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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...

X-Country Flight Conundrum Pt. 2

X-Country Flight Conundrum Pt. 2

I first started planning/worrying about my 300nm X-Country flight last September. My original plan was to make the trip to Sherbrooke (CYSC), which is 341nm from Buttonville. My reasoning was as follows: 1. I...

IFR Flight Test Database

IFR Flight Test Database

Aviatrix over at Cockpit Conversation has a great idea for IFR students. She speculates states that most examiners have a set routing/plan when they give IFR rides to students or pilots whose IFR currency...

Stuck Mike: Enjoy the ride!

Stuck Mike: Enjoy the ride!

A stuck mike at JFK can be a serious thing. You’re blocking a really busy frequency. However, when everyone is stuck on the ground due to weather and you make a PA announcement over...

Timeline

Timeline

I get asked quite a few questions about my training. So I decided to put together a time line that outlines specific milestones/events over the course of learning how to fly. The time line...

YKZ Tower to open 1 hour later

YKZ Tower to open 1 hour later

This news is a little late. However, AIC 21/08 fills us in: TORONTO/BUTTONVILLE, ONTARIO REDUCTION IN THE CONTROL TOWER HOURS OF OPERATIONS NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, recently conducted...