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Solo Night X-Country Planned

Solo Night X-Country Planned

I’ve planned a flight to Muskoka and Lindsay today to get ~2.0 solo night hours I need for my rating. The weather for tonight looks spectacular. NOTAMs at all airports are forecasting variable winds...

First Night Solo Flight

First Night Solo Flight

Tonight just involved a few circuits, 1.0 hours worth in fact. I brought my camera along for the ride, and naturally the photos suck. Low light, plus bouncy airplane means a lot of “artistic”...

X-Country Flight Conundrum

X-Country Flight Conundrum

I was originally going to go to Timmins for my commercial x-country flight. Turns out, from Buttonville, I am 6nm short of the 300nm requirement. This prompted me to import all of the Canadian...

Simulated Electrical Failure

Simulated Electrical Failure

Another wicked night for night flying. Calm winds at the surface, however, at 3000′, we were grounding over 120KTs. Tonights lesson was entirely under the hood, to finish up the necessary instrument time needed...

Longest Clearance Ever!

Longest Clearance Ever!

I’ve been busy with other non-aviation stuff this past week. My next flight is slated for Thursday. With that in mind, have a listen to the longest IFR clearance ever. It’s from JFK. The...

Dual Night X-Country Complete! (Updated!)

Dual Night X-Country Complete! (Updated!)

I arrived at the airport a little early, in order to make sure that we get everything in together for a on-time departure. The weather couldn’t have been better: clear skies, great visibility, and...

Night Flight Take Two

Night Flight Take Two

Last nights flight was the most fun I’ve had doing circuits in a long time. I arrived at the airport at around 2030 to a mostly clear sky with a full moon. The temperature...

(Update) It’s Official…

(Update) It’s Official…

If you happen to be one of the eager people to grab the new VTA that was made available this week you may have to return it. After being delayed 3 months (the original...