I'm not going to address the legal aspects of your question, but I will tackle the psychological side as I have a degree in it - although I'm not a practicing psychologist. It sounds like you have been through a bad period and are likely coming out of it into a better period, what you need to do is see a professional and get some help very soon. Everything ...
The letters on top of the tail fin is called a registration or tail number, like a license plate if you will.
In this case searching the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register (historical search) for C-FCGV reveals that it is a Beech model 65-B80 with serial number LD 408 and the owner was "Govt Canada Dept Of Transport".
Introduced in 1966 the B80 was to be ...
What I was taught that this meant was ...
... because they could not communicate with you, but they wanted you to not land on this pass (interval a mess, crossing traffic, winds maybe wrong, a dozen other things that might crop up) it was more or less "the runway will be ready for you if you take another lap in the pattern." This also gives them a bit of ...
It's indeed the layer type and okta, but in the remark the layer type is repeated for each reported cloud (smoke) layer. From your example:
FEW037 → FU1
SCT050 → FU2 → 1+2=3
OVC250 → FU5 → 3+5=8
The oktas of the layers are added, that's how OVC is shown as 5 and not 8, by adding the previous oktas it does become 8.
FEW = 1 to 2
SCT = 3 to 4
No. Unlike the United States where the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is both the operator and regulator of the air navigation system (ANS), these roles are separated in Canada and performed by two different parties. They are:
The regulator: Tranport Canada - Government of Canada
The operator: NAV CANADA
The Government of Canada passed the Civil Air ...
CANPASS gives a streamlined entry into Canada, allowing you to land at a port of entry and just report by phone. To go into the US, you need an eAPIS account. I think that with eAPIS you still need to meet in person with a customs person. A friend in Montreal used eAPIS to travel to Vermont regularly. He said it was a lot of hassle to get set up and go ...
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Short answer: Canada paints them by the book. They're not small.
Ottawa airport conforms to the standards set by ICAO Annex 14 for airport design. Those standards guarantee the legibility of the numbers.
126.96.36.199 The numbers and letters shall be in the form and proportion shown in Figure 5-3. The dimensions shall be not less than ...
Plan for unexpected weather amid limited options for dealing with it. I've flown a number of times between Newark (EWR) and Halifax NS (YHZ), Moncton NB (YQM), and St Johns, NL (YYT). It can be quite foggy and windy and in the cold months braking action can become a factor. A lack of options can be problematic. When we flew EWR-YHZ we often chose EWR as ...
Transport Canada has all the information here for each FAA license type (and type ratings); the necessary forms and contacts are here. These are the basic requirements for a private pilot, for example:
6.1 Conditions for Conversion - Private Pilot – Aeroplane.
(1) Must hold an FAA Private airman certificate with airplane category and
My understanding of light gun signals was taught to me a little differently. For simplicity, I will concentrate on light gun signals for airborne aircraft only.
Alternating Red and Green is exercise extreme caution.
Steady Red is give way to other traffic. Which implies that you should stay in the pattern. But, you are not cleared to land.
Steady Green is a ...
1.3 The applicant shall have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis which, according to accredited medical conclusion,
would render the applicant unable to exercise safely the privileges of
the permit, licence or rating applied for or held, as follows: (a)
psychosis or established neurosis; (b) alcohol or chemical dependence
Unfortunately, no. There are simply too many people who would abuse such a permit to commit crimes for either country to accept the risk.
You will need a stop at a Port of Entry or User Fee (US) airport in each direction to clear customs and immigration, but at least it should be quick since you are a citizen of both countries, and there appear to be several ...
If you are heading out over open water many people will tell you take a twin engine plane. But that may be impractical or not possible if you are not rated to do so. You may want to consider investing in or renting (if you can) an EPIRB if you are worried about the open water section. Some type II PFDs are cheap and may provide a piece of mind. Depending on ...
