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Building the Blocks One by One: Let’s Drive!

Building the Blocks One by One: Let’s Drive!

In my quest to change career in my thirties and become a commercial pilot, like a video game persona who wishes to gain experience and explores each corners to find gems, in the last days of January, I travelled some one thousand kilometers in the spirit of getting a little closer to my goal. And gems I found! Going back a few weeks in time, my friend Joe invited me to attend a presentation at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum…

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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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Voler sur skis – Découverte d’un nouvel amour!

Voler sur skis – Découverte d’un nouvel amour!

  Avec la neige partie, je me remémore mon premier vol sur skis du mois de mars et j’en parle ici. Le 4 mars dernier, je recevais une invitation impromptue pour aller voler dans un avion équipé de skis. Un avion de construction amateur VP-2 que j’avais volé une fois auparavant… sur roues. Un souhait que j’avais exprimé et qui s’est réalisé, en mieux qu’espéré! Non seulement j’ai pu voler en double commande mais après quelques atterrissages le propriétaire me…

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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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Vintage Wings Marshalling Training

Vintage Wings Marshalling Training

On Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14th, Michel Côté from Vintage Wings Canada warmly welcomed about twenty people into a conference room at the Gatineau Airport Terminal. The room was a bit small for the enthusiastic group who braved the cold weather and snowstorm, but the training was very interesting and that inconvenience was quickly forgotten. Aircraft marshalling is a vital part of all fly-in events and air shows. These men and women in bright orange vests direct aircraft on the…

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