aviation in a young person's soul means the world, but you need to keep in mind that safety always comes first. With new passengers, a pilot needs to take many safety precautions. 

To learn more about flying a Young Eagles flight, join us on Wednesday June 12, at 7:00pm when EAA Chapter 20's president Oliver Coolidge and member Elizabeth Dougherty cover the procedures to safely conduct an EAA Young Eagles flight. You will review passenger management techniques and get prepared for San Carlos Flight Center and EAA Chapter 20's joint Young Eagles event on June 15th. 

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FlyOutGroup: Dinner at NAPA at the
Runway Restaurant
June 14 (Fri) 5:00pm
Join FOG for a Full Moon Flyer Warm Up on the Eve of a Full Moon Dinner for a late afternoon meal at The Runway by Patrick at beautiful Napa County Airport.
We will meet at 5 pm to share a wonderful meal in California's Scenic Napa County.  This is a must event and a great way to start your weekend. The Runway Restaurant is located in the main terminal of Napa County Airport

Please  sign up  so we can get an accurate headcount and keep you in the loop with updates.

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Full Moon Flyers to Harris Ranch
June 15 (Sat) 7:00pm
June 15th is the almost-Full Moon night and the name of this month's moon is "The Strawberry Moon." This month we will hold the Full Moon Flyer Flight on Saturday, June 15th and meet at Harris Ranch (3O8) at 7 pm. This is an awesome flight to practice center line landings thanks to the 30' wide runway - remember to use those rudders to maintain control! There is a 10% discount if you show your pilot's certificate to your server.

Please sign up so we can get an accurate headcount and keep you in the loop with updates. Ride sharing is encouraged, so be sure to list any open seats, or contact someone you'd like to ride along with.

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FlyOutGroup: Yellowstone
June 26 - 30 (Wed - Sun)
This year we are headed to Yellowstone and Glacier Park for some awesome Northern Rocky Mountain flying.

Your FOG adventure will combine two spectacular parks - Yellowstone and Glacier - in one mountain flying adventure. The area also includes some famous airports, such as Jackson Hole.

To join us on this adventure, you must sign up and call the front desk to submit your $200 deposit. For cost estimates, hotel information and a day-by-day itinerary, visit www.sancarlosflight.com. Keep in mind that we are only able to accommodate 10 participants on this flight, so register to reserve your place soon!

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We keep our online calendar updated, so bookmark this page: 
http://www.sancarlosflight.com/activities/calendar. Better yet, follow the instructions at the top of the page to add this calendar to your iPhone.

SCFC Fleet Pins Now Available!

Do you have a favorite SCFC airplane? Or maybe you love the whole fleet? This year, as part of our achievement award pin collection launch, you can collect an enamel pin for your favorite aircraft - or every aircraft you fly! Just stop by the front desk and show them your logbook. If you've flown a plane five times, you qualify for that plane's collector pin.  Collect them all!