Category: Air Law

VFR Flight Itineraries

VFR Flight Itineraries

A recent comment about flight plans by a reader has prompted me to write this post about flight itineraries. Pilots have the option of filing a flight plan or a flight itinerary. There are...

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...

Airports, Aerodromes, and Grass Strips

Airports, Aerodromes, and Grass Strips

A friend of mine mentioned that it would be cool to have “a million dollars” to have his own airport. I told him that all you need is space to land an airplane and...

Landing at an Uncontrolled Airport

There are two “types” of uncontrolled airports, both of which have different rules and procedures. An uncontrolled aerodrome is one where a control tower does not exist or is not in operation. For example,...

Ground Briefing Study Lesson #1

Ground Briefing Study Lesson #1

Documents and Airworthiness Q: With respect the Air Regulations, what documents are required to be on board for every flight. A: Certificate of Registration, Certificate of Airworthiness, Weight and Balance Report, Journey Logbook, POH,...

Learning your A,B,C’s

Learning your A,B,C’s

Take a look a the map that I photoshopped the other day as a reference. Today I’m going to talk about the different classes of airspace around Buttonville. There are actually 5 classes of...

Learning About Airspace

I spent some time today looking at the Toronto VTA and the CFS entries for Buttonville (YKZ), Downsview (YZD), Pearson (YYZ), and Toronto Island (YTZ) airports. My goal was to try and understand the...

VFR Flight Plans

VFR Flight Plans

Just discovered another difference between American and Canadian airspace rules. In the states you do not need to file a VFR flight plan regardless of where you are going. In Canada, you must file...

Standard Traffic Circuit (Controlled Airport)

I’ve been reading a lot of other peoples blogs about their training. From what I gather… a lot of circuit practice happens. I keep on reading terms like “downwind leg” and “final approach”, etc.....