Adventures with a Mission

To Osh or not to Osh! Well that’s what many Canadian General Aviation pilots were contemplating this year as to whether to attend the mother of all fly-ins, the 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (known mainly as Oshkosh) and arguably the world’s greatest general aviation (GA) event. Every year tens of thousands make the pilgrimage journey […]

Perry’s Ponderings

I wanted to start my article off with a big thank you to EFC, Gerald & Sophia for sending a plane & pilot to the Westlock COPA for kids event @ you guessed it, the Westlock Airport on Saturday Sept 11,2021. In spite of persistent cross winds that lasted throughout the event, the pilots got some 125 very […]

Ask EFC Alumni Adam K. – Cathay Pacific Pilot

EFC Asked: What was the hardest part of your journey to achieving your dream of flying for the airlines? I don’t think this will be a popular reply as it’s not definitive, but the hardest part of the journey to achieving your flying dreams, whatever they are, is to remain patient and confident. By nature, […]

Neighborly Reminder

Just a quick note that as your work on your night rating or into the spring as the days are getting longer and we are flying later into the evening to please try and be respectful of our neighbors. As always we do try to avoid Shady Acers by keeping the circuit a bit tighter […]

Check the FBO before you Walk around the wrong plane…

You may have noticed that sometimes the aircraft you originally booked online is not the aircraft you actually fly. This can happen due to maintenance, need for a specific aircraft for spin or IFR training, for a maintenance need when trying to plan and avoid multiple aircraft timing out at once, or an array of […]

New Tower in CYQF—The Inside Scoop with Robbie Benusic

On November 5th, at approximately 7:30 am, I had the privilege of issuing the first IFR, taxi and take off clearance to an aircraft after opening the Red Deer Control Tower.  This was a long time coming, the process was thrice delayed due to the COVID pandemic.  Originally, it was slated to be opened in […]

Staying Productive!

Many of us are finding ourselves with more time on our hands then we are use to. Yes, It may feel strange but why not embrace it! We are living through a major historical event and we will all look back on it, speak about it and I’m not sure about you, but I want […]

Perry’s Recommendations on Aviation Reading

Books to Read Part 1. After not sitting left seat in a 172 in 4 years I was looking forward to flying Sunday Feb 9 @ 230pm. However CYEG & CZVL TAF’s showed 0915/0924 with winds 310@12G22KT 2SM & BKN @ 1500’. So not ideal VFR flying for this guy! So instead I offer up some of […]

CASARA Corner – Jan 2020

Another year off to a cold start this time (although as a glass half full person it certainly eliminates the immediate threat of mosquitos and poisonous reptiles). The New Year is a rather arbitrary marking of time but it seems a good way to establish goals, take stock of recent performance and place our benchmarks. […]

Tax Season Notes

As 2021 begins we would like to remind students that tax time is right around the corner. With that in mind please be sure to contact us on requesting your tax forms sooner than later and please note the following information. A student may be able to claim a portion of their flight training expenses […]