CFC Library

CFC Library is dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of CFC Students, Pilots, Aviatiors, offering collections of aviation related articles and journals.

Ladies Love Taildraggers

 

By Erissa Yong

As taildragger pilots, we all have a story to tell. Our stories are the narrative of our paths to aviation and our evolution as pilots. For a lucky few, they are taildragger stories! There’s nothing I love more than glimpsing into the lives and stories of our lady taildragger members and never have I been disappointed. The wonderful story you are about to read is an incredible rags to riches story. It’s about a penniless, young, female immigrant who willed herself into a hugely successful life as a pilot and business owner in a new country. I’m proud to introduce you to LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member, Erissa Yong-Wilson. 

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Multi-Engine Rating for Pilots

 

Sometimes two is better than one especially in airplanes. Learning to fry a multi-engine aircraft or "twin" brings about a new dimension and set of skills for the pilot. 

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IFR Rating for Pilots

 

Welcome to the challenging and exciting course of your IFR Rating. We are pleased that you have chosen this book as a guide for your training towards your Instrument rating. Over the years we have developed a program which is both structured and systematic in order to provide you with the highest level of training.

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Pilot License for Future Pilots

This book is your guide in the cockpit. Put it in your kneeboard, take notes in it, make it your flying companion!
This manual was specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the mentioned reference materials and equipment. Online Academy (http://academy.cfc.aero) is particularly important in your ground preparation for flights. Incorporated into this manual are various concepts used by the training departments of major airlines that should aid you in preparation for your career as a professional pilot.

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Pilot to Tower Conversations (Funny)

 

Approach Control: 747 Heavy, traffic is a 777 at your 2 o’clock at 4000 feet.

747 Heavy: Roger, Approach, we have that light twin in sight.

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“TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees.”

“Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?”

“Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?”

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Four Point Marking Scale - Pitfalls since the September 2019 Revision

In the past, the marking rules on a flight test in essence were the following:

  • "4" is good
  • "3" - minor mistakes
  • "2" - major mistakes, going outside tolerances, but correcting in a timely manner
  • "1" - critical mistakes, going outside tolerances without correcting, exceeding twice the tolerances
  • Outcome of the flight test: as long as you don't get any ones, it's a pass. More or less. 
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Night Circuit Training & Noise Abatement Procedures at Pitt Meadows

 

ISSUED / EFFECTIVE DATE: 31 May 2020 SERIAL NUMBER: 006/2020

SUBJECT: Night Circuit Training & Noise Abatement Procedures at Pitt Meadows

REASON: To limit noise impact of aircraft operations on neighbouring communities.

 

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Ops Bull Checklist 2020

 

ISSUED / EFFECTIVE DATE: 31 May 2020 SERIAL NUMBER: CHK/2020 

SUBJECT: Ops Bull Checklist 2020 applicable to Pilots (Students, Renters and Flight Instructors).

REASON: To summarize the list of active Operational Bulletins to be considered before every flight.

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Rent or Own?

by Dr. Anna Serbinenko 

 

 

Let’s talk money for a moment. I observe several dozen fresh pilot license holders every year, many of which go the similar path: “got driver’s license, bought a car, got pilot license, have to buy a plane now”. But you also might have heard a saying that there are only two happy days in airplane (or boat, actually) ownership – the day you buy it and the day you sell it. So let’s look at our options.

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Flight Instructor Rating for Pilots

 

Welcome to the challenging course of a Flight Instructor Rating. The course is a rigid program, designed to prepare flight instructors within the minimum Class 1 times - and maximum homework, self-study, buddy practice and critique. It will be a lot of hard work, and often it might seem you don’t see results. Do not get discouraged! be patient and persistent. The sparkle in the eyes of your first solo student will be much worth it!

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Precautions of using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required when flying CFC aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISSUED / EFFECTIVE DATE: 12 May 2020 SERIAL NUMBER: 005/2020

SUBJECT: Gloves used as part of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required when flying CFC aircraft, could interfere with aircraft controls.

REASON: To raise awareness about the possibilities of gloves getting stuck and interfering with aircraft controls.

 

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Phase 2 COVID-19

 

ISSUED / EFFECTIVE DATE: 11 May 2020 SERIAL NUMBER: 004/2020

SUBJECT: Phase 2 COVID-19.

REASON: To restart accepting new students in a limited way, subject to health screening.

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AeroShell Piston Engine Oil W15W-50 (Single engine fleet)

 

ISSUED / EFFECTIVE DATE: 20 Apr 2020 SERIAL NUMBER: 003/2020

SUBJECT: AeroShell Piston Engine Oil W15W-50 (Single engine fleet)

REASON: To limit noise impact of aircraft operations on neighbouring communities.

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Mandatory use of non-medical masks and gloves while at CFC facilities

 

ISSUED / EFFECTIVE DATE: 20 Apr 2020 SERIAL NUMBER: 002/2020

SUBJECT: Mandatory use of non-medical masks and gloves while at CFC facilities.

REASON: To limit exposure and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

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Procedures to protect and inform regarding COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

 

ISSUED / EFFECTIVE DATE: 03 Apr 2020 SERIAL NUMBER: 001/2020

SUBJECT: Procedures to protect and inform crew members, passengers and the general public regarding COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

REASON: To limit exposure and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

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How to Nail That PPL/CPL Flight Test? Checklist