Read Blog

Toronto Propane Explosion, as heard from YYZ Ground

Toronto Propane Explosion, as heard from YYZ Ground

There was a recent fire in the Toronto area that was being fed from propane. There was some discussion about the incident at YYZ, on the ground frequency. It’s interesting to note that there...

Busy, busy, busy.

Busy, busy, busy.

Sorry for the lack of updates everyone. My day job is keeping me busy with the Olympics, plus some events in my personal life have also kept me away from flying. That said, I...

CRM? What about SRM?

CRM? What about SRM?

We’ve all heard of CRM. But what about Single Pilot Resource Management? The University of Western Ontario has a course on Single Pilot Resource Management. The course is only $50, and totally online. This...

Air Routes Vs. Airways

Air Routes Vs. Airways

I discovered an air route by accident the other day while taking a close look at my Toronto VNC. I had never heard of an air route before until I dug a little deeper....

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...