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    COPA's Freedom to Fly Fund called upon again to defend aerodromes
    After COPA won in the 2010 Supreme Court of Canada dispute concerning the issue of federal jurisdiction over aerodromes, legal counsel warned that our job may not be done. Counsel cited the likelihood of continuing challenges concerning what is in the core of aeronautics. Well, after a recent decision in a case involving Ontario's Burlington Airpark, now is the time for you to consider stepping up to the plate to contribute to the fund.
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    The Flying Circus: The joker
    By Garth Wallace
    COPA eFlight presents another weekly excerpt from "The Flying Circus," a fun book by Canadian aviation humorist and former COPA publisher Garth Wallace. "The Flying Circus" is a fictional account of the madcap escapades of two instructors who start their own flying school armed with loads of enthusiasm, but little business sense and no money.
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    AOPA applauds bill streamlining aircraft certification, reducing flying cost
    The U.S. Congress gave final approval to a bill that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to streamline the certification methods for smaller general aviation aircraft, advancing an initiative that should reduce the cost of upgrading existing aircraft and bringing new aircraft to market.
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    Zenair Limited is now offering demonstration flights to qualified prospective kit-builders in its new CH 750 CRUZER. The 120HP high-wing all-metal two-seat CRUZER is optimized for speed (rather than STOL performances); the roomy cabin offers exceptional comfort and visibility. For more information or to book a flight, contact Zenair at

    FAA medical chief targets fat pilots and controllers
    Pilots and controllers who may be obese will have an extra hoop to jump for their medical certification to ensure they don't have obstructive sleep apnea. Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton has notified Air Medical Examiners that they will soon be required to measure the body mass index of all pilots and controllers during their medicals.
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    British Columbia woman remembers father's soaring heights
    South Delta Leader
    Remembrance Day may be over but one Ladner, British Columbia, woman continues to remember her father. Leslie A. Walker, grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan. When World War II broke out, Walker and two friends joined up. One went into the Army, one into the Navy and Walker joined the Royal Canadian Air Force.
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    Organ transportation becomes big business for air medical services
    By Joy Burgess
    Although air ambulances focus their services on offering patient transportation, organ transportation has become big business in the last few years. For organs that require transportation over a short distance, a helicopter ambulance is often used, while fixed-wing ambulances may be used to transport organs over long distances. Many hospitals turn to air medical services for their organ transportation needs, since organ transportation involves a high level of coordination between facilities. Timing is crucial, which is why road transportation may not be the best choice when sensitive organs must be transported.
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    Ways to winterize your plane
    Aircraft and Marine Insurance Agency Inc.
    November is winterizing month, making it time to prepare your aircraft for the colder days ahead, whether you plan to use it throughout the harsh months, or if you plan to store it. Storing your aircraft in a hangar where it will be protected from the bitter weather is the best, but there are some things you should do whether it will be in a hangar or at in outside tie-down.
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    5 landing fixes
    Especially when looking at recent accidents involving scheduled airliners, it occurs that some people are still having problems with their landings. Yes, they can be difficult to master, especially when crosswinds or other factors complicate things and distract us. But this shouldn't be so hard. If you're having trouble, it maybe you're simply out of practice. If not, there may be something you've forgotten, or were never taught. Let's run through five typical landing problems and some solutions.
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    Business Law & Commercial Litigation

    The Law Firm of Lecours, Hébert Lawyers is a canadian law firm based in Montreal which is the result of the association of Alain P. Lecours and Louis-René Hébert, who are specialized in commercial law and also focused in offering a wide range of legal services in response to their clients' needs.
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    Dangerous Flights featuring CB Aviation makes American premier
    One of Canada's most exciting and authentic documentary series, Dangerous Flights, aired in 2012 and is tentatively scheduled to make its American premier debut on the Smithsonian Channel. A Discovery Channel Production Company, this addictive docu-series has aired to rave reviews in Canada, the U.K., the Middle East, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia, and is finally "touching down" in the U.S. just in time for the hectic holiday travel season.
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    TSB investigation finds lack of flight control lock and winds led to Beechcraft's stuck elevator control
    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its investigation report into the Dec. 10, 2011, aborted take-off of a Hawker Beechcraft 1900D...

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    Piper and Cessna headed different directions on piston, prop aircraft
    Wichita Business Journal
    For the year, Piper Aircraft Co. said in a news release that it has seen deliveries increase 9 percent — from 116 to 127 — when compared with the first nine months of 2012.

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    Snowbirds to keep flying, future training being studied
    Regina Leader-Post
    The air force plans to keep the Snowbirds' Tutor jets flying while it figures out how to train pilots in the future, Canada's top general says. General Tom Lawson, chief of the defence staff, said replacing the team's CT-114A...

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    Good outcome as pilot forced to land on road
    Brandon Sun
    A single-pilot aircraft with engine trouble landed safely on Donald Road in St. Andrews, Manitoba. Selkirk RCMP were on the scene, but said there were no injuries. The pilot, a 50-year-old man who was the plane's only occupant, was able to land the Cessna 182 without incident.
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    Longtime charter operator Ward Air soars in Southeast Alaska
    Alaska Dispatch
    There are more than 250 operators in Alaska licensed under Parts 121 and 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations as air carriers, air taxis and charter providers. They are based in all areas of the state from Southeast to the North Slope; from the Interior to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Companies range in size from single pilot owner-operators to rosters that include dozens of captains and co-pilots.
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    Vespas of the sky: Italigo Aviation LSA builds light sport aircraft
    Florida Trend
    An Italian maker of small, relatively inexpensive airplanes is bringing the bulk of its manufacturing to Kissimmee, Fla., where it hopes that proximity to its largest potential markets will boost sales. Italigo Aviation LSA builds light sport aircraft that cost less than $300,000 apiece, run on regular gasoline and cost about $24 per hour to fly.
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