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Guelph airpark (flight school?)

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Any potential for a flight school at the Guelph airpark?
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Used to be one
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B208 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Used to be one
So there’s hope
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Not very likely in the near future. There was an off shoot for Brampton but with the shortage of C172s and Instructors, many flight schools have closed or having great trouble holding onto Instructors.
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It's what...15 miles to YKF? I would be very surprised.
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If you had your own plane you could likely get a freelancer off of WWFC to do your training over in Guelph. 152s are still economical.
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Lately we have been hearing rumblings that there may be a small flight school in the works
Some reno work has been going on in the office and classroom areas .
No other info available at this time
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It may be opening soon...I've seen the Redbird Flight Simulator set up - October 2019
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Weird thing about Guelph in the CFS:
“ Tng Rwy 05/23 proh without prior authorization fr Transport Canada via ops
specifications”

I know it’s a small runway, but that is just strange.
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photofly wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Weird thing about Guelph in the CFS:
“ Tng Rwy 05/23 proh without prior authorization fr Transport Canada via ops
specifications”

I know it’s a small runway, but that is just strange.
I could be mistaken, but it might be due to the trees in close proximity causing some nasty turbulence---note the huge displacement on 23
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rookiepilot wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:11 pm
photofly wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Weird thing about Guelph in the CFS:
“ Tng Rwy 05/23 proh without prior authorization fr Transport Canada via ops
specifications”

I know it’s a small runway, but that is just strange.
I could be mistaken, but it might be due to the trees in close proximity causing some nasty turbulence---note the huge displacement on 23
That's exactly why that notation is there. It was put in place in the early 2000's when Aviation International had the flight school at Guelph. Basically you needed a check flight with an instructor to use the runway for training. It requires a pretty steep approach to clear the trees east of the runway when landing on 23.
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So instructor B needs a checkout from instructor A before they can train student C, but because it’s an OPSPEC only an FTUOC holder can hold it, and so B and A need to work for FTU D...?
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Yes, TC questions are multiple choice A, B, C or D. Choose the most correct answer....
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I guess the quality of pilot training dropped from the early 90s to the early 2000s...or the trees grew substantiallly 🤔
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Aviatard wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:25 am
rookiepilot wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:11 pm
photofly wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Weird thing about Guelph in the CFS:
“ Tng Rwy 05/23 proh without prior authorization fr Transport Canada via ops
specifications”

I know it’s a small runway, but that is just strange.
I could be mistaken, but it might be due to the trees in close proximity causing some nasty turbulence---note the huge displacement on 23
That's exactly why that notation is there. It was put in place in the early 2000's when Aviation International had the flight school at Guelph. Basically you needed a check flight with an instructor to use the runway for training. It requires a pretty steep approach to clear the trees east of the runway when landing on 23.
departing east in summer (dual in 152) we would start our t/o roll on the 'grass' and hop back up on the rwy to continue gaining more speed and then perform a Vx climb out. for our own safety and preservation of the owner's insurance rates so she could keep buying those new porsche convertibles.
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