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Intro Flight Completed!

Intro Flight Completed!

Woke up at the crack of dawn this morning to give Buttonville dispatch a call to make sure the intro flight was still a go. Everything is good, so I head down to be...

Cleared for Take-off….Whoops!

Cleared for Take-off….Whoops!

So apparantly there was this pilot that ran out of fuel while trying to get to his destination. He was able to land safely on a 4 lane highway. The cops decided that it...

Intro Flight Booked!

Intro Flight Booked!

I just got off the phone with Buttonville dispatch. I booked an intro flight for Saturday at 8am. This will be chance to take a good look at the airport, the facilities, and the...

Hearing Test for Cat1 Medical

Hearing Test for Cat1 Medical

I had my final portion of the medical exam done yesterday – the audiogram. I passed, but not with the results I had in mind. The results showed that I had some hearing loss...

A little airline humour

A little airline humour

This made it into my inbox today. After every flight, Quantas pilots fill out a form, called a “gripe sheet,” which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems; document...

Officially Launched!

Officially Launched!

Welcome everyone. This website is now officially live! I just sent out an email to all my friends letting them know. Feel free to read any of the previous posts! There are still a...

VFR Flight Plans

VFR Flight Plans

Just discovered another difference between American and Canadian airspace rules. In the states you do not need to file a VFR flight plan regardless of where you are going. In Canada, you must file...

Whats the purpose of flight following?

Whats the purpose of flight following?

If you are flying under VFR you can pretty much do what you want. Climb, descend, turn, at will. You don’t need to let anyone know (unless you are in uncontrolled airspace… where you...

Done the medical exam… almost.

Done the medical exam… almost.

So I had my medical exam today. I opted to get tested for a Category 1 Medical Certificate (which is the one with the most restrictions). The event was pretty painless: – Answered questions...