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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 »
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Every so often I get an email or phone call from a happy family member who wants their young one to get a PPL or recreational pilot permit…
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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One of the secrets of flight training is that a lot of people who start training never get to finish it. In one sense it’s a secret, in that you don’t read or hear about it. On the other hand, a bit of thought should persuade you that it’s entirely human and to be expected.
A milestone was reached …
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 »
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The compass deviation card in your airplane is the little label stuck somewhere near your magnetic compass that tells you …
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This is a short post about some thoughts from a flight yesterday. I was talking a new student – actually someone on their very first flight in a small airplane – through a descent to land…
Courtesy of Wikipedia: A leitmotif or leitmotiv (/ˌlaɪtmoʊˈtiːf/) is a “short, constantly recurring musical phrase” associated with a particular person, place, or idea.