In the early 1980’s I was a Junior Aircraft Maintenance Technician in 418 Squadron in the apprenticeship program of the RCAF, working on Jet Engines and associated systems. In this period, we learned systems that included electronics, fuel systems, turbine engine systems and I learned to work with tools in basic repair. In the school year I attended the Electronics Technologist program at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and studied Electronics. Following the reserve service in 1984. I took up pilot training and achieved my private pilots license. Throughout the late 1980’s I finished my Pilot Instructors and Commercial licenses and spent the last 30 years teaching flying. With over 9000 hours in aircraft and qualifications on 36 different aircraft types, I have learned to communicate and teach the science of aviation and it’s associated technology and skill. As a hobby, I build flying model aircraft of all types and styles, as I enjoyed the craft work and the fact that these things were fun to fly. Aviation became a big part of my life.
In 1998 I took up electronics again and passed the Amateur Radio Operator exams and was granted the call-sign VE4BDF here in Manitoba. I have been working with electronics for a number of years in everything from Antennas to Radio Transceivers. For the last year specializing in Amplifiers but mostly in the audio frequency ranges. I have also repaired a number of High Frequency Broadcasting Amplifiers. Recently I have taken up the craft of model aviation again and will be posting interesting things that are aviation related in this model aviation and electronics activity.
With my experience in mechanics, electronics, aviation sciences, aircraft piloting to flying education and training, I can consult in many areas of aviation ownership and training.