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

Jeff Arguelles
Chad Cashin
Joyce Clifford
Joel Dujsik
Emily Eckes
Max Fairon
Max Fox
Nello Franco
Melissa Kong
Joseph Kovalik
Justin Lee
Mario Maldonaldo
Tim Pease
Joe Polastre
Chris Rackow
Michael Schultz
Bob Sublett
Daniel Vogel
Brenda White

Member Achievements

Stephan Zimmerman
Private Pilot
CFI Jason Miller

Blake Byers
Private Pilot
CFI Jason Miller

Antoine Reversat
Solo Flight
CFI Radu Popvici

Drew Shevelow
Private Pilot
CFI Peter Nork

David Patierno
Solo Flight
CFI Darryl Kalthof

David Delaney
Private Pilot
CFI Jeff Reeder

Sean O'Holleran
CFI Miguel Mundo

Pop Quiz
A fun monthly knowledge test.

Michael Dutton

1: How at what point does a bald spot on a tire render the tire unairworthy?

A. When the tread is faint

B. When the tread is completely worn away.

C. When the tread and rubber is worn away, and the fabric is exposed.

2: When cleaning the windows of the aircraft, you should wipe them in a:

A. Round, circular motion.

B. Linear motion, such as straight up and down. 

C. Anyway you like, it doesn't matter.

5: After shutting down your plane, where's the best place to put your keys before pushing back?

A. On the seat

B. On the dashboard 

C. In your pocket.

(answers are at the bottom)
SCFC Events and Safety Seminars
Jul 3 (Mon) 7:00pm
Student and New Pilot Support Group

 Jul 5  (Wed) 7:00pm 
FLAG: SQL Tower Controller Stacey Maye, 'And I'm not a Sir'

From Miscue to Rescue

 Jul 12  (Wed) 7:00pm 
Coast Guard to the Rescue

NOTAMS and the Bay Area
 Jul 19 (Wed) 7:00pm 
WAAS or GPS Failures when Flying RNAV Approaches

Events & Trips


Trip to Portland

The Fleet
C182 - G1000
N1483L - $238/hr
N123TZ - $228/hr
N9894E - $190/hr

Piper Arrow
N200KR- $195/hr

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

C172S - 6-pack
N410BS - $163/hr
N236SP - $163/hr
N458SP - $159/hr 
N907LP - $159/hr
N652SP - $159/hr
N106RA - $159/hr

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

N734WZ - $150/hr

Piper Archer
N6848J - $150/hr

Super Decathlon
N66405 - $140/hr

N59WD - $135/hr

Piper Warrior
N91338 - $120/hr

N714SW- $119/hr
N111RK - $108/hr
N5369H - $108/hr
N8010F - $104/hr

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

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Suite 215

San Carlos, CA 94070 


Pop Quiz Answers
1. C, you only need to replace it when the fabric is exposed
2. B, Avoid circular motions as it could scratch the glass
3.   B,  put them in a place visible to everyone around the plane, letting them know that the keys are out of the ignition

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July 2017

Time to jump into Ground School
A new Ground School session is about to begin.  Private Pilot Ground School classes start this week (July 9th) at San Carlos Flight Center.  Our 12-week group course covers the breadth of knowledge required by a Private Pilot, with special emphasis placed on the material covered by the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test.

Private Pilot Ground School kicks off with this Sunday, July 9th from 10:00am - 1:00pm and Tuesday, July 11th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm with Herb Patten.

Classes start this week. Contact the front desk at (650) 946-1700 to sign up.
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Meet Bay Flight 23!

SCFC is excited to expand its fleet of Cessna 172 aircraft and welcome N734WZ, a 172N! With the summer weather among us it's the perfect time to checkout a new aircraft and head out for a nice lunch or weekend getaway.  

This addition opens up availability with our 172s for even more flying experiences and achievements. Call (650) 946-1700 or email  info@sancarlosflight.com  to find out how to get checked out in N734WZ today!

Auto Parking in Tie-Down Areas
For multi-day flights, it may be possible to park your car in the aircraft tie-down spot. Please note that while most pilots know the rules for aircraft in a ramp area, few know the rules for automobiles. Drive slowly, avoid driving over chains and tie-down ropes, yield to all aircraft, and know how to park.
Vehicles parked in tie-down areas must be parked directly over the T, and not between Ts. 

Failure to properly park your car may result in damage to your car or to neighboring aircraft. Ask at the Pilot Service Desk or call the airport office for more guidance.

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Give Back to the Community: Lead a Safety Seminar
Everyone has something they are good at. Something they have dived a little deeper into than others. Something that catches their interest, that they have researched a little more, and know a little better. Come to the Flight Center and share that knowledge with your fellow club members.

