Still Alive!

I haven’t been flying or posting a lot lately. This past year has been busy with other things in my life.

Doug and I spent a lot of time working on the latest version of World Flight Planner. We had a booth at the latest COPA AGM and we’ve been updating the software to support more features based on feedback from our users.

I’ve been hard at work at renovating the house my wife and I purchased a while ago. So most of the flying money has gone there.

That isn’t to say that I haven’t been keeping my ear out to the happenings in the aviation world!

I will have some time in the next few months to hit the skies again. However, with which rental company is still up in the air.

I recently logged into the aircraft booking system that is used at Toronto Airways. Before their policy change you were able to book aircraft yourself. Doing so would be impossible as aircraft would be booked months in advance. Now it seems that there is availability as early as 2 weeks in the future.

I’m going to revisit my GTA Rental Rates spreadsheet and update it as needed. Specifically, I’m going to add Future Air out in Barrie. My last rental from them was great.

 

1 Response

  1. Steve says:

    In 2005 I was right where you are now… But it took me over 4 years ro get back into flying after my “buy the house…start a family break”…

    I suggest “Island Air” at YTZ, or “Spectrum Airways” at Burlington (60 day currrency for over 150 hours TT)
    Availability is never a problem at Island Air – I almost always book with less that 2 days notice, even for weekends… (they have 3 new 172R or SP models (which are what i fly) and several older 172 and 150s and a couple amazing new 182s)

    Spectrum has online booking and also seems to be reasonably good for availability. They are a little cheaper than YTZ and have a similar fleet, including a piper warrior.

    Good luck.
    Steve