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CASI Ottawa | Low Visibility Landings and Take-Offs plus Lab Tour

  • November 23, 2022
  • 17:00 - 19:30
  • Engineering Design Centre (EDC) and Porter Hall (Unicentre), Carleton University, Ottawa
  • 213


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CASI Ottawa Branch

Low Visibility Landings and Take-Offs plus Lab Tour

An In-person/Virtual Hybrid Event

November 23, 2022 | 17:00 - 19:30 EST

Engineering Design Centre (EDC) and Porter Hall (Unicentre), Carleton University, Ottawa

Speaker: Captain Doug Morris

For decades, the ILS (Instrument Landing System) has guided pilots to safe landings in low visibility. Captain Doug Morris will discuss the components and intricacies of the ILS. It is the approach of choice with reluctance to adapt to new GPS (Global Positioning System) technology. Learn about autoland, what it takes to get airborne in low visibility and how pilots keep current. Take-offs in low visibility conditions will also be discussed.

Captain Morris flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner worldwide for Air Canada, having amassed 26,000 flight hours. He is a certified meteorologist and the author of four books and has been writing for Air Canada’s inflight magazine for 24 years. Doug is a flight and weather instructor and recently obtained his Masters in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Purdue University (Indiana).

The schedule is as follows:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm Lab tour starting in the Atrium of Engineering Design Centre: Structures, Simulator and Design Spaces
  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm Meet and Porter Hall (Room 231 - Second floor of the Unicentre), including a light dinner and drinks provided by MAE department
  • 6:00 - 6:45 pm: Presentation by Captain Morris (in-person and Zoom)
  • 6:45 - 7:30 pm: Q&A, discussion (in-person and Zoom)

This will be an in-person event, however CASI will offering the presentation via Zoom to those attendees who cannot attend in person.

This event is being organized by CASI Ottawa Branch in collaboration with the Carleton Mechanical and Aerospace Society (CMAS) and Carleton's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Please RSVP ASAP if you want to attend in-person. Non-Members of CASI or CMAS or MAE: $10 (plus HST) or join now! Select: In-person Tour and Talk or In-Person Talk or Virtual Talk.

Details: Campus Map - Carleton University

Carleton University Breaks Ground on All-New Engineering Design Centre

Parking in P18 parking garage, accessible off Bronson.

Engineering Design Centre is west of the Mackenzie Building toward the canal. 

Tour attendees must arrive by 4:50PM at the Engineering Design Centre and will be guided after the tour to Porter Hall (Room 231 - 2nd Floor of the Unicentre, UC on map).

As well, Captain Morris will be offering two of his books for sale:

  • This Is Your Captain Speaking ($40)
  • Canadian Aviation Weather ($20)

Book payment options are cash, Interac (fromtheflightdeck@sympatico.ca) or PayPal.


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