Author: Blake

YKZ Tower to open 1 hour later

YKZ Tower to open 1 hour later

This news is a little late. However, AIC 21/08 fills us in: TORONTO/BUTTONVILLE, ONTARIO REDUCTION IN THE CONTROL TOWER HOURS OF OPERATIONS NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, recently conducted...

Tax Tips for Pilots

Tax Tips for Pilots

I came across this post on avcanada.ca. I’m posting it here more as a “reminder” for me when it comes time to file my taxes as a full time pilot. I’m going to copy-and-paste...

Day and Night

I was able to get in two x-country flights this week. The first flight was to Owen Sound. During my flight planning, I noticed the NavCanada website was down. I thought to my self.....

Calculating Legal Night

Calculating Legal Night

One thing you need to do that wasn’t really taught (to me) was how to calculate when you’re flying at night (or Legal Night as us pilots like to call it). This is important...

Safety Pilot

I was approached by a member of the Buttonville Flying Club to be a safety pilot for him so that he may do some approaches to keep his IFR currency. This was to be...

I know NDBs are old but…

I know NDBs are old but…

So I started studying the G1000 (Nav III) for the Cessna and spent 20 minutes in the simulator trying to figure out how to tune an NDB when I looked it up in the...

Plan for the next month

Plan for the next month

Firstly, lets answer the question I posed in my last post. In the Boomerang, which is the critical engine? There is none. In fact, there is no asymmetrical thrust created when one engine is...

Factors Affecting Vmc

Factors Affecting Vmc

When doing some research on what are some of the factors that affect Vmc, I came across this excellent document. The multi-engine instructor quick reference by Ryan Ferguson is just what I was looking...