Category: Interesting Things

Toronto Airspace Changes Explained

Toronto Airspace Changes Explained

Got this via the Buttonville Flying Club: On 5 July, 2007 there will be change in the classification and size of certain airspace near Toronto. Currently, the Terminal Control Area (TCA)extends to 26 nm...

Torontos Airspace is Changing

Torontos Airspace is Changing

Remember a while back when I went on the tour of the Toronto ACC? I had mentioned that my tour guide will be speaking at Buttonville at some point. Well, that time has come....

94% Of Canadian Pilots are Male

There are 64,051 registered pilots (including Air Traffic Controllers) in Canada, only 4,021 of them are female. And I thought the IT industry was bad. The total number of pilots with ATPLs: 10,819 males...

New CFS Looking Spiffy

New CFS Looking Spiffy

I got the latest CFS from NavCanada today and was surprised to find a new look. According to the enclosed note the changes aren’t just going to be the cover: While the cover of...

Sticky Situations

Sticky Situations

Sulako’s recent post about stuck mikes gave me the idea to post all of the audio clips I’ve found with people in similar situations. I’ve been in a stuck mike situation myself, but realized...

Cute Short Film

Cute Short Film

Iain Anderson came up with an idea to create a short film using the 50 official airport icons. The tune is catchy and the short is only a few minutes long. Check it out...

Instrument Approaches

Instrument Approaches

There are two types of instrument approaches called precision and non-precision. Precision: A precision approach is able to guide the airplane in both the vertical (altitude) and horizontal (alignment with runway) Non-Precision: A non-precision...

Visual Approaches

Most big planes use an ILS approach. An ILS approach does not involve looking out the window at all, you just follow your instruments all the way down to the runway. One of the...

The Future of Onboard Entertainment

The Future of Onboard Entertainment

Virgin America is trying to get a foothold in the US market. The Department of Transportation no diced their application and now VA has an online petition. One of the coolest thing that they...

BloggingPilotWorld 2007

BloggingPilotWorld 2007

There has been some discussion over the past few weeks for a get together for all of the “Blogging Pilots”. The event has been spearheaded by IFR Pilot. Some pertinant details have been decided...