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by bcrosby
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is the history behind CAR 105.01(2)
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: What is the history behind CAR 105.01(2)

Ahhh thanks Sasquash! For the record, all the juicy details can be found here: http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/1998/1998-01-21/pdf/g2-13202.pdf Long story short: 25 Quebec City area mayors petitioned Transport Canada to shutdown the Lac St-Augustin water aerodrome by the year 2000 due to numerous nois...
by bcrosby
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is the history behind CAR 105.01(2)
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

What is the history behind CAR 105.01(2)

Canadian Aviation Regulation 105.01(2) states: "No person shall conduct an aerial sightseeing flight, or any portion of an aerial sightseeing flight, in the control zone of the Québec/Jean Lesage International Airport unless the flight commences at that airport." I find it odd that this is a law, an...
by bcrosby
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Small Town Airport
Replies: 25
Views: 3719

Re: Small Town Airport

I think investing in a GPS approach, as well as being able to sell Jet-A is a place to spend money. This will attract more traffic in the summer (especially having the ability to reful those helicopters). Secondly, lights. This will then allow you to expand your operating hours to after dark. Which ...
by bcrosby
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ
Replies: 239
Views: 16725

Re: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ

I vote to have this thread locked.. let's end it here. It's pointless and going nowhere.
by bcrosby
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Error with Jepp/Garmin Data for CYBL Approach
Replies: 0
Views: 435

Error with Jepp/Garmin Data for CYBL Approach

From Garmin/Jepp Date: 16 November 2010 Subject: Campbell River, BC, Canada Campbell River (CYBL) NDB-A [NDBA] Cycle 1012 Incorrect Missed Approach Altitude Jeppesen NavData for cycle 1012, effective 18 November 2010, contains incorrect Missed Approach Altitude for the NDB-A [NDBA] procedure at Camp...
by bcrosby
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ
Replies: 239
Views: 16725

Re: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ

kzcvtm wrote:Now Truthteller/MarkhamResident, you've got Sidney's brother (bcrosby) involved! Now you're in trouble! :lol: :smt040
Bah! ... I wish I was related. That way I can actually afford to fly ;)
by bcrosby
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Rated Balloon Pilots
Replies: 14
Views: 1327

Re: IFR Rated Balloon Pilots

kp1 wrote:The chart shows 31 Balloon Instructors not Instrument Ratings.
hahah oh man.. You're right. Wow, I totally didn't read that right.

Ok then.. nevermind!

Sorry I got everyone all worked up :P
by bcrosby
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ
Replies: 239
Views: 16725

Re: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ

Respond to this...why doesn't ckyz allow a standard left handed circuit flying out southbound smart ass. If your planes didn't make noise Markham would have no issue letting them fly over their residents. Instead Buttonville sends them the other way. Yeah, yeah we know TC handles this but when you ...
by bcrosby
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ
Replies: 239
Views: 16725

Re: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ

When I was getting my PPL at YKZ, there was a culture of responsibility and being courteous to those who live in the vicinity of the airport. No one was encouraged to fly low and over. +1 I can back up kzcvtm's statement. When I was getting my Multi rating, we did all the single engine stuff up nea...
by bcrosby
Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Rated Balloon Pilots
Replies: 14
Views: 1327

IFR Rated Balloon Pilots

Transport Canada shows 31 IFR rated balloon ratings.

(http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/s ... s-2300.htm)

I didn't think you were allowed to fly a balloon in IMC?
by bcrosby
Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ
Replies: 239
Views: 16725

Re: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ

I don't even know what MarkhamResident's point is. I don't think anyone said the airport is closing because of lack of funding, or because they couldn't balance the books. The airport is owned by a private corporation, they can do whatever the hell they want. If someone is sick and tired of running ...
by bcrosby
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: G1000 / Garmin FPL Format
Replies: 13
Views: 6356

Re: G1000 / Garmin FPL Format

Avyonx, Thanks for the tip. I checked out fltplan.com and figured out how to "save to Garmin". A few issues: - For whatever reason, it doesn't seem to recognise any NDBs, even in the US. I tried a whole bunch of different idents. - Nomatter what the navaid type, the exported file always says VOR. Th...
by bcrosby
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: G1000 / Garmin FPL Format
Replies: 13
Views: 6356

