Author: Blake

Hazardous Attitudes

Hazardous Attitudes

There are five types of attitudes that can be considered “hazardous”. It is these attitudes that make us do things that have consequences that outweigh the reward. Anti-Authority Someone who “breaks the rules”. The...

Small Accident at Oshawa Airport

Small Accident at Oshawa Airport

I was hearing news of this while I was up today. The tower was letting pilots know that oshawa was closed. The Toronto Star has picked up the story which appears below: Plane lands...

Flare? Pssshht No Problem!

Flare? Pssshht No Problem!

A perfect day for flying and practicing landings! The circuit was less busy than last week, but still enough planes to keep it interesting. I am extremely happy that I ended this lesson with...

Canadian Aviation Expo

Canadian Aviation Expo

I just found out today the details of this years Canadian Aviation Expo. June 23-25 at Oshawa Airport (CYOO). Mark was there last year and had mixed reviews of the show. I’ve marked it...

Study, study, study.

Study, study, study.

Studying.. that’s all I’m going to be doing for the next few weeks. I have 4 finals next week, so from now until Sunday I’m going to be studying my butt off. In addition,...

Busiest Circuits Ever!

Busiest Circuits Ever!

It’s funny seeing everyone talk about how they are disappointed they cant go flying on Saturday (because of the weather) but then rejoice when the weather on Sunday is perfect. I was one such...

Buttonville Flying Club

Buttonville Flying Club

I recently discovered that there is a flying club that operates out of Buttonville. According to their website they have over 100 members. The membership fee is $30 (for students) for a year. This...

Hourly Forecasts

Hourly Forecasts

The Weather Network has launched a new product called “Hourly Forecasts”. They forecast the weather for the next 12 hours, hour by hour. I don’t know how accurate these forecasts are.. however they could...

Summer Ground School

Summer Ground School

I’ve registered for my summer semester courses last night. They start in the second week of May and run until August. Tuesdays: Instruments and Avionics Wednesdays: Navigation Thursdays: Personnel Management I was hoping that...

More Radio Goodness

More Radio Goodness

I found out on Monday that I passed my radio exam… no surprise there. Just studying now for the PSTAR test. My lesson on Monday went well. It was windy so excellent circuit practice...