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Le Beaver The Bull – Une expérience de vol dans un avion de brousse

Le Beaver The Bull – Une expérience de vol dans un avion de brousse

La brousse attire plusieurs pilotes et alimentent l’imaginaire de bien d’autres. Certains osent s’y aventurer tandis que d’autres y rêvent. Le Beaver du fabricant canadien de Havilland est l’un des avions de brousse populaire. Du moins, nous pouvons dire qu’il est bien reconnu aussi bien parmi les pilotes que le grand public. BEAVER DHC-2 (extrait de La Presse+) Plus de 1600 Beaver ont été construits entre 1947 et 1968. Conçu au Canada et produit par Havilland, cet avion de brousse requiert…

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My Debut Into the World of Towing Gliders

My Debut Into the World of Towing Gliders

When pursuing a career in aviation many pilots build up their experience by towing gliders. I was attracted to it since seeing my first « towing » in September 2014 while attending the annual corn roast fly-in at Kars. I had flown in with my instructor-mentor-friend Joe in his beautiful Cessna 170. We were sitting in camping chairs at the far end of runway 26 while gliding activities were in progress. They would be zooming magnificently right over our heads, and obviously…

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A Feeling of Accomplishment

A Feeling of Accomplishment

As a pilot, I find that you always have an opportunity lurking around a cloud to learn something new, improve your current skills, or experience something new and exciting. Well, if you are interested. The challenges you put yourself up to can be limitless, or within your budget would probably be more accurate. It will be 5 years in June since I started flying. Every year since obtaining my licence in 2014, I have put challenges up on my « bucket »…

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COPA Meetings And Real Life Short Field Landing

COPA Meetings And Real Life Short Field Landing

Four years ago, it sounded totally crazy to me that I would pursue the goal of obtaining my commercial pilot licence. Especially after going through so much hardship to get my private licence. But here I am today, working hard again on studying and practising for that next ticket. (The passion has only grown stronger!) This article relates to an experience at a real life short field, which felt like a good practice in my commercial training. In the spirit…

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Grassroots Tour with the Rockcliffe compadres

Grassroots Tour with the Rockcliffe compadres

Aviation groups get mingled with their members being in different associations, and it is all the better reason to join more than one! Without really intending to, I’m now a member of four different pilots associations, and it’s all great fun to meet a variety of aviators! This being said, without being a Rockcliffe member, I know a few of them and therefore Nicole, a fellow female pilot, invited me to join them for the classic Rockcliffe Grassroots Tour that…

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How bad you want to fly

How bad you want to fly

When you can’t fly, due to weather or some other reason, it becomes the perfect time to write about it or review your material for different purposes such as editing, printing, or refreshing your knowledge. This time around, I feel like writing about the flight I did in a modified Volkplane homebuild in September 2015.