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Approved ELTs

Approved ELTs

Transport Canada has added a list of approved ELTs to their website. http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/certification/elt.htm Keep in mind though, ELTs that are certified to Airworthyness Standard TSO-C91a will not longer be valid as Transport Canada has...

Calculating G-Forces in a Turn

A while back I posed the question “Does an airplane in 45° bank experience more G forces than a slower one?” The quick answer: No. The G forces (or load factor) on the aircraft...

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!

A few lighthearted clips to get you through ‘humpday’. (All courtesy of liveatc.net). Hats Off to JFK – A pilot reports a hat on the taxiway… it turns out to be a Red Sox...

Line Up and Wait

Last week I was in Boston. I flew out of Buffalo because it was a signifigant cost savings over flying out of the most expensive airport in the world. After a nice three days...

I’m Back

I’m Back

I’m Back in town from Boston, my flight was canceled so we ended up driving home in a rented car. There are some changes with ATC phraseology coming in April. All this and more,...

Out of Town

Out of Town

I will be out of town (in Boston) for the next week. I wasn’t able to fly this past weekend due to poor weather. In the meantime, check out this post at Sullako’s Blog...

150 Knots

150 Knots

This weekend had beautiful weather. With blue skies comes flying. I had the pleasure of nt having one, but two flights with my FI in the Seminole. The flights consisted of some circuit practice,...

Flight in the Eclipsed Moonlight

Flight in the Eclipsed Moonlight

The weather last night was perfect for a flight. I brought along a friend from work and we did a city tour. I totally forgot about the eclipse that night until I was out...