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

Virgil Daggert
Benedict Harrison
Greg Jordan
Kai Lieth
Adam Musil
Cody Reichenstein

Member Achievements

Macario Namie
First Solo Flight
CFI Kyle Samthers

Pop Quiz
A fun monthly
knowledge test.
Editor:  Dan Dyer

1. True or false: For a Private Pilot to be current to carry passengers at night they must have completed 3 take offs and 3 full-stop landings in the time period beginning 1-hour after sunset and ending 1-hour before sunrise.

2. True or False: Passing a check ride resets the 24-month calendar for a Biennial Review

3. An Instrument Proficiency Check may be performed by:
a) An Authorized Instructor
b) An FAA Examiner
c) A person authorized by the Administrator
d) All of the above

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

Apr 8 (Wed) 7:00 pm
Flying the SF Bay Tour

Apr 11 (Sat) 12:00 pm
Weather Theory Refresher

Apr 15 (Wed) 7:00 pm
Radio Communication Basics

Apr 16 (Thu) 7:00 pmSpecial Ops Meeting

Apr 18 (Sat) 12:00 pm
Destination: American Southwest & the Tucson "Boneyard"

Apr 22 (Wed) 7:00 pm
Adventures in Crosswind

Apr 25 (Sat) 12:00 pm
Mountain Flying
Events & Trips


5 -Day Colorado Mountain Flying Adventure

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

N9679A - $148/hr
N97528 - $148/hr

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

Piper Archer
N6848J - $163/hr

Piper Warrior
N91338 - $139/hr

Piper Saratoga
N349MA - $345/hr

Cessna Centurion 210
N210VV - $350/hr

Beechcraft Baron 
N169SP - $395/hr

BATD GNS-430W - $40/hr
 (member prices shown) 
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April  2020

Flight Center Update - From the Desk of Dan
W hile  SCF C  remains closed in accordance with the Shelter-in-Place order, we are still live streaming our seminars so pilots across the country can keep up to date with their aviation knowledge.  The support from our members has been absolutely fantastic during these difficult times and our staff thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.    We look forward to flying with you once this situation has resolved.  Check our FAQ for more details.

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SCFC Instrument and Private Pilot Ground School Continues Online
SCFC's Spring Private Pilot Ground School is being offered as recorded video lessons.  Students can watch the lessons anytime that is convenient.  Although in-person ground school is a much richer experience, while the current Health Office Shelter-In-Place Order is in effect, lessons will be recorded.  Students can take the weekly lesson's quiz online as well as  join the Private Pilot Ground School Slack Workspace to ask questions and get assistance.  If you haven't joined the Private Pilot Ground School yet, you can still sign up here.  

The SCFC Instrument Ground School is being recorded so it can be released as video lessons.  Brian Eliot once again will be the instructor.  This 12-week class goes into depth on the technical subject matters necessary to develop a solid foundation for taking the Airplane Instrument Knowledge test.  Sign up online here.
Safe and Sane while Sheltering-in-Place
The last few weeks have been challenging for many of us.  Sheltering-in-place can be frustrating.  To help keep your sanity while sheltering-in-place, we compiled a list of things that you can occupy yourself with while you are locked inside your house.
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Safety Seminars Live Streamed For Free 
In accordance with the San Mateo County shelter-in-place directive, SCFC is not permitting in-person access to our Safety Seminars.  In order to continue sharing the wealth of aviation knowledge, the SCFC live stream is open to all.  To learn more about access to the live stream, click here.  The archive of all recorded seminars is still available and visible for SCFC members.  Learn more about membership here.

Member Profile: Russell Bowerman
SCFC: When did you start flying?
When I was 10 I was on a sightseeing flight when the pilot let me take the yoke for 2 glorious minutes!  It was in 2016 when I started my training.

SCFC:  Why did you become a CFI
RB:   To learn everything to the extent that I could teach it and work in an environment where I am continually learning.  Instructing is a rewarding career since the results of your work have a positive impact on people. 

SCFC:  W hat is it like to become a CFI?
RB:   It is a daunting task when you begin!  It involves learning the fundamentals of instruction, creating lesson plans and developing a deep understanding of a variety of aviation subjects.  That said, once you get the ball rolling it's just a matter of time before you see the fruits of your labor.  If you are interested, work with others, be it at SCFC or CFI school, as this makes the intensive process much more manageable.

SCFC:  What do you plan on doing in the future?   
RB:  Flying big fast planes around the world but before that I want to visit as many interesting local airports as I can and learn some aerobatic maneuvers.

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Meet the Upwind Class of 2020!
The four recipients of the Upwind Summer Scholarship are Thaddeus Duffy of Belmont, Kate Korolevskaya of Mountain View, Philip Mathews of San Ramon and Abdel Zaro of San Mateo.  Click on their names above to watch a short video to learn a little more about these outstanding students.

These high school students will start a nine-week, intensive ground and flight training program in the middle of June. When you see them at the Flight Center, say hello and offer them words of encouragement.  The scholarship program is made possible by donations from the San Carlos Flight Center community.

From L to R, Kate, Philip, Thaddeus and Abdel

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Bid and Win! Support Upwind's Online Auction
One of the exciting events of Upwind is the fundraising silent auction during the annual Wine & Cheese party. Each year, we have a number of amazing items that are up for auction. While we are still working out the final details for the auction, you can view the items online here, as well as make your bids. The auction items that were displayed at San Carlos Flight Center have been moved online along with the last and highest bid. Some of the auction items include:
A flight in a T-34             Disneyland for 2            Airport WX  Chart

FOG Flies to Hollister
On March 8, 2020, FOG flew to the Hollister airport for dinner and a Full Moon flight. Despite earlier weather it was a great flight with gorgeous views on the way home all illuminated by the full moon.

The group had a great dinner at the Seabrisa's restaurant that is located right next to the airport.  Everyone had a great time, and FOG headed home.

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FOG Standby

Colorado Mountain Flying - July 1st - 5th
Each year an armada of FlyOutGroup airplanes departs the Bay Area bound for a fun and amazing mountain flying adventure!

This year we head back to Colorado for some awesome Rocky Mountain flying.  We will take the northern route through Utah, landing at the Class B KSLC for an overnight stay in Salt Lake City. Day two and three will be flying in the Rockies and landing at challenging high elevation airports like Canyonlands (KCNY home of Arches National Park), Glenwood Springs (KGWS), Aspen (KASE), Leadville (KLXV) and Telluride (KTEX).  Day Four we will travel west near Four Corners then across Monument Valley and then overfly the Grand Canyon en route to Las Vegas.

The trip is a great opportunity to complete your G1000 avionics or airplane-specific checkout and earn your high performance endorsement.  Each plane will have 1 CFI and 2 pilots on board. Your registration fee is a $200 deposit and event fee is your CFI daily rate and aircraft flight hours.  With two pilots per CFI and aircraft, the daily rate is halved between you and whomever you fly with to get mountain flying experience.

It promises to be an unforgettable flying adventure with plenty of room for ground-based fun as well.  Visit the SCFC website for hotel information or to register for the event.

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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.

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