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COPA president submits name for VP, North American region position
IAOPA President Mark Baker has submitted the name of the following individual to serve as an Officer of IAOPA: Bernard Gervais, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) for the position of vice president, North America Region. In accordance with the IAOPA Constitution and Bylaws, this individual was selected by the IAOPA president following advice and counsel from members of the Board located in the region affected and will serve out the remainder of the existing term which will end on Dec. 31, 2016.
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CAR: Notice of Proposed Amendment on Drones, UAVs, UAS and RPAS
Transport Canada has published a Notice of Proposed Amendment on Unmanned Air Vehicles in the CARAC Activity Reporting System as part of CARAC Activity #2015-012. In summary, the objective of the proposed regulations is to establish a more rigorous risk-based framework for the safe integration of Unmanned Air Vehicles weighing 25 kg or less in Canada's airspace for within visual-lineof-sight operations. We seek your comments via email at by Aug. 28, 2015. In addition, we recognize that this Notice of Proposed Amendment could interest and have an impact on a larger community than our current CARAC membership therefore we would also appreciate if you could share the Notice of Proposed Amendment on Unmanned Air Vehicles with your respective networks.
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Ontario airport raises its profile with new hangars
My Kawartha
Spirits were soaring in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, as city officials and Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport staff and board members welcomed a crowd of well-wishers to the official opening of its new hangars. Airport manager Bob English of the Loomex Group, which manages the City-owned facility, said the 10 new T-hangars, designed to store small planes, are a much-needed part of the airport. English said the airport continues to get numerous inquiries from pilots asking for space to store their aircraft; there has already been interest in seven of the 10 available hangars.
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NPA on Aerodromes now at Canada Gazette 1, your last chance to review
COPA's aerodrome committee and legal counsel are reviewing the implications of Gazette 1 as written and COPA will be issuing a formal response to Transport Canada. The 30-day consultation period ends on August 10, 2015. If you wish to provide comments, visit:
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Alberta pilot enjoys flying, performing with vintage plane
Rocky View Weekly
Springbank, Alberta, Canada, resident and business owner Bruce Evans showed off his vintage, ex-military T-28 Trojan at the Wings Over Springbank airshow on July 18 and July 19. As a pilot who works in exploration geology, he doesn’t often have the opportunity to execute aerobatics, but enjoys performing when he can. "It looks large, but it's quite maneuverable," Evans said. "It's a very good performer and it's a lot of fun to fly. It's great for going from A to B because it's quite fast, but still roomy for this type of aircraft."
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2 more vie for 'oldest pilot' title
When George Neal, 96, flew his de Havilland Chipmunk in Canada to qualify as the "world's oldest active pilot" in the Guinness Book of World Records, it wasn't surprising to hear about pilots who are older yet. Among them, at least elsewhere in North America, are two fellow nonagenarians who will celebrate their birthdays in the coming weeks. A.J. "Lefty" Leftwich of McClouth, Kansas, also known as Jack, will turn 98 on Aug. 6. He's a retired Pan American captain who worked for the airline during World War II and went on to fly for the airline internationally.
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Fly on a 'time machine' called the Tin Goose
According to author Thom Patterson: They call this airplane a time machine. At nearly 90 years old, Ford Tri-Motors are museum pieces. They're the world's first all-metal, multi-engine commercial airliners. Really, it's hard to believe they still let these things fly. They're too historic. But the so-called Tin Goose was flying at the aviation festival at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, so, as an aviation buff, I had to get aboard.
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Pilot aims to fly super glider to the edge of space
A super glider is on track to fly to the edge of space. Crowds of aviation enthusiasts gathered to get their first look at Perlan 2, an experimental glider on display at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Some onlookers wanted to touch the plane's strong, lightweight carbon-fiber fuselage. Others wanted to peer inside the tiny two-person cockpit. Chief pilot Jim Payne is planning an ambitious mission for the glider.
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It's time for an Uber of the skies
Airbnb changed the hotel industry. Uber changed ground transportation. So why can't the same change happen for air travel? Airlines are ready for disruption. With only four large airlines controlling more than 80 percent of domestic air travel, the industry is a classic oligopoly. Even the government, which is currently investigating airlines for collusion, seems to agree. Air travelers, who complain of higher prices and fewer choices, say they're ready for the next Uber to take flight. And now Congress is in a good position to actually encourage competition through smarter regulation.
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Does this man have the most dangerous job?
Until you get to know Sean D. Tucker, it's hard to understand why he chooses to make a living by risking his life. But take a moment to watch what he does. It's magical. Watch him fly hundreds of miles an hour and thousands of feet high — twirling, tumbling and twisting his airplane in ways you never thought possible. Tucker will intentionally stall the aircraft, allowing it to fall lifelessly toward the ground — only to recover gracefully and soar safely upward just in time.
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