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Petition to save Mascouche
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Your signature is requested on a petition in favor of keeping the airport of Mascouche (CSK3) open. On January 21st the city of Mascouche adopted a resolution to close CSK3 without an alternative for pilots and enthusiasts alike who are based there. In effect, an online petition has been launched in order to support the Mascouche airport. We are being asked to sign the petition to support to an airport in need. This is a small gesture which can make a huge difference in a battle that the APPAM (Association des pilotes et propriétaires de l'aéroport de Mascouche) has been fighting since 2009 with the APBQ (Aviateurs et pilotes de brousse du Québec's support. Follow the link to access the petition: More

Two for one at CYHS (correction)
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Last week we announced the 2013 COPA Rust Remover will be held at the Saugeen Municipal Airport in Hanover, Ontario on Sunday, April 28. The contact phone number listed had an incorrect area code. For more information or to register contact Phil Englishman tel.: 519-377-3777 or email:

Two new PowerPoint presentations on General Aviation and COPA
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1 - The following PowerPoint presentation by COPA President and CEO Kevin Psutka provides the latest updates regarding COPA membership, pilot and aircraft statistics. Click the following link to watch the presentation:

2 - The following PowerPoint presentation by COPA President and CEO Kevin Psutka, "So why do we need COPA?" looks at the issues facing our sector of aviation to illustrate why COPA is needed. Click the following link to watch the presentation.


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Ask the Captain: Can planes fly without pilots?
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Why do we not go to pilotless airplanes in the near future? After all, pilots are for the most part data-input personnel. This job could be done much more efficiently by drone operators. Give me the non-ALPA (Air Line Pilots Association) response, please. More

Aveos still idle despite ruling
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Aveos' former hangars in Winnipeg remain ready for action. They're being heated, and Air Canada continues to make its lease payments. But the hangars sit empty and are likely to stay that way in the near future, despite a court ruling Monday that Air Canada broke the law by contracting out major aircraft repairs that were the lifeblood of the Winnipeg operation. More

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Airport plans improvements
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Passenger traffic growth at Sault Ste. Marie Airport has peaked with modest gains expected in the next five years. It'll take the addition of another airline, such as WestJet, to land another major increase in traveller volume.The airport welcomed 187,554 passengers in 2012. That's the most travellers Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corp. has seen since its creation in 1998. The previous high was set in that year with 172,651. More

N.E. bridge near airport facing delays, says alderman
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Construction problems have caused a significant delay to a northeast bridge near the airport. The bridge, between the airport and Harvest Hills, was supposed to be completed last year, says Ald. Jim Stevenson. He says the project is still facing delays and might only be completed at the end of this year. More

Atlanta airport retains title as world's busiest
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Atlanta's airport is keeping its title as the world's busiest. Airport officials said passenger traffic increased by more than 3.1 million passengers in 2012, making 2012 the busiest year ever for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Authorities said the 2012 total of 95.5 million passengers is 3.35 per cent higher than the previous record of 92.4 million passengers, set in 2011. More

Airport spending not approved by council
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Lake of Bays mayor Bob Young decided to follow a Muskoka Airport money trail and did not like where it took him. Young raised concerns about an airport engineering and design budget that ballooned to $143,000 from $50,000 without approval from district council, and how $128,000 of that was spent on a consultant that was hired without a competitive bid process. More

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Hundreds packed church memorial for Arctic pilot Bob Heath
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Hundreds of people packed the Igloo Church in Inuvik, N.W.T., for a memorial to the late Bob Heath. They remembered Heath, who died in a plane crash in Antarctica last month, as a hard-working man who loved helping out. Search crews were unable to recover Heath's body, and those of the other two pilots, but he recovery effort is expected to resume during the next research season. More

World War II pilot and battle of Midway hero James Muri dies in Montana at age 93
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World War II pilot James Muri, who saved his crippled B-26 bomber and crew by buzzing the flight deck of a Japanese aircraft carrier during the Battle of Midway, has died in Billings. He was 93. Muri died of natural causes, according to Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. On June 4, 1942, Muri piloted one of four B-26 bombers that took off from Midway Island to attack a Japanese fleet planning to invade the U.S. outpost about 1,100 miles (1,770 kilometres) northwest of Hawaii. More

Opinion: No more RCMP presence at Victoria airport
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So, if they're pulling the Mounties out of the Victoria airport, that must mean the War on Terror is over. Which means Ottawa is cancelling the security fee that's tacked on to every airline ticket, right? Well, no.... They are doing away with the RCMP presence at Victoria International, though, meaning we're going back to pre-Osama days. Back then, the airport would call the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP if the police were needed. Then, in 2006, Ottawa expanded a post-9/11 program that paid for beefed-up policing of major Canadian airports. More

Chris Hadfield talks to Canadian kids while ISS goes from day to night and back
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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station get a rare view of sunrise and sunset from 370 kms above the Earth's surface, but what's even more incredible is that they get to see these sights 16 times every day as the ISS zips around in low-Earth orbit. More

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