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Our Current Group:

Brad Hodder

Flight Date: 07/08/2018
Flight School: Moncton Flight College
Flight Instructor: Ryan Esch
Comment: My first solo flight besides being a huge reflection of my characteristics as a pilot before taking the leap into the career itself was something to be desired. On the downwind I was asked to keep it tight and me being the adventurous and one to never turn down a challenge; especially of my own ability took the base leg right over the threshold. Considering that one over-zealous attempt at pilotage of a new endeavour was enough. I refused to attempt a forward slip to at least reduce altitude and salvage a landing. I managed getting the aircraft down to a flare with a few bounces, a missed radio call exiting on the furthest taxi way from the school and leaving flaps down and lights on. All that I chaulked up as a defeat became the moment that changed my life as an aviator.

Harvey Myk

Flight Date: 07/02/2018
Flight School: Point West School of Aviation
Flight Instructor: Darrel Nesplak
Comment: It was exciting as ever, never get tired of flying. Flew over petersfield and Gimli abandoned airfield.

William Overbeek


Flight Date: 08/01/2018
Flight School: Tillsonburg Flying School
Flight Instructor: David Brandon
Comment: Congratulations on your first Solo William!

Dylan Marta

Flight Date: 05/13/2018
Flight School: Glacier Air
Flight Instructor: Mohamed Elgredly
Comment: I had never felt responsibility quite like that before, it was an experience I will never forget! So much fun!

Michael Vegso

Flight Date: 05/28/2018
Flight School: Air Richelieu
Flight Instructor: Nicolas Fabre
Comment:I didn’t want to land! I was having too much of a good time! The weather was perfect!

Maryam Shamsi

Flight Date: 07/11/2017
Flight School: Victoria Flying Club
Flight Instructor: Imran Ismail
Comment:Super fun and exciting

Andrew Anderson

Flight Date: 10/04/2017
Flight School: Victoria Flying Club
Flight Instructor: Matt Cameron
Comment:Congratulations on your for first solo Andrew!


Flight Date: 05/26/2017
Flight School: Victoria Flying Club
Flight Instructor: Brady Tucker
Comment:My instructor and I get along well and chat a lot, so on my first solo it seemed eerily quiet. I was hooked and just passed my ppl flight test as of April.28th.

Jacob Frank

Flight Date: 12/10/2017
Flight School: Victoria Flying Club
Flight Instructor: Laura Van Buskirk
Comment:I started flying lessons when I was 11 years old. We scheduled my solo flight for November 6th, the day I turned 14. My whole family came out to watch, but, November is an unpredictable time of year for weather in Victoria and the wind picked up. We had to postpone it.
Finally, on December 10th, after several cancelled flights, I took off on my first ever solo flight. I was in the air for less than 10 minutes, but those were the most exhilarating minutes of my life. Except for
a minor mistake with the radio work and a little bump on the landing, it went smoothly.
I am now pursuing my private pilot license. I am unsure where flying will take me after that, but
I know that it will always be a big part of my life. I’m so thankful to Laura for being such a
supportive and inspiring instructor. I’m also thankful to my parents who held their breath and
put their fears aside while they watched their 14 year old take off on a plane all by himself.


Flight Date: 11/26/2016
Flight School: Durham flight Centre
Flight Instructor: Tony Kaminskyj
Comment:I was over 50 years old when I did my solo. I was really feed up driving over 120km for each hours of my flight training with a busy job.

The landing part was a bit difficult and a bit disappointing basically due to the instruction techniques of my former very young instructors. Both younger instractors likes to take over the controls rather than teach me the correct techniques. But after I switch to Tony he sent me solo after two hours of dual by showing me the correct techniques.

While driving to oshawa, on that day, I said to myself that if I don’t go solo on this day I will quit my training. That is it. I will quit. However my dual landings were so perfect and my instructor get out and sent me solo since he was confident. My heart was not really beating since I had lots of dual circuits and landing. I was very excited on my perfect approach but ballooned a bit since the plane was lighter. It wasn’t a excellent landing but I was so excited for my solo. It really saved me from quitting. Thanks to my great instructor Tony who really gave me good techniques and his confidence on me. I wouldn’t get my PPL if I didn’t switched to Tony and quit my PPL long ago. Thanks again Tony!

Tom Sliepen

Flight Date: 03/31/2018
Flight School: Namao Flying Club
Flight Instructor: Bob Smits
Comment:Congratulations on your first solo Tom!!!.

Ken Boyko

Flight Date: 12/08/2017
Flight School: Tylair Aviation
Flight Instructor: Ravgon
Comment:Congratulations on your first Solo Ken!!