Fly Canada 150

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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.

General Aviation is Alive and Well

When pilots talk about “General Aviation” they are usually referring to private pilots taking friends up flying and touring around while enjoying the “freedom to fly”, but also private pilots taking people to medical care centres as they support Hope Air, flight schools teaching the next generation of commercial pilots …

St. Patrick’s Day Jaunt

It’s March 17th….Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And the weatherman got it wrong…again.  Last night they said today was planned to be overcast with a snow and rain mix.  When I got up this morning, it was bright and sunny with almost no wind.  I turn to the weather network and …

Winter Flight to the Nation’s Capital

The first weekend in March was a busy weekend of flying as a nice arctic high pressure system was arriving over southern Ontario.  This type of weather during winter usually brings cold, clear skies that are perfect for flying as the air tends to be calmer and the plane performs …

A Spring Day in February

Finally a day to enjoy a little flying.  According to the weather gurus, January had a total of less than 20 hours of sunshine.  And, if I remember correctly those were really windy days.  It’s been a mish-mash of snow, rain, wind and low cloud for the last two months.  …

The Adventure Begins!

It’s January 1st marking the start of 2017 and Canada’s 150th Birthday.  And, it’s the day the Fly Canada 150 adventure begins.  The goal is to land my aircraft at 150 different airports.  Today I got two completed. It was a nice sunny day out today and the temperature was …

In the news…CityTV Dec 30, 2016

I was out at the airport today with Amanda Ferguson from CityTV News.  She did a news segment covering my plans for “Fly Canada 150” for 2017.  It can be seen on both CityTV and 680 News websites, or just click the link below. Click Here for Video  

On your mark…get set…

The journey begins in a couple of days! It’s now nearing the end of December and the planning continues for visiting 150 airports in Canada to celebrate Canada’s 150th in 2017.  There are a lot of activities going on next year across the country, many of them in small airports …

The Excitement is Building!

This is quickly becoming a thrilling project.  It’s only early in the planning stages, but is getting lots of interest and generating new ideas. I’ve been talking about it with some pilots to see how “crazy” they think it is.  Their thoughts have been really encouraging.  As pilots, they know …

Getting Ready

Here I’ll give you a very brief feel of the things we do throughout the year, up to and on the day of flying to make sure we fly safe and have a great experience.  As pilots, we do this all the time as part of our routine.  But for …

About Myself

Up to this point I haven’t told you who I am and what drives someone to try to take on this significant challenge.  It’s time to fix that.  My name is Darin Graham and I own a Piper Cherokee 140 registered as CF-GJB.  With that information you can Google the …