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Alec Myers

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Category: Legal


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When is a defect not a defect?

Every student pilot learns what to do if they discover a problem with an airplane they’ve flown or are about to fly – they write the defect in the journey log, and then – the airplane is grounded until an Aviation Maintenance Engineer fixes the defect and signs a release to say the aircraft is returned to service. Right? Well…


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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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A flight instructor’s apology

Suppose you wanted to learn the piano. And your piano teacher said that they were going to teach you one note per lesson: today, we’ll learn middle C. Tomorrow, maybe an E; the lesson after that will be on an F. And at the end of being taught all 88 notes on the keyboard, you’ll be able to play the piano.

Doesn’t that seem a funny way to learn a musical instrument?