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Flying Schedule

Flying Schedule

If the weather is nice, I hope to have 25 hours of flying done by the end of February. I’m not 100% sure (i’m going to ask my FI tonight) but I think I...

Busy First Time Out

I spent a few hours on Tuesday booking flight time with the on line scheduling software. I decided to take a peek again on Thursday and noticed that there was an opening for today....

First Lesson

First Lesson

I was a little nervous before arriving at the airport but had some time to relax as I arrived early. The lesson was structured in two parts, first was the ground briefing where we...

Please, step into the simulator

Please, step into the simulator

My first flying lessons have been booked! According to the FI, the lesson is going to start with a ground briefing then off to the simulator. Once that’s done then it’s off to an...

Two New Features

Two New Features

I have added two new features to the website. 1. Weather. The latest weather forecast for Buttonville is now displayed on the left hand side of the site. The data is decoded from the...

Eject Eject!

Eject Eject!

Too bad Cessnas dont have ejection seats. This is a really cool video of a fighter jet hitting a bird in flight. They try to restart the engines to no avail and end up...

Enrolled and Ready To Go!

My medical certificate finally arrived. I was surprised at how quickly they processed it once the doctor sent it in. About 7 days! There really isn’t anything special about the piece of paper. On...

Name That Part: 2005/12/15

I would like to thank Clumpinglitter for providing last weeks photo. Everyone got it right! It’s an outside air temperature gauge with ice detector! Without further delay, here is this weeks NTP! A measuring...

Top Ten

Top Ten

I found the “Top 10 of Everything Canadian 2005” book sitting on my parents coffee table tonight. So I decided to crack it open… some interesting aviation top ten lists: Countries with the most...

Tackling A Cross Wind Landing

Tackling A Cross Wind Landing

Here is a good video of a pilot landing in a cross-wind situation. The manoeuvre is called a “crab” and it is standard operating procedure. It looks a little extreme, but it seems to...