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Nav Canada Survey

Nav Canada Survey

I just got the latest copy of the CFS. This cycle there was an additional insert in the envelope! It was an insert asking “industry stakeholders” for feedback on how Nav Canada communicates safety...

Quick Update

Quick Update

It’s been a busy summer. I haven’t been flying in a while. The last time was in June. This is for multiple reasons: – Been hard at work on worldflightplanner.com. – Saving up my...

Interesting Approach Plate

The guys at Jeppesen decided to put together the “Hudson Miracle” approach plate, as a thank you to Mr. Sullenburger. Click for larger!

Link to TC E-Bulletins

Link to TC E-Bulletins

In the latest issue of the Aviation Safety Letter (you all read it, right?). There was an insert saying that you can now subscribe to Advisory Circulars and the Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports....

World Flight Planner 1.0 Launched!

World Flight Planner 1.0 Launched!

After two years of development and a lot of hard work from Douglas and I, we’re happy to announce that we’re releasing our flight planning software to the public. World Flight Planner was designed...

St. Thomas (CYQS) This Saturday

St. Thomas (CYQS) This Saturday

I’m going to be at the St. Thomas airport this weekend from approx 1pm to 4pm this Saturday. If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you! I will be renting an aircraft...

90 Years ago, the ADF is “born”

90 Years ago, the ADF is “born”

On this day in 1920, the first ever flight using a “radio compass” was performed in Virginia. It’s destination? A ship 100 miles off shore. Using only an AM radio station on the ship...

The Queen is Coming! Check Your NOTAMs

The Queen is Coming! Check Your NOTAMs

The queen of Canada is currently touring Canada. Airspace restrictions are following her across the country. This weekend, the airspace around Woodbine racetrack is to be restricted for the Queen’s Plate (yup, she’s going...

Another One

Another One

A month ago, a Cirrus crashed on take off from Buttonville Airport, killing both occupants on board. This was widely publicized in the media. I declined to mention anything about it on my blog...

Chasing the Needle

It’s been awhile since I’ve gone flying. So a few weeks ago I decided to take Sara up to Collingwood. The weather was perfect, clear skies and not too hot. My flight plan had...