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Saving $24,000 a year

I never thought that paint could be so heavy! In an effort to save cash, Air Canada is stripping some of their aircraft of most of its paint. Leaving the “au naturel” polished aluminum...

Visualizing Air Traffic

FAA Flight information is available to the public (I’m still trying to figure out how I can get that data). Aaron Koblin put together some pretty spiffy videos of this data. Each dot represents...

Waiting some more…

Waiting some more…

Went to the Seneca Open House with Melissa today. We were both somewhat disappointed, nobody was able to answer any of my questions about their part time course. I kept on getting redirected “to...

Questions, Waiting, Tax Benefits

Questions, Waiting, Tax Benefits

I haven’t been doing as much studying these past two weeks as I would like. I’m at the “navigation” chapter in my textbook and I am missing some tools that I need in order...

Site Improvements

Site Improvements

I’ve added a few things to the site: By The Numbers: Added number of entries Random Photo: Added a photo (was getting sick of the “test photo”) with titles Last Updated: A new section...

The Three Speeds

There are three ways of calculating your airspeed. Each one needs to be used in certain situations. It’s important to know when to use which airspeed and how to calculate it. True Airspeed: Airspeed...

Cutting It Close

Cutting It Close

I found a great website the other day. A seasoned commercial airline pilot seems to be blogging from inside the flight deck. Some great photos of what he sees out the window also accompany...

Seneca Open House

Seneca College is having a open house on Nov 12, 2005. One of the campuses that is participating in this open house is at Buttonville. I think this will be a *great* opportunity to...

Getting info from the TSB

Getting info from the TSB

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is the organization that (among other things) investigates aviation accidents. I wanted to look up a specific investigation so I proceeded to their website. I knew the exact...