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Flight Training; Summer Vs. Winter  
User currently offlineBowflexBrennan From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

I am going to be getting my private pilot licence sometime in the next year, and I am wondering if it is better to train in the summer, or in the winter.

If any of you are familiar with Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ontario, do you know of some good instructors there.

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User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

I don't live in Canada but from experiences, I'd go with summer. Purely for the fact that the weather is better, more high pressures etc etc... and not so much rain/precipitation (I presume you are going VFR)

User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

Depends on where you live, so this should be asked at your local airport. There are benefits to both seasons. Over here in Los Angeles, you might say summer after thinking of the sun and palm trees but here summer is the worst time because it gets very hot, turbulent, and the haze thickens making visibility no better than a few miles for your cross-countries. Winter the air is much better but you have to worry more about cloud covers and rain.

[Edited 2006-08-25 08:30:01]

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