Aviation Articles (1117)
Like the Aviation Safety Newsletter says, “Learn from the mistakes of others as you won’t live long enough to make them all yourself”. That’s great advice. Pilots often have a lot of advice actually, and we’ve collected some of the better stuff here. Check it out. Hopefully you’ll pick up something that may come in handy on a flight sometime.
Jim Trusty was the FAA/Aviation Industry National Flight Instructor of the Year (1997) and the first ever Southern Region FAA Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year (1995). He appreciates your comments. You may write him at 103 Highland Drive Old Hickory, TN 37138, or e-mail at Lrn2Fly@bellsouth.net. He still works daily as a Corporate Pilot/ Flight & Ground Instructor/ FAA Aviation Safety Counselor/ Nationally Published Aviation Magazine Writer. You have been reading his work since 1973 in over 100 publications worldwide.View items...
Darren Smith is a seasoned, Airline Transport-rated Pilot and Certificated Flight Instructor with Instrument & Multi-Engine privileges. He holds the FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor certificate.
When he is not flying, he is teaching Psychology & Aviation topics at Hillsborough (Tampa) Community College. Darren can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cfidarren.com
This section of for article and stories that are of interest to owners, operators and maintenance personnel for fixed-wing, helicopter and anything else that can fly. Your stories are gladly accepted for publication. Visit our contact section and email the publisher for further details.View items...
Close Calls is a column detailing the “close call” experiences of fellow pilots. Determining a close call can be quite subjective but for our purposes here a close call will be any situation where a pilot suddenly realizes the presence of a nearby aircraft that they were otherwise unaware of. Personally, I describe a close call as “closer than I’d prefer.” I invite you to contact me at CloseCalls@PCAS.ca or 1-888-PCAS-123 (GTA: 416-225-9266) to anonymously share your stories. I will collect the details and prepare the article for Close Calls. The experience shared and lessons learned will be of benefit to all readers. Confidentiality will be assured and I will not use your name or aircraft ident without your permission.View items...
Jim Trusty was the FAA/Aviation Industry National Flight Instructor of the Year (1997) and the first ever Southern Region FAA Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year (1995). He appreciates your comments. You may write him at
Having received my private pilot license in Shearwater, Nova Scotia, in 1988, my interest in aviation hasn't waned. While I had no aspirations to become a career pilot, I watched airplanes until I found someone to pay me to do it.
I now work as an Air Traffic Controller in the Moncton Area Control Center, out of Moncton (well, Riverview, actually), New Brunswick. I cut my ATC teeth with a great crew at the airport control tower in Halifax International Airport (CYHZ), and after spending a year and a half there, I moved to Moncton where I have been working now for over 11 years in the Low Level Specialty.
My connections and interests ended up seeing me writing a year and a half long series of "weekly topics" related to aviation. Their popularity pushed me in a new direction of a blog in late 2004, and Aviation.ca picked me up in June of 2005.
Here I plan to write my musings of interest in the Canadian Aviation community, and with this format, we now have a better way to ask questions, too. So welcome to my new grounds! Ask me anything. I may not know the answer, but I'll try to find it for you, since the biggest part of this in my mind is to learn and share information.View items...
Hi! My name is Mark Morissette, and I live in Courtice Ontario. I'm currently a student pilot flying out of Oshawa, Ontario (CYOO). I've been graciously invited to host my own little section here at Aviation.ca to provide a new perspective from a students viewpoint. This is all rather new and overwhelming for me, but I hope to be able to offer my views and experiences for both fellow students, and aspiring students likewise. For those who have since passed on from being a student to full fledged pilots, I'm sure that many of my entries will bring back fond memories of years (and lessons!) past. If you have any comments, questions, or otherwise, please feel free to contact me directly: email@example.com I look forward to sharing my experiences and thoughts with everyone!View items...
With the recent opening of the new 1 Hangar at 8 Wing Trenton, the Maintainers from 429 (Transport) Squadron didn't have to deploy to the United States to conduct a Home Station Check (HSC) for the CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft.
Written by Lt Christopher Daniel, 8 Wing Public Affairs Officer
“One of the things that’s important to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is being able to reach anywhere in the Arctic within 24 hours,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Desmond Brophy, commanding officer of 440 Transport Squadron while deployed on Operation Nunalivut 2012 in Nunavut from April 10 to May 1.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) proudly welcomed the 17th and final aircraft of Canada’s new CC-130J Hercules fleet on May 11, 2012 at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, where it will soon be used to provide the Canadian Forces with vital tactical airlift across Canada and around the world.
In July 10, 1938 Howard Hughes and his crew departed Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island New York and flew round the world in a Lockheed 14 Lodestar. After circling the globe covering 14,672 miles in three days, nineteen hours, fourteen minutes and ten seconds, they returned to NY. Hughes 1938 round the world flight had taken just over 91 hours and established a record to be beaten sometime in the future.
All Ontarians are encouraged to mark Remembrance Day and Veterans' Week this year by hearing the stories of veterans and reflecting on the sacrifices of those who paid a high price for the peace and freedom we now enjoy, Jim Bradley, Minister Responsible for Seniors, said today.