Category: Training

Solo Local

Solo Local

Everything went good with my lesson yesterday. I’m now cleared to practice on my own in the local training areas. My FI says im going to need about 5 hours of solo practice. My...

All About Diversions

All About Diversions

My lesson on Sunday went well. Except for the take off. Me: What kind of take off today? FI: Lets to a short field take off *taxi into position, start the take off roll...

X-Wind Soft Field Landing!

X-Wind Soft Field Landing!

Yesterday’s lesson went well. I was more prepared with the forced landings. Armchair flying really does help! Today we are going to be doing precautionary landings. Right now (at 9am) the visibility is already...

Forced Approaches

Forced Approaches

The past two lessons have all been about forced approaches. I’m starting to feel challenged again! To answer my own question in my previous post, we don’t learn the 360° landing forced approach until...

Down Come the Four Stacks

I read in the paper the other day that a popular landmark for both nautical and aeronautical navigation will be no more on Monday. “The Four Sisters” is an old electricity generating plant that...

Question About Forced Landings

Question About Forced Landings

I found out today that a fellow co-worker (well a Manager) at work got his private pilot license 20 years ago – he hasn’t flown in quite a while though. I reviewed precautionary landings...

Quick Update

Quick Update

Nothing really new to report.. Went flying on Monday, practiced some soft field / short field take-offs and landings. My next lesson is going to cover emergency and precautionary landings. The Toronto Star has...

Too Hot To Fly

Too Hot To Fly

Brian posted a comment letting me know his lesson at 2pm today was canceled because it was too hot. I had a plane booked at 6pm to practice some short field take-offs/landings solo. I...

Busy Day!

Busy Day!

Today’s weather was perfect for flying. Blue skys, light winds, warm weather. The only problem is, everyone else is thinking the same thing: let’s go flying. I have never, ever, ever seen Buttonville this...