Float Refresher Workshop

2016 Workshop – May 7th!

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 S
    • 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: Map Reading 101 – with Keith Lamb
    • Where are you?
    • Where are you going?
    • What information does your map hold?
  • 11:30am: Thunderstorm Avoidance – with Keith S
    • How do you recognize developing Thunderstorm cells?
    • How do you handle approaching them?
    • What to do if you are ever caught in one
  • 1:00pm: Lunch
    • A casual hour to get to know your fellow pilots
    • Menu is: Chili, Sandwiches, Beverages and (of course) Ice Cream!
  • 2pm: Docking Tips and Techniques – with Keith S
    • Weathercocking
    • Crosswind docking
    • How to handle current
    • Learning the left and right hand side of your aircraft
  • 3pm: Flying until you are done, or sunset – whichever comes first!

2016 float refresher poster