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Category Archives: Civil Aviation
More plane than pilot
At some stage, you begin to shop for airplanes, and the choices are many. Trainer planes, sport planes, fast planes, STOL planes. But do you have the flying skills to fly the plane you buy? Often I see individuals that … Continue reading
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Learning to fly after 50? There is help.
Wondering if Flying at the age of 5o is even possible? Well it is and you can do it. The private pilot license is something you can do and there is a website available that can begin to guide the … Continue reading
Flightchops.com RV-14 At Canadian Aviation Museum
I am a member of the Canadian Aviation Museum in Windsor Ontario and on this fine day I had the opportunity to view a fine example RV-14 that lives in this great museum. This aircraft was out working on some … Continue reading
Aircraft Designs That Captivate
If there is any design that captivates my sense of style are the racing aircraft of the french of the 1930’s designs. This particular aircraft by Rene Leduc in 1956. Some records were achieved in light aircraft categories. Some resources … Continue reading
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Learning to fly at 55 – Intro flight – Again!
In April of 2022, I walked into my local flying club to go for a scheduled introductory flight. This is a repeat of something that I did about 25 years earlier. At 55 years old, I had set my goal … Continue reading
A Near Miss, Bitter Sweet?
Most aviators will have a near miss with another aircraft sooner or later in their career. This begs the question. Why do they happen? What can be done to prevent them in the future? My story comes during the hour … Continue reading
Emergencies are as simple as a 4 legged chair
In aviation, many pilots dread the experience of an emergency in flight. In my early years I also disliked working on emergencies. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Done correctly, emergencies are as simple as a 4 legged … Continue reading
Same Thing Each Time
Piloting is a work in progress, and often you find yourself doing routine tasks over and over. But, there is a pace of task that has to be recognized in order to get tasks done in a prompt and routine … Continue reading
Why are International Aviation Students and Canada Best Friends?
Canada has been increasingly becoming the go-to choice for most international students. Be it graduate courses, undergraduate programs, diplomas, or post-doctoral programs, students have been increasingly seen drawn to the country. In fact, according to the Professional Flight Centre, 50% … Continue reading
A bad days flying is better than a good day at the office
The day started normal enough, light winds from the North, high overcast, and fine temperatures. April is a good time to get a checkout in a new airplane and I had been looking forward to learning to fly a new … Continue reading
High Wing Low Wing, Does it even Matter?
Is there a case for picking the low wing over the high wing in flight training? I certainly have my preferences and perhaps you may as well. People tend to pick the airplane style that they trained on but in … Continue reading
Good Landings Start At The Downwind Turn
Everything’s connected. Your landings are a direct result of how well you fly your circuit pattern. Recently I have been reviewing procedures for various aircraft and I have completed a procedure for the Alon A2 Air coupe that was presented … Continue reading
It’s Just A Tin Plate
So you get into your airplane and your instructor says to you, “Hey where is your Kneeboard, your desk? What are you going to write on and fly at the same time”? “My what”? “Kneeboard” “I did not think I … Continue reading
Ground Training in Aviation
Knowledge is the cornerstone to being the best aviator you can be. Without reasonable knowledge about your flying education, your ability to operate successfully is compromised. So how do you get educated? Transport Canada with the Private Pilot and the … Continue reading
Simulators in Civil Aviation
Simulators for aviation have been around a long time, certainly since I began using my home PC in 1989. I wanted my home PC to work flight sims since I was a new commercial pilot. I could see advantages to … Continue reading
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Free Aviation Education
Free you say? I have to shell out big bucks for every flight for the airplane and the instructor. Yup you do, but just remember that education is all the time, in the plane or out. The moment you put … Continue reading
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New addition to this website is a modest presentation of the repairing a 1966 Alon A2 Aircoupe. These are popular airplanes of the period and it’s nice to see another one getting improvements to make it work better. They are … Continue reading
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1966 Alon Aircoupe Rebuild Log.
This website is going to be presenting a Rebuild thread on the very popular Alon A2 Aircoupe. It is a 1966 model in good condition and worthy of its progress being presented for those with an interest in Alon A2 … Continue reading
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