Top Pilots – Tips!
Mike is ranked as a Top 10 Amateur Pilot in Canada by The Webster Memorial Trophy Competition 2010.
Mike trained at the Brampton Flight Centre near Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Mike’s flight training and hard work helped him to earn a spot in the Top 10 Ranked Amateur Pilots in Canada for 2010. Mike’s future in Aviation looks great with his achievement and success in the Webster Competition.
Webster Memorial Trophy Competition
Amateur Pilots across Canada are encouraged to participate in the annual Webster Competition to sharpen and improve their flying skills and to compete for a top rank in this well recognized aviation competition. Amateur pilots ranking in the top 10 receive awards, prestige and recognition as top aviators. This is always a great way to stand out as a top amateur pilot to help improve your future career opportunities in the aviation field.
Tips from the Top Amateur Pilots
This is the second article in our series of Top 10 Pilot Tips from the Top 10 Amateur Pilots (2010). We hope this series of Top 10 Pilot Tips will help you to become a better Pilot as you Learn to Fly or advance your piloting skills. We hope you enjoy Michael Ciezadlo’s Flight Training Tips.
Top 10 Pilot Tips from a Top 10 Amateur Pilot
Michael Ciezadlo was happy to share his Top 10 Pilot Tips, and here’s what Mike said:
“Kind of basic rules, but I do swear by them!”
Here’s Mike’s Top 10 Pilot Tips:
- If the weather looks marginal, it probably is. It is better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than it is to be in the air wishing you were on the ground.
- Plan cross countries in your spare time to keep flight planning skills sharp.
- If at all possible, make every take-off and landing count. Try to stray from doing normal take offs and landings and augment them with specialities (i.e. Short or Soft Field).
- On cross countries do not rely on fancy electronics (i.e. Auto Pilot, GPS, etc.). Map reading is an important skill and could save your life one day.
- Pretend every flight is a flight test. By trying to envision this every time, it reduces the stress on the actual day.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- Flight computers can be quite accurate; though electronics do fail and batteries do die. Make every attempt to keep current on how to use an E6-B.
- If the opportunity arises, try to log some time on a tail dragger. This form of flying demands excellent stick and rudder control.
- Fly the plane; fly the plane; fly the plane.
- Have Fun! If flying was not fun, then why would people do it?
Congratulations to Michael Ciezadlo for being a Top Ranked Amateur Pilot (2010), and thanks for sharing your Top 10 List of Piloting Tips!
We look forward to publishing the Top 10 Pilot Tips from other Top 10 Amateur Pilots in Canada.