Is it possible that I can take a few lessons from your club?

The CRUFC is a purely recreational and social flying club.  We don’t offer flight training or rentals.  You can contact the Calgary Flying Club at Springbank Airport, just west of Calgary; Skywings Aviation at Okotoks Airport, just south of Calgary; or the Calgary Flight Training Centre at Olds-Didsbury Aiport, about 35 minutes north of Calgary; for more info on flying lessons when you are in the Calgary area.

How do I get my Ultralight License in Calgary?

There are two places where you can seek UL training in Alberta that I’m aware of.  There’s Blue Yonder aviation at Indus, just southeast of Calgary, and one at Westlock called Snowbird Aviation.

An internet search for each of them will yield all their respective contact information.  For RPP or PPL training there is the Calgary Flying Club at Springbank Airport, Skywings Aviation at Okotoks and Red Deer,and the Calgary Flight Training Centre, at Olds-Didsbury.


Wondering wheres a good place in Calgary to buy ultralight supplies such as safety wire and safety wire pliers. as well as a disc brake kit?

You can buy some parts at a place called Aviall in Calgary, on 11 St. NE. Unfortunately, they have a minimum order limit of about $75.00. They also won’t sell you only 3 or 4 bolts that you might need. You’ll have to buy a whole bag of them, which, depending on the bolt or other part you want, may be more than you need or more than you want to spend.

Other alternatives include Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Canada. They’ll sell you a single cotter pin if you want. The shipping charges with Canada Post are not bad, and if they ship it on a Monday, you’ll likely have your order in Calgary by Friday.

Another alternative is Demel Aircraft in Penticton. I’ve had very good dealings with them and they will also ship just a few items at a time, though they can be a bit slower than Aircraft Spruce depending on what they have in stock.

For the sake of efficiency and saving shipping charges, I suggest ordering from either Aircraft Spruce or Demel with a good-sized list of items you need and have them shipped in one package.

Just for interest’s sake, industrial tool supply houses in Calgary such as Gregg Distributors and Acklands-Grainger also carry safety wire and safety wire pliers, though they won’t have the brake kits.