Why I Haven’t Been Flying

There are two main reasons why I cant get my arse out there to finish the last little bit of things I need to get for my licence.

Weather

This has had to have been the crappiest and wettest fall ever. October and November have been dominated by low ceilings and drizzle. The Weather Network’s forecast is calling for higher than normal precipitation until Winter.

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I had so many opportunities to do the things I needed to do this month, but the weather hasn’t been co-operating at all. Normally I don’t get frustrated with the weather, because it’s something that you can’t control. However, this is getting on to the point of rediculous!

Planes

For whatever reason, this is the busiest I’ve seen the reservation system, ever. Almost every day during the week (and especially the weekends) 3 or 4 weeks in advance, planes are booked solid all day.

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That is the schedule 3 weeks from now! The fact that there is less daylight also doesn’t help with my “window” of when I can fly. The best thing I can do is check frequently for any cancellations.

3 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    You could come and do some flying out of CYOO instead – your Toronto Airways student currency will be honoured there at CFA.
    The schedule tends to be somewhat more friendly, especially weekdays. I just booked a 152 for this coming Saturday and although it was getting tight, I got one for 2.5 hours.
    If you book one of the 172’s grab QFW is you can instead of WCZ. WCZ is nice, but airspeed is indicated in MPH which can take some adjustment.
    For 152’s, they all have their plus’s and negatives…but they are cheaper.

  2. Blake says:

    Mark,
    Hmm.. that’s not a bad idea.. especially for practicing some stuff. I also live closer to Oshawa now.
    I’ll give them a call sometime this week.
    Thanks!

  3. Blake says:

    Hey Mark,
    I called them today actually and the guy on the other side said that I would need to get checked out on their 172 and hold a CFA Student Currency.
    Still not a big deal though? Just a few circuits?