Airmanship Seminar


The following are regular seminars that are offered throughout the year at Pacific Flying Club for members. Seminars on other topics are offered on a less regular basis. They are typically 2-3 hours in duration and offered on weekends.

Mountain Flying Seminar

*You must hold a PPL Licence to attend.

Date:    See Calendar of Events
Time:    9 am to 11 am

Flight safety in the mountains is not an elusive or difficult concept, but it does require an awareness and understanding of the hazards associated with mountain flight to reduce the risk and bring about an enjoyable experience. These seminars are intended for those who are about to obtain the PFC Mountain Check ride, and for those who have already done the check ride and are interested in improving their skills. Topics covered in the seminar include weather considerations, mountain wave phenomenon, turbulence, ridge crossing, course reversal procedures, canyons, aircraft performance considerations, survival considerations, precautionary landings, and much more.

Night Flying Seminar

Date:     See Calendar of Events
Time:     9 am to 11 am

This seminar covers the ground portion of the training associated with obtaining a Night endorsement, or simply as a refresher for those already holding this endorsement. Topics covered in the seminar include regulations, weather, optical illusions, safety considerations, etc.

US Procedures Seminar

Date:    See Calendar of Events
Time:    9 am to 11 am

Flights to the US are not that difficult as long as you know the electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) procedures and regulations, and the differences that apply to civil aviation in the US and Canada.

Information on the procedures for entering the US and also flying back into Canada are presented. Differences between Canada and the US as they relate to you as a pilot will be presented.

Some of the topics to be covered are eAPIS procedures, points of entry and departure, CANPASS procedures for returning to Canada, Flight Following, Flight Watch, US Flight Plans, special use airspace, TFR’s, required weather briefings, differences between Canadian and US Charts, places to fly in the US, runway markings, etc. We also discuss how to obtain a US Airman’s Certificate based on your Canadian Pilots Licence.

The seminar is intended for those who are about to obtain the US Cross Border Check Ride, or for those who have already done the Check Ride and are interested in brushing up your skills and/or learning more about US procedures.