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I’m adding a section called Real World Flying Lessons. These are my thoughts and recommendations, based on plenty of experience, that I hope can improve some problematic maneuvers on flight tests and keep you out of trouble in your general flying. This section is NOT intended to replace the POH, FTM or FTG, but rather to address common issues I see in flight tests and flying in general. It is intended for students, instructors and licensed pilots. Check back often. I’ll be adding new maneuvers regularly.
Who am I? I am a career flight instructor with more than three decades and 12,750 hours of experience. I am based in Salmon Arm, British Columbia and Whitehorse, Yukon. All of my experience is single engine VFR. I have provided flight training on over 50 types of aircraft. I am semi-retired and am currently working in a freelance capacity (see the 4th paragraph below for info about my availablilty).
Being a freelance instructor means that I do not own or operate aircraft for flight training or testing, but I am available to provide training on your aircraft.
Here’s a short list of the types of training I can provide: recreational pilot permit, private and commercial pilot licenses, instructor ratings, aerobatics and aerobatic instructor ratings, type checks, tailwheel checkouts, recency training, reactivating an inactive license, insurance checkouts, rust removers, seminars etc.
I am also a Transport Canada Pilot Examiner. I can do flight tests for recreational pilot permit, private pilot licence, commercial pilot licence and instructor rating renewal (class 2 and 3) in the Prairie and Northern Region and Pacific Regions. I can also do initial class 2 and class 4 flight tests in the Prairie and Northern Region.
You will see various images of a Boeing Stearman on these pages. This is because I recently accepted a seasonal position with Great River Air in Dawson City, Yukon. I fly tours and rides in the lovely old biplane from May to September from the Dawson City airport.
Not a bad gig for a summer job, eh? The down side is that my availability for freelance instructing and flight testing during the summer is now reduced considerably. I am not taking any new students for RPP, PPL, CPL and Instructor Rating at present, although I am available for flight tests and smaller instructing jobs such as recency training and type checks. Please contact me for more information.
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