Calculating Alternate Weather Requirements for Aerodromes With TAFs

When filing an IFR flight plan in Canada a pilot must indicate an alternate aerodrome, other than the destination aerodrome, that is suitable for landing if the destination becomes unsuitable. A pilot must consider many factors when choosing an alternate, such as location, approaches, services available and weather. If the alternate aerodrome is not suitable […]

Calculating Alternate Weather Requirements for Aerodromes with GFAs

When filing an IFR flight plan in Canada a pilot must indicate an alternate aerodrome, other than the destination aerodrome, that is suitable for landing if the destination becomes unsuitable. A pilot must consider many factors when choosing an alternate, such as location, approaches, services available and weather. If the alternate aerodrome is not suitable […]

How to Convert a Document into a PDF

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It allows a user to see a document exactly as the author meant it to be seen, regardless of the computer type or software. The user, however, does require some form of software installed on their computer to read the PDF. A common reader is called Adobe Reader. http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html […]

How to Search Canadian Aviation Regulation

A challenge for many students is not searching for a recourse, but finding the information they are looking for in the resource. One common resource is the Canadian Aviation Regulations. Below I explain some simple ways to search the CARs. These same methods can be used for other resources too. Canadian Aviation Regulations (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/menu.htm) Basic Navigation:  The most basic way […]