Category: Interesting Things

Owning an Airplane

Owning an Airplane

I’m trying to find some resources on things to think, worry, know about when it comes to owning an airplane. Specifically I want to calculate the total cost of ownership when it comes to...

5W-FAY

While I was vacationing in Samoa, I hade the opportunity to take a quick flight from Savai’i to ‘Upolu on a Polynesian Airways twin otter. I arrived at Maota airport to find only two...

The Last METAR

The Last METAR

Terrace Bay, Ontario used to have an airport. However in 2005 the city council voted to close the airport to save the community approx $40,000 a year. It’s a shame whenever an airport in...

BLO Job

BLO Job

Starting in December, NavCanada is changing the abbreviation used for the term “below”. Currently it is “BLO”, but the new one will be “BLW”. AIC 27/09 has the details: Beginning 17 December 2009, the...

Ice Pilots

Ice Pilots

I’m back from vacation! I do have a vacation specific post to talk about, but in the mean time check this out. Ice Pilots NWT is a 13-episode real-life docu series about an unorthodox...

Laser Strikes

Laser Strikes

Here are some statistics I gathered from CADORs regarding airplanes getting hit by lasers (for 2009): May: 7 June: 4 July: 7 August: 26 September: 18 One particular report I read noted that the...

Fears

Fears

Normally I’m not a fearful person. As long as I feel like I’ve prepared the best I can, there really is no reason for me be worried or scared of everything. When it comes...

Low Level Airspace Change

Low Level Airspace Change

Back in August, I reported that NavCanada was making some changes to the Low Level IFR airspace on Ontario. They have an implementation date! October 22! The full details can be found at NavCanada.