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When to do Ground School

We get a lot of emails inquiries from students asking when they should start their online ground school for their flight training. Realistically, it is...

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Turboprop Engine

We continue our pilot training articles at the commercial pilot level by discussing the turboprop engine. It is common for commercial pilots in Canada to...

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Workload Management

Workload Management Workload Management involves the proper allocation and distribution of tasks to individuals, avoidance of work overloads in self and in others and the...

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Ethics in Aviation

Ethics in Aviation This article on Ethics in Aviation was written by Patrick A. Benton. Patrick A. Benton earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation...

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AWWS GFA The term AWWS GFA refers to NavCanada‘s Aviation Weather Web Site – Graphical Area Forecast. The GFA weather charts depict the most probably...

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Leadership in Aviation

As a part of our Threat and Error Management series of articles, we supplement our Commercial Pilot Ground School with this article on leadership in...

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Pilot Errors

Pilot Errors A pilot error is an action or decision of the pilot that, if not caught and corrected, could contribute to the occurrence of...

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Spectrum Airways

Spectrum Airways In this post, we examine a flight school which is situated on the west side of the Greater Toronto Area known as Spectrum...

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Durham Flight Centre

Durham Flight Centre Durham Flight Centre (“DFC”) is a Transport Canada registered Flight Training Unit, flight centre, and a private career college under the Ontario...

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Canadian Flight Supplement

The Canadian Flight Supplement, Canada Flight Supplement, or CFS for short, is the proverbial phonebook for all aerodromes and airport in Canada. The publication contains...

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Pilot Decision Making in Aviation

Pilot decision making is the generation of an alternative course of action based on available information, knowledge, prior experience, expectation, context, goals, etc. and selecting...

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Aviation Weather

Aviation Weather Aviation weather can be fairly hard to understand sometimes. The application of theoretical meteorology to the practical world of aviation takes an immense...

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Pilot Bag

What is a pilot bag? A pilot bag is also known as a flight bag. It is a bag used by pilots at all stages...

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Float Rating – Part 2

Float Rating In part 1 of our series on float flying, we looked at the basics maneuvers surrounding float rating training. The main topics were...

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TC AIM Aeronautical Information Manual


What is the TC aim? The TC AIM, or AIM de TC in French, is the Aeronautical Information Manual published by Transport Canada. It is...

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Canadian Flight Center

Canadian Flight Center We have a lot of people reach out to us from overseas asking if we are a Canadian Flight Center. Canadian Flight...

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Weight Shift Formula

The weight shift formula is an important part of understanding your weight and balance and is crucial for pilots flying with passengers and baggage. This...

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