Float Refresher Workshop

2017 Float Refresher Workshop – Saturday May 6th!

Our workshop meets the Transport Canada re-currency requirements – bring your logbook!

We are all excited to be flying again for the float season. Sit down with a few other pilots to refresh your float flying basics, and be prepared for another safe season of $100 hamburgers!

This is a “mix and match” type of day. Plan to attend each Workshop, or choose what interests you. We’ll be available all day for flying; in our plane or yours. There is no charge for us to fly with you for up to 1 hour in your own aircraft. Pilots wishing to fly in a GBA plane (Cessna) can do so for up to 1 hour at the discounted rate of $275.00/hour. Any additional hours would be at our regular rate of $390.00/hour. Please let us know in advance if you are interested in flying, so we can arrange our schedule. All flying will be on a first-come, first served basis.

Workshop Topics:

  • 10am: Spring Swim – around – with Keith Lamb
    • What to look for in the swim-around, especially after your plane hasn’t flown in a while
    • Review of required documents
    • Review of passenger pre-flight briefing
  • 10:45am: Landing and Take-off Techniques – with Matt Downing
    • Importance of using checklist
    • Flying a circuit
    • Crosswind and Glassy tips
  • 11:30am: Underwater Egress Basics – with Keith Saulnier
    • Plan ahead
    • What to do?
    • Post-egress considerations
  • 1:00pm: Lunch
    • A casual hour to get to know your fellow pilots
    • Menu is: Chili, Sandwiches, Beverages and (of course) Ice Cream!
  • 2pm: Human Factors – with Keith S
    • Identifying your personal boundaries/limits
    • Being realistic about your skill-set
    • Concentrate on the little things
  • 3pm: Flying until you are done, or sunset – whichever comes first!

2017 float refresher poster