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Just Aircraft introduces new 'Superstol'
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Just Aircraft has completed design and testing of a new 'Slatted wing' and compatible 'Shock Absorber Landing Gear'. The results exceeded expectations! More

Flying Club looks at promoting aviation's community role
The Moose Jaw Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gerry Julian has been flying planes since 1987. He is the proud owner of his fifth airplane, a Vans RV-6A airplane, which is a kit-built sport plane built in Houston, Texas, that can go up to 200 miles per hour. "This airplane is so much more challenging and fun to fly than anything I've had in the past," said Julian. "In the past 25 years I've been flying I've never enjoyed flying as much as I have since I got this plane." More

The 2012 Webster Memorial Trophy Competition 80th Year celebrated in grand style at Canada Aviation & Space Museum in Ottawa
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The winner of the 2012 Webster Memorial Trophy Competition is Andrew Curtis Woods, Regional Finalist for Western Ontario. More


In a move to help kit-builders complete their aircraft more quickly and easily, Zenair introduces new Quick-Build kits for its popular kitplane designs. Kits qualify for Amateur-Built or AULA registration in Canada. Factory workshops and assistance from Build-Centers can further speed up the completion of these affordable and high-performance planes. More...

2012 DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award
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Our mission, 'Promoting Flight Safety by Recognizing Exceptional Flight Instructors in Canada.' With only a month remaining to submit nominations for the prestigious DCAM Flight Instructor Safety Award, this year marking the 10th anniversary, please encourage your membership to honour and recognize Canada's exceptional flight instructors. More

Can Am Aerobatic competition takes flight
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The Can Am Aerobatic competition is being held Aug. 24-26, at the Saugeen Municipal Airport (Hanover, Ont.) CYHS. The aircraft will rehearse their routines on Friday the 24; fly the prescribed and freestyle routines on Saturday and will fly finals on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come and watch or even better enter the contest to fly.

Replacement Snowbirds aircraft to cost $755 million
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The Canadian Forces is planning to spend $755 million on a new fleet of aircraft for its Snowbirds aerobatics team, according to documents obtained by the Citizen. The Snowbirds will need new planes by 2020 and the Royal Canadian Air Force is now examining various options. More

Could video show footage of Amelia Earhart's plane?
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A group trying to solve the mystery surrounding famed aviator Amelia Earhart is reporting encouraging results from its latest expedition to the central Pacific. Ric Gillespie, head of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, says high-resolution video taken in July shows what appears to be a debris field of man-made objects in the waters off an atoll that is part of the republic of Kiribati. More

Airport Fest lands big crowd
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In a major search and rescue mission, they are one of the first calls the Air Force makes. Members of Civil Air Rescue Emergency Service (CARES) are always on standby to take to the air and help. "We are trained and ready to step in to assist the military personnel during a major search," said Niagara CARES vice-president Mike Stewart. The group of local volunteers marked 35 years of service Saturday with Airport Fest 2012 at the Niagara District Airport. More


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Overcast skies keep Flight Fest fans cool
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The skies over Chilliwack could have been clearer for the 21st annual Flight Fest, but other than that, the event went off with barely a hitch. "It was very successful," said director Ray Firkus. "The only glitch we had was that it was overcast early in the day, which affected our skydiving operations." More

Brazil aviation thrives despite global slump
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A major air show in Sao Paulo turned the spotlight on the robust health of Brazil's general aviation market, which is thriving despite the global economic slowdown. General aviation, which makes up the majority of the world's air traffic, refers to all flights other than military and scheduled airline passenger and cargo flights. The category, made up mostly of small planes, covers corporate travel, private flying, flight training, air ambulance, police aviation, aerial firefighting, air charter, and bush flying. More

Cold Lake Air Force museum receives art donation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Cold Lake Air Force Museum, located at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, has received the original painting and first print of 'Me and My Shadow,' donated by acclaimed aviation artist, Charles Kadin. "For [Mr. Kadin] to be able to come's an outstanding opportunity for the Air Force, for 4 Wing, as well as for Mr. Kadin," said acting 4 Wing commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel McLeod. "This museum...will have both past and more modern history, such as the painting Mr. Kadin provided for us, for future generations to look at." More

Ottawa airport completes runway reconstruction
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The airport said general contractor R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., prime subcontractor Black & McDonald, and other companies on the project worked 16-hour days for six days a week for most of the construction duration. More

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Childhood memories rekindled by aviation museum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
British Columbia Day's Open House at the B.C. Aviation Museum in Pat Bay was a day to remember. The Mill Bay ferry ride, something I've not done in years, not only shortened the driving and avoided the holiday weekend traffic, but added to our enjoyment. Proving that being a tourist in one's own part of the world really does have something going for it. More

B.C. aerospace industry set for takeoff
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British Columbia's aerospace industry, which has seen considerable growth over the past 10 years, could see even sharper growth in the coming decade. But stakeholders — who gathered on the eve of the annual air show in Abbotsford at both a major trade show and a separate showcase to promote their industry — say several factors could determine the extent of that growth, particularly the need for ramped-up research and development, a greater commitment to industry training, and increased productivity. More

Edmonton bush pilots built the gateway to the north    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Famous Edmonton flyers like Britnell, Dickens, May, McMillian and McConachie built the air travel and transport business that made Edmonton the 'Gateway to the North'. The North West Staging Route (NWSR) grew from Bush Pilots' survey flights and route maps created in the 1930's as air travel and cargo boomed from Edmonton into the North of Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon. More

Carp Airport event takes flight from tradition
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For more than 30 years, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 245 has hosted an annual fly-in breakfast for the general public and aircraft enthusiasts at the Carp Airport. But things changed this year. The popular event which served breakfast to crowds of 350 and more each summer has taken flight from tradition with an open house. More
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