March 20/15 – If you want to have places to fly from please read on and take action

Look at this first:

Please download this form letter:   CARAC

Put your name and address at the end and sign. Save as PDF

Compose email like this:

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Enclose the PDF of the form letter

Email to Transport Canada and to COPA




March 16/15 – One spot available in April course

I have a cancelation in April course.

One spot if available now if anyone is interested.

Take care


March 8/15 – Private pilot of the year!

As you may or may not know I got my Private Pilot License in April of last year.

Last night our St. Catharines Flying Club hosted an Annual Wing Banquet. It is dress up dinner affair where certificates of achievement are handed over to pilots who either get their Recreational permit or Private Pilot License or additional ratings such as night rating, multiengine, IFR, commercial etc.

It was a great time. I have received my PPL certificate but I was also announced as Private Pilot of the Year! The flying club combines the student’s score from the written exam and from the practical flight test and who ever scores the highest, will get their name on the “Private Pilot of the Year” trophy. 

IMG_8364 My instructor Chris

IMG_8362 My name will be on this

IMG_8358 One happy pilot


March 6/ 15 – Important, please read and provide feedback to TC

From Kathy Lubitz, UPAC:

I’ve attached the text of new aerodrome consultation requirement – NPA -Responsible Aerodrome Development. It requires all new aerodromes and changes to existing ones to have a consultation process completed before it can go ahead. See the details in the NPA (attached). To see the other associated documents go to

This will be a real hardship for anyone wanting to put in a small private grass strip.

The slant of the proposed regulation can be seen in the Triage note on page 4 of 12 that says a “small” aerodrome is considered to be 100 employees or less and a gross annual income of between $30,000 and $5 million. Some aerodromes have no income and no employees. Recreational aviation was ignored in the development of this NPA.

Also attached is a word document of my general impression of the NPA text and some specific problems with it. There are many other problems.

This is serious! . Take the time to read and understand the proposed regulation and then send in your comments. Email address and deadlines are in the attached Word file. Circulate this email and ask others to do the same.

Kathy Lubitz
Ultralight Pilots Association of Canada.

If you have trouble rereading the attachments, contact me and I will get them to you in another format.

Urgent Call for input

NPA aerodrome public consultation