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COPA For Kids tops 10K mark
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The COPA For Kids aviation program is a success, with more than 10,000 Junior Aviators flown since the start of the program, thanks to the efforts of COPA member pilots and volunteers across Canada. To recognize COPA For Kids pilots, COPA National will be providing lapel pins to COPA Flights that hold these events for distribution to pilots flying Junior Aviators. More

New Director appointed to COPA's Board
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In January one of our COPA directors representing the Province of Quebec stepped down. The COPA Board has since appointed a new director for the remaining one year of the four-year-term. More

Chinook once again takes to Canadian skies    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It has been 21 years since the distinctive 'wokka-wokka' sound of Canadian Chinooks was last heard in Canadian skies. This year, however, the big, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift helicopters will be heard once again, especially over Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, ON. This time, though, Petawawa will not simply be a waypoint for the Chinooks while en route to tasks in support of the Canadian Army; it will be the permanent home for the new fleet of CH-147F Chinook helicopters. More


In a move to help kit-builders complete their aircraft more quickly and easily, Zenair introduces new Quick-Build kits for its popular kitplane designs. Kits qualify for Amateur-Built or AULA registration in Canada. Factory workshops and assistance from Build-Centers can further speed up the completion of these affordable and high-performance planes. More...

Whitecourt COPA Flight takes flight for the first time
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A group of general aviation enthusiasts are one step closer to their goal of having a day where they can introduce young people to the world of general aviation. The group is called Whitecourt COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association) Flight and they had their first meeting on Tuesday Jan. 15. More

Space Expo might land at Abbotsford Airshow
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It's just a matter of ironing out final details, but if all goes according to plan, the inaugural Abbotsford Space Expo will be coming to Tradex on airshow weekend, Aug. 9 - 11, 2013. "Everything in this industry is on the cusp of exploding; it has huge potential," said Louis Gelinas, founder and organizer of the event. More

Model plane hobbyists know the risks of lithium-ion batteries
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A scale model of a Reaper drone rumbled down the runway and lifted into the gray Canadian sky, powered by a plastic propeller and a lithium-ion battery. When the tiny plane crashed back to earth a few seconds later, white smoke began rising from the wreckage. "Why is it on fire?" one of the hobbyists asked the other, moments before bright orange flames began shooting from the crash site. More

Airbus confident it won't run into similar trouble as 787, loses 2012 deliveries race
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Airbus said it was confident its planes would not encounter the same technical problems afflicting archrival Boeing's 787s, even though they use the same kind of batteries that have this week raised security concerns. The company may nevertheless be affected eventually, experts say. If investigations show that authorities had approved parts for the 787 that turned out to be deficient, Airbus may face tougher tests when it tries to launch a new plane this year. More

Premier Aviation looks to hire airframe technicians
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Despite hundreds of former Aveos Fleet Performance aircraft maintenance workers still unemployed, Premier Aviation Overhaul Centre is advertising heavily for licensed airframe technicians it insists it cannot find. That inability has cost the company business it had to turn away, said Dave Diggle, Premier Aviation vice-president of marketing, sales and service. More

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The Region of Waterloo International Airport sets an all time record for passenger traffic in 2012    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is proud to announce 2012 was a record year for passenger traffic. A total of 120,828 passengers travelled through the air terminal building which was a 19.5 per cent increase over 2011. More

Meriden model airplane business is taking off    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The aircraft engines being produced at Syssa Aircraft Performance on North Colony Road will end up in planes all over the world, but the only local passenger on those planes is a stuffed "Beaker" doll based on the Muppets' character. More

Richmond plane crash survivors file suit against airline
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The six survivors who were aboard a plane that crashed in Richmond just over a year ago have now filed a lawsuit against the airline. According to court documents, the suit says the passengers noticed oil under the Northern Thunderbird aircraft wing before getting on board and told the crew about it. It also says after take off, the captain announced the plane would be returning to YVR because of an oil issue. More

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Edmonton City Centre Airport in the news again due to Medevac concerns    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Edmonton City Centre Airport question just won't go away for northern residents concerned about medevac flights to Edmonton hospitals. A group called Save Our Medevac Services Society (SOS) has taken up the battle to try and keep the one remaining runway open until an acceptable alternative is found. More

Air Georgian and Air Canada announce an airline pilot hiring and training program partnership
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Air Georgian and Air Canada, announced the creation of a unique cadet pilot hiring program for high-achieving Canadian youth. The program is designed to encourage young men and women to consider careers in commercial aviation by assisting them with pilot training and offering them a clearer path to rewarding employment opportunities. Candidates must be high school graduates with a strong academic record and have demonstrated leadership ability at school and in their community. More

China's general aviation industry ready for takeoff
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A pilot program that saw low-altitude airspace in key Chinese cities being opened up for general aviation may be extended nationwide in 2013. The accelerated reform will certainly give a fresh impetus for the domestic generation aviation industry to spread its wings. More
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