Environment Canada has updated their Radar page to include more information on their maps.
You can now add roads, rivers, and smaller towns on the radar map. They have also updated their Radar help pages too.
My next Instrument Procedures class is going to talk about Radar in detail and how ATC uses it to keep traffic separated. Next Wednesday (the day after my class) we are going to go on a tour of Pearsons ATC Tower and the Toronto Centre FIR controllers (or ARTCC for my American readers). It’s going to be an interesting and rare look at how controllers keep an eye on Toronto’s airspace.
I doubt I will be able to bring in my camera, but I will be sure to post a recap of my visit next week.