real comments received from pilots who have used our software.
A request for another CD - software
package for Private Pilot -
Aeroplane please!! Before long, all our students will be equipped with
Tomvale programs! Obviously we think very highly of your work. A...
just took the Class 2 Instructor's written test after studying almost
exclusively with your instructor's program -- and he scored high enough
to pass the Class 1 as well!! Not too shabby. P.A.
A.B. is the CFI here now and speaks highly of the programme
process. I have seen it and used some of your ideas when working with a
student. Congratulations on a great product... We have had great
results with the discs that I have asked students to buy on their own
from Aviation World etc. but I would like to be able to offer them a
deal as a part of our programme. Congrats on a great bunch of material.
Love your software and continue to recommend it to my
After using your software, I wrote the Ultra-Light Instructor
thought they had only given me part of it. I finished it in ten minutes
and got 96%. I am now ordering it for my students. Harold P.
Thank-you for the gift ... I will be ordering many more CDs
future for my students. Great job! M.R.
Hi. I just completed the exam for the
helicopter instructor exam and I
wanted to give you some feedback on your program. In general the
program was a very good review for the 6 areas that had questions. It
is surprising how much you forget over the years...this program which I
found very helpful in providing a complete review both for helicopter
and fixed wing. Thanks Very Much. K.W. Transport Canada.
Thank you very much for the new updated disc; very timely
because I am
off to Calgary for the Helicopter Instructor Refresher Course on
November 1 and I like to you demo your package as I think that it is a
great training aid for the schools. R.P. Transport Canada
Hi. From my initial look at the program, I am
impressed with the
layout and the ease of loading it on my computer. Thank you for sending
me this program so quickly and I will provide feedback to you as I
progress with the program. K.W. Transport Canada Civil Aviation
Quick update. I passed the Private
Pilot Airplane Land written exam
yesterday Friday 12 May with a score of 80%. Your program was a big
help in me achieving that grade...Of all the programs and resources
that I used, and believe me there were many over the years, yours was
extremely helpful...Thank you. Your program was a big help. J.Z.
Great! I had your CD for the Private 6 years ago or so and I
had it on my work computer and my home as well. I averaged 92 overall
on the private test. I want to do the same on the Commercial. Thanks.
Just came home from writing the AIRAT exam at TC. I did well
- but I
found it quite different from the last time I wrote it. I wrote this
exam about 3 years ago but I was shy of the grade I needed for a Class
One. I found your software very useful in the areas of
Aeronautics and Instructor. My score was 82.7%. Thanks again and
perhaps I will see you again with one of my students. H.V.
I purchased your commercial pilot (aeroplane) software and
very satisfied. The very few errors have been corrected in the
updates... and overall the format is excellent. K.E.
Thank you very much. I am gonna be writing my TC really soon
and I find
this software to be of great help. Thanks again! M.M.
Thank you for your prompt response...I will await to receive
one...will place the other order. Your product was strongly recommended
by commercial helicopter pilots here in Penticton. Cheers, O.
Hi: I received the disk and installed the program on my
computer, works fine with Vista, .and I am truly impressed with the
remarkable workmanship of your product, .as a matter of fact, I would
like to order another copy... for a friend of mine P.T.
I am using your program at my instructor's location, however
like my own for added convenience. I do believe you have an excellent
product that will easily produce a first time pass. Having worked about
3 hrs. on air law I can now achieve an average of over 90%. J.J.
Just a note to say Thank you VERY much for the use of your
program. It was Great! I spent many nights on my laptop doing test
after test and the dictionary is a fantastic tool. It was surprising
how many questions were similar to the real exam. S.S.
I would like to add that after reading some of the other comments that
I also owe a debt of gratitude to your testing package. The different
modes allowed for quick confirmation of knowledge and the resources to
look up incorrect answers quickly to maximize learning time. I have
recommended your package to a fellow (American) student,...and she was
stating that we had nothing like your program...Keep up the excellent
Hi, I purchased "test" Tomvale Exam Software last fall. Found
information and exams to be very helpful. I passed the Transport Canada
Private Pilot license written exam easily thanks to your software. B.F.
Thanx C....Even though I passed my Rec Pilot Airplane exam
with 90.2% average, I still like to refer to my Ground School disk...
By the way thank you for your software, it is amazing. It
helped me get
to being an instructor in a year. It helped so much. Thanks again. K.B
Your product was strongly recommended by commercial
here in Penticton YYF. O.C.
