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    I am thinking about taking up flying, can any current piolts tell me the best way . Is the best way to start on a small cessna type aircraft and learn VFR then move on to IFR or is there a way to learn both at the same time . I work at a large airport already and have my Radio operator cert and have radio coms with tower aleady.I just dont interact face to face with the piolts to ask them and its not something to needlessly take up radio air time with. I have a lot spent a lot of hours learning different aircraft and the equipment in and on them that make them work and fly due to my field of work . Everything from small single engine to large commercial jets and everything in between including private planes helis and float planes . I would oneday like to have and fly my own small jet so I want to do this the right way. I have no plans on being a commercial piolt but I never like to shut any doors . If its ment to be it will happen ! Thanks in advance.


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    Jeff,

    I don't know what all the differences in the regulations are pilots in Canada. I have flown there many times on trips to very remote locations. In that process I know that the US issued license and limitations are followed by the Canadian authorities. I would venture a guess that the process used in Canada is a mirror of what we do here in the states. It would be best to take a few minutes of time and go to the FBO and flight schools that are on your airport and gather information, talk to instructors, talk to the FBO employees, talk to a few pilots at the FBO. And if all else fails use the internet and search the rules and regulations for getting a pilots license in Canada.

    As far as the steps go after you have been deemed medically fit to fly; 1) ground school, 2) primary flight training, 3) private pilots license, 4) insturment ground school, 5) insturment flight training, 6) insturment rating, 7) commerical ground school, 8)commercial flight training,9) commercial pilots license, 10) type specific training, 11) type-rating. There are many more steps and with each step there is a regiment of tests and exams to pass before moving forward from one step to the next.

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    Thanks N360LL I thats kind of what I thought it would be like . I am heading over to a FBO here and talk to some people there and get started on this new chapter . I have quite a bit of down time on my job it is a shame to just waste it doing nothing .need to find a way to earn money online while im here at work and get paid double ! Thanks again I also booked a intro learn to fly 2.5 hour flight and pretrip,30minutes air time with one of the flight schools here to see if its for me . Also i do belive your right canada and the TSB follow the USA and FAA quite closely .

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    Flying a small two seat single engined training aircraft like Cessna 152 can be quite expensive, although it is much cheaper in the US than in Europe. Purchase costs of this type of aircraft are high but many pilots do not own an aircraft, and rent one when would like to fly or buy in to a group owned aircraft.

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