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Disney’s Planes – a great aviation movie – Movie Review

Disney's Planes movie

A true pilot geek, I couldn’t resist an invitation to head out and see Disney’s new movie “Planes” last weekend. Though I am not a fan of animation movies, this one is a bit different – and will be appreciated by aviation enthusiasts and pilots young and old.  It is a charmingly modest spin-off from Disney’s “Cars.” The movie is a ...

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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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David Clark H10-13.4 Headset Review

David Clark H10-13.4 Mono Headset

In the market for a headset? Consider the David Clark H10-13.4 A headset will be your first purchase as a pilot, and it is very important! Consider this set for it’s unbeatable value and comfort for the price. This is one of the most popular and best selling mono headsets out there – and for good reason.  If you are ...

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Cessna 150 for Sale

 One of our facebook fans is selling his Cessna 150 K!  Located at Boundary Bay, near Vancouver, B.C.  Best of luck to Harry in selling this beautiful airplane. The Cessna 150 is a two-seat, tricycle gear, general aviation airplane.  It was the fourth most produced civilian aircraft.  The first prototype flew in 1957, and succeeded by the 152 in 1977.  ...

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Pilot stuff for girls – Review of Powder Puff Pilot Products

Even though there are a lot of girl pilots at my school, where I would say at least one quarter of students are women and there are lots of female flight instructors, aviation still is very male dominated.   I was ready to buy a headset, which my instructor encouraged me to do so sooner rather than later.  Buying a headset ...

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Headset Review – Powder Puff Pilot

The new ANR Headset is MP3 compatible.

My first purchase as a flight student was a headset. This is quite unarguably your most important purchase, and should be your first and done as soon as you start flying (and can afford it).  Headsets can be purchased for as little as $100 and go up in price according to quality.  The range is about $100 – over $1000. ...

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