Author: Blake

Flight to Dunnville Airport

Last weekend, Sara and I hopped into a plane and decided to head down to the Dunnville Airport (CDU9). We headed to the airport for a 7:30am departure packed with a snack. This was...

A Very Special Airplane

The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital will be doing a Canada wide tour to show of the state of the art aicraft. The converted DC-10 Aircraft has both surgical and teaching facilities and is used...

An Open Invitation To Air Traffic Controllers

An Open Invitation To Air Traffic Controllers

I’ve had the opportunity to visit the Toronto Area Control Centre on two occasions. It was a great experience and made me better understand what goes on on the “other side” of the radio....

One Sigmet You Don’t Want To Miss

Just came across this sigmet today: WSJP31 RJTD 030330 RJJJ SIGMET A01 VALID 030330/030730 RJTD- RJJJ FUKUOKA FIR RDOACT CLD FCST WI N3718 E14052 – N3714 E14102 – N3718 E14112 – N3725 E14115 -...

Aviation Safety Letter Going Online Only

The Aviation Safety Letter (ASL) is a Transport Canada publication that is mailed to every pilot, controller, and aircraft mechanic in Canada (and I’m sure elsewhere). Starting with issue 1/2012 they will be publishing...

So You’re A Pilot. Now What?

So You’re A Pilot. Now What?

Being a pilot is great. You have the freedom to fly where ever you like. So once  you’ve got a few $300 hamburgers (when was the last time it was $100?) under you belt,...

Canadian Air and Space Museum Closed

Canadian Air and Space Museum Closed

The federal government has evicted the Canadian Air & Space Museum from Downsview Park this past weekend. The museum is over $100,000 in arrears. The museum is asking for your help to reverse the...

CYTZ Control Zone Changing to Class “C”

NavCanada will be changing the Control Zone class around CYTZ from class “D” to class “C”. This upgrade in the class means a few things for those of us in/around Toronto, Ontario: Because the...

Updates To The ICAO Flight Plan

Updates To The ICAO Flight Plan

Starting November 15, 2012, ICAO will support an updated ICAO Flight Plan. The changes to the flight plan allow you to specify items like longer registrations, different types of equipment, and new rules for...