Category: Interesting Things

Sirius XM Experiencing Turbulence

Sirius XM Experiencing Turbulence

I saw this article yesterday and the first thing I thought about was “what about all the GA pilots out there?!?” XM Weather is a product provided by XM that allows you to stream...

Massive Changes to Toronto Airspace

Massive Changes to Toronto Airspace

I just got details of the changes to Torontos Airspace, which are Effective March 12, 2009. The PDFs contain all the details you know. Some highlights: The Buttonville and Toronto City Centre control zones...

CYXU Going Class “C”

CYXU Going Class “C”

From NavCanada: NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, recently completed an aeronautical study of the airspace in the London, Ontario area. The study recommended a change to the airspace classification...

The omminous 200 hour mark

The omminous 200 hour mark

Ever since I started flying, I’ve been hearing anecdotal evidence that the 200 hour mark is a pilots career is one of the most dangerous. I’ve spent a few hours trying to find hard...

Schedule For DME/ILS Replacements

Schedule For DME/ILS Replacements

NavCanada has a ANS service improvements project underway to upgrade some of the aging Air Navigation Systems equipment. AIC 47/08 and 48/08 outline the schedule for the upgrade of the DME and ILS equipment....

2009 Goals

2009 Goals

I hope everyone had a great holiday break! This was the first month in three years where I didn’t go flying once. I’m hoping that trend doesn’t continue. As 2008 leaves us, its on...

Weather Systems Upgrade

Weather Systems Upgrade

NavCanada is undergoing a program to refresh the weather systems/stations across Canada. The program is split into four different categories: – AWOS – Ice Resistant Anemometers – Remote Digital Temperature Sensors and Displays –...

Airport Idents on Maps

Airport Idents on Maps

Dear NavCanada, Next time you print the Toronto VTA and VNC, can you please put airport identifiers next to airports like you currently do with Navaids? Thanks, Blake

Just in the nick of time.

Just in the nick of time.

This is a pretty scary video of a pilot who entered a flat spin (by accident) while trying to do a normal spin. I suspect the engine quit because the forces of the spin...