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Effective Communication
Communicating effectively with ATC.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, starting at 19:30 Pacific Standard Time Download Calendar File
Neil Irvin
Brief Description:

In this seminar, Neil Irvin will discuss effective communications techniques, procedures, and requirements.  How radio communications is aviation's weakest link.  He will cover communications and requirements, from both the controller and pilot's point of view.  From the VFR to IFR pilot, how can we accomplish effective phraseology to communicate accurately?

Neil Irvin is a Senior Safety Analyst with NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System.  His aviation career began in 1974 with the U.S. ARMY, FAA, Beechcraft, Petroleum Helicopters, several corporations and NASA.  His air traffic career spans 39 years on the radio as an active controller in Control Towers, Oakland ARTCC, and Northern California TRACON.  Neil is also a pilot and flight instructor experienced in many aspects of flying.  As a recipient of the Archie League Medal of Safety, he has assisted in several aircraft saves.?

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Location of Seminar:
West Valley Flying Club
1901 Embarcadero Rd.
Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Directions to Venue:

From Highway 101 head east toward the bay, turn left after the golf course.  West Valley Flying Club is the second driveway on the right. Overflow parking in the golf course lot. 

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Fly-in Seminar?:
45 seats at the facility, 22 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
WVFC Member Services
Phone: (650) 856-2030
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

West Valley Flying Club is one of the largest not for profit flying clubs in the US.  With over 800 members, 50 aircraft, and 35 instructors, West Valley provides opportunities for the first-time student to the most experienced aviators.  Our members fly everything from Cessna 152s for fun, to Airbus 380s for a living.  West Valley Flying Club offers two convenient Bay Area locations and is proud of our ongoing safety record.  Visit www.wvfc.org

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other task not covered in the NPP that is not A/W or Ops
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