I have yet to venture into YYZs class C airspace in the 1.5 years I’ve been flying out of Buttonville. There has been no need for me to, until now.
I want to head over to Guelph (CNC4) via Brampton (CNC3). The quickest route takes me just north of Pearsons control zone. I highly doubt I can fly through there at 4500′ and I really don’t want to fly under the class C shelf at 1600′.
I suspect that my only option would be to plan for something higher, like 8500′. I guess it also depends on which runways are in use at Pearson as well.
So my question to you is:
– How would you file a VFR flight plan from YKZ to CNC4 via CNC3? It must penetrate the Class C airspace (I need practice dealing with flight following)
– Will YKZ Ground give me a squawk code?
– Will YKZ Tower also advise me to contact Toronto Terminal on a specific frequency?
– What kind of deviations from my planned route will ATC give me?
Ideally would like to do this with minimum headache to myself and the controllers.
I’m going to speak to my FI about this as well, but I’d like to hear your opinion as well.