Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash
Commonly in flying a small plane (and in training to do so) it’s helpful to be able to to make approximate calculations of various factors in flight. These usually crop up during navigation exercises, particularly the ad-hoc diversion exercise which has to be planned and executed fairly rapidly from the pilot seat while handling the… Read more »
Photo by Terry McBurnie
Last Saturday afternoon was one of the first really great weather days of the year and I was out (on the ground) near Uxbridge. Late afternoon saw the moon in the sky and a Cessna or two practicing low flying exercises nearby. I thought, wouldn’t it be great to get a photograph of that airplane… Read more »
Big congrats to my student Aykhan who did his first solo yesterday. We flew a handful of dual circuits first, and a simulated forced approach – then I got out and he took FLYO around the circuit once. Watching from the ground it all looked great. Aykhan mentioned to me that he noticed the airspeed… Read more »
Photo by Larry Costales on Unsplash
We’ve had a lot of windy days this last week at CYTZ. A big low pressure system (one of the last of the winter, I hope) to the north east has been pushing strong northerly winds over Toronto, and when the wind comes over the downtown core it creates a lot of turbulence and gusts around the east-west runway at the Island.