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Congrats Matt!

Congrats Matt!

I just want to give a shout-out to Matt, who just got his CPL yesterday. It’s been a long road buddy, but you finally made it! Matt did his training up in Barrie, ON...

TACANs and VORTACs No More!

TACANs and VORTACs No More!

The Department of National Defence (DND) and Nav Canada are decommissioning approx 30 VORTACs and TACANs over the next two years. The ones being turned off in 2011 are: Sydney  25 April 2011 Moncton  2 May...

Pilot Dies In Blimp Crash

Pilot Dies In Blimp Crash

The CBC has reported on a Goodyear blimp crash in Germany this past week. The item that caught my attention was the following fact: The pilot yelled “We had an accident!” followed by “I...

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My Dream Watch?

I think I finally found my perfect aviator watch! Almost 5 years ago I posted a “must have” list for my flying watch. I have yet to find one… until today. The 4-bit Chrono...

The Firebird OVP

Cool Looking Bird

… it’s also cool because this baby can fly without a pilot too! It’s a new class of aircraft called Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OVP). It’s a UAV, with a pilot on board. GizMag has...

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The New Kid On The Block

Air Canada (more accurately Sky Regional) started flying Q400s out of Toronto City Centre Airport to Montreal and Ottawa. 14 Daily flights in fact. Naturally, this has increased pressure on Porters bottom line. It...

Flying With Heart

Flying With Heart

I took my parents up for a one hour flight on Friday. The GFA was showing moderate mechanical turbulence under 3000′. The city centre airport was showing winds gusting to 30kts. I gave my parents the warning that...

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Local North

It was great to be back in the air this past weekend. A cold front had passed through on Friday, bringing with it a high pressure system of nice dry air. This means some...