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

Eduardo Cassatti
Brandon Cheung
David Dalmann
David Dawes
Matt Hickman
Chris Reynoldson
Albert Serrato
Brad Shao
Naveen Varma

Member Achievements

Ted Sumers
Private Pilot Checkride
CFI Patti Andrews

Aaron Pike
Private Pilot Checkride
CFI Reed Cote

Jason Zhou
Private Pilot Checkride
CFI Drew Shevelow

Silvan Linn
Solo Flight
CFI Kyle Smathers

Megan Stretch
Private Pilot Checkride
CFI Mari Baratto

Ben Son
Private Pilot Checkride
CFI Stephen Heesacker

Tony Cano
Solo Flight
CFI Herb Patten

David Delaney
Instrument Checkride
CFI Brian Eliot

Samantha Caswell
Private Pilot Checkride
CFI Drew Shevelow

Michael Orozco
Solo Flight
CFI Justin Chow

Ashton Hacke
Solo Flight
CFI Justin Chow 
Pop Quiz:
A fun monthly
knowledge test.
Beth Kirkpatrick

1. At what cabin pressure altitude, past 30 minutes cumulative time, is crew required to use supplemental Oxygen?
a. 12,500
b. 14,000
c. 18,000

2. True or False: Descending to an altitude below 10,000 feet, and flying at that altitude for at least 30 minutes, resets the 30 minute clock for supplemental oxygen use.

3: True or False: For flights at cabin pressure altitude 15,000, all occupants of the aircraft must be provided oxygen.
(answers are at the bottom)
SCFC Events and Safety Seminars
  Sep 4 (Wed) 7:00pm
How to Know When the Weather Says No

Sep 7 (Sat) 12:00pm
Energy Management: A Different Approach to Flying

Sep 11 (Wed) 7:00pm

Sep 14 (Sat) 12:00pm
Destination: American Southwest

Sep 18 (Wed) 7:00pm

Events & Trips
Sep 7 (Sat) 11:00am

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 - $148/hr 
 N97528 - $148/hr

N996RA - $154/hr
N2370F - $154/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 - $40/hr
 (member prices shown) 
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September 2019

AOPA Joins as Host for BAY FLIGHT 2019
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has joined San Carlos Flight Center to co-sponsor BAY FLIGHT 2019 on  October 26th. In addition, the one-day conference has invited Richard McSpadden, the Executive Director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, to lead a seminar at the event titled "Why do Good Pilots Make Bad Decisions?" in which he will teach the audience about risk management and how to effectively use the decision-making process in flight.

Other presenters include Peter Lert who will discuss how to test fly civilian aircraft. ForeFlight is sending Ryan McBride to demonstrate the latest changes to their popular flight bag application. Aerobatic pilot and coach Dave Watson will also bring a "spin" to the event by teaching pilots how learning to fly aerobatics can save your life. This is just a small portion of the content that will be included in our learning seminars!

Tickets are on sale now. Admission includes the Keynote Address by Jason Miller, a variety of breakout seminars, and a panel with local ATC representatives. Lunch and snacks are also included. Please visit the   bayflight19.com  to learn more.

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Introducing Brandan Dadoun - New Safety Seminar Coordinator
Team SCFC is excited to add Brandan Dadoun to our active events staff as Safety Seminar Coordinator.  Brandan will coordinate topics and speakers for SCFC's dynamic FAA Safety Seminar program.  He takes over as we bid farewell to Aditya Munshi, off to begin his college adventure at UCLA.  Thanks for all the help Aditya!

With events every Wednesday and Saturday, it takes the coordinated effort of a lot of people to bring important safety information and guest speakers to the pilot community at San Carlos Airport.  We often book seminars 2 and 3 months in advance.  If you know of a dynamic presenter with important information that our pilots need to hear, contact Brandan Dadoun at [email protected] to start the process.