My name is...and I bought the software from you when I lived
in...Please let me know what I need to do to get it up and running
again. I enjoy using it to keep the old brain remembering my aviation
About six years ago, I purchased your software to help me
commercial licence. This was the first step to fulfilling my life long
dream of becoming an airline pilot...I am just e-mailing to let you
know that largely due to Tomvale, I have finally succeeded and am
flying right seat on a 737... A big thank you and God Bless. K.L.
Thank you for e-mailing me about the free update for my
Aeroplane CD...I really do appreciate this service. Again it is so
wonderful to see a Canadian presence on the internet concerning
...I passed with a 91% overall. The breakdown was: Air Law
Navigation 89%, Meteorology 93%, and Aeronautics / General Knowledge
83%. This was the last step for me to obtain the license since I had
passed the flight test last fall, but never seemed to have enough time
to prepare for the written. Purchasing your Test software and
installing it on my laptop was a major step in overcoming this problem
since I was able to study in a convenient manner whenever a few minutes
became available, noting areas that required further review of FGU or
the AIP for when I got home. The format of Test was also a great help
in preparing for the format of the exam -- some of the questions were,
in fact, almost identical. The familiarity which your software required
me to have with the Toronto VNC was also of great help since the exam
navigation problem dealt with a trip from Stanhope to Gananoque to
Ottawa, areas well-covered in the Test programme. If I decide to go on
and study for the IFR rating or Commercial license, you can be sure
that one of my first steps will be to get the relevant programme from
you. Thank you both for the software and the service. Both are
I have downloaded your demo version which helped me attain a
98% on my
pre-solo PSTAR exam. It is very nice to see a Canadian presence on the
Internet concerning flight training in Canada. There seems to be so
much out there on the FAA. Thank goodness someone like you is out there
for Transport Canada and all of her lovely rules. Thank you very much.
Over the past year, I have been using the PPL software and my
on the PPAER owes a great deal to this fine package. So thanks for the
I must say that it has been the best tool I have ever used to
get my license, as I am a bit of a slow learner. Thank you for helping
make it possible for me to fulfill my dream of becoming a pilot. W.S.
Hi C, Thanks for getting back to me so
quickly. I actually temporarily
solved the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling the program... I
really appreciate your software. Good job. And thanks again for getting
back to me so quickly. Have a great day. Cheers, L.
Dear C, The (software) package was hand delivered
yesterday. Thank you for the great service. G.R.
Hi, I am amazed at your tech support. It doesn't seem to
time of day I contact you I receive an immediate response. I am
Hi! Just wanted to thank you for your amazing support. I
phoned from BC
not realizing that it was midnight on Sun in Ontario and still got my
questions answered. Thanks so much! R.A.
Thanks. Wow it's getting late over there. Go to bed.
Just a quick note to say a big THANKS for the program, and
assistance you gave me in my quest for the Right Stuff! Just so you
know, I passed the LAST thing today, which was the Oral Flight Planning
portion of the flight test. Your assistance was invaluable in not only
completing this, but also in UNDERSTANDING the how and the why. I don't
believe that anywhere really walks a student through the process of
flight planning. From the selection of the RPM and its relationship to
Pressure altitude, through the TAS/CAS/IAS steps, then to the final
compass adjustment based on the compass card. You helped me out a lot,
and your offer of continued assistance was, I believe, above and
beyond. Again my heartfelt thanks. J.B.
Just a note to thank you for the excellent product
support...I know of
no other company which would walk me through the software at 11:00 on a
Saturday night. Bravo!...T.S.
Tomvale's Other Software:
Review for Tomvale
A calculator dedicated to student pilots and experienced pilots alike,
allowing them to determine pressure, altitude, air density and wind
Tomvale Ground School - Aviation Calculator is a
handy tool for
all pilots and student pilots, allowing them to quickly perform math
calculations to determine pressure, true air speed, density altitude
and so on.
It can be used to determine crosswind component, the airplane
wind direction, dewpoints, as well as lookup an airport in a large
database comprising all the heliports and aerodromes in U.S. and Canada.
Review for Tomvale
Generate secure passwords by using this application that
your data, but uses inputted information to create and remember passkeys
If you're concerned about your online security, the first
might want to take would be changing your passwords into ones that are
more complex, therefore harder to crack.
In this situation, you can safely resort to specialized software
solutions such as Tomvale Friendly Passwords that can help you generate
and manage passwords for various accounts.
Generates secure passwords
Unlike other password managers or generators that let you
your password to its finest detail, this application doesn't even let
you see it. You just generate it and use it for various accounts with
In order to do so, you simply need to type a secret word that
anything you can think of, from your childhood friend's name to your
mother's maiden name or the street you grew on, and a website you want
the passkey for. The app will then generate a password, with or without
symbols, according to your needs.
