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Video: 4-year-old's priceless reaction to aerobatics
Many of you will remember the 2013 viral video of 6-year-old Lainey Woodson experiencing the unbridled joy of flight for the first time in her father's Piper Cub. Now an even more heart-warming video has surfaced of 4-year-old Lea Langumier giggling in the skies over Quebec, Ontario, Canada, as her dad Raphael performs aerobatics in his Citabria. This wasn't Lea's first rodeo, as is plainly evident in the video. She's been flying with her father since she was two. But this was her first time experiencing inverted flight.
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Gliders to soar over Comox throughout the summer
Comox Valley Record
The Department of National Defense and the Comox Cadet Flying Training Center are advising the public that air cadets from across British Columbia will be gliding in the skies above 19 Wing, CFB Comox this summer from late June to mid-August. This training, part of the Comox Cadet Flying Training Center's glider pilot course, is designed to give selected air cadets, aged 16-18, the skills to become Transport Canada-licensed glider pilots. This summer, 45 air cadets will be attending the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course.
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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 21 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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WW II pilot's remains brought home to British Columbia after 70 years
CBC News
More than 70 years after he was killed in World War II, Sgt. Eric Honeyman was laid to rest in Trail, British Columbia, today. Honeyman, who was a fighter pilot in the U.S. air force, was born in Trail before his family moved to Alameda, California. He was shot down during the Battle of the Bulge while on a mission over Belgium. where his remains lay undiscovered for over six decades. "It's incredibly moving to have him found and to be able to have this ceremony," said Scott Honeyman, the cousin of the fallen soldier.
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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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The painting and the pilot: When the forest 'waved goodbye'
Hamilton Spectator
We come through thick tall coniferous forest, the kind you find all over Norway, and it as though we are children weaving gingerly around the ankles of tight towering regiments, spruce and pine spaced closely together in almost military order. The forest floor is mossy and covered in low berry bushes. It is mid-June and uncharacteristically cold. Then again, we are just above the 60th parallel and if you followed the latitude all the way to Alberta, you'd find yourself north of Fort McMurray.
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Forestry servicemen explain aerial firefighting
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Retardant tankers, Canadian water scoopers, lead planes, helicopters, fire engines, hoses and the people behind them, all come together for one reason: to fight forest fires. Saturday, aerial firefighters and Division of Forestry employees gathered at the Palmer Municipal Airport for interviews — at the request of Sockeye Fire Incident Command spokeswoman Celeste Prescott — to explain what they do, how they do it, and in some cases, why.
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The 429 has a weight problem — but is Bell bothered?
By Jeremy Parkin
Bell's twin-engined 429 is seeing greater success than any previous light twin the Texas-based manufacturer has ever produced, already eclipsing each of the 222, 230, 427 and 430 models in sheer airframe numbers. Yet, a big divide continues to be seen in its marketplace. The 429 was built around a set of regulations from the FAA that provide minimum specification and performance requirements to gain certification for rotorcraft with a gross weight of up to 7,000 pounds. Bell, however, wants to be able to fly the helicopter at 7,500 pounds.
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Gore launches line of aviation fluid-repellent sealant tape
General Aviation News
W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded its line of SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials with a new aviation fluid-repellent tape. Available in various sizes, the new tape is suited for use on belly fairings, engine nacelles, tail boom covers, fuel bladders and access panels, according to company officials. This gap filling material provides protection in a variety of conditions, including wide temperature ranges, bending, flexing and exposure to aircraft fluids.
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Hanks picked to play Sully
Reports out of Hollywood say Tom Hanks has been picked to play Capt. Chesley Sullenberger in the movie adaptation of the Miracle on the Hudson pilot's autobiography. Variety reported late that Hanks is in final negotiations to play the lead in a movie that will be directed by Clint Eastwood. Hanks has a long list of hit film roles, including as Commander Jim Lovell in Apollo 13. The working title is apparently Miracle on the Hudson and there has been no word on who might play First Officer Jeff Skiles.
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Cat clings to plane wing for flight
The Guardian
A cat has escaped with at least one of its nine lives after stowing away on an ultra-light aircraft flight. A video has been posted on YouTube of the cat digging its claws into the aircraft's wing as its pilot and passenger fly hundreds of feet above the ground at first apparently unaware of its presence. Romain Jantot, understood to be the pilot in the clip, cites a flying club in Kourou, French Guiana, in the film's description. He uploaded the video on Sunday and it has already received more than 75,000 views.
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Video: Inside the Dreamliner's flight deck
General Aviation News
Okay, so definitely not GA, but Boeing just released a video that allows you into the flight deck of the 787-9 Dreamliner as the Boeing crew rehearsed for the 2015 Paris Air Show. The new video offers the full flight routine and a new experience: Viewers can choose between camera angles to see the full airplane and the pilots inside the flight deck.
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