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Alec Myers

I’m an experienced flight instructor in Toronto.

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Airworthiness and conformity to type design

Yesterday, my attention was drawn to a recent legal judgement detailing how Transport Canada had wrongly interpreted its own regulations and handing a small but significant victory to aircraft owners and operators. If you’re one, or if you’re planning on taking a flight test any time soon you’ll want to read this.







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The first solo

ANYONE FOLLOWING this blog will have noticed a few “first solo” announcements recently. There seems to be a seasonality about these things – none for a while then three come at once. But that got me to thinking about how you can tell a student is ready for a first solo flight. Here’s a checklist… Read more »


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First solo – Chan

Hats off to my student Chan who made his first solo this past Sunday. I started teaching Chan in October last year. We had seven lessons taking us up to the new year, then for various reasons he took a break, which was involuntarily extended until we started flying again after the COVID hiatus. Four… Read more »


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Solo – Antoine

CONGRATULATIONS to my student Antoine who made his first solo flight since 2004 today in C-FLYO. Antoine holds a French PPL, and is working to receive a Canadian Pilot Licence too. Transport Canada asked him to fly five solo takeoffs and landings, which is what he and I have been working on – to brush… Read more »


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First solo – Ken

WELL DONE to my student Ken, who today made his first solo, in FLYO at Billy Bishop. He flew a smooth circuit and made a great landing, and I have the video to prove it. Ken’s first flight at the controls of a powered airplane was in January, and today was his eleventh lesson. At… Read more »


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