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Wedding Anniversary Flight

Wedding Anniversary Flight

Last Sunday I took a co-worker and her wife on a flight around the city for their 1st wedding anniversary. The visibility was great, the winds not so much. It was gusty and bumpy....

VFR Flight Itineraries

VFR Flight Itineraries

A recent comment about flight plans by a reader has prompted me to write this post about flight itineraries. Pilots have the option of filing a flight plan or a flight itinerary. There are...

New YKZ Controlllers?

New YKZ Controlllers?

Has anyone noticed any new voices on tower/ground at Buttonville? I know one of the controllers retired a while ago. As always you can listen to YKZ tower/ground at Liveatc.net.

Billy Mitchell Airport

Responding to General Mitchell’s urgent call for construction of a temporary airfield, local Hatterasmen used shovels, hoes, and horse drawn carts alongside a tractor pulling a weighted pallet, to fill holes, tidal pools, and...

Talk Like a Pilot Day

Talk Like a Pilot Day

May 19th marks International Talk Like a Pilot Day! So, don’t be a tail end charlie and get on board! Interject a few pilot vocab into your day today. Need some help? Here are...

Updated: C-172 Passenger Briefing

Updated: C-172 Passenger Briefing

Update: Thanks for the comments! I’ve updated the document and the final version now appears at the link below. You are welcome to use them as you see fit. Keep in mind that this...

Porter Flips Toronto the Bird (In a Good Way!)

Porter Flips Toronto the Bird (In a Good Way!)

The Canadian Press is reporting that Porter is going to be having a “ceremonial announcement” on Monday to state to the press and public that the Island Airport “is being revitalized with additional jobs...

New Buttonville Newsletter & Video

New Buttonville Newsletter & Video

Seems like Toronto Airways is on a PR/Marketing Blitz. They have updated their website with a Newsletter and a new Video. This is the first ever edition of “Flight Lines” and according to Mr....

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...