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    Duplication in Border red tape for General Aviation — Mexico and Canada
    By Patrick Gilligan, COPA vice president of operations
    Mexico's electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and soon to be Canadian Border Services Agency, Interactive Advance Passenger Information (IAPI) will make cross border flying much more complicated and may dissuade pilots from flying between countries.
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    The Flying Circus: This is a flying circus
    By Garth Wallace
    COPA eFlight presents another weekly excerpt from "The Flying Circus," a fun book by Canadian aviation humorist and former COPA publisher Garth Wallace. "The Flying Circus" is a fictional account of the madcap escapades of two instructors who start their own flying school armed with loads of enthusiasm, but little business sense and no money.
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    Pilot project targets young female hockey players
    Toronto Star
    An Ontario airline is recruiting hockey players at the provincial women's championship, encouraging young girls to become pilots in a male-dominated industry. The thinking is that if these girls can overcome stereotypes to play hockey, they might have the traits to work in an almost exclusively male field. It's the brainchild of Air Georgian president Eric Edmondson, who coached women's hockey for 15 years in Barrie and has a 17-year-old daughter, Ally, who plays the game.
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      Zenair Turns 40 – Announces Open House & Fly-in
    Why not visit Canada’s leading kit aircraft manufacturer, creator of the legendary “Sky-Jeep”, as it celebrates 40 this summer? Anniversary festivities are scheduled for Saturday July 19th at the Huronia Airport (CYEE). Aircraft displays, demo flights and factory tours all day. Everyone invited; All Zenair design arrivals to be honored! Solos and groups welcome; drive or fly! More...

    Controlling and preventing corrosion in aircraft
    By Heather Rhoades
    Similar to any other metal objects, aircraft are prone to corrosion. In only a few years, this problem can render a plane "unairworthy." As a general preventive measure, therefore, corrosion inhibitors are often applied on the surfaces of the metals used in building aircraft before assembly. Such actions notwithstanding, nature takes effect at some point. The rate at which the corrosion develops is highly dependent on the environment in which the plane is used, and how it is stored.
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    Still no contract for fixed-wing air ambulance
    Medicine Hat News
    Private contractors providing fixed-wing Alberta Air Ambulance service have been without a contract since the end of January and some patients are being transferred by road. Alberta Health Services issued a request for proposals to address the need for new contracts, but there hasn't been enough time. "All current medevac services and base locations are continuing to provide care for Albertans. If an Albertan needs an air ambulance, they will receive this service without a gap in service provision," said Rick Trimp, AHS interim president and chief executive officer.
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    Aerospace firms throttle back on British Columbia aviation plan
    Business Vancouver
    The province will spend $5 million to help British Columbia firms tap "unprecedented" air traffic growth predicted for the next two decades, but Surrey's aerospace industry may be wary of jumping at the blue sky opportunity. The recent provincial budget formalized a five-year, $5 million deal between the government and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada Pacific Division to attract global aerospace and defence contractors' attention and win business for B.C. firms.
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    Solar Impulse builds round-the-world airplane
    The Solar Impulse team, makers of the airplane set to fly around the world next year on nothing but solar power, has completed the construction phase of the Solar Impulse 2 — the airplane that is set to attempt the flight. The single-seat airplane is powered by four electric motors, has a wingspan of 236 feet and weighs 5,000 pounds. It is designed to fly as long as five consecutive days and nights without stopping — a feat it needs to be able to achieve in order to complete the planned round-the-world journey.
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    General Aviation's real impact lies behind the numbers
    The Wichita Eagle
    According to author Pete Bunce: Textron's recent acquisition of Beechcraft and the creation of Textron Aviation shows just what a dynamic time this is for the general aviation manufacturing industry. It also offers the opportunity to step back and look at the where our business is going, in the Air Capital of the World and beyond. In 2013, GAMA member companies supported almost 15,000 jobs throughout the state with $510 million in economic output. These numbers aren't surprising.
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    'Girls Fly Too' event was largest of its kind in North America
    Langley Times
    The "Sky's No Limit — Girls Fly Too" event — held at Langley Regional Airport in British Columbia — has made history as the largest event of its kind in the world. The event drew more...

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    ICAO calls meeting about tracking flights
    The Montreal Gazette
    The International Civil Aviation Organization has convened a special meeting in Montreal, Quebec, about tracking flights like Malaysia Airlines 370, which disappeared a month ago. The meeting will "try and increase..."

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    COPA responds to biased CBC report on ELTs
    By Kevin Psutka, COPA president and CEO
    Members are reacting to a CBC report by Evan Solomon on what he perceives is a need for mandating 406 ELTs. The article is biased in the extreme and does not present all of the facts.

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    Aviation geeks, a flight club set on solving Malaysia mystery
    According to the author Ashley Fantz: Have you ever been in a heated debate with someone and said this? "It doesn't matter how big your telescope/towed array is, if you are 100nm away you can't amplify a signal that was attenuated to zero level before it reached 10nm. It doesn't matter that there is a 'natural water telescope' named convergence zone — it would amplify sounds and you would hear even very weak signals of low or medium frequency."
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    Lightspeed invites votes for aviation grants
    Lightspeed Aviation Foundation has announced the 2014 finalists for its 5th annual round of charitable grants, and pilots are invited to visit the foundation's Facebook page to vote for their choice to receive funding. Each of the finalists will receive an award up to $10,000, with the final amounts determined by the Facebook votes cast. Voting is open until midnight Oct. 31.
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