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Getting Ready for Oshkosh

Getting Ready for Oshkosh

With spring finally here and only a few months before Oshkosh 2017, I’m writing about my 2016 Oshkosh trip in a light airplane, a Cessna 170 taildragger. For a second year in a row, I had the pleasure of joining a friend of mine for a long cross country flight from Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) to Oshkosh (Wisconsin, US) in July 2016. In 2015, my first year at the annual EAA AirVenture, I wrote about my stay there for one week, and…

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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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Un voyage de camping dans la brousse québécoise en avion

Un voyage de camping dans la brousse québécoise en avion

Le weekend de la fête du travail vient soudainement de prendre un tout nouvel intérêt pour moi avec le RVA à Casey. Après y avoir passé une nuit de camping, j’ai déjà hâte d’y retourner l’an prochain pour la 5e édition! La piste de Casey se situe à 20NM (37km) à l’est de la ville de Parent, 127NM (235km) au nord-est de l’aéroport de Maniwaki. Cette belle piste en béton construite en 1953 et abandonnée depuis plus de 50 ans…

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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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Weekend de filles en avion

Weekend de filles en avion

Afin d’encourager ma fille à revenir voler avec moi, je lui avais proposée que nous pourrions faire un vol voyage ensemble et dormir à l’hôtel. Un voyage spécial mère-fille. Elle a beaucoup aimé l’idée. Rosalie avec ses 7 ans adore les séjours à l’hôtel. Quant à moi, ma motivation est très grande pour encourager mes enfants à venir se promener dans les airs avec moi. Tous les moyens sont bons? Par contre les deux conditions à ce voyage étaient notre…

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RVA à Maniwaki

RVA à Maniwaki

Les jours précédents le RVA à Maniwaki, les organisateurs, ainsi que plusieurs pilotes, avaient les yeux rivés sur les prévisions météos. Dans une même journée la prévision pour le dimanche 12 juin 2016 pouvait passer de beau soleil à nuageux à pluie. C’est ainsi que jusqu’au matin même tous étaient incertains s’ils seraient en mesure de voler vers Maniwaki.   En tant qu’organisateur, nous avions optés pour la formule « beau temps, mauvais temps » et c’est donc avec regret que j’ai…

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Be the change that you wish to see in the world

Be the change that you wish to see in the world

Not too long ago, it was the 2016 Woman in Aviation week (#WOAW16), a world-wide event where woman are invited to come forth and share their experience in aviation or experience flight in a light airplane for the first time, and more. Different events are taking place throughout the week. On March 12 I volunteered as a pilot, for the first time, to take girls up in the air to live their first experience of the joy of flying. Something…

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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.

Visiting the charming town of Westport

Visiting the charming town of Westport

Around 15°C in the morning with somewhere around 18°C in the afternoon. We had a georgous fall day on September 24, 2015. Perfect to go for a flight. It could hardly be better for that time of year. Calm winds, no turbulence and a free day. I was feeling truly blessed. It is on this blessed day that I visited for the first time the town of Westport, Rideau Lakes, Ontario (CRL2).

Winter Flying in a Cherokee

Winter Flying in a Cherokee

Some are mesmerized by flying in the Canadian winter. I read that they sort of know because they flew in cold weather too. (- 5 degrees celsius is by no means considered cold around here! By any extent.) The winter 2014-2015 was especially cold with the longer extreme cold strike. We had for like 30+ days in a row of temperature below -30 degrees celsius. If you are living a warm country and wondering how this is, let me tell…

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