My name is

Alec Myers

I’m an experienced flight instructor in Toronto.

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How to re-start flight training, and how not to.

Every now and then, a student drops out of training. This happens at my Flight Training Unit, and at other Flight Training Units across the country. And every now and then, a student who has done some previous flight training and stopped taking lessons decides to come back and have lessons once again, and restart… Read more »


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Targets vs. goals

MUCH Early flight instruction in an airplane consists of the giving of instructions like “do this,” then “do that,” then “do the other.” (In fact now that you mention it quite a lot of the later flight instruction is the same way, unfortunately. But perhaps that’s a story for another time.) Pretty soon after that… Read more »




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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 …