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Incipient Spin Caused By Engine Failure

Incipient Spin Caused By Engine Failure

“…If the engine fails on take-off with insufficient runway remaining, I will trim the aircraft for best glide and try to land withing 30° of the runway centreline.” Ahh, the take-off briefing! This particular...

Pilot is Dead. Now What?

Pilot is Dead. Now What?

Picture this: Flying home with your family, on a King Air. You have flown single engine airplanes before, but nothing as complex as a turbocharged, retractable gear, multi engined aircraft like the King Air....

Sigmets – A Pilots Savour

SIgmets are a way of letting pilots know of dangerous flying conditions in a particular area. The danger could be thunderstorms, hail, a tornado, or even a radio active cloud! They are issued by...

Snoopy’s Christmas

Snoopy’s Christmas

I hope everyone has a good Holiday! Just a little something to get you in the mood.. The Song is called “Snoopy’s Christmas” by The Royal Guardsmen.

Pireps – A Pilots Best Friend

Pireps, or Pilot Reports, are a good way to disseminate timely and important information to other pilots and controllers. A Pirep is used by pilots to let other pilots know of conditions that may...

LiveATC.net adds another Ontario airport!

LiveATC.net adds another Ontario airport!

LiveATC.net has recently added yet another southern Ontario airport to its list of feeds! The addition of Oshawa brings the total up to four! Oshawa is an interesting airport to listen to as it...

Flight Planning

Flight planning is an integral part of learning how to fly an airplane. Personally, I think it’s one of the most important things that you learn as a pilot. All during flight school you...

My First Porter Flight

I had the pleasure of flying to Boston via Porter this past weekend. One of the best birthday presents ever! Thanks Sara! We decided to take public transit all the way down to the...

Toronto Area Control Centre Tour

Toronto Area Control Centre Tour

I had the pleasure of getting a one-on-one tour at the Toronto Area Control Centre from a blog reader last week. I had previously wrote about a group tour I had with one of...

PATWAS

PATWAS

NavCanada offers quite a bit of weather related services in addition to their regular air traffic control duties. One of the features that I’ve started using is called PATWAS or Pilot’s Automated Telephone Weather...