Category: Interesting Things

2010 Archie Awards

2010 Archie Awards

It’s that time of year again! When the NATCA in the states honours their Air Traffic controller with the Archie Award. Check out the audio clips from this years awards! It’s a shame NavCanada...

TSB Launches Call for Action

TSB Launches Call for Action

The Transportation Safety Board has launched a “Watchlist” and Calls For Action for nine critical safety issues troubling Canada’s Transportation System. Of these nine, five are aviation related, they are: PROBLEM There is ongoing...

Busy, Busy, Busy

Busy, Busy, Busy

The weather in Southern Ontario has been awesome this past week. It’s a shame I haven’t been up in the air to take advantage of it. What I have been working on though is...

The Science And Technology of ATC

The Science And Technology of ATC

Ars Technica has a great article on the Science and Technology of ATC. It is a good primer on everything from transponders, radar, ADS-B, even VHF and HF voice communications. It contains some pretty...

Flying Cheap

Flying Cheap

PBS has a pretty good documentary called Flying Cheap. It is a look at regional airlines, specifically Colgan Air who was responsible for the Dash 8 crash last year. The documentary explains how the...

Operation Yellow Ribbon

Operation Yellow Ribbon

Operation Yellow Ribbon is the name of the operation that Transport Canada created to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights following the September 11 attacks in 2001. As a result of Operation Yellow...

Continental Flight 3407

Continental Flight 3407

I was going to do a write up about the Dash 8 Crash that happened a year ago. The NTSB has released their final report on the accident. However, Sylvia at Fear of Landing...

Feb 23: National Aviation Day

Feb 23: National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day was declared in 2009 by the Honourable John Baird, MP, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. This yearly celebration will allow us to remember our past achievements and help chart the...