What does one do when on vacation in Toronto during a sunny July? Go flying of course!
I chose to fly out of Toronto City Airport (CYTZ) for a touch and go at Oshawa (CYOO) before returning for a few orbits around downtown. The weather was fantastic (albeit a bit hazy), and the air was very smooth once above a few hundred feet. We (instructor and I, I didn’t want to have to do a checkride just for a scenic flight) flew to and from Oshawa along the shoreline and passed over the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The flight was in a 1997 Cessna 172R - much nicer than the significantly older 172 models I’m used to flying.
|The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station|
|Cockpit view of the C172R - note the lower operating RPMs|
|The new city hall and Yonge and Dundas square|
|If you look closely, you can just make out people doing the “Edge Walk” on the CN Tower|