Saturday was a perfect day for flying. Not a cloud in the sky and not to warm. I headed down to the school to begin the paper work needed.
I forgot to bring my updated CFS… d’oh! So I couldn’t go flying.
The CFS is a “yellow pages” of airports. It lists all of the important information about all of the public airports in Canada. It is updated every 56 days (or so) and a valid one must be carried on board at all times.
I originally went to Aviation World to pick up a copy – they were sold out. So I got one from the Prop Shop at Buttonville. I order to prevent this in the future, I’ve decided to get a subscription to the CFS directly from Nav Canada.
There are two ways you can get one. Either print out the form and fax/mail it to Nav Canada. Or give them a call (1-866-731-7827). I decided to give them a call as I found their form a little confusing (you have to calculate the taxes and shipping charges your self). It literally took me only three minutes on the phone with Nav Canada to get a subscription set up. The cost? $130/yr (works out to be $18.57 per issue.. which is significantly cheaper than getting it in stores). If only they could do the same for VFR charts.
The weather on Sunday was no good for flying solo. Winds were gusting to 15KTs.
I have another booking today, but with the rain, I don’t think I will be going.