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XC Clinic 2019 with Ed Stein and Honza Rejmanek
September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BAPA and Free Flight Lab are hosting Ed Stein and Honza Rejmanek on September 7th, 2019 at Ed Levin starting at 1p sharp. We will be meeting at the LZ picnic bench (NOT at the pavilion). In the past, this event was rather expensive, but we’re covering the costs and it’s free to all. The XC Clinic will be ground school designed to set you up for success in the air.
Ed Stein is a long-time local pilot who has set or held the site record at most of our local sites.
Honza Rejmanek has competed in the X-Alps multiple times, is a frequent contributor to Cross Country Magazine, and a meteorologist.
Our goal is to have everyone walk away from the clinic with the confidence to fly X/C both globally and specifically in the Bay Area. This clinic focuses mainly on X/C flying in the Bay Area. The emphasis will be on:
- Meteorology- in general, and then specifically as it relates to the Bay Area, and its importance in X/C flying.
- Creating a flight plan to fly X/C.
- Execution of the flight plan.
- Finding and using lift to be a successful X/C pilot, both in general and then specifically along a variety of routes here in the Bay Area.
- Safety aspects- Making decisions in-flight regarding the changing conditions, your route, and your landing, as well as being prepared to deal with the consequences of landing out. (Maybe even WAY out).