Re: G1000 / Garmin FPL Format

Avyonx, I don't have access to a G1000.. hence my problem. I only have access to version 8.01 of the G1000 Simulator. Garmin doesn't seem to publish the XML specification for the FPL format anywhere, so I'm thinking I will need to reverse engineer it. So I was hoping that I could get a copy of a fil...
by bcrosby
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: G1000 / Garmin FPL Format
Replies: 13
Views: 6356

G1000 / Garmin FPL Format

This sounds like an odd request. But I'm hoping someone can help me out. I cant seem to find any documentation online on the Garmin FPL format. This is the format that the G1000 (and possibly others) use to save and load flight plans. It's an XML file, but I can't find the schema anywhere. Would a g...
by bcrosby
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ
Replies: 239
Views: 16725

Re: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ

All of us know that there is more like an average of 1 / hour, so this is not a busy airport dude, there is WAY more than one take off and landing per hour at Buttonville. I assure you that during the summer months it is VERY close to one a minute. Indeed.. There have been times (2 or 3 when I've b...
by bcrosby
Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AIM amendments... book of rules now a book of suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: AIM amendments... book of rules now a book of suggestion

well put hedley if I ever have to go over stuff because I forgot something I just go back to my old paper copy of the AIM most of the time if you forget and just want to look up something quick thats way easier than trying to find a computer with internet access and download this big PDF file only ...
by bcrosby
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ
Replies: 239
Views: 16725

Re: Toronto Buttonville (CYKZ) Joint Venture Announced

Hmmm, how many GA airports is too many?? I don't think the issue is too many GA airports.. But not enough Commercial airports. A lot of commercial operators used YKZ. Now, their only options are YTZ and YOO. Think of all the media companies that fly out of YKZ, 640 News (I think they still do), CTV...
by bcrosby
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low pressure 28.20" (record)
Replies: 17
Views: 2995

Re: Low pressure 28.20" (record)

I guess this would be a good time to bring up: "what do you do if the pressure is so low/high you can't properly set your altimeter?" Check out RAC 12.12 Interesting how there is no procedure for pressures below 28.00" of mercury. I guess that's not a big deal, since it will always over read your al...
by bcrosby
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ
Replies: 239
Views: 16725

Re: Buttonville Airport . . . CYKZ

2775PSI wrote:Please elaborate..
From what I understand, they have 600 acres to work with. All it would take is some $$$ to get bigger runway(s) and hangar space.
by bcrosby
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Training near YKZ
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: IFR Training near YKZ

Brampton doesn't seem that much cheaper than TAL.

What about hiring an instructor thats not affiliated with any school/club? Would that be cheaper?
by bcrosby
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Training near YKZ
Replies: 3
Views: 454

IFR Training near YKZ

I spent some time searching on the site if anyone had posted anything similar... no dice, so here goes: I'm ready to get my IFR rating and am currently shopping around for the best rate. According to the Toronto Airways website, one could expect the rating to cost about $8,000 (http://training.toron...
by bcrosby
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vancouver/Victoria VTA
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Vancouver/Victoria VTA

Does anyone have a copy of the Vancouver/Victoria VTA? If so, would they be so kind as to scan, or take a photo, of the chart with all the VFR reporting points and their lat/longs?

Its in a box that has "vfr call ups/checkpoints" as the title. Save me the $30 to buy a chart here in Toronto
by bcrosby
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: online approach plates?
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

Re: online approach plates?

You can download an outdated copy here:

http://fly.blakecrosby.com/2010/02/cana ... lates.html

They expired in march of this year.
by bcrosby
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World Flight Planner
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: World Flight Planner

Hello, - Nope we don't have Canadian Approach Plates. - The credit card is used to start charging you after the first 30 days. You are free to cancel before your 30 days are up. We will even send you a reminder email a week before your trial ends. - Because the application is internet based, you wil...
by bcrosby
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Corvallis TT vs SR-22 Turbo
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: Corvallis TT vs SR-22 Turbo

"Packs more computing power than the space shuttle".

:lol: Yeah, so does my blackberry!

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