Category: Interesting Things

IFR Flight Test Database

IFR Flight Test Database

Aviatrix over at Cockpit Conversation has a great idea for IFR students. She speculates states that most examiners have a set routing/plan when they give IFR rides to students or pilots whose IFR currency...

Stuck Mike: Enjoy the ride!

Stuck Mike: Enjoy the ride!

A stuck mike at JFK can be a serious thing. You’re blocking a really busy frequency. However, when everyone is stuck on the ground due to weather and you make a PA announcement over...

YKZ Tower to open 1 hour later

YKZ Tower to open 1 hour later

This news is a little late. However, AIC 21/08 fills us in: TORONTO/BUTTONVILLE, ONTARIO REDUCTION IN THE CONTROL TOWER HOURS OF OPERATIONS NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, recently conducted...

Tax Tips for Pilots

Tax Tips for Pilots

I came across this post on avcanada.ca. I’m posting it here more as a “reminder” for me when it comes time to file my taxes as a full time pilot. I’m going to copy-and-paste...

Safety Pilot

I was approached by a member of the Buttonville Flying Club to be a safety pilot for him so that he may do some approaches to keep his IFR currency. This was to be...

I know NDBs are old but…

I know NDBs are old but…

So I started studying the G1000 (Nav III) for the Cessna and spent 20 minutes in the simulator trying to figure out how to tune an NDB when I looked it up in the...

Small Taxi Procedure Change At YKZ

Small Taxi Procedure Change At YKZ

I was made aware at Toronto Airways dispatch of a small procedure change when requesting taxi instructions. Most (if not all TAL pilots) perform their run up on the main apron, which is uncontrolled....