Repost: Rusty Pilot Seminar

There was time when I attended a safety pilot seminar monthly. Be it hosted by the FAA Safety Office, AOPA, 99s or other aviation organizations.  In fact I helped organize some fly n talk safety seminars as an active member of the local SLO chapter of the 99s. Living in a small town with numerous highly active aviation organizations there was never a chance to feel rusty.

Lately that is what I have been feeling. Rusty. I no longer fly as often as I did and I am sorry to report that today was the first in person safety seminar I have attended in the last 4 years (sans the one or two AOPA webinars I managed to listen in to). Living in a large metropolitan area, commuting on a weekday competing with the rush hour traffic attempting to get home expeditiously, it is impossible to consider attending a safety seminar.

Safety seminars on any topic are a great asset to general aviation pilots. It’s a shame to pay $50 when AOPA hosts so many freely if only they were conveniently timed and located. But considering I hadn’t attended one in 4 years, it was still worth the cost to attend one to review all that I had learned during my private pilot training. An in person safety seminar is also an excellent way to get all your doubts and questions answered. I even managed to come away learning something I did not know before!

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3 thoughts on “Repost: Rusty Pilot Seminar

  1. deborah w. farris October 5, 2022 / 12:22 am

    I think I’ve mentioned before, my dad, brother and nephew were pilots. I just love reading your posts! That’s quite a plane!


    • flynthings October 5, 2022 / 10:39 am

      Thanks. Glad you enjoy them. Curious if you ever thought about becoming a pilot as well considering so many people in your family?

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      • deborah w. farris October 7, 2022 / 2:23 am

        I have not. My dad let me take the wheel once though. I quickly pulled it out and pushed it in. For whatever reason. You can imagine how that went…I must have been about 8 years old. I won’t say how many decades ago that was. So that’s my flying experience. 😁

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