BEFA Flying Study Club

This is an opportunity for aviators to learn as well as to share their flying experiences.

• The host is Fred Quarnstrom, and each monthly topic is unique.

• A topic is presented once a month on the third Saturday at 10 – 11:45 am via Zoom meeting.

• After the presentation, there will be an interactive discussion.

Everyone is welcome to join the Zoom meeting, including nonmembers!







Saturday, December 12th at 10 am
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Ground School

by  Tom Rogers CFII

This will be a presentation regarding common causes of LOC, “How to Avoid, Recognize, and Recover from Upsets”, followed by Q&A.

From 1949 to 2001 stall and spin accidents decreased year after year. Since 2001 the number of spin accidents has plateaued at a point where we have nearly one each week in the U.S.

Since practicing upsets, spins, and recoveries can be difficult, Tom will present a “ground school” aimed at first explaining LOC, upsets, and unusual attitudes differences. Then a short course on aerodynamics of stalls and spins. Tom will explain the new FAA emphasis item Avoid-Recognize-Recover. Finally, he will wrap up the presentation by giving simple steps that are easy to remember. 

Introducing Speaker

Tom Rogers CFII, holds a BS of Aeronautical Technology from ASU.  Tom, a former BEFA instructor, instructs at Bremerton National Airport (KPWT), and teaches tailwheel as well as upset prevention and recovery training for GA pilots and CFI candidates. 

Tom is a USAF veteran who taught in T-37s, spin training, and flew F-15s. He spent 31 years as an “airline jockey”.


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