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January 2018

Hello and welcome to a brand new year. Seems like just a few days ago that the last one started. We've been off to a busy start to the year despite the very cold temperatures. This month we have a student to congratulate on their first solo and a COPA scholarship that is now accepting applications.

Congratulations to Rick who took the R22 on his own for the first time earlier this month
Refresher

Flight Crew Member Qualifications

703.88 (1) Subject to subsections (6) and (7), no air operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as a flight crew member in an aircraft unless the person

(a) holds the licence and ratings required by Part IV;
(b) within the previous 90 days, has completed at least three take-offs and three landings


The above are just a few of the requirements needed if you fly for an air operator. Be sure to check with your company and under the relevant CARS for more information.
Wanting to fly and looking for a little financial help? The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association is now accepting applications for the Neil Armstrong Scholarship. If you have just started or will be starting your training you could get up to $7000. Click the button below for more information.
Neil Armstrong Scholarship
Refresher
When do you need a PPC?

CARS 703.88 "has successfully completed a pilot proficiency check or competency check for that type of aircraft, the validity period of which has not expired, in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards as follows: .......

(ii) in the case of the pilot-in-command of a single engined helicopter, a pilot proficiency check on one of the types of single-engined helicopters operated by the air operator...."
 
A photo from Tyler at Drayton Valley halfway through his long solo cross country
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