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Do we have O2? Yes we do!
The Flight Center takes pride in being the best club in the area. One service that may not be well known to members is the ability to reserve an oxygen tank for a trip. The Flight Center has three portable oxygen tanks for use by members. These tanks have two connectors so they are ideal for the pilot and one passenger. To use one of these for your next mountain trip, just select it from the equipment section on Flight Schedule Pro. The oxygen tanks are full when you pick them up. There is no need to refill them when you return. A $75 usage charge covers the cost of the refill. If you plan on using these frequently you may want to consider purchasing your own cannulas.

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The Hazards of Water Landings
Many Aircraft will flip upside down during an emergency water landing. To survive, you have to think and know what to do before you ditch. If you don't, your instincts will kill you.

The Beechcraft Bonanza that recently ditched near Half Moon Bay, was fortunate - it did not flip and both occupants survived.  Will you be this fortunate if this happens? This is a good reminder for us all to review the proper ditching protocol.

On August 21st, Dave Kramer hosted a seminar on the proper procedures for proper water egress from an inverted submerged aircraft.  Given recent events in our flying backyard, now is a good time to review, as this may save your life.

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Cool Cockpit Technology?  Eyes Outside!
As flight instrumentation improves, pilots should take steps to stay focused on what's important.  Eyes outside, flying the aircraft. New touch screen GPS units, ADS-B transponders with traffic displays, or even your iPad can lure the pilot's focus inside the cockpit.  

Use technology only in short bursts.  If you have to enter a flight plan, do so in stages, taking breaks to stay focused outside. If you're flying with a friend, actively engage him or her in the safety process by training them how to look out for other air traffic and use them as backup for when you make adjustments to avionics.  Manage your avionics workload so you do tasks during less busy times of flight - run up, or cruising at altitude.

A mid-air collision can only be prevented, it can't be recovered from. Keep your eyes outside.  Don't let your technology turn you into a passenger.

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Heads Up! - Fall TFRs for College Football
Fall is approaching and along with the change in weather, fall brings college football games. College football is  one of the sports that is included in the "Sporting Event" TFR, FDC 7/4319. The TFR covers a 3NM radius of the stadium up to 3,000 feet AGL. This means that when any of the local football teams (Cal Berkeley, Stanford, San Jose State) have a home game, you can expect a TFR. Although not provided in a standard briefing, several EFB apps depict these TFRs. The Stanford TFR is quite close to KPAO and while it won't prevent pattern work on the north side, the Palo Alto Tower reports it does restrict pattern work on the south side. The TFR for Berkeley is in close proximity to the routes typically flown during a Bay Tour. 

Remember: check for sporting event TFRs before your flights!

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FAA Now Requires ICAO Flight Plan Format
After two years of postponement, the FAA suddenly announced that the  ICAO flight plan format was to become mandatory on
August 27, 2019.

At  1800wxbrief.com, Leidos, the Flight Service Station contractor, has
changed the default flight plan format to ICAO. You should not select the  domestic flight plan format option, even though it is still offered.

If you have saved an airplane profile under your Leidos or ForeFlight
account, make sure you have populated the ICAO flight plan fields, and
that you select the ICAO format when filing.

All navigation and surveillance data needed to complete ICAO flight
plan Fields 10 and 18 for each SCFC airplane is available on that
airplane's "Meet the Fleet" page.
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Member Profile: Jason Zhou
SCFC:  When did you realize you wanted to be a pilot?
JZ:   I have always been interested the physics of flying, but when my parents got me a copy of Microsoft flight simulator when I was 15, I knew I wanted to fly.

SCFC:  What are your aviation goals?
JZ:   My short term goals are to stay proficient and pursue an 
instrument rating.

SCFC:  What is your favorite flying memory to date?
JZ:   Doing a touch and go at SJC with a Boeing 737 behind me!

SCFC:  Who were your lucky first passengers? 
JZ:   My first passengers are going to be two of my best friends.  They both supported and encouraged me throughout my private pilot journey.  I talked their ears off about aviation, but somehow they still want to be my friends.

SCFC:  What are your interests outside of aviation?
JZ:   Outside of aviation, I enjoy grilling, fishing, and woodworking.

