General Aviation

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. Tour

It’s a decent bet that every pilot and owner in Canada will know Aircraft Spruce. It’s almost impossible to fly here and not know a company which has been in the business of supplying pilots, mechanics and builders for over fifty years. At the outset, it’s worth explaining the name “Aircraft Spruce”. In 1965, following […] read more

Garmin Expands Obstacle Database Coverage to Include Canada

From the Garmin news release: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:55 am CDT Garmin is pleased to announce expanded availability of our comprehensive obstacle database to now include Canada for select Garmin portables and certified avionics. Man-made structures such as towers that are greater than 200 feet AGL are included within this database. Additionally, an obstacle […] read more

NEW Rotax Maintenance Seminar in Central Ontario!

Save these dates: October 16-18th: Rotax 4-stroke Series Sept 24, 2015, Midland, ON – Plane-Crafters is a new Builder-Assistance Center dedicated to helping aircraft kit builders with the completion and proper maintenance of their self-built aircraft. The group has a new hangar facility on the Huronia Airport where it offers accelerated “Two-Week-Wonder” programs, introductory kit-building […] read more

Are Drones The Enemy Of General Aviation?

Well, it happened again. According to the Calgary Sun, 22 September 2015 – “Drone flies too close to Calgary airport, sparks police investigation“. This not long after a Facebook post from our friends at Georgian Bay Airways stating that a drone was flying too close to their seaplane base – also reported to the police. // […] read more

Study Your PSTAR Anywhere with pstarexamapp.com

We love both innovation and all-Canadian content for GA. We also love anything that makes getting into GA easier and appealing to the masses. It’s not hard to understand then that we were pretty excited to find pstarexamapp.com recently. The PSTAR is a Transport Canada written examination which must be passed with a grade of 90% or higher in order […] read more

Factory Tour: Fisher Flying Products

The journey to Canadian soil has been an interesting one for Fisher Flying Products. Originally founded in Ohio, USA by Michael E. Fisher, the company had a quick ownership change and flourished for 20 years before arriving in Woodbridge, Ontario in 2009 under new ownership. In 2014  Dave Hertner of Dorchester, Ontario (close to the city of London, ON) […] read more

Profile Of A Floatplane Facility – & Family

Having a pilots license is a privilege. It is that document which you work hard for and entitles you to take the air and fly the Canadian skies. Your personal pilot license (PPL) guarantees you untold adventure in itself, but it is also a gateway to much more. One of the most popular post types […] read more

Factory Tour: Zenair Canada

Let’s, right off the bat, clear up who Zenair is. Officially named “Zenair Limited“, it is the original Canadian company founded by aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz in the seventies that, still today, makes the world-renowned and highly regarded 600/700/800 CH-series of all-metal kit aircraft; Kits for well-known aircraft such as the CH 701 “Sky-Jeep”, the […] read more

FltPlan GO – A Quick Review

FltPlan, you may be aware, is an online flight planning system allowing for route planning, weather and more. The main reason we like this system is because – you guessed it – it’s free. Actually, it’s a bit more than that. There are several systems out there, capable of planning a flight and tracking it […] read more

An Introduction To Homebuilt Aircraft

There are many different routes to general aviation. Many owners choose the certified aircraft route, whereby they own a machine which was manufactured and registered “certified”,  is serviced and repaired by a licensed AME (aircraft mechanic engineer). For those pilots, the confidence of having their machine looked after by a professional and having that machine conform […] read more

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