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Student and New Pilot Support Group

Student and New Pilot Group

Bucket List!

The Student and New Pilot group met at the San Carlos WVFC Club House for a holiday celebration marking the beginning of the second year for this group. These meetings have been attracting various pilots from the Bay Area that meet to share information.  In addition to enjoying some holiday festivities and food the group reviewed a list of over 50 new pilot bucket list items. On the bucket list were flights specifically targeted at new nearby destinations, flights oriented around food, flights designed to stretch a new pilot’s skills and flights just for fun. The entire list is available on the Student and New Pilots Support group website. Just for fun, the group took all the items and came up with the top four, which are:

  1. Land at all the bay area airports including: Oakland, San Jose, Reid-Hillview, Palo Alto, San Carlos, Hayward, Buchannan, and Half Moon Bay
  2. Do a ‘Bravo surface transition’ with SFO Tower (120.5); Bay Area Tour with a friend who is new to flying
  3. Have lunch at Harris Ranch (the tri-tip is great, but the service can sometimes be slow!)
  4. Have breakfast / lunch at Petaluma (closed Mondays)

A key benefit to this group is the opportunity to share information and meet other pilots. We invite any interested pilot to our next meeting which will be on January 7th at 7:00 PM at WVFC San Carlos. The topics for discussion at the next meeting will be:

Weather Forecasts and Briefing – Lloyd Stephens, a seasoned pilot, will share his approach to checking WX including which sites to check.

Destination Boonville (D83) – Herb Patten will provide a trip report from a recent flight to D83

Everyone is welcome and in addition to getting some free food you will have a great chance to meet your fellow pilots in an informal setting.

To subscribe to this group, please email: The presentation from this session is posted on this group site.

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