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Understand how to use VOR and ADF Nav aids to orient yourself anytime

VOR cessna 172 flytime

Nav aids like the VOR and ADF are there for you to use anytime you should need them. Having a solid understanding of these navigational (nav) aids is important and goes beyond training offered to us as private pilots, but is available for us to learn to become proficient aviators, particularly if we are regularly flying long distances, with passengers, ...

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Simplify Flying: it’s attitude plus power equals performance

I’ve had the pleasure of flying with a retired airline pilot who really made me think about flying in an entirely different way. His view demystifies flying into it’s basic, component parts to understand a complex task and achieve a certain goal. Attitude plus power equals performance. He maintains that after over 20 years of airline flying, he found there ...

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Women in Aviation Worldwide Week 2014

Did you know this week, March 3 – 9 is Women of Aviation Worldwide week? Every year, the Women in Aviation international hosts a week promoting aviation for women. During this week, over 300,000 women are expected to participate in many of the aviation events encouraging them to consider aviation as a career, in order to improve the number of ...

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How to master the power-on stall

The departure stall Throughout my training, I have done a lot of stalls, and eventually got the point where I was quite comfortable with them. Power off, power on, including the more advanced high power stalls.  I was rather surprised when doing my full review of everything before my flight test, when my instructor asked me to demonstrate high power stalls ...

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Flying out of Springbank Airport

Approaching CYBW, right downwind 25 for final.

If you live in Calgary or the surrounding area and are thinking of getting your license, you have a few choices when it comes to flight schools.  The closest airfield to Calgary where you can get your license is Calgary – Springbank (CYBW), about 30 minutes from downtown Calgary.  There are currently four flight schools at CYBW. The four schools ...

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Lesson Log

My coveted flight log

Today I read an interesting story on the Flying Magazine website about keeping a journal of “flying lessons” throughout your flying career. They suggest that it is useful to write down the things you’ve learned from every flight.  For the article, click here. I’ve kept a log book like this since I’ve started flight training. I can’t express how useful ...

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