Author: Blake

MF/ATF at Bromont, QC Part 2

MF/ATF at Bromont, QC Part 2

So after a week of comments and research, it’s time to answer the question. This is a unique problem. Mainly because of some of the procedures at Bromont. During glider ops you are not...

MF/ATF at Bromont, QC

MF/ATF at Bromont, QC

I had a reader send in a question about joining the circuit at Bromont airport a little while ago. I’ll let him explain it: On my first solo flight after getting my Licence, I...

The CRFI, Part 2

The CRFI, Part 2

Let’s take a look at an example METAR with CRFI data in it: CYFB CRFI 17/35 -22 .34 0201190630 In order, the block of data contains: Airport/Station Ident CRFI Indicator Runway Temperature CRFI value...

The CRFI

The CRFI

Back in January of 2007, I breifly talked about the Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI). With the recent winter-like weather in Southern Ontario I figured this would be a good time to go into...

The “new” CFS

The “new” CFS

I got the latest edition of the CFS (Nov 20-Jan 15) yesterday by mail and noticed something peculiar. It was much smaller! I would estimate approx 25% smaller when compared to the two editions...

Nick’s Icing Presentation

Nick’s Icing Presentation

Further to my last blog post. I’ve been able to obtain a copy of Nick’s presentation. I’ve made the original Power Point available. As well as a PDF. You just don’t get the cool...

Understand Why

Understand Why

Last week I attended this months Transport Canada Aviation Safety Seminar. The topic was winter weather and icing presented by a CBC Meterologist (Nick Czernkovich). I learned quite a few new things thanks to...

Fall Colours

A friend and I headed up to Parry Sound this past Saturday. I would recommend to everyone (In southern Ontario) to take advantage of this 23°C weather and blue skies to get into the...

Stuck Mike & ILS Lesson

Stuck Mike & ILS Lesson

This clip was posted to liveatc.net. Stuck mike during an ILS lesson. Personally I think I would have a hard time learning from this instructor. As always, comments from the peanut gallery after the...

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

That the following CBC Meterologists all have at least a PPL? I found this out by accident today at work while doing some research. John Sauder CBC News at Six Manitoba Johanna Wagstaffe CBC...