Category: Training

PPL Flight Test Update

PPL Flight Test Update

I passed the ground portion of the test. I decided against doing the flight portion because: 1. The TAF was showing 3SM visibility and Snow during the time of the test. 2. The upper...

Flight Test Booked

Flight Test Booked

The flight test that I have booked this Thursday might just be a go! The weather looks “decent” and could quite possibly be good enough for the actual exam. I’ve already booked the time...

Instrument Approaches

Instrument Approaches

There are two types of instrument approaches called precision and non-precision. Precision: A precision approach is able to guide the airplane in both the vertical (altitude) and horizontal (alignment with runway) Non-Precision: A non-precision...

New Category

New Category

I’ve added a new category to the website called “Australia”. I’m planning a trip back to the land down under and I am looking into getting a PPL license down there so that I...

Visual Approaches

Most big planes use an ILS approach. An ILS approach does not involve looking out the window at all, you just follow your instruments all the way down to the runway. One of the...

PPL Flight Test, Here I Come!

PPL Flight Test, Here I Come!

I arrived at the airport a little early to make sure that I got all the info I needed for the dual flight. I had previously did less than spectacular on the pre-flight test...

Flight Cancelled

Flight Cancelled

SPECI CYKZ 271219Z CCB 11005KT 2 1/2SM -FZDZ BR OVC002 RMK ST8= You know why if you can read the above. Otherwise, it says: “2.5 miles visibility in light freezing drizzle and fog. Overcast...

Slippery When Wet

Slippery When Wet

My lesson the other day was delayed because the runway friction index at Buttonville was .27. The minima for instructors is .30. The Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI) is a way of measuring how...

BloggingPilotWorld 2007

BloggingPilotWorld 2007

There has been some discussion over the past few weeks for a get together for all of the “Blogging Pilots”. The event has been spearheaded by IFR Pilot. Some pertinant details have been decided...