In the specific case of Canada, AOPA and COPA have a lot of information aimed at US pilots. AOPA has a complete guide on documents, customs etc. and COPA has a page with more information, which includes this remark:
The flying rules are almost indistinguishable - reading the COPA guide
should keep you legal and out of trouble. Make sure you get a Canada
I fly out of CYTZ and know the area fairly well. A few things to keep in mind. If you'd like to transition through CYTZ airspace to Buttonville, you'll find controllers there pretty accommodating. Getting in touch with Toronto Terminal is not a problem, you're not asking to cut through Pearson, but you'll be sticking along the shoreline so I wouldn't worry ...
Since I'm not and was never a member of the Canadian Parliament or Canadian military top brass, this is pure speculation as you are likely to get from practically anyone else on this site with the possible exception of Rhino Driver (who is AFAICT a serving U.S. naval aviator).
My guess is that the Canadians looked to their south, saw one of their nation's ...
So the posted parts means the following:
RMK = REMARKS
SC = Stratocumulus Clouds
1 = 1/8 (0/8 = no clouds / 8/8 = overcast clouds)`
SC = Again Stratocumulus Clouds
5 = 5/8
AC = Altocumulus Clouds
1 = 1/8
AC TR = Traces of Altocumulus
SLP116 = Sea Level Pressure of 1011.6 mBar (just add a 10 before the ...
The answers above are pretty much correct, but it is nice to cite sources.
Since the question is relating to studying for a PSTAR and is tagged Canada, first the Canadian sources:
Aeronautical Information Manual (Canada)
Section 4.2.11 Visual Signals - Aircraft on Ground
4.4.7 Visual Signals - Aircraft in Flight
The Canadian ...
Make thorough backup plans for any kind of weather problems such as low visibility or high winds. Always have a place to land and stay over.
Make sure your emergency locator thingy is new and working.
Have a small survival kit which includes matches.
Make sure you have a backup radio and GPS.
Personally, if I was flying over the Bay of Fundy I would ...
Canada's immigration website is quite clear: if your passport lists your nationality as Mexican, you need a visa to enter Canada.
In general, a visa for one country will not affect whether or not you need a visa to visit another country; in this case, your F1 does not change the fact that you need to get a Canadian visiting visa. I have no idea whether it ...
The US Medical Certificate application form (FAA 8500-8, the thing we fill out online now) includes a question asking if you have or have ever been diagnosed with Mental disorders of any sort; depression, anxiety, etc.
If you answer yes your application for a medical is subject to additional scrutiny, and per the FAA's guidance:
An applicant with an ...
The Aerodrome Traffic Frequency is a frequency for aircraft to use to aid self-sequencing at airports where a control tower is not operational. Another name for it is the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency. 122.8 MHz was the original frequency designated for UNICOM use and remains one of the more common ones.
The APP/DEP frequencies listed tell pilots that, ...
In the US it is a license as well, that's why they abbreviate it PPL and CPL.
Canada appears to have no restrictions on flight training of non-Canadians other than proving your own with something like a passport, because your citizenship is shown on your license. See this Transport Canada page as a starting point.
If you need to reside in Canada during ...
It was, but from what I can tell the report has not been digitized yet.
The gust locks were left installed. The aircraft was being operated in the restricted category as they were retrofitting with the PT-6’s.
Here’s an analysis from James Donnelly, Bombardier Aerospace. Starts on page 7.
It seems to be the symbol "M" for "missing cloud information". Note that CWIJ has a circle for cloud coverage that is slightly bigger than the standard circle size used for most other airports.
Southeast of CWIJ, there is CWIC which has the symbol M as well, but there the edge of the circle coincides with the lower part of the symbol ...
The general procedure in Canada is the same as in the USA: to contact the nearest ATC unit and ask for a radar service.
For any VFR flight beyond 25nm from the point of departure it is mandatory in Canada to file either a flight plan or a flight itinerary before departure - (CAR602.73(2)).
The provision of radar service to VFR traffic is typically at the ...
Even though the Wikipedia article clearly states that :
Not long after the 1958 start of its flight test program, the
development of the Arrow (including its Orenda Iroquois jet engines)
was abruptly halted before the project review had taken place,
sparking a long and bitter political debate.The
controversy engendered by the cancellation and ...