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GA SPARK Network - Connecting Flying Clubs
SCFC is trying to build a network of flying clubs that work the way that we do - dynamic organizations that focus on safety, community, and adventure.  We often hear back from SCFC pilots who have moved to other parts of the country that finding a place like SCFC is difficult.  What were the best flying clubs you've seen in your adventures around the USA?

Wherever you fly, share your stories of the flying clubs you've encountered.  SCFC regularly communicates with other flying clubs to share ideas and best practices through our GA SPARK network.  We created a series of webinars to help other clubs get off to the right start and create energy at their airports.  What works for one flying club can work for another, so sharing stories is the name of the game.

If you have found a flying club gem at another airport, please share it with us.  We would love to expand our community of flying clubs with other great organizations!

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FOG Lunch at Shelter Cove -  Sep 7 (Th) 11:30am
Join the FlyOutGroup for a day-trip North to Shelter Cove, a small fishing community in Northern California.  Its located along the "Lost Coast" - the most undeveloped and remote portion of the California coastline.  The one-runway Shelter Cove Airport (0Q5) is located at the center of Shelter Cove's commercial district, where visitors will find restaurants, shops, and access to other local attractions.  For those who are interested, we will lunch at Gyppo Ale Mill, California's most remote craft brewery.  For the rest of the afternoon, feel free to enjoy Shelter Cove's other attractions, including Black Sands Beach, a scenic 9-hole round of golf at Shelter Cove Golf Course, and the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse, located on the westernmost point in California.

Please  sign up  so we can get an accurate headcount and keep you in the loop with updates.  FOG is for EVERYONE.  You do not have to be a San Carlos Flight Center member to attend, however, please note that you must be logged into the website in order to sign up.  Contact us with any questions at [email protected] or (650) 946-1700.

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Full Moon Flyers at  KSAC -  Sep 14 (Sat) 7:00pm
Sep 14th is the Full Harvest Moon and this month we will fly to Sacramento Executive Airport for dinner at Aviator's Restaurant.   We cannot think of a more pleasant evening than walking 100 yards from your plane in transient parking to the restaurant in the terminal to sit, dine and watch the airplanes with a full moon backdrop.

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.  Contact us with any questions at [email protected] or (650) 946-1700.

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Mid-week Getaway to Catalina -  Sep 18-19 (W-Th)
FOG joins the ranks of the rich and famous with a visit to Catalina Island.  This 22-mile-long island has a rich history, which includes playing host to countless Hollywood stars and getaway adventures for Southern Californians.

The island was bought by William Wrigley (of Wrigley chewing gum fame) in 1919, who immediately set out on investing in the island to make Catalina a tourist destination.  Fly to the Catalina Airport in the Sky and spend the night with fellow FOG flyers for an unforgettable fly out experience. Check out The Catalina Chamber of Commerce for things to do.  The Catalina Island Museum is a must.

Please sign up so we can get an accurate headcount and keep you in the loop with updates.  Questions?  Email us at [email protected] or (650) 946-1700.

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Southwest Odyssey -  Oct 5-13
October is the most beautiful time of year in New Mexico, made so in large part by the much anticipated sight of colorful balloons punctuating the skyline.  During this season, the sky is bluer, the days are gentler, and the mornings crisper.

This is also the time for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Oct 5-13.  And what better way to see it and avoid the crowds than to do it by air.  And we can, because we're pilots!  For information, see the official website,  https://www.balloonfiesta.com.  Save time by ordering your tickets online!

Not only will this trip include the incredible air show, we also plan to swing up to Santa Fe, a mere 50 miles to the Northeast.  For more details on the full itinerary, visit the FOG event page.  Be sure to sign up for the flight so we can keep you up to date with any itinerary changes.

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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.

Another San Carlos Flight Center Member Benefit

A good pilot is always learning. And a Flight Center pilot is always getting great benefits from being a member of the best flying club in the area. Join us for the October 26 conference, BAY FLIGHT 2019, and you'll receive a $20 credit to your SCFC account. Buy yourself a shirt or a new case for your collectible pins. Or use the credit toward your next amazing aviation adventure.  To sign up, go to bayflight19.com, and we'll add the credit in October.