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Alec Myers

I’m an experienced flight instructor in Toronto.

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Engine health

A couple of weeks ago I had the Grob in for a 1000 hour inspection, and I took the opportunity to get my borescope into the engine’s cylinders and have a look at the state of the exhaust valves, and take some pictures of them. The valves sit in the cylinder head and are pushed… Read more »


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On values, or, how to find the right students

A few weeks ago I conducted an exercise with a few students, and with Ivan. I emailed everyone a list of 130 different ‘values’ – literally, abstract ideas that some people value more than others in their lives. Here are a few examples from the list: Equality, Justice, Kindness, Security, Self-respect, Humour, Patience, Vision, Hope… Read more »


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First solo: Stephen

Another milestone for a fantastic student pilot, Stephen. This time, one of my own students. Stephen’s first lesson was at the end of September last year …



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First solo: Jay

A little bit of good news recently: my student Jay made his first solo flight a little while ago, and I didn’t write about it yet.




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When is a SPECI issued?

PILOTS AND Students will all know that an aerodrome with weather reporting publishes terminal conditions called a METAR every hour, giving information including wind speed, ground visibility, cloud ceiling, temperature and dewpoint and altimeter setting. But the weather can change significantly over the course of an hour and if it does a “SPECI” is a… Read more »