The perils of not checking NOTAMS

I’m in Whitby at my Dad’s place today. Because of customs, we flew to Buttonville. But then when I told the FBO guy “oh we’re not staying – as soon as we clear customs we’re heading to Oshawa” he just laughed. Evidently I carefully flight planned the trip to Buttonville, but hadn’t even looked at NOTAMs for Oshawa.

Oshawa is closed for three weeks, because they’re repaving both runways. God only knows why they couldn’t stagger them. Hey, oshawapilot, why didn’t you mention this?