Changes at YukonFlying / POLITICS ;

In 2008, I decided to confine any discussion of controversial aviation issues on this web page; to its own page; this the POLITICS page. I began a blog to factually document the statements and actions of GOVERNMENT in order to help identify and resolve problems. I also posted the supporting correspondence and any related documents. Over nine years it became unwieldy, and 2018, I felt a fresh start was needed, in an attempt to be positive I ended "THE WAR ON AVIATION" and began a NEW document / blog I initially called "FINDING AVIATION SOLUTIONS".  

That first phase ( a 62 page diary and documentation) can still be accessed by clicking here;


My effort continued until April 2019 when the YTG Minister responsible for Aviation Richard Mostyn, referred to this web site and blog on the floor in the Yukon Legislature and claimed personal responsibility for resolving most outstanding issues these documents identified.  ( I am surprised and confused since I can't identify the justification for his claims).    I will continue in the original pattern to be honest and objective in the following document;


Click anywhere on the image below to open the ongoing Blog.

Broken Runway


I will continue to post accurate events and documents, you can have confidential input on content, concerns, or layout by contacting me...please help keep this accurate and relevant.


Below, in .pdf files is the collection of correspondence that I have delivered or exchanged in the pursuit of the survival of General Aviation;

What can you do to help ?

It is apparent that the largest source of problems in aviation lie in the Governing legislation. Because of multiple jurisdicitions (Federal, Provincial, Municipal and others) interacting and being misinterpreted around us no one is sure what the rules actually are. This leads to confusion, inconsistent application, and misuse. The Aeronautics Act and Canadian Air Regulations have even been identified in Senior Courts as unneccesarily large and convoluted.

An initiative to write legislation in "Plain Language" has not been made retroactive at this point. But, once everyone involved, Legislators, Regulators, Aviaitors and Owners, actually know what the law is compliance will become commonplace and costs and waste will be reduced.

If you agree here is a draft letter you can copy and paste / edit and send to the Minister of Transport in Ottawa, or to who ever you feel is competent authority;

Dear Minister ;

Aviation in this country is in difficulty. Growing costs and shrinking bottom lines dominate Aviation.

There is an excess of confusing rules that are interpreted differently, varying by region and situation. This inconsistent application of law only adds to our frustration. Canadfian courts have even identified the unreasonable extent and complexity of the Aeronautics Act and Canadian Air Regulations.

But, under a banner of 'SAFETY' a growing bureaucracy is unchallenged because for us the percieved risks associated with complaining are directly related to our bottom-line. In fact the time and effort needed to appease the system leaves us less not more resources to achieve 'SAFETY'.

Asimple solution is to re-write the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Air Regulations so that they can be understood by us, the flying public. Then I suggest you train the bureaucracy to apply them legally and consistently. Once we all know what the rules actually are and how they will be applied compliance will be far easier to achieve. The cost savings for all of us would be significant, and "SAFETY" achieved.



DC3 in Winter

The Yukon Transportation Museum at CYXY