Getting my wings wet: The freedom of flying floatplanes

A private pilot’s license is really just a license to learn. Even if you don’t plan to become a commercial airline pilot, there is an extensive array of flying experiences that will put a smile on your face. Learning to fly a floatplane, for example, is something that not only broadens your flying experience, but also opens up a whole raft—pun intended—of landing fields across Ontario and beyond. While a pile of fun, it also opens up the possibility of more difficult take-offs and landings—which is why I also suggest egress training (a fancy name for learning how to extract yourself from the cabin when you’re in trouble in the water).read more >

What does it take to learn to fly?

Always dreamed of flying? Me, too. So, six years ago I dipped into my savings and went to ground school. With as many hours (or more) of hangar talk under my belt as actual flying time, I thought I would offer some tips to others contemplating getting a private pilot’s license. My most important piece of advice? Don’t wait another minute. Go for it!read more >