What's the situation like at YBW?

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Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

#26 Post by Beefitarian » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:11 pm

Edit: this information was incorrect as my later post explained, I went down to The Calgary Flying Club in person and due to some cancellations, I was scheduled for a renter's check on a 172 within just a few days.

They are certainly busy but the 100+ person wait list is to start flight training for a new Private Pilots License.

Sorry for my part in spreading miss information. While I often post silly things, I would like to post accurate information regarding this sort of content.


I just got off the phone and the nice fellow did not give a time frame but the wait list for renter's check on C-172 is around 100 people.
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#27 Post by Beefitarian » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:54 pm

I thought 100 person wait list for a renter's check did not make sense so I went down this morning in person to try to find out what was really going on.

It is actually a 100 person wait list for flight training.

Renter's check is dependent on availability of a plane and instructor. Typically a couple of weeks but I booked one for Tuesday because there was a cancellation.




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Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

#28 Post by 5x5 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:51 am

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.....but I booked one for Tuesday because there was a cancellation.
Getting yourself ready for the flight to Wisconsin in July?
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Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

#29 Post by Arceus » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:06 am

Just emailed CFC and they said approximately it will take 8 months -1 year to get through the whole list so I'd consider going to a different airport to get your training done if you're on a time crunch.
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Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

#30 Post by Beefitarian » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:40 pm

5x5 wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:51 am
Beefitarian wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:54 pm
.....but I booked one for Tuesday because there was a cancellation.
Getting yourself ready for the flight to Wisconsin in July?
No. I'm probably not going this year. If I do it will be with a full load of children and canines so we would pull our summer home again.

Also I'm just hoping to up my flying to > 4 hours for 2018.

I have to admit, I like your thinking. In the unlikely event I ended up getting and staying current a few years from now maybe.
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#31 Post by LTR123 » Tue May 08, 2018 3:13 pm

Interesting.
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#32 Post by Bonesaw » Wed May 09, 2018 3:38 pm

I just saw on Facebook that Sky Wings is doing a Accelerated PPL course this summer starting July 9th and is 6 to 8 Weeks. There Facebook page is Flying With Sky Wings Aviation.
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#33 Post by Beefitarian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:13 am

I enjoyed renting from SkyWings in Okatoks then High River. I like Red Deer but that's a big commute from cow town. I would move there though. I almost bought a house in Sptingbrook.

I'm back to the Calgary Flying Club at YBW. I'm happy there, I have not spent .5 waiting to take off lately so that's bonus.

Some dual in August then again last Tuesday. Booked for a third flight in a couple of weeks.

They are retaining instructors, so that is good, but the wait list to start a PPL course is still pretty long.
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#34 Post by pianokeys » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:55 am

There is also Calgary Flight Training Centre up in Olds. They have DA20s, nice airport.
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#35 Post by Beefitarian » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:49 pm

True and I would have tried their DA 40 if they would have answered the phone.

I know I'm some weird dinosaur using a telephone to try and talk to a person but...
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#36 Post by Oldguystrtn2fly » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:04 pm

pianokeys wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:55 am
There is also Calgary Flight Training Centre up in Olds. They have DA20s, nice airport.
The rental rates at this school put training expenses well out of reach for most. They are extremely proud of their DA20’s
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Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

#37 Post by pianokeys » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:42 am

Oldguystrtn2fly wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:04 pm
pianokeys wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:55 am
There is also Calgary Flight Training Centre up in Olds. They have DA20s, nice airport.
The rental rates at this school put training expenses well out of reach for most. They are extremely proud of their DA20’s
I wonder what their prices are now? They were steep a few years ago, 160 an hour I think. CFC was $140 an hour for a 172.
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Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

#38 Post by PostmasterGeneral » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:21 am

pianokeys wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:42 am
Oldguystrtn2fly wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:04 pm
pianokeys wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:55 am
There is also Calgary Flight Training Centre up in Olds. They have DA20s, nice airport.
The rental rates at this school put training expenses well out of reach for most. They are extremely proud of their DA20’s
“Rental rate” for the Katana according to their website is $299/hr!!!

I can’t imagine what they’d want for the twin!

I wonder what their prices are now? They were steep a few years ago, 160 an hour I think. CFC was $140 an hour for a 172.
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Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

#39 Post by Schooner69A » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:49 am

Calgary-Okotoks Flying School in Okotoks just started up. As of two weeks ago, they were waiting TC approval...

They're on Facebook...
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Re: What's the situation like at YBW?

#40 Post by pianokeys » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:02 pm

PostmasterGeneral wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:21 am
pianokeys wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:42 am
Oldguystrtn2fly wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:04 pm


The rental rates at this school put training expenses well out of reach for most. They are extremely proud of their DA20’s
“Rental rate” for the Katana according to their website is $299/hr!!!

I can’t imagine what they’d want for the twin!

I wonder what their prices are now? They were steep a few years ago, 160 an hour I think. CFC was $140 an hour for a 172.

LOL $299!? Seems like someone is trying to purposefully run it in to the ground.
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