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Breakthrough on dangerous goods regulations — Europe
As reported previously in the IAOPA eNews, the existing regulation on Dangerous Goods was never fit for GA use. So far, EASA just referred to the ICAO Technical Instructions, a document of more than 1,000 pages with highly technical material that was never intended for GA pilots. It contains several alleviations to allow perfumes and deodorants for duty free sales onboard airlines, but did not foresee that anyone would carry a can of engine oil or de-icing fluid.
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COPA annual general meeting
Join COPA in Winnipeg on June 20, 2015, at our Annual General Meeting. A host of activities are planned in connection with the COPA business session. Friday evening there will be a barbeque meet and greet at Lyncrest Airport and participants will be able to take part in a progressive fly-out dinner on Saturday. Tours are being arranged to visit Nav Canada's Area Control Centre, CYAV Tower, Canadian Propeller, AeroRecip,the Western Canada Aviation Museum, the Museum for Human Rights and the Polar Bear Exhibit at the Winnipeg Zoo. For more information and to register visit
See you in Winnipeg!

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Nanaimo Airport applying for provincial infrastructure funding
Nanaimo Business News
As part of B.C. on the Move, the province's new 10-year transportation plan, the Transportation Ministry is investing $24 million over the next three years in the new B.C. Air Access Program to support B.C. airports, including improvements to taxi ways and aprons at the Nanaimo Airport. "Operating an airport is much like a running a small town, there's always something that needs fixing or upgrading," explained Mike Hooper, president and CEO of the Nanaimo Airport.
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COPA at Air Venture 2015
This is COPA's first official invitation to all Canadian Pilots at Air Venture and is brought to you by AIG and the Magnes Group. Refreshing root beer floats will be offered to satisfy your thirst after your full day of gawping at Aviation's finest and newest products.

Prizes will be raffled off with the Grand Prize of an iPAD Mini 64gb and a one year subscription to ForeFlight Canada going to one lucky winner.

Special Guests are being invited and hopefully will come speak to our crowd of Canadian Aviators. Don't miss out! Mark your calendar! Attend COPA's "All Canadian Pilots Reception 2015" (spouses and friends are also invited).

See you Tuesday July 21st between 17:30 and 19:30, under the Partner Resource Center tent on the North side of the Exhibit Hangar A. Click here for the draw form.

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Canada to send 2 astronauts to space by 2024
The Sudbury Star
Canada will send two astronauts into space within the next decade, the federal government says. The country's newest astronauts, Lt.-Col. Jeremy Hansen, 39, and Dr. David St-Jacques, have been training for the last six years. One of them will fly to space by 2019 and the other by 2024 after the Conservatives promised to extend Canada's International Space Station mission until at least that date, Industry Minister James Moore said in Ottawa.
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Take flight with COPA
Take part in COPA's national membership campaign starting April 1, 2015, and you could win a five-day trip for two to Whitehorse in the Yukon. All you have to do is refer a new or renewing member and for every renewal your name will be entered into a draw for the grand prize.
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Grounded jet helps Ontario college aviation school soar
The London Free Press
It was like a college classroom quiz, but on an airport tarmac. "How many colleges in Canada have a functioning Boeing 727 in a hangar, with runway access?" Peter Devlin, Fanshawe College's president, shouted in the shadow of that massive plane. Devlin had wandered away from the podium and microphone, his raised voice on this blustery day giving the announcement the feel of an old time revival ­meeting.
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Ridge Landing Airpark

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Alaska's sky highway: Pilots and planes that keep Alaska connected
Alaska Dispatch News
A shoe box with wings. A flying bathtub. There's not one perfect way to describe the SC-7 Skyvan parked behind the offices of Alaska Air Taxi. But one thing's certain: It doesn't seem possible that something so ungainly could fly. But it flies. With Alaska Air Taxi owner Jack Barber at the helm, it's flown all over the state, carrying cargo as varied as groceries, ATVs, fuel — horses. Roughly a third of Alaska's population is reachable only by boat or airplane, so pilots like Barber serve as a lifeline to the Bush.
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3 exciting innovations that impact the EMS community
By Mark Huber
There has been lots of news on the technology front in the last few weeks. Here is a look at three innovative ideas that will aid those who work in emergency medical services. For starters, the European Union — that august body across the pond addicted to overregulation — is mandating that all new cars be able to automatically self-report accidents and summon assistance, beginning with the 2018 models. Over there, the system is labeled "eCall."
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Harrison Ford back in skies months after plane crash
Just three months after Harrison Ford survived a horrific plane crash, the actor has been seen taking flight once again. Ford broke his pelvis and ankle while suffering a severe head laceration when he crashed his World War II era plane on a golf course March 5. He was seen at the Santa Monica airport in California. Carrying only a small rucksack and wearing a smile, the actor climbed into his $2.6 million green 2013 Bell 407 Helicopter, along with a co-pilot.
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Torqued: Pilots and mechanics must communicate after critical maintenance
If you missed the NTSB's safety alerts this past month, three were targeted at general aviation pilots and one at GA mechanics. The three aimed at pilots involve flying in mountainous terrain; transition training when flying different aircraft or aircraft with different flying characteristics or avionics; and the importance of performing detailed preflight checks after maintenance, especially maintenance involving flight control and trim systems. The alert targeted to the GA maintenance community stems from recent accidents involving improperly rigged flight controls and trim system.
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Why do airplane windows have tiny holes?
Slate Magazine
According to the author Mark Vanhoenacker: My friends laugh at me when I ask for a window seat. You're an airline pilot, they say. You have the window seat all the time. True enough. But the cockpit, well, that's work. As a passenger I'm actually free to enjoy the experience — to listen to music or a long-postponed podcast while gazing out at the world below, to remember that it's still a wonder to look down, not up, at clouds. The window seat is like the best table in a café on a busy street, except that instead of people-watching, entire cities, oceans, and mountain ranges parade past.
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Often unnoticed, Rose Parrakeet is homebuilt born of certified beginnings
Despite its rich red plumage, the slight, single-seat biplane often goes unnoticed amidst a tied-down flock of homebuilt aircraft. In its three-point pose, its 20-foot wood wingspan and narrow, 16-foot-4 tube-and-fabric fuselage are hidden in the rakish and modern shadows cast by taller, flashier metal or composite creations. But when the other airplanes fly off, giving it some room, its lithe lines speak of aviation's more romantic era.
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