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Opportunities to meet the COPA President
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After the jump, you'll find upcoming events at which COPA President and CEO Kevin Psutka will speak.

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about COPA issues and opportunities and to provide your comments directly to the President.

"Survey Says!"
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This is the first in a series of articles providing feedback on comments made by members in our recent membership survey. More

16-year-old pilot completes cross-country journey
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Sudburian Matthew Gougeon is the youngest pilot to ever fly across the country solo in an amphibious aircraft. The last time The Star spoke with Gougeon, he was halfway through his cross-Canada challenge. He landed at Science North to promote his cause: The Neil Armstrong Foundation, which helps underprivileged kids learn to fly. Gougeon, 16, spoke to The Star from Panache Lake following his trans-continental flight. More


In a move to assist kit-builders with the completion of their kit projects, Zenair now works with regional "Build-Centers" that offer professional assembly assistance and help with engine and instruments installation. Projects can be Amateur-Built or AULA; programs are customized to meet the particular needs of each builder. More...

NAV CANADA wins Award of Excellence from Disaster Recovery Institute Canada
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NAV CANADA, the private-sector company responsible for the Canadian civil air navigation service, has received an Award of Excellence from the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada (DRI Canada) The Awards are granted by DRI Canada in recognition of excellence in continuity planning by business and government organizations in Canada. More

Life after Aveos: The jobs aren't coming back
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The end came shockingly fast. Less than a week after a Gazette story in March revealed that Montreal aircraft repair and maintenance firm Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. was in serious financial straits and would probably file for bankruptcy protection, the company pulled the plug — definitively. More

COPA Flights now on Google Maps
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More than ever it is important to update your COPA Flight information because COPA Flights are now listed on Google Maps. COPA members can plan their flight across Canada and use this Google map to find COPA Flights along their route. To view this map of COPA Flights across Canada, go to this link: More

N.B. WWII plane lands at Shearwater museum
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The last of the Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft left its New Brunswick home for the last time, to land permanently at the Shearwater Aviation Museum in Nova Scotia. TBM Avengers were built as torpedo bombers for the Second World War, but were used in New Brunswick to spray bugs and fight forest fires in the 1960s and 1970s. More

Region gliding school aviation training graduation parade
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In perfect formation, ninety Air Cadets from the prairie region marched for proud parents, commanding officers and other spectators prior to the awards and presentations on July 27 at Gimli Regional Gliding School. The Reviewing Officer was Lieutenant Colonel Rob Kampius, CD, who carefully inspected the cadets, their uniforms and stance. More

Iron Maiden joins Ice Pilots NWT on historic northbound plane
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"Welcome to the Maiden flight of Ed Force Three," beams Mikey McBryan, one of the stars of History Television's reality show, Ice Pilots NWT. The general manager of Buffalo Airways is standing in front of the cockpit door of a Douglas DC-3 as the vintage aircraft idles on the runway at the Edmonton Municipal Airport. His father, Buffalo Joe, sits in the pilot's seat, while one of Mikey's childhood heroes is in the co-pilot's seat: Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, fresh off a gig at Rexall Place. More

Air racers return to Boundary Bay Air Show
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When you're hurtling through the air at about 230 miles an hour and are just 50 feet or so off the ground the last thing you want to be seated in is an aircraft purposely built to be unstable. But that's just where South Delta brothers Keith and Vic McMann enjoy being. More


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Flights of fancy
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Skill, nerve, level-headedness; these are the qualities of a good pilot. They're also the same qualities, though on a smaller scale, it takes to fly a radio-controlled plane. This is the tenth year of the Humber Valley Radio Controlled Flyers Club. They meet at their field on the dirt road off the TCH just past the truck inspection station near Pynn's Brook, mainly in the morning because that's when the wind is low. More

Ontario sisters find piece of WWII U.S. bomber plane at lake
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A group of local girls have stumbled upon a significant piece of Second World War history that's resurfaced from the depths of Lake Huron. Amy Cooper, 13, and sister Lisa, 12, were swimming with friends at the Sarnia Riding Club beach when they stumbled upon a piece of twisted metal buried in the sandy floor of the lake several feet from shore. "My concern was that someone was going to get hurt so we decided to try to dig it out," Amy said. "There was only a foot showing and once we realized it was longer than that, it was more difficult to get out." More

Air Cadet for a day via the Comox Valley Echo    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It sure beat a day at the office. The day began with a tour of the hangars and buildings where the cadet program is based. Along with two other members of the local media, I spoke with some of the base employees who help make the cadet program possible. They do everything from teaching students the principles of flight to recording each cadet's flight hours to fixing and maintaining the glider planes and the aircraft that tow them. More

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STARS now equipped with night vision
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Saskatchewan residents will now be covered by STARS Air Ambulance for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The key? Night-vision goggles. Jacques Poirier, the aviation base manager and a pilot with STARS Regina, said as a former member of military search and rescue, he's pretty familiar with night-vision equipment, which will be donned by pilots for all night STARS missions. More

Union seeks to block Hawker Beechcraft sale
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The machinists union for Hawker Beechcraft is trying to block the proposed sale of the struggling aircraft manufacturer to a Chinese company, contending it would give China access to technology it doesn't yet possess and would saddle American taxpayers with paying the Wichita-based company's underfunded pension obligations. Thus far, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has had little success rallying support in Washington, including from Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo, who represents Wichita's district, and Kansas' two Republican senators, Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran. More

Canadian airport authority surrenders pocket knives, scissors and snow globes for auction
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If you've ever wondered where your discarded items go before boarding a flight — pocket knives, scissors and bottles of unapproved maple syrup — you need look no further than the trash. At least that's true at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, where more than 30-million travellers a year contribute to some 250,000 items surrendered at Canada's eight major airports in 2011. More
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