Category: Interesting Things

VOR Time Check

I was perusing the Transport Canada Instrument Procedures Manual today and noticed a rather interesting exercise: It’s called the VOR Time Check and allows you to estimate the amount of time required to cross...

Buttonville Airport to Close

Well… looks like this is the final nail in the coffin for the Buttonville Airport. Armadale Co. Limited and The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited have announced that they will be closing the airport and...

Brrr! and Other Cold Things

Brrr! and Other Cold Things

‘Tis a chilly one in the land of CYYZ this morning. According the expansion of mercury in a glass tube graduated with with the centigrade scale, it was 1°C this morning. Frost on the...

Who Supports Toronto Island Airport?

Who Supports Toronto Island Airport?

It’s time to vote for a new Mayor in the city of Toronto on October 25th. So the main question on my mind is: “Which one of them supports the Toronto Island Airport?” A...

IFR Rating in Toronto

IFR Rating in Toronto

I’m doing some preliminary research into getting my IFR rating in Toronto. My rough plan is to see if I can start up in the spring, and get ‘er done before the end of...

Hangar Talk Survey

Hangar Talk Survey

Seneca College is performing a survey to gather real-world examples of flying scenarios. They are going to use the information gathered by this survey to come up with training and flight simulator scenarios. The...

360 Degree Cockpit Views

360 Degree Cockpit Views

The National Museums of Scotland has put together a few 360° views of The Concorde, a Jaguar fighter bomber, an Avro Vulcan, and a De Havilland Comet. The views are pretty high resolution and...

XKCD: Airfoil

Are you able to answer this students question? Why *can* airplanes fly upside down if this is how an airfoil works. Or better yet: Why does the air above the airfoil have to meet...

Flying in the North Atlantic

Flying in the North Atlantic

It happens hundreds of times a day. Aircraft flying from North America To Europe. In all cases they must travel across the North Atlantic Ocean. An agreement between Canada, USA, Iceland, Ireland, and the...

Nav Canada Survey

Nav Canada Survey

I just got the latest copy of the CFS. This cycle there was an additional insert in the envelope! It was an insert asking “industry stakeholders” for feedback on how Nav Canada communicates safety...