There are a couple of legal DOCUMENTS required to be carried on board. A good way to remember them is by using the acronym: AROWJILI. We use another acronym for aircraft equipment and IMSAFEE for crew members. Airworthiness Certificate Registration Owner’s Manual (POH) Weight and Balance Journey Log Insurance Licences + Medical + Radio Licence … Continue reading AROWJILI


Most would’ve heard of the acronym AROWJILI to check that the aircraft is airworthy. What about a check for the crew operating the aircraft? We use the acronym IMSAFEE. Illness In regards to CARs 404.06, you can’t exercise the privileges or your licence/ratings if an illness or injury could impair your ability to do so … Continue reading IMSAFEE

Why is there 0.1 (or 0.2) of ground briefing?

You’ve been flying for awhile and know that prior to each flight, your instructor will spend around 20-60 minutes briefing you about the exercises that you’ll be practicing for the flight. But you’re thinking, “That’s when I didn't know anything about those exercises”; now that you’re only practicing, you’re wondering why is he/she charging the … Continue reading Why is there 0.1 (or 0.2) of ground briefing?