Here is "Ottawa Tower". Very cool and clear morning as I am sitting in the back of an A319 bound for Toronto (CYYZ). It's nice having someone else fly because then I don't have to pay attention to anything other then focusing my shots. Ottawa Tower speak in both English and French as well as the arrival, departure and Montreal Center controllers. An example of how this can cause issues happened to me the other day when leaving the ramp to enter the taxiway. I was cleared to taxi B to runway 25 and hold short. Right after the controller was speaking in french to some other airplane. As I pulled out of the apron and was about to enter bravo taxiway a Transport Canada Citation was about to meet me and he was still moving. If there is anyone you should ever give way these are the people (seeing that they are authorized to carry matches and burn pilot licenses :). So I stopped, waited and was about to key the mike to ask what was going on and then the controller said the Citation would hold for me (the conversation that took place in french apparently). The Citation thinking I would keep going because he knew what was going on still taxiied towards me but me being anglo to the core had no idea. .
Fall colours still aren't as prevalent in Ottawa as they were in Quebec city. It hasn't been cold enough to speed up the process but after this morning I am sure it will be soon. The air is smooth as silk.
Proceeding direct CELAR intersection I presume. Rideau River passing by the airport.
Buttonville airport (CYKZ) Now I have remarked about this airport being hard to find if you are trying to land at it but everytime I am not its always plain as day and easy to see. I have been 2 miles final at night on a GPS approach and still didn't see it till about a mile and a half. It was snowing at the time so I am not blind completly. My least favourite airport because of its stealth, fuelers and line service is bad and its got lots of training aircraft on nice days and when the weather is crappy its hard to make it in because of the lack of lighting. That's alot of bitching for one post. The rest will be more positive :) Can't be sunshine and roses all the time. Again, more to come.....