Category: Training

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Night Circuits

Night Circuits

CAR 401.05(2)(b) outlines the currency requirements for your night rating: (b) where a passenger other than a flight test examiner designated by the Minister is carried on board the aircraft, has completed, within the...

Where’s Willie?

Where’s Willie?

Well… the original plan was to head up to Sudbury with Matt. Scratch that! I backed my girlfriends car into a pole and now have to pay to get it fixed. boourns! So, we...

CYXU Going Class “C”

CYXU Going Class “C”

From NavCanada: NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, recently completed an aeronautical study of the airspace in the London, Ontario area. The study recommended a change to the airspace classification...

The omminous 200 hour mark

The omminous 200 hour mark

Ever since I started flying, I’ve been hearing anecdotal evidence that the 200 hour mark is a pilots career is one of the most dangerous. I’ve spent a few hours trying to find hard...

Schedule For DME/ILS Replacements

Schedule For DME/ILS Replacements

NavCanada has a ANS service improvements project underway to upgrade some of the aging Air Navigation Systems equipment. AIC 47/08 and 48/08 outline the schedule for the upgrade of the DME and ILS equipment....

2009 Goals

2009 Goals

I hope everyone had a great holiday break! This was the first month in three years where I didn’t go flying once. I’m hoping that trend doesn’t continue. As 2008 leaves us, its on...

New Backend

New Backend

I’ve upgraded the site backend from MT 3.1 to MT 4.12. I’m pretty sure I’ve caught everything. However, if you notice any broken links or images, please let me know. The commenting system has...

Weather Systems Upgrade

Weather Systems Upgrade

NavCanada is undergoing a program to refresh the weather systems/stations across Canada. The program is split into four different categories: – AWOS – Ice Resistant Anemometers – Remote Digital Temperature Sensors and Displays –...

Name That Part: 2008/12/16

I was doing some research today and came across a device that will soon be used across Canada in the Aviation field. A Measuring Device I’m leaving it up to you to guess what...