As you know, SCFC regularly offers seminars on a variety of diverse, fascinating, and fun topics. Some are taught by CFIs, but many are presented by SCFC members who just happen to be a semi-expert in one area of flying and are willing to share that with the group. This diversity and involvement has made our local pilot community the envy of the Bay Area and around the state.

Join the fun. If you have an area of interest, talk to us. Our SCFC CFIs will work with you to structure a tight seminar topic, develop effective presentation materials, publicize the event, and even help with tips for leading a group discussion, speech, or interactive presentation. Together, we can make fun, interesting topics happen and keep the SCFC energy going.

Member Profile: Drew Shevelow

Who or what inspired you to learn to fly?
DS: When I was back visiting my home town a while back I ran into an old friend who is an airline pilot. We talked about it for a while and he suggested I give it a try. After my first lesson, I knew I made the right decision.

SCFC: How has the process of learning to fly helped you outside of aviation? Do you see a connection to learning how to fly an airplane to other things in your life?
DS:   The process of learning to fly has definitely made me become more a disciplined and organized person. I think improving on both of those traits have a positive impact on many things in your life. 

SCFC: What are your aviation goals?
DS: My end goal is to become an ATP and fly for an airline. Right now I'm working on obtaining my instrument rating.

SCFC: What aviation adventure have you accomplished or wish to in the future?
DS: I just got back from the mountain trip with the FlyOutGroup and it
 was an awesome time. Landing and taking off from the highest airports
 in North America was a lot of fun. 

SCFC: What is your favorite flying memory?
DS: Landing and taking off at Mineral Canyon in Utah.

SCFC: What are your interests outside of aviation?
DS:  like to golf and travel.

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Find Your Community
The best part of a flying club is the opportunity to meet other pilots. Pilots share news, get tips on flight equipment, plan cool trips, and learn from each other triumphs and mistakes. Have you found your pilot support group yet?

SCFC Ground Instructor Herb Patten has been leading the Student and New Pilot Support Group for several years. It's an informal group, open to any Bay Area pilots, that meets on the first Monday of each month. It's an especially great place for students working on their private
 certificate, and for new private pilots looking to stay engaged in  aviation. At each meeting, other  member s  of the group share their recent flying accomplishments  and talk ab out  cool advances in flight gear, all in a  casual setting of pizza and goo d times. You are welcome to join us at the next first Monday of the month. 

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FLAG San Carlos Tower ATC Stacey Maye 
Jul 5 7:00pm

Join SQL Tower ATC Stacey Maye as she talks about her life and career in aviation. Originally from Houston, Stacey worked in the USAF before TRACON SOCAL. Come join us at 7:00pm for great conversation and camaraderie.

Full Moon Flyer's Dinner at Stockton with Upwind 
Jul 8 7:00pm
This is our annual dinner at Stockton. Our Upwind Scholarship members will be flying for this night ride check off and will join our FOG Full Moon Flyers at Stockton Airport (KSCK). Top Flight Grill does not usually serve dinner. However, we arrange for them to stay open just for us. In the past two years we have had more than fifty people attend to try out their famous tri-tip steaks.

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FOG Lunch at Watsonville 
Jul 16 12:00pm
End your week with a coastal cross-country flight with the FlyOutGroup on Sunday lunch flight to Watsonville (KWVI). A nice flying day with a fun-filled lunch at Ella's by the Airport. It's a great airport restaurant with a wonderful veranda view of the airport.

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Retreat to Catalina Island 
Aug 11  - 13 (Fri - Sun)
Join FOG for a relaxing summer weekend getaway to beautiful Catalina Island. It's hard to believe this warm and sunny retreat really isn't that far from home. For the active and adventurous people, there's swimming, scuba diving, miles of hiking trails, bicycle rentals, parasailing, and zip lining. If you're looking for a more subdued experience, there are spas, shopping, a submarine and glass-bottom boat tours.

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Fly to the Solar Eclipse 
Aug 20 - 22 (Sun - Tues)
The famous transition across the sky will take place around  10:00am 21st August . We are opening a space for members to fly out to view this event from a location of their choosing. Where are you flying to view this event? Washington? Oregon? Idaho? Be sure to watch the Solar Eclipse safety seminar to understand the safety precautions involved with the IFR transition.

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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.

Join Team SCFC and do work that matters!

Open Opportunities:
  • Fixed Wing CFI
  • Flightline
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maintenance Manager
  • A&P Mechanic
  • Maintenance Coordinator 
  • Avionics Technician
  • Front Desk
If you or someone you know would be an awesome fit at the Flight Center, send us over a cover letter and resume to:  kanani@sancarlosflight.com

To find out a little more about SCFC as a company, and who we are looking for to join our team, please visit  sancarlosflight.com/careers.