Author: Blake

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GTA Rental Rates Updated

I just did an update of the GTA Rental rates spreadsheet for aicraft rentals in the Toronto Area.  I’ve updated all the prices, as well added the Brantford Flying Club. If you have any...

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NavCanada Digital Products

My annual renewal form came in the mail for my CFS subscription. In it was a letter on a blue piece of paper that read: NEW! NAV CANADA now offers the Canada Air Pilot...

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Still Alive!

I haven’t been flying or posting a lot lately. This past year has been busy with other things in my life. Doug and I spent a lot of time working on the latest version...

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Policy Change at Toronto Airways

Toronto Airways (the flight school at Buttonville) is making a policy change with regards to their booking & rental policy. John Davis, Vice President of Flight Operations describes the change: Toronto Airways has been...

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Poker Run Pt. 2

Anne and I carpooled up to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CYLS) for a 9:30am departure. Our route took us first to Lindsay (CNF4) then Oshawa (CYOO), Buttonville (CYKZ), to the Mans VOR (YMS), Collingwood...

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Poker Run

It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been extremely busy with a few other things in my life. But I do have some good news to report! I will be at the...

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Changes to Magnetic Variation

NavCanada is outlining changes to the way they publish and calculate the magnetic variation in AIC 12/08. In a nutshell: they are going to calculate the variation every year, on July 1st. Something I’ve...

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Solo Flight to Midland (CYEE)

The weather in southern Ontario on Christmas eve was perfect for a flight. Destination: Midland Ontario (CYEE). My pre-flight planning was showing a 30 min ETA. I used World Flight Planner of course. It...