Category: Pre Training

New Tower, Thunderstorms, Supervisory

New Tower, Thunderstorms, Supervisory

The awesome ATC guys and gals at Buttonville moved into their new tower this morning. Hope you like your new digs! The new tower brings frequency coupling to Ground and Tower. With the old...

Great Circle Mapper

I came across the great circle mapper website that allows you to plot on a map routes you have taken from airports. I tossed in all the flights (that I can remember) since 2000....

Summer Ground School

Summer Ground School

I’ve registered for my summer semester courses last night. They start in the second week of May and run until August. Tuesdays: Instruments and Avionics Wednesdays: Navigation Thursdays: Personnel Management I was hoping that...

Please, step into the simulator

Please, step into the simulator

My first flying lessons have been booked! According to the FI, the lesson is going to start with a ground briefing then off to the simulator. Once that’s done then it’s off to an...

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...

Enrolled and Ready To Go!

My medical certificate finally arrived. I was surprised at how quickly they processed it once the doctor sent it in. About 7 days! There really isn’t anything special about the piece of paper. On...

Name That Part: 2005/12/15

I would like to thank Clumpinglitter for providing last weeks photo. Everyone got it right! It’s an outside air temperature gauge with ice detector! Without further delay, here is this weeks NTP! A measuring...

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...

Name That Part: 2005/12/08

Name That Part: 2005/12/08

Last weeks NTP didn’t go too badly. 2 people commented! Lets see if we can get 4 people to comment on this weeks part. You need this to determine density altitude In this example...