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Young Eagles 2011 – Sharing the passion for #Aviation and #flying!

”When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo Da Vinci I know it might sound a bit cliché, but I’ve been dreaming of growing wings since I was a little kid.  … Continue reading

A team to save lives – Ornge featured by Airplanista Magazine

There is a new kid around the bloc. Airplanista Magasine is quikly making it’s own name in the aviation world as a top-of-the-line magasine, featuring the people working in the beautiful industry of flying. Their June issue features a front-page article about Ornge Air, Ontario’s Air Ambulance provider (and my employer!) Please visit Airplanista.com today … Continue reading

I’ve been interviewed

The very kind staff at AirplanePorn.com (don’t let the daring name fool you, the content is purely aviation related!) offered to interview me for a podcast about flying for an Air Ambulance. Find the Article and Podcast here: The Life of an EMS Pilot

GPS Approaches – The Why, The How, The Ugly (Part 1)

How many of us are guilty of conducting a GPS-based approach for it’s convenience, without really understanding the underlying principles or knowing all the pertaining regulations? I, for one… GPS use has become so widespread and easy to acquire (even through dash-mounted modules) that you will meet very few pilots who have not used it … Continue reading

The art of missing

“Pulse 101 MEDIVAC, in case of a missed approach, you are cleared to climb and maintain 11,000′, proceed direct to the YTS VOR”. Sounds familiar in some way? I certainly hope so! Everybody has heard the old addage a good landing starts with a stabilized approach. But every instrument rated pilot also knows that a … Continue reading

Chuck Yeager and You – Or the Human Factor (Part 2)

I still remember laughing heartily at a small skit by the comedian Eddie Izzard. He was trying to describe his first experience as a small airplane charter client. I think the best part was when he explained in detail the small airplane, small cabin, and the single pilot who was giving a safety briefing over … Continue reading

Chuck Yeager and You – Or the Human Factor (Part 1)

So here we start digging in the heart of the subject. I think every pilot can agree that the biggest part of CRM residesin the cockpit, where he/she will have to spend the rest of his career either dealing with good/bad pilots or just complete idiots! But it goes beyond just learning to ”deal with” … Continue reading

Chuck Yeager and You – Or the Human Factor (Intro)

As Max called the item on the checklist, I responded with the appropriate setting and proceeded to set my altimeter. However, instead of confirming that his altimeter was also set as prompted, Max answered, ”My altimeter is set to 00.00! Like Chuck Yeager, I never fly under pressure!!” Continue reading

Kiss my asphalt

You can ask any pilot around the world, flying any type of airplane. There is no better satisfaction than to finish a long day’s worth of flying with a real “kisser”, literally touching down on the runway with the softness of a romantic kiss in the sunset… no really!!! Continue reading

Three things I do not like about summer

So I guess it’s been a while…  I must say this summer has been rather terribly busy. But, you say, ’tis not a reason to abandon people like that! True, true… In any case, this summer has held quite a few good surprises for me. Sadly it also came with a few things I could … Continue reading