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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Dinner Meeting -- "Water Water Everywhere: What If I Have To Ditch?" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Monday, 09 October 2017
--Approved by FAASafety for WINGS credit--

It's almost unimaginable that I'm sinking, but the rush of water into the cockpit is indisputable. In seconds, it boils up over my waist, and the surface slants at a crazy angle as the fuselage rolls. If the jarring impact wasn't disorienting enough, the shock of the cold water completes the job. I suck in my last breath of air, take stock of the situation, and fight down the swell of fright that rises up from my gut.

-From SURVIVAL IN THE WATER: LEARNING THE ELEMENTS OF DITCHING, AOPA, June 2000

Frightening? It should be, but we can prepare. Like the rest of our flying, training for the unexpected minimizes the emotion and enhances our survival. The key to a successful outcome is knowing what to expect and what to do.

Our speaker, Dave Kramer, will discuss thoughts about ditching and guide you to resources available for this serious situation. Dave is an instrument rated, tailwheel endorsed private pilot as well as a basic and instrument ground instructor. He has been flying since 2012, has more than 800 hours of which 300 have been in the IFR system. He also enjoys flying at night as well as flying in the LA area.

Join us! Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Guests are welcome!

At the Wings of History Museum:

12777 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA

5:30 pm Gathering and social time

6 pm Dinner ($15 members, $20 non-members)

6:45 SCAPA business meeting

7:00 Presentation

 
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