Category: Interesting Things

Plane + House = Bad

I happen to come across an image of an aircraft that smashed into a house. I decided to look up its registry and discovered that it took off from Buttonville! The accident report is...

NOTAMs and the AFTN

NOTAMs and the AFTN

Since my flight was canceled today because of the weather, I figured it would be a good time to talk about NOTAMs. A NOTAM is a NOTice to AirMen and it lets pilots and...

Should Flight Attendants Get Paid The Same As Pilots?

Should Flight Attendants Get Paid The Same As Pilots?

The CBC is reporting that the supreme court is investigating whether Air Canda flight attendants should get paid as much as pilots. The paragraph that stood out for me was: “The section [of the...

Carb Icing Video

Carb Icing Video

This video was on a cd that I got with one of my textbooks. It was produced by Transport Canada. It talks about carb icing. The reason why I’m posting it is because it...

Tagging Employee Baggage

I came across this image of how the ramp guys at Jetsgo used to tag other employees baggage. This particular group of people were on their way down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Click for...

Eject Eject!

Eject Eject!

Too bad Cessnas dont have ejection seats. This is a really cool video of a fighter jet hitting a bird in flight. They try to restart the engines to no avail and end up...

Top Ten

Top Ten

I found the “Top 10 of Everything Canadian 2005” book sitting on my parents coffee table tonight. So I decided to crack it open… some interesting aviation top ten lists: Countries with the most...

Tackling A Cross Wind Landing

Tackling A Cross Wind Landing

Here is a good video of a pilot landing in a cross-wind situation. The manoeuvre is called a “crab” and it is standard operating procedure. It looks a little extreme, but it seems to...

Saving $24,000 a year

I never thought that paint could be so heavy! In an effort to save cash, Air Canada is stripping some of their aircraft of most of its paint. Leaving the “au naturel” polished aluminum...

Visualizing Air Traffic

FAA Flight information is available to the public (I’m still trying to figure out how I can get that data). Aaron Koblin put together some pretty spiffy videos of this data. Each dot represents...