Doesn't store the passkeys
Another trait that makes Tomvale Friendly Passwords safe is
that it doesn't store any passwords anywhere on your computer. When you
launch the application, you need to type a PIN that will be saved on
the current computer. If you want to use the app on another machine,
you need to remember the PIN.
The principle behind this app is that it generates passwords
the PIN and data you input in the blank "Secret Word" and "Destination"
fields so that you don't have to worry about someone stealing your
password database and cracking it. Of course, this doesn't make it
foolproof, but as long as you protect your PIN, destination and secret
word, there's almost no chance anyone can crack your passkeys.
No configuration menus
Given that its functionality is quite simple, you don't need
configure this application in any way before starting to use it, as it
doesn't feature a standard configuration menu.
However, it does come with a bunch of extra functions. For instance,
you can generate passwords with or without symbols, copy the password
to clipboard (comes in handy, since you can't actually see the
password, as it is hidden behind asterisks), activate an on-screen
keyboard (which can help you protect yourself against keyloggers) and a
set of instructions.
Handy password generator that doesn't store your records
All in all, if you're looking for a secure password
might give Tomvale Friendly Passwords a try, as it can create complex
passwords for you without storing them on your computer. It remembers
passkeys based on the data you input in its dedicated fields and can be
used on a different machine if you remember the PIN that is required
Editor's Review for
Tomvale Friendly Passwords:
Reviewed on March 31, 2017
With the increasing incidents of security breaches involving
passwords, it is crucial to have a strong password that is almost
impossible to crack. The downside is that remembering such strong
passwords is a challenge. Therefore, many people either let their web
browsers remember their passwords or store the log-in credentials in a
file. Unfortunately, both methods still leave the users vulnerable.
Tomvale Friendly Passwords is a powerful password generator that solves
How it Works
The lightweight application does not store your data on a computer in
some encrypted form. Basically, you enter required details and the
software creates a passkey that is associated with the details. Even
the user does not see the generated password. The program only displays
asterisks by default but you may choose to display your passwords
although this is not recommended.
When you launch the password generator for the first time,
need to create a 4-digit PIN followed by your secret word. You will
then choose and enter the destination where you want to use the
password, such as your e-mail, website or device. Finally, click the
"Get Password" button to generate a password that you can copy to the
The application will generate the same password whenever you provide
the same details.
No matter how many passwords you create, you only need to
associated secret words and destinations.
Tomvale Friendly Passwords generates passwords consisting of
lower-case letters, upper-case letters and special characters. Each
password contains at least 16 characters. Depending on the destination,
you may need to create a password without symbols.
Since it is important to change passwords from time to time,
how do you
do this with passwords that you don't even know? Simple: just change
the secret word and the program will automatically generate a new
Since you won't create a file that you store on multiple
do you access your passwords from different devices or locations? You
only need to keep a copy of the software on your device and you will be
good to go. Please note that you will need to use the same details,
including the PIN.
The PIN will protect you against possible attempts at reverse
engineering. Even when someone discovers your secret word and
destination, the program will still provide 10,000 different options
without your PIN. The application also allows you to launch and use an
on-screen keyboard to prevent against key loggers. In case you suspect
that you may be forced to reveal your password, simply remove the
software from your device. You will still get your credentials when you
download the program later and use your PIN and relevant secret words
Tomvale Friendly Passwords is an intuitive password generator that not
only creates strong passwords but also protects users against possible
Review for Tomvale
Tomvale Friendly Passwords is a free utility designed for
Tomvale Friendly Passwords is geared at solving many of the
with passwords. It is not foolproof but is as close to a solution as
one will get. Anytime a password is stored someplace; it can be
discovered. If you keep a password file, for example, even if that file
is password protected, anyone with access to that file can view your
passwords. You should also never have your browser remember passwords.
With Tomvale Friendly Passwords, your passwords are never stored
anywhere. There is no record of them anywhere. The program generates
the same password each time from your secret word and destination.
The secure passwords generated using Tomvale Friendly
Passwords are not
stored (and thereby accessible to being compromised) but are produced
via specific inputted information to create and remember passkeys.
Midas Review for Tomvale Friendly Passwords:
...Tomvale Friendly Passwords homepage
has a pretty good write up of the benefits of deterministic password
generation; in any case, here's my summary of its main points:
* Dynamic (re-)generation
* Memorability not required
* Password strength enforced
* Easy changeability
* Easy accessibility
* Reverse engineering protection
* Security through obscurity
* Plausible deniability
Updated - 10/08/23