Thursday December 1, 6:30 pm, via Zoom

Our annual general membership meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 6:30 PM on Zoom.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting. All current members should have received an email from us recently about the meeting; if you received this email, you’ll also get the Zoom link.  

We will begin with the business meeting of the San Carlos Airport Association and follow up at 7 pm with our guest speaker, Gary Shank, who is a retired Boeing 737 Captain with Delta Airlines. 

Presentation Title:

PLANE SPEAKING WITH ATC – Sounding Professional on the Radio

Presentation Description:

A fun and informative look at an airline pilot’s perspective on professionally communicating with ATC.  Knowing what, how and when to say it can go a long way in the air.  Controllers can quickly tell if they are dealing with a serious pilot or not.  This presentation will cover:- Communication Skills- Phases of Flight- Tower & Non-Tower Airports- Emergencies/Abnormals- Phraseology- How to Help ATC Help You 

Biography:  Gary Schank

Gary Schank is a recently retired Boeing 737 Captain with Delta Airlines. For over 30 years, he has flown Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas, and Airbus airliners all over the world.  Type Ratings:  Boeing 737, Airbus A-330, DC-9, CE-500, EMB-145, SA-227.  Captain Schank instructed on the DC-9 for the airlines and is also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFII-MEI), an FAA Safety Representative, and an owner of a Bonanza A-36.  Captain Schank has published aviation articles in international aviation magazines and has spoken at many aviation events including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.  Gary Schank is also a member of Flying Musicians Association and is a practicing attorney.

Capt. Gary Schank

All are welcome to attend. 

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