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By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor - Bits and Pieces, Board Member - EAA Canada Council

March 1, 2022 – Here we go. Only weeks to daylight saving time, the days get longer by about five minutes each day, and soon the clocks will change. What are you looking forward to? Why not tell us about it? We already have some irons in the fire for articles about flying adventures but we can always use more. Even if it's just something you came across that caused you to think “Huh, I learned something.” Maybe our readers could learn from it, too.

Your Editor
Your editor.

It's delightful to be able to congratulate the scholarship winners, Alivia Chanyi, from Tillsonburg, Ontario, and Larissa Chiu, from Vancouver, British Columbia, who were each awarded a $3,000 grant from EAA Canada. You can read about their exciting starts in the world of aviation in the separate article written by John Mader, EAA 581314, treasurer and acting chair of EAA Canada. If you'd like to donate funds or goods to be sold, you can do so at EAACanada.ca, our charitable wing that will be able to provide you with a valid tax receipt. Just click on the donate button to learn more.

On a personal note, your editor and his wife were expecting to have an extremely busy March/April with participation in the Governor General's Cup Caribbean Air Rally from March 28 to April 7, followed by his daughter's wedding on April 10 in Texas. Fortunately the uncertainty over COVID in the islands pushed this back to December, allowing a much-appreciated breathing space. It's still not too late to sign up for this island-hopping rally. It promises to be a fabulous adventure and if you'd like to join in, it's not too late. Just check out AirRally.com for details. The fun begins in Fort Lauderdale on December 5 with an EAPIS/CARICOM two-hour workshop and lasts for about 12 days, typically flying one day and relaxing the next. The pilots are dispatched in small groups so they can keep tabs on each other and make sure all arrive safely.

We are lucky to have a new Bits and Pieces contributor, John Wyman, EAA 462533, an ATP from Montreal who has amassed 17,000 hours and a lot of ideas he'd like to discuss in a new series of articles which he decided to call “Ruffled Feathers.” Don't miss his first article in this month's issue. He has some thought-provoking things to say about the difference between learning to fly in a light aircraft versus a commercial airliner, especially regarding landing techniques. He certainly gives some insight, having flown everything from gliders to large aircraft.

As always, thank you so much to our contributors this month. We have excellent articles on several topics that seem popular with our readership. If you would consider submitting at article please send it to me at newsetter.EAACC@gmail.com.

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