Normal Event Timeline
The PFD event takes approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. This is the time between your departure from the Roddick Gates to the time you arrive back at the Roddick Gates. The event is run from Montreal/St. Hubert Longueuil Airport approximately 30 minutes drive from the Roddick Gates. The entire flight lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a 30-minute briefing on the ground with your pilot, and 60 minutes in the airplane itself.
00:00 - Departure from Roddick Gates
00:30 - Arrival at the airport
00:35 - Start of safety and flight briefing with your pilot
01:05 - Board the airplane for your flight
01:55 - Flight ends, and you will have time to take pictures, etc.
02:15 - Departure from the airport
02:45 - Arrival back at the Roddick Gates
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What airplanes do you fly? Are they really safe?
We fly the Cessna 172 aircrafts for our events. The Cessna 172 is the most produced training and general aviation aircraft in the world, known for it's robust design and flexibility in operation. The airplanes we fly are very well maintained, and must pass the stringent commercial operation standards set out by Transport Canada. Any changes to the airplane as small as replacing a gauge with an aftermarket one requires a complex set of documents. If your pilot believes that there is a problem with the airplane, the flight will be cancelled. You can check out the details of the two aircrafts available to us on our Partner Flight School page.
Can we pick our seats?
We will always accomodate any seating requests ahead of time, but the seating will always be assigned to ensure the safe distribution of weights for the flight.
Can I fly the airplane?
We will always accomodate the request to sit in the front beside the pilot as
much as possible. Should there be multiple participants wishing to sit in the
front, the seat will be allocated on a first come, first served basis as long
as the safety of the flight isn't affected. No previous piloting experience is
required to sit in the front, and we encourage those with previous experience to
prioritize the front seat for those without previous experiences.
Depending on the pilot of your flight, you will be seated on the left or the right side of the airplane. Normally, you will receive the controls for approximately 5 minutes when the airplane is flying outside of the controlled airspace of Montreal.
Can I fly if I have airsickness or other flying-related health conditions?
The full list of medical conditions that affect the safety of the flight is outlined in the registration form. Not all flying-related conditions disqualifies you from flying with us, but it is crucial that you disclose the conditions. Conditions that are permitted for airline flying is not necessarily permitted in smaller aircrafts. Safety is always our top priority, and we must opeate in a way that does not create undue hazard to our participants, our pilots, or the equipment (aicrafts) we operate.
My question is not answered above. Is there someone I can talk to?
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the [PFD] tag in your email title.