PRO IFR in Boundary Bay British Columbia

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PRO IFR in Boundary Bay British Columbia

#1 Post by helinas » Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:44 pm

What does anybody think of the PRO IFR instrument program that they have as I am looking to do my re-ride (ifr). I am from the Toronto area, and as well what do you think of the Beech Duchess as an Ifr trainer that PRO IFR uses.
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#2 Post by N2 » Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:03 pm

I don't know about Pro but I do have time on the Dutchess and it's not a bad IFR platform. It's kind of weak on one engine but then again most light twins are and given the choice of the BE74 or the PA44 I'd take the BE76. You'll love that trailing link gear..ohhh so soft on the landings!

Just curious as to why your going out there? PM me if you don't want to discuss it here I'm in the same boat right now.

I just looked up their 76 and it looks like it's good old BKI. I flew that one back in the late 80's.
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#3 Post by FA28 guy » Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:44 pm

Markham, Guleph, Oshawa and Burlington all have good instructors and reasonable airplane why go west
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#4 Post by KAG » Sun Mar 14, 2004 10:02 pm

If your doing a renewal and your from TO why not just go to Perimeter in winnipeg?
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#5 Post by g-girl » Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:55 pm

Pro is quality training, but is expensive, and not needed for re-current,
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#6 Post by wallypilot » Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:42 pm

ZBB is great for IFR training for a couple reasons:

First, It's only 3 nm and 1200' vertically from the YVR TCA. So, you get busy fast. And YXX is only about 12 minutes away, and they have an ILS, so the ferry time on your training flights (if necessary) is short, yet you still get constant interaction with terminal control.

Second, and more importantly I think, they get lots of IMC weather this time of year.

So, if you decide to come out here, don't just look at Pro. i mean, they are good, but so is Canadian Flight Centre. They have a couple of Seminoles in really nice shape and good instructors. Them and Pro are the top 2 IFR programs out there, but worth mentioning is Montair, and Pacific Flying Club. (both have Senecas).

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