Category: Interesting Things

Friday Videos

Friday Videos

I went on a flight this past week to Goderich, for which I have a post lined up. In the mean time, enjoy these videos! Fly-by on Oakland Airport Control Tower

Airport For Sale

Airport For Sale

After the tragic death of the owner of Greenbank Airport in an ultralight accident (CADORS: 2008O1622), his wife is selling the airport. Mickys wife, Dorothy had this to say: While I am confident in...

Someone Made It!

Someone Made It!

I would just like to “officially” congratulate one of my class mates. I think he was a semester a head of me and he just got a job at Durham College as a flight...

Details on the New Aviation Booklet

Transport Canada has released detailed information about the new licence booklet. In a nutshell, they are treating the paper licenses more like a passport. Your ratings and medicals are stickers that you place into...

A Little Project…

There are a lot of online flight planning tools out there. However, none of them (that I’ve found) focus on Canadian planning. That said, a friend and I have been working on getting something...

Recent Crash Near Shelburne

Recent Crash Near Shelburne

A C-172 crashed a few days ago near Shelburne, Ontario (57351 8th Line SW, Melancthon, Ontario to be exact) there were three occupants. Two went to hospital and the pilot walked away. After reading...

VOT Facilities Being Decomissioned

VOT Facilities Being Decomissioned

AIC 36/08 outlines NavCanadas latest decommissioning project. NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, recently evaluated the requirement for very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) receiver test facilities (VOT) in Canada....

To Change A Lightbulb…

To Change A Lightbulb…

I was driving by the airport the other day and noticed that some obstruction lighting on telephone poles near the approach of 33 were burnt out (and have been for months). Does anyone know...

Toronto Propane Explosion, as heard from YYZ Ground

Toronto Propane Explosion, as heard from YYZ Ground

There was a recent fire in the Toronto area that was being fed from propane. There was some discussion about the incident at YYZ, on the ground frequency. It’s interesting to note that there...