Next FSNS meeting is on Thursday night, April 17, 2014

Hi Folks,

Our next meeting is on this Thursday night, April 17, 2014, 7:30-9:30 PM.

Check here for more details on our Flight Sim meetings:

Also, a link to our FSNS Forums:
The meeting starts at 7:30 PM, but I’ll be arriving a bit early to set up my rig with yoke, rudder pedals, and throttle quadrant. As always, the location is at the Shearwater Aviation Museum (glass doors, on left side of building), in the HMCS Bonaventure Flight Ops room.

See you all there!

Notes from the last meeting’s lesson are available here:
Lesson 4 – Navigation I

There is an assignment at the end to give you some practical exercises to try.

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Next meeting tonight 20 March 2014

Our next meeting is on Thursday night, March 20, 2024. I’m not sure what’s in store for this month’s meeting; perhaps some good old-fashioned general simming. So far, our instructor, Allan, has given some great practical and hands-on classroom instruction with the basics of flying. Last month, we learned about stalls and spins, what they look like, and how to deal with them. Alan prepared some very useful notes for that class, and they can be found on at the link, below. (By the way, thank you very much Allan, for all of your effort. It’s much appreciated! 8-) )

Notes from last month’s meeting, covering stalls and spins.

The meeting starts at 7:30 PM, but I’ll be arriving a bit early to set up my rig with yoke, rudder pedals, and throttle quadrant. As always, the location is at the Shearwater Aviation Museum, in the HMCS Bonaventure Flight Ops room.

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Notes from the last meeting (20 February 2014)

Here are the notes from the stall/spin lesson at the last meeting.  Enjoy!

Stalls and spins

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Next Meeting 20 February 2014 @ 7:30 PM

At the next meeting we’ll have a lesson on stalls and spins. What they are, how to enter one, and how to recover.

Please arrive on-time so we have lots of opportunity to fly.

There will be some stations set up to try out the lesson, but you can bring your rig if you like. Please let us know ahead of time if you are bringing a computer as there is limited space for it.


As usual the meeting will be held at the Shearwater Aviation Museum.

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Great turn-out for the last meeting

Last Thursday’s meeting seemed to go well and we had a good turn-out. We talked about more advanced landing / taking off topics, and had 3 machines set up for practice.

At the end of the evening there was some discussion about the best time to hold regular meetings to fit as many people’s schedule as possible.  It looks like Thursday night works best, but stay tuned for more details.  If you’d like to comment on the best meeting time please join the forums and let us know.

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Next Meeting 16 January 2014 @ 19:30

At the next meeting we will continue our look at take-off and landings.  We’ll talk about cross-wind take-off and landing, as well as the effect of other environmental factors like temperature and pressure on performance. We’ll also talk about short / soft field take-offs and landings.

We’ll continue using the official Transport Canada Syllabus. So, come out and learn how it’s done in the real-world.

Once again we should have a couple stations available, at least 1 with rudder pedals (important for cross-wind landings especially).

So, come out and get some flying time in!

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Indroducing the new Facebook group

We recently established a Facebook group to help spread the word about FSNS, and to act as alternate way to follow the club.  You can find it here:

Or just search for Flight Sim Nova Scotia.

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Next Meeting (12 December 2013 at 19:30) and introducing the new forum

The next NSFS meeting will be held on Thursday December 12th, 2013 at the Shearwater Aviation Museum, and it should be a pretty interesting night.

This meeting will be a lesson in take-off, approach, and landing taken from the official Transport Canada Flight Training Manual.  We will look at how it’s done in the real world, and practice in the simulator.  We plan to have 3-4 simulators setup for training, but if your rig is portable, please feel free to bring it.

The lesson will use the Cessna 172, and you can get a copy of the Pilot’s Operating Handbook here (you will need it):

Please be there for 7:30 sharp so we can get right into the lesson and have lots of time for practice.

In other news, FSNS now has it’s own forum for discussing sims, sharing info, collaborating on projects, and just keeping in touch.  You can find it here:

Come sign-up and join us!

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FSNS meeting March 25

FSNS meeting March 25

The next FSNS meeting is March 25th, 7:30PM, at the Shearwater Aviation Museum.  Click through to the link to get the facebook event and RSVP and share!
Experienced flyer? Want to soar the digital skies? Flight Sim enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to come check out FSNS!

Topic of discussion for the next meeting is take offs and landings. This would especially be helpful and informative for new pilots, but it’s always helpful for experienced pilots to brush up on basics!

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Sad Day for FSNS

We have some sad news for FSNS members and supporters today- our Chief Pilot, Jim Legere, has passed away suddenly. Along with our host institution, the Shearwater Aviation Museum, we’d like to offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends.  Jim was an active volunteer in the community, known for his friendly nature, and will be deeply missed by so many people. 

We’re not sure what this means for the club yet- Jim really stirred up a flurry of activity and interest in flight simulation when he took on the club and the museum would like to continue supporting the club.  FSNS has been taking a break for the summer, and meetings will resume in the fall.

I’d like to close out this sad post with a happy picture, with Chief Pilot “Tall Jim” (foreground) and his good friend “Short Jim” doing flight simulator demos at CFB Halifax Family Days earlier this summer, helping a young pilot learn how to fly. 



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