At Pacific Rim Aviation Academy, we hired Bob (NavPath Aviation) as a Pilot Examiner for Multi-Engine and Group 1 IFR flight tests. I found Bob to be a calm, kind, and fair examiner as well as a wealth of knowledge on both training and testing standards and best practices. I can highly recommend Bob Leroux as a pilot examiner.
Alex Denham, March, 2013
Recurrent Training Program
As an eleven year RCAF pilot and 25 year Civil Aviation Inspector I quit flying on retirement. After a decade away I decided to get my licence back. As part of the process I attended Bob’s Pilot Recurrency course last fall to see where I was in the big picture. Well, the course was nicely presented, practical with plenty of relevant content and exercises, so I was quickly able to learn that I was going to be fine. From the discussions and exercises during the day I was able to determine that the other attendees were clearly learning some valuable lessons as well. Any pilot would gain from this course. It just ins’t a paper exercise! I’ll do this course again while remaining encouraged to keep-up in the meantime.
Terry Spurgeon, March, 2011
Garmin GNS 430 Basic-VFR Navigation and GNS 430 Advanced-IFR Procedures
I was in the process of completing my initial IFR rating, and was having problems grasping the Garmin GNS 430. I was being shown how to use the GPS on a computer simulator, using a mouse to control the knobs and buttons, which is very different from how it’s actually operated in the aircraft! I had seen a notice about Bob’s GPS courses at the school I was attending, and signed up without delay. Bob spent the weekend teaching the “ins and outs” of the Garmin GNS 430, both for Basic VFR Navigation and Advanced IFR Procedures. Bob provided actual certified Garmin GNS 430 receivers to enable the class to have a “hands on” experience. He took the time to really make sure I understood how to use the Garmin GNS 430 efficiently and with confidence. Truth be told, when returning for my next flight after the weekend course I actually taught my instructor a few things!!
As Bob says: ”Learn it on the ground … Experience it in the air!”
Chaz Chamberlain, December, 2010
“I am in the process of upgrading my Cessna with a Garmin GNS 430 and as part of that program, I took Bob Leroux’s GNS 430 Basic VFR Navigation and GNS 430 Advanced IFR Procedures training courses. I am an experience ATR pilot and have flown extensively using the KLN90B GPS and I have had previous training on the Garmin GNS 430. I also used a simulator equipped with the Garmin GNS 430 during my last instrument check ride.
Despite my previous experience, Bob’s training background, his GPS knowledge and his GPS avionics training package and Garmin GNS 430 receivers have taken my knowledge base several levels higher than they were. I highly recommend this training for both novice and experienced aviators.”
W.T. (Tim) Cole, Cessna 172, December 2010
Flight Instructor Refresher Course
This course is INVALUABLE! I have known Bob for sometime, and he had mentioned to me that he was putting on a Flight Instructor Refresher Course. I was planning on pursuing an instructor rating and thought it would be a great idea to get a “heads up” on what was to come in my training. I learned a wealth of knowledge from attending this three day course. Not only did Bob present subjects on many fundamental areas in the industry, but he also brought in presenters from Transport Canada, flight colleges and professional pilots with many years of operational experience to share their insight. I highly recommend this course to all pilots embarking on their initial flight instructor rating. It has saved me copious amounts of time and money in my training and I am well ahead of my fellow initial instructor classmates. For current instructors renewing their rating, not only is this course a more relaxed atmosphere to renew your instructor rating, this course will enhance your instructional techniques to make you become a better instructor.
Chaz Chamberlain, November, 2010
GPS Training and Flight Review
“It was a pleasure to learn the full capabilities of my Garmin GNS 430 units and also to complete my flight review which involved going over the systems on my Cirrus SR20 both on the ground and in-flight. Bob’s many years of experience as a flight instructor and Transport Canada Inspector come through with added insight which has certainly helped my piloting skills. I found it a really good experience and would recommend NavPath’s services.”
Dave Fitzpatrick, Cirrus SR20, August 2010
“With Bob’s flight training approach, you get more than what you expect. In addition to the specific skills that you learn in the training, there is an ongoing emphasis on the total flight experience – including safety, systems management, navigation and communication. Every flight lesson included some practical tips where you picked up some knowledge from Bob’s years of experience. Not only did I get the rating that I needed, I became a much better overall pilot.”
Guff Muench, Piper Matrix, June 2010
“I’ve had a Garmin GNS 430 for about 6 years but have only been using it for simple “Direct-To” navigation. Bob’s Garmin training session unlocked the capabilities and real power of the Garmin GPS system for me. Having a functioning Garmin GNS 430 as part of the training was great as you got to immediately practice what you were learning. I should have done Garmin training years ago.”
Guff Muench, Piper Matrix, April 2010
We look forward to seeing you in class!
Chief Instructor: Bob Leroux
Class 1 Flight Instructor, Pilot Examiner and former Inspector with Transport Canada
… it’s an attitude!