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 was hoping the temperature would be cooler by then.
The temperature was 34°C with a dew point of 19°C. Toronto Airways policy for renting planes to students only allows flights between -10°C and 35°C. Needless to say I didn’t go up. My trusty E6B tells me that the density altitude for Buttonville would have been 2792′, more than 2000′ higher than field elevation.
Because of my schedule, I wont be flying until next Monday (June 5th). I hope the weather is good that day, because my Student currency expires June 8th.
When you are granted Solo privileges you also have to remain “current”. This means that you must fly Solo for at least an hour in a certain amount of time. With Toronto Airways this is 14 Days. If you expire, then you will need to go up with an Instructor to “prove” that you can go Solo again.
This is also the case with private pilots and renting planes at Toronto Airways. To remain current you can either have “Gold Currency” with is 30 days, or Platinum which is 45 days.
I have been trying to find an “electronic” log book that I can download/buy. All of the ones out there are either US/FAA specific or cost way too much money. I’ve started the “digitizing” process by creating a crude “log book” using Excel. I want to do cool things like generate graphs and reports. Anyone have any suggestions out there?
33.5 Hours Dual, 5.7 Solo (FYI)