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Canadian Flight Planning Print E-mail

Transport Canada is the Canadian government department which regulates aviation in Canada.  NavCanada is the private corporation that runs Canada's air traffic control system. Also important if you're coming in to Canada from the US or Europe are the Canadian Border Services Agency regulations respecting customs. Below you'll find detailed links to useful areas on their sites.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 21:45
Northern and Aviation Weather info Print E-mail

Here's a collection of links for Arctic and Aviation weather information.  If you're planning a flight to Canada's eastern Arctic, be sure to consult the Nunavut/Arctic weather manual. It contains detailed information about weather patterns in and around many of the communities in this region.  Communities and airstrips are few and far between up here. Careful flight planning and weather observation are critical for a safe flight!

Note the official Greenland aviation weather information is available through this service of DMI. Registration is required

NavCanada provides this document to help you understand aviation weather information available in Canada.

And if just reading the weather doesn't strike you as a lot of fun, try this video showing a Twin Otter taking off in Iqaluit on a very windy day.  Almost like a helicopter!  And check out this video showing approaches in a range of weather to many Baffin Island airports.

And for the historically inclined,  here's a site with a full text copy of the 1975 FAA Aviation Weather guide, with a chapter on Arctic Aviation Weather.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2020 13:26
Tips and Advice Print E-mail

Here's a few other things you might want to think about if you're planning a trip to Nunavut in a small plane, or making the flight across to Greenland and Europe.


Though your airplane is equipped with an ELT, you might want to consider a couple of other items to increase your personal safety while on a flight north.  Remember that while Canada has an excellent Search and Rescue system, bases for Search aircraft are in southern Canada.  That means that if you go down and your ELT sends the alarm, it can still take many hours for searchers to get to your area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 20:46
Aviation Fuel Print E-mail

Most, but not all, Nunavut communities have Jet A-1 fuel available at the aerodrome.  Check the What's New section of this site for info on the recent 100LL drum count in Iqaluit.

In Iqaluit, 100LL sold in full drums only (205 litres/45 CDN gallons/54 US gallons). Fuel is brought into

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2011 19:24

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