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Poor Weather Continues

My flight on the weekend was canceled because of low ceilings. We need at least 4000′ but were only getting around 3000′ crappy. My FI is going to see if I can come in...

60KT Winds Destroy Aircraft

60KT Winds Destroy Aircraft

The recent crazy weather has destroyed another Toronto Airways plane. “Both are write-offs, I’d guess,” [Mr. Sifton, President of Buttonville Airport] said of the Cessna 172 single engine aircraft tossed on to their backs....

2007 At A Glance

2007 At A Glance

In the spirit of last years post, I present to you 2007 at a glance. Hours Logged: 57.3 (25.7 Pilot in Command) Flights: 43 Longest “Duty Day”: 2.6 hrs. Number of blog entries: 98...

Site was unavailable to IE users

Site was unavailable to IE users

It was only recently brought to my attention that the site was not available to IE users. This was due to a Microsoft bug. The workaround is in place and you should now be...

It was a foggy night…

It was a foggy night…

The weather here has been unseasonably warm. Temperatures in the low teens combined with the large amount of snow on the ground results in fog, a lot of fog. I haven’t been able to...

YKZ Tower/Ground Available on liveatc.net

YKZ Tower/Ground Available on liveatc.net

Although it’s not 100% official and we’re still testing things you can get a sneak peek at the Buttonville ground/tower liveatc.net feed. The feed is pretty good, but could be better. Ground transmissions are...

Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

Something I’ve been working on for almost two years is about to come true in the new year! I’m just in the final stages of getting things set up technically and in about a...

Speedbird 2

Speedbird 2

A liveatc.net user kindly posted a clip of the last departure of the British Airways Concorde flight from New York to London. Lots of thanks flying back and forth as well as having both...

Find Me Spot!

I got a satellite personal tracker for Christmas called Spot. The idea behind the device it threefold: 1. Use it to track your progress (whether it be flying, hiking, sailing, etc…) and display it...

Winds Aloft

Winds Aloft

I can’t imagine doing an approach in winds like this. According to the clip, the winds were as follows: 7000′: 215° at 91knots 2500′: 203° at 82 knots 2000′: 192° at 69 knots 500′...