Category: Training

Overlapping Airways

Overlapping Airways

I was looking at the Designated Airspace Handbook tonight and noticed something peculiar. The DAH is the legal document that describes Canada’s airspace. It defines all airspace from control zones, special use areas, classes...

How To Build an Airport

How To Build an Airport

I came across this interesting document. ICAO Annex 14: International Standards and Recommended Practices Aerodromes. Essentially its the international rules on how to build and maintain an airport. It contains directions on Markings, Obstacle...

Out of the Past Into The Future

Out of the Past Into The Future

MillionAir and Toronto Airways announced a multi-million dollar, two level renovation of the current terminal building! It’s about time. The new building will include: – A new location for Toronto Airways (dispatch) – A...

Fixed RNAV Routes

Fixed RNAV Routes

Does anyone know what a fixed RNAV route is? There are only three defined in Canada: T101: Firon, QC Intxn to Atuko, QC Intxn T107:Wabush, NL VOR to Pekro, NL Intxn to Goose, NL...

Changing Focus

Changing Focus

With some events happening in my personal life, I’ve made the tough decision to stop flying in order to save money (mainly for my wedding). That said, I’ve canceled all my lessons for the...

Too much info…

Too much info…

One of the ways I stay proficient with the rules of flying is by referencing the AIM frequently. In fact it is the only reading material in the bathroom. So every time I need...

Ask a CFI

Ask a CFI

For my American readers, I would like to point you to a new website I discovered a while ago called Ask A CFI. The owner is a flight instructor that encourages it’s readers to...

Why didn’t I use the localizer?

Why didn’t I use the localizer?

I haven’t been flying in a while due to either being sick, or this thing called ‘the cottage’. In either case, I was able to make it up last night. I normally like to...