Yesterday involved a 1.5 hour checkout with a flight instructor at Toronto Airways. It had been 8 months (damn, time flies) since I was last up in the air. Toronto Airways has changed their checkout policy for the better. Checkouts now involve 0.5 hours of ground briefing plus 1 hour in the air. Show More Summary
The weather in southern Ontario on Christmas eve was perfect for a flight. Destination: Midland Ontario (CYEE). My pre-flight planning was showing a 30 min ETA. I used World Flight Planner of course. It was handy having all the NOTAMs in one place. Show More Summary
Went flying this morning. The first time in a while, so I did a checkout with one of my favourite instructors.It was a lot of fun, and I forgot how I love to fly. The airport was busy as usual. Number 4 to land at one point, with an overshoot to boot. Show More Summary
Captain Sully is no longer flying, as he has retired from US Airways. LiveATC.net has captured his last departure from Fort Lauderdale Airport, and his last arrival at Charlotte, NC. Listen to the Departure Clip or the Arrival Cli...
This clip was posted to liveatc.net. Stuck mike during an ILS lesson. Personally I think I would have a hard time learning from this instructor. As always, comments from the peanut gallery after the stuck mike has been identified are hilarious.
There was a recent fire in the Toronto area that was being fed from propane. There was some discussion about the incident at YYZ, on the ground frequency. It's interesting to note that there was no hotel on fire and the military was never called in. Clip provided by liveatc.net. More information about the incident can be found at CBC News.
A stuck mike at JFK can be a serious thing. You're blocking a really busy frequency. However, when everyone is stuck on the ground due to weather and you make a PA announcement over the ground frequency instead of in the cabin, well.. Show More Summary