Fly Canada 150

I’m off on a new adventure this year. In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, my goal is to attempt to fly my small airplane to over 150 airports throughout Canada. I hope to visit at least one airport in each of the provinces and territories.

This is a tribute to the importance that aviation and airports have played in keeping Canada vibrant and prosperous.

You can help celebrate and make a difference too.  I hope you make a donation to two remarkable aviation charities – Hope Air and COPA’s Flight Safety Foundation.  You can make donations through the Fly Canada 150 page on Canada Helps.

You can keep in touch and see how the adventure is going at the Fly Canada 150 website and on Twitter by following @FlyCanada150 and #FlyCanada150 .

New BlueSideUp.aero Website

The BlueSideUp.aero has undergone many changes over the 15+ years that it has been up and running.  Today it has been refreshed with a more modern look and better post and photo album tools.  You can still access the old Canadian site (2007 and prior) and New Zealand site (2007-2010) through the archive buttons on the sidebar.

I hope you enjoy the new look.

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Algonquin Park Early Fall 2015

It was a nice day today (Sept 20, 2015) so I thought it was time to fly from Toronto up to Algonquin Park to see if the colours of the trees had changed yet.  It was a little early so the leaves had just started to turn, but most were still green.  But still it was a great day to go flying for a couple of hours.

Bringing GJB Back Home

Today, Nov 13, 2013, marks a special day for CF-GJB (GJB = “Good JoB”).  I had sold GJB in 2007 because I was moving to New Zealand, and now I’ve bought it back.  In the few years before selling it, I had the engine rebuilt and a new paint job on the exterior.  The owner I sold it to had the interior redone in a nice green to match the paint job.  As you can see from some of the pictures, it is now a nice sweet aircraft inside and out.  Today I flew it back from Carp (CYRP) to my  hangar in Burlington (CZBA).

Niagara Falls 2012

Taking Jane for a flight over Niagara Falls in Piper Warrior C-GOCH.

Last Flight in DQM

This is my last flight in my Fleet Canuck CF-DQM before selling it (July 14, 2011).  The flight was from Burlington (CZBA) to Carp (CYRP).

Niagara Falls 2010

A flight over Niagara Falls with Inge in the left seat of a Cirrus.

Mo’s Frozen Fly-in 2010

Some pictures from Mo’s annual fly-in on the frozen Ottawa River.