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Polar Operations

My brother left for Bangkok (via Hong Kong) on a Cathay Pacific flight the other day. Before he left, we had a discussion as to which way the aircraft would fly from Toronto to...

Toronto Star Article About Possible Buttonville Closure

Toronto Star Article About Possible Buttonville Closure

There have been rumors going around that YKZ is going to close because of the $1.5M from the GTAA each year will stop. This is the first mainstream media mention about this problem that...

The Original de Havilland Beaver!

The Original de Havilland Beaver!

One of my colleagues at work found a family photo of what is believed to be the first ever production Beaver. An article about “the bush plane” has been written by him (He does...

Airspace Change Meetings

Airspace Change Meetings

Transport Canada is presenting its changes to the Windsor-Toronto-Montreal corridor at a number of locations in Feb and March. It is the topic of tonight’s Monthly Aviation Seminar at the Transport Canada HQ in...

Sirius XM Experiencing Turbulence

Sirius XM Experiencing Turbulence

I saw this article yesterday and the first thing I thought about was “what about all the GA pilots out there?!?” XM Weather is a product provided by XM that allows you to stream...

Massive Changes to Toronto Airspace

Massive Changes to Toronto Airspace

I just got details of the changes to Torontos Airspace, which are Effective March 12, 2009. The PDFs contain all the details you know. Some highlights: The Buttonville and Toronto City Centre control zones...

Re-evaluating The Situation

Re-evaluating The Situation

I’m still alive and well. I’ve been busy with some life events lately that have taken priority over flying and posting to this blog. I normally try to keep my personal life out of...

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...

Slow news day…

Slow news day…

The blogosphere has been pretty quiet as of late. I’m planning a post on cold weather and how it affects the altimeter. I noticed yesterday that my site search is broken (most likely from...

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...