Monthly Archives: November 2004

#1 on Google

While the readership for this blog is still…shall we say…extremely modest, the blog has somehow crawled its way up to the #1 result on Google for the search phrase “land and hold short,” ahead of more worthy targets such as … Continue reading

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Ottawa TFR for President Bush's Visit

As I mentioned in an earlier posting, Ottawa will be facing an American-style TFR (temporary flight restriction) during President Bush’s visit on Tuesday 30 November and Wednesday 1 December, covering nearly 10,000 square kilometers of Canadian airspace from the ground … Continue reading

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Welcome to Canada, but please stay home

I am a big fan of NAFTA and Canada/US relations in general — free trade with the U.S. is the lifeblood of our economy — but sometimes the price is too high. President Bush is visiting Ottawa next week, and … Continue reading

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Greenspun on ice

To follow up on my last posting about ice, here’s an interesting piece by Philip Greenspun about dealing with light icing over the New York area in a Diamond Star. There’s nothing exciting here, no “ohmygodwe’regoingtodie” moments, just the practical, … Continue reading

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Ice ice ice

Some time in the middle of October my instrument rating became a lot less useful, and it will stay that way until some time in the middle of next April. For half the year, the rating is almost a guarantee … Continue reading

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Speed and Power

In general, pilots are a pretty smart bunch of people, so I’m always surprised reading aviation mailing lists and newsgroups to learn how many of them don’t seem to have the slightest understanding of how to control their planes’ airspeed … Continue reading

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The airport pilots aren't trying to save

Mirabel airport is a beautiful facility. Located in the foothills of the Laurentians, it has two 12,000 foot runways (one with a CAT II approach to 100 ft) and a big, bright terminal building. Now, less than 30 years after … Continue reading

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