Planning Safe Takeoffs and Airport Departures

Palo Alto Airport (PAO)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 7:00 pm

We pilots spend a lot of time thinking about and practicing landings, but what about takeoffs, and in particular, the critical two minutes between rotation and achieving pattern altitude? This seminar will take a close look at takeoff and departure, both VFR and IFR. Topics include takeoff briefings, runway lengths, aircraft loading and performance, obstacle assessment, rates of climb and climb gradients, departure minimums, IFR departure geometry and procedures, noise abatement, and emergency planning.


Register via Online Seminar Registration.

WINGS Credit

See the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program help page.


Course Notes

To be provided.


Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County (PAO)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 7:00 pm


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Palo Alto Airport
West Valley Flying Club
1901 Embarcadero Road
Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303


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