It’s not often that I write about airplane accidents, but this report makes useful (and sad) reading for PPL students across the country. In August of last year, in Alberta, a Cessna 152 crashed, killing the sole-occupant pilot. The aircraft was owned and operated by an aerial photography company, and had made a forced landing… Read more »
Despite the terrible weather this last month I have been doing various lessons for students in the Decathlon, and those students while experienced enough in the basics of flight and aircraft control have no prior experience behind a constant speed propellor, which which the Decathlon is equipped. As I’ve written previously, there are a range… Read more »
It’s a funny how things go in threes, isn’t it? Today’s “three” was a trio of enquiries all nearly identical: “Hi Alec, I have an established job in a professional field, I’m looking at my future behind a desk for the next thirty years, and I think I want to be an airline pilot instead.
Today I read a curious decision handed down by the Transport Appeal Tribunal of Canada. That’s the body to which pilots can appeal if Transport Canada fines them (officially, issues an administrative monetary penalty) for breaking one of the Canadian Aviation Regulations. If the appeal is successful, the fine is cancelled and the pilot’s reputation… Read more »