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Southport, Manitoba, Canada
Steve Pomroy is a professional flight instructor and aviation writer. He has been teaching since 1995 and holds an Airline Transport Pilot License, Class 1 Instructor and Aerobatic Instructor Ratings, military QFI, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He's written and published three flight training books through his company, SkyWriters Publishing, and has several other books under development. Steve currently teaches RCAF pilot candidates on their Primary Flight Training course.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's Been A While

Well, it’s been a while since my last post. A whopping 10 months, in fact. But I’m happy to say it’s been an eventful 10 months. Eventful in a good way, that is. Here’s a quick update:

I finished a couple of products I was working on. My Private Pilot License Written Exam Preparation is now complete, as are my Instructional Air Notes. There are still some logistical issues to resolve regarding publication, so it’ll be a while yet before they reach the market. But never fear! I’ll post a link to ordering information as soon as it’s available!

I also spent the summer (April - August) in Northern Ontario flying forest fire patrols. That is a time-building job in the truest sense—the pay isn’t that good, but the multi-engine hours in your logbook are very good for your resume. The job itself was fun. Good company (Hicks and Lawrence), good airplanes, good people. The only real downside was that it was a slow summer. Oh well! You win some, you lose some!

As the Hicks and Lawrence gig was a fixed-term contract, I started searching for my next job very early. Well, things are pretty lean in the aviation game these days. It took me the better part of the summer to find something – despite having lots of free time (see above about the slow summer!) to actively search. The good news? All that frustration and waiting paid off. I start work tomorrow at Allied Wings. After they put me through their initial training program, which should last about 2 months, I’ll be training military pilot candidates on their Primary Flight Training course. For a career instructor, this is a dream job. I get to teach top-notch students a top-notch program in a top-notch airplane (the Grob-120A).

Anyway, that’s the short version of my update. This is just a quick note to get the blog moving again. My goal is to post at least once a week. I’ve deleted a couple of earlier posts that outlined my plans for this blog. I’ve spent too much time writing manual, books, and student guides. This has led me into the terrible habit of being organized. Can’t have that in a blog:). Things here need to be a little more chaotic.

Future posts will mostly be about flying or flight training, but don’t be surprised if there’s the occasional one that comes out of left field—like my next post, which will be about a haggling experience I had in the Middle East that I was reminded of today.

Happy Flying!

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