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Sleepless flights: ICAO working on pilot fatigue guidelines

Word from Montreal is that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) — that august repository of flying knowledge and global winged harmony — is working to bring sleep standards for helicopter pilots in line for guidelines long since established for...

source: By Mark Huber
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Good news. The past July — typically the worst month of the year...

source: By Mark Huber

ForeFlight's flight plan filing capabilities recently got a big boost with support for intra-Canada VFR flight plans. VFR flight plans for routes within Canada are now sent directly to Nav Canada, allowing customers to both plan and file Canadian VFR flights entirely within...

source: ForeFlight

There aren't too many teenagers that can just hop in a plane by themselves and take to the skies, but Brianna Ricketts can. While the 17-year-old Gander resident doesn't have her driver's licence yet, she completed the power pilot program over the summer and earned her...

source: The nor'wester

There's old school. And then there's flight school. You can learn flight theory from a teacher's lessons about lift, drag and G force. Or you can gape in awe as a gravity-defying fighter jet screams by overhead. Recently, about 40 pupils...

source: London Free Press

Not many of us would look at an airport runway and see it as a perfect building site, but for pilot Brad Welch and his partner, Alex Suarex, this was the ideal location for their home. The couple asked architect Maurice Patten to help them realize their dream. Patten created...

source: National Post

A married couple in their 70s had never really flown in a small airplane before, next thing you know they are flying out of St. Columban, bound for the state of Alaska in a 182 single engine Cessna. Accompanied by their pilot Burt Hodgins from the Brussels Flying Club and...

source: Seaforth Huron Expositor


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