Category: Training

Airport Idents on Maps

Airport Idents on Maps

Dear NavCanada, Next time you print the Toronto VTA and VNC, can you please put airport identifiers next to airports like you currently do with Navaids? Thanks, Blake

London International Airport

London International Airport

My original plan was to fly to Kingston on Sunday. The weather didn’t play nice thanks to an approaching warm front. So, I decided to head west instead to London instead. I took along...

Just in the nick of time.

Just in the nick of time.

This is a pretty scary video of a pilot who entered a flat spin (by accident) while trying to do a normal spin. I suspect the engine quit because the forces of the spin...

MF/ATF at Bromont, QC Part 2

MF/ATF at Bromont, QC Part 2

So after a week of comments and research, it’s time to answer the question. This is a unique problem. Mainly because of some of the procedures at Bromont. During glider ops you are not...

MF/ATF at Bromont, QC

MF/ATF at Bromont, QC

I had a reader send in a question about joining the circuit at Bromont airport a little while ago. I’ll let him explain it: On my first solo flight after getting my Licence, I...

The CRFI, Part 2

The CRFI, Part 2

Let’s take a look at an example METAR with CRFI data in it: CYFB CRFI 17/35 -22 .34 0201190630 In order, the block of data contains: Airport/Station Ident CRFI Indicator Runway Temperature CRFI value...

The CRFI

The CRFI

Back in January of 2007, I breifly talked about the Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI). With the recent winter-like weather in Southern Ontario I figured this would be a good time to go into...

The “new” CFS

The “new” CFS

I got the latest edition of the CFS (Nov 20-Jan 15) yesterday by mail and noticed something peculiar. It was much smaller! I would estimate approx 25% smaller when compared to the two editions...

Nick’s Icing Presentation

Nick’s Icing Presentation

Further to my last blog post. I’ve been able to obtain a copy of Nick’s presentation. I’ve made the original Power Point available. As well as a PDF. You just don’t get the cool...