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by KDewald
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Full flap landing rquired
Replies: 37
Views: 2401

Re: Full flap landing rquired

My thoughts... The Pros of 40 Flap -Shorter landing distance (at my school we train students for difficult overseas flying on very short runways, so the practice is greatly desired) -Even on our normal runway we prefer to keep our "extra" runway margin as large as possible. -A more predictable landi...
by KDewald
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Scenarios for Student Pilots
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: Scenarios for Student Pilots

as cat mentioned, use the opportunity to practice some flying skills. Thank you, that is exactly what I was suggesting. Could you provide some more suggestions then? A lot of those examples I give I ask in pre-flight briefings for their solo flights. I guess I was just saying practice area as an ex...
by KDewald
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Scenarios for Student Pilots
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Scenarios for Student Pilots

Hey everyone! I am a new flight instructor, and have three students who are about half way through their PPLs. I have been trying to think of scenarios/questions to ask them to assess their judgment and fill empty time as we fly to the practice area. Do you have any scenarios or questions that you m...
by KDewald
Thu May 18, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calgary Flight Training 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Re: Calgary Flight Training 2017

I went to Prairie College Mission Aviation in Three Hills (1 hour out of Calgary). They offer PPL, CPL, multi, multi IFR, taildragger, mountain, complex, and aerobatic training with an emphasis on mission aviation.

Aircraft include Cessna 172, Citabria 7GCBC/7ECA, Cessna 182RG, and Seneca 2 Piper.
by KDewald
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting my Instructors Rating Tomorrow...
Replies: 39
Views: 3451

Re: Starting my Instructors Rating Tomorrow...

My experience instructing has been very rewarding and taught me a great deal about myself as a pilot and generally how someone learns to fly. I have a few points to offer... Thanks very much Gannet! I cannot even express how appreciative of the time you put into your post! I will definitely try to ...
by KDewald
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting my Instructors Rating Tomorrow...
Replies: 39
Views: 3451

Re: Starting my Instructors Rating Tomorrow...

Hey everyone, thanks for the replies! Start by getting some real flight experience in a commercial operations. Then it'll be easy to teach and relate to students, and giving them some real, applicable to real life. AuxBatOn, unfortunately that is not an option for me at this time. Further, I do not ...
by KDewald
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting my Instructors Rating Tomorrow...
Replies: 39
Views: 3451

Starting my Instructors Rating Tomorrow...

Hello everyone! I am a student at a flight school in Alberta. I recently completed my CPL, and Group 1 Instrument Rating. Tomorrow I will be starting Instructor ground school. I feel quite passionate about instructing. I want to be an instructor because I want to make a difference in my student's li...
by KDewald
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 20-26 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 11591

Re: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 20-26 2015

I want to go so bad, but I can't afford to rent a plane for that whole flight. Anyone want to give me a ride? :P
by KDewald
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Edmonton area...
Replies: 5
Views: 10027

Re: Edmonton area...

Michael Fox at Prairie College of Mission Aviation in Three Hills, Alberta is an aerobatic instructor who could probably help you out. He did my commercial flight test; he's a great guy, very relaxed and knowledgeable! The school does all their aerobatics in a Citabria 7ECA.
by KDewald
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: INRAT TC Exam
Replies: 11
Views: 5233

Re: INRAT TC Exam

Hello!

I just wrote it about a week ago...It really wasn't that bad. If you go over the study reference guide you should be fine. There was a lot of questions on reading PIREPs/SIGMETs/AIRMETs/NOTAMs/METARs/TAFs/GFAs so I'd definitely recommend practicing decoding those.

Good luck! :)
by KDewald
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Back to PPL - Tailwheel Option?
Replies: 25
Views: 3228

Re: Back to PPL - Tailwheel Option?

If you're interested in a mission aviation program, Prairie College of Mission Aviation in Three Hills Alberta (about 1 hour NE of Calgary) offers training in a 7ECA or 7GCBC. They take non-program community students, as well as students for their 2 year mission aviation program. The instructors are...
by KDewald
Sun May 03, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Paying for Flight Training?
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Paying for Flight Training?

Hey guys, Just wondering, how did you all pay for your flight training? I'm in a sticky situation here... I'll have about 20k after finishing my PPL and before applying for any loans, which of course won't cut it for the rest of school. However, I am already starting CPL ground school, and I've rece...
by KDewald
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Knowledge and Application
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Re: Knowledge and Application

I definitely think speed could be a factor. I can nail 65 early in final, but once I'm on short final I usually come in too high and pitch down as a decrease power rapidly. At my school we were taught that round out is the transition to cruise flight and flare is the transition into nose high attitu...
by KDewald
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Knowledge and Application
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Re: Knowledge and Application

Sorry guys I kind of posted a similar topic twice. My internet wasn't working very well (seriously I couldn't even load a webpage) so I didn't think my last topic went through. Totally my bad. Thank you for your replies though! ProptoFeather, thanks for the advice! I think my checks are pretty good....
by KDewald
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Getting better at flying...without flying?
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: Getting better at flying...without flying?

Hey guys thank you for replying, again your responses are fantastic! My internet has been absolutely terrible the past week or so so I'm sorry I'm a little late with the reply (and I think I posted twice as well). I literally can't even load a webpage sometimes. Eggy, I do believe I could do better ...
by KDewald
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Knowledge and Application
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Knowledge and Application

Hey guys I have another question for you. I've been a little frustrated with my flying lately, I always seem to mess something up, especially while landing. I'm falling behind the other students and to make matters worse I hardly every fly, I've flown once this week because it's been so windy. I jus...
by KDewald
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Getting better at flying...without flying?
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Getting better at flying...without flying?

Hey guys I have another question for you. I've been a little frustrated with my flying lately, I always seem to mess something up, especially while landing. I'm falling behind the other students and to make matters worse I hardly every fly, I've flown once this week because it's been so windy. I jus...
by KDewald
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pre-Solo Nervousness?
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: Pre-Solo Nervousness?

Thanks John!
You know of PSMA Cpn? Did you go there? :o
Nice to have someone understand the struggle of those switches, it is real.
by KDewald
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pre-Solo Nervousness?
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: Pre-Solo Nervousness?

Thanks for the congratulations! Here is the video I watched about roundout/flare if you all are curious... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv5HEJCyTuk Great article there John! I definitely understand the eureka moment, I get a lot of those for little things. It's really cool that you flew for the A...
by KDewald
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pre-Solo Nervousness?
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: Pre-Solo Nervousness?

Wow, I'm blown away by the amount of posts and all the support you all have given me here! I really appreciate the tips and HiFlyChick I must admit your story is pretty funny! I also took your advice and spent some time alone before my flight and reminded myself that there's no reason I couldn't do ...
by KDewald
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pre-Solo Nervousness?
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Re: Pre-Solo Nervousness?

What I mean by check ride is we have to do 3 perfect circuits with the CFI before we solo. Thank you for the encouragement. I can see my past failure as a learning experience, but I still really hope it doesn't happen again. I can't wait to get to the point where it's all as normal as breathing, I t...
by KDewald
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pre-Solo Nervousness?
Replies: 27
Views: 1547

Pre-Solo Nervousness?

Hello everyone! I'm currently earning my PPL at a school in Alberta as part of the commercial pilot program. I'm at the point where I'm suppose to solo, my solo flight is scheduled for 11 tomorrow. The problem is I was suppose to solo last Wednesday but I failed my check ride and had to do extra pra...

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