After a "heart incident" Dec. 2019 I received two stents and in Feb. 2020 my Aortic valve was replaced (to correct a birth defect) at the Ottawa Heart Institute. My Private Pilot Medical was suspended. I resigned myself to not being able to fly again. Feb. 2021 I felt so good I that I passed my pilot medical which Transport Canada placed "Under Review" because of the replacement surgery. Yesterday I received my medical "Unrestricted Class 3" from Transport Canada. It was a long tedious trip back, but for those out there struggling with medical issues I offer my story as encouragement.

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Comment by John Bell on August 11, 2022 at 7:17am

Still a couple of the Port Elgin pilot  “students” in the area and I live 5 minute from CNL4.

If you make it down here you have a place to stay!

Comment by Bob McDonald on August 10, 2022 at 6:53pm


I flew a C172 out of Port Elgin 1977 - 1984. Dick Fenton was the airport manager.

Comment by John Bell on August 10, 2022 at 3:12pm

Congrats Bob, I too had a heart incident back in the day and just finished my 750 Cruzer. Hope we can bump into each other on the southern Ontario circuit one day.

John Bell

Port Elgin.

Comment by Wayne Woloshin on June 1, 2022 at 4:26pm

Only in Canada you Say? Congratulations and good Flying.

Comment by Bill Alexander on May 25, 2022 at 8:08pm

Congratulations Bob, I remember that you helped me out some with pictures on your build 10 years ago. Glad you are back in the air.



Comment by David J. Beaulieu on May 24, 2022 at 9:25pm

Oh No...does that mean you'll be wanting those floats back?  LOL!  That is some good news Bob - glad for you!

Comment by Jan Eggenfellner on May 24, 2022 at 2:17pm

Congratulations Bob - thank you for sharing. I feel like so many people give up after something like this, and you have clearly shown you can keep going! To many more years in the sky!

Comment by Jerry Latimer on May 24, 2022 at 12:37pm


Congratulations!!!  Now you can fly your Piper solo.  

Comment by Perry Delano on May 24, 2022 at 8:21am

Congratulations Bob, Great News!

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