Calculating and Claiming Meal Expenses as Flight/Cabin Crew (Canada)
How to calculate and claim meal expenses for Canadian flight and cabin crew using the simplified method.
Canada’s approach ban rules are more complicated under commercial operations than in general aviation. In this post I hope to explain how to interpret the approach ban for commercial operators, with and without an Operations Specification (ops spec).
This morning I was invited to talk with a group of psychology students about what assessments are like from the perspective of a person who has a few assessments in the past. The students are being taught by Dr. Melissa McGonnell, Assistant Professor, Coordinator, School Psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. See more about Melissa here. Melissa is...
Photo: Alex Pereslavtsev (Licence Agreement) Every Canadian pilot is familiar with the dangers of ice, frost or snow adhering to their aircraft. Removing these contaminates after a snow storm or on a frosty morning is something every student pilot has done. Depending on the best practices for the aircraft type you may have used brushes, mops, ropes, or a basic de-icing...
Tim’s Air Navigation Simulator has been online for years, 1998 according to its website. This simple, graphical online simulator by Tim Carlson has been used by instructors and students to develop an understanding of how various radio navigation aids are used.
Recently the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released a report for a crash in November 2011 near Fort St. John airport, British Columbia. The accident was listed as Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) of the Cessna 185E, and the lone occupant died.
Source: http://onboard-abord.ca/flight-plan-2012/ Beginning on September 15, 2012 NAV CANADA will begin transitions to the new flight plan format outlined by ICAO. By November15, 2012 all flight plans will follow this new format. This new format is to conform with existing and future aircraft equipment and capabilities.
Reduced Vertical Separation Minima, RVSM, is an established airspace that allow aircraft to operate between FL290 and FL410 at 1000′ vertical separation. Aircraft flying above FL410 must maintain 2000′ separation and aircraft below FL290 can maintain 1000′ separation regardless of RVSM. RVSM airspace is not available everywhere.
When buying a pilot shirt you know there is a problem when the only information you need to provide is neck size. For those of us who are on the skinny side this is more so an issue as basic pilot shirts tend to accommodate all pilot sizes, thin to “not-so-thin”. For me, these shirts are baggy, they feel uncomfortable...