Category: Interesting Things

Porter Now Flying to Thunder Bay

Porter Now Flying to Thunder Bay

My all time favourite airline (and I haven’t even flown them yet) is now flying to Thunder Bay. Flights will begin in June and is a welcome addition to Thunder Bay: “Porter’s choice of...

Trip to Sudbury / Bendix AV8OR

Trip to Sudbury / Bendix AV8OR

Plans are in the works to fly up to Sudbury with a fellow pilot. The kicker is that he’s going to have his own plane and he will be departing from CNB9. I’m currently...

More Speculation about Buttonville

More Speculation about Buttonville

Speculation of what will happen to Buttonville Airport if it closes was the focus of a recent article in the Georgina Advocate. According to the article, which quotes Mr. Sifton, the airport land is...

Reminder: New Airspace in Toronto

Reminder: New Airspace in Toronto

Toronto’s new airspace is in effect tomorrow! I’ve been assured by a Nav Canada rep that the new VNCs and VTAs will be available next week. In the mean time, you will have to...

ATC Communications WIth Hypoxic Pilot

ATC Communications WIth Hypoxic Pilot

This clip is scary. The aircraft is out of control and the pilot is slurring his speech due to hypoxia. It’s not clear until later in the clip that the other pilot is unconscious...

Polar Operations

My brother left for Bangkok (via Hong Kong) on a Cathay Pacific flight the other day. Before he left, we had a discussion as to which way the aircraft would fly from Toronto to...

Toronto Star Article About Possible Buttonville Closure

Toronto Star Article About Possible Buttonville Closure

There have been rumors going around that YKZ is going to close because of the $1.5M from the GTAA each year will stop. This is the first mainstream media mention about this problem that...

The Original de Havilland Beaver!

The Original de Havilland Beaver!

One of my colleagues at work found a family photo of what is believed to be the first ever production Beaver. An article about “the bush plane” has been written by him (He does...

Airspace Change Meetings

Airspace Change Meetings

Transport Canada is presenting its changes to the Windsor-Toronto-Montreal corridor at a number of locations in Feb and March. It is the topic of tonight’s Monthly Aviation Seminar at the Transport Canada HQ in...