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Alec Myers

I’m an experienced flight instructor in Toronto.

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First solo: Claire

THIS weekend saw another of Ivan’s students make her very first solo flight. A big congratulations goes to Claire S who flew a fantastic circuit. Looking at the video she didn’t look nervous at all and the landing was really good. Claire now goes on to work on more solo flights including some touch-and-gos, adding… Read more »


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The vacation is over

THOSE of us who have been operating flight training flights from the Island for a while know the last year and a half has been a different experience to the years prior. As far as real estate goes, CYTZ is a very small airport and Porter Airlines took up most of the room. So those… Read more »




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First solo: Val

Another late announcement here, but definitely one to be proud of is the first solo of another Student last month – Val. Val has been learning with Ivan and flew his first solo circuit on his fourteenth lesson. He had 18 hours of flight time when he took off as the sole occupant of the… Read more »


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First Solo: Karim

Better late than never, I’m happy to report another student reaching that important milestone of their first solo flight. Karim has been learning with Ivan as his instructor and I’m happy to be able to report that he flew his first solo circuit at about the twenty hour mark and on his sixteenth lesson. Looking… Read more »


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Flight test pass: Chan

Congratulations to my student Chan, who last week passed his PPL flight test. The examiner told me afterwards it was one of the best test scores he’s ever seen, which is quite a complement to Chan’s flying. Chan needs a little more instrument flight experience and to pass his PPAER written exam – then I… Read more »


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First solo: Matt

Today was a happy day for my student Matt who successfully completed his first solo flight today. The weather has been quite poor for the last while, and we hadn’t flown for three weeks – which can be quite a long break for some students. But Matt quickly blew off the dust from the standard… Read more »


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Electrical health (and safety)

In this post I want to talk about the aircraft electrical system, and some basic knowledge that a pilot should have about it. A student pilot entrusted with responsibility for a single engine piston-powered training aircraft such as the Grob should know it has two sources of electrical power: the alternator, which is driven by… Read more »


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Helicopter Flight Training Manual

Airplane pilots might not think to look towards rotary wing training documents (goodness knows there’s enough reading material about airplanes to last a lifetime) but recently I have been perusing Transport Canada’s Helicopter Flight Training Manual, TP 9982E. Some of the content fits into the interesting general knowledge about aviation category, but some is very… Read more »