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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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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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