Category: Interesting Things

C-150 Atlantic Crossing!

C-150 Atlantic Crossing!

I’ve been busy lately with non-flying items. However, I did get a flight in on Saturday to a new airport: St. Catharines! More on that in a later post. However, you can take a...

Number Crunching

I haven’t been doing a lot of flying over the winter months. I know because for the first time ever I have been battling to keep my rental currency (which expires every 30 days)....

Approved ELTs

Approved ELTs

Transport Canada has added a list of approved ELTs to their website. http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/certification/elt.htm Keep in mind though, ELTs that are certified to Airworthyness Standard TSO-C91a will not longer be valid as Transport Canada has...

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!

A few lighthearted clips to get you through ‘humpday’. (All courtesy of liveatc.net). Hats Off to JFK – A pilot reports a hat on the taxiway… it turns out to be a Red Sox...

Line Up and Wait

Last week I was in Boston. I flew out of Buffalo because it was a signifigant cost savings over flying out of the most expensive airport in the world. After a nice three days...

Special VFR

Special VFR

Special VFR allows a pilot to land or take-off (in daylight only) during weather that is considered to be IFR. This is especially useful if the weather is crappier than forecast at a destination,...

Look Out Below

Look Out Below

John Lee, a manager with the Transportation Safety Board, confirmed the ice — made up of toilet water, antifreeze, disinfectant and human waste — came from an airplane bathroom. Yup! Some “toilet debis” from...

A Few Changes Around Buttonville

A Few Changes Around Buttonville

FSS would like everyone to use 123.15 for opening, closing, and filing fight plans in the YKZ area. 126.7 is too crowded and congested. As you get further north (Muskoka) they suggest you use...