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Addressing the media's unreasonable fear of flying

USA Today recently ran a three-part series of articles that delved into the issue of general aviation safety. The author, Thomas Frank, claimed that general aviation is inherently dangerous and unsafe. Shortly thereafter, the general aviation community responded in fury,...

source: By Ryan Clark
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According to author Jay Ballard: The earthquake made the whole planet wobble. On the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, the residents of Banda Aceh were closest to the 9.0 quake's epicenter, feeling it just before 8 a.m. on December 26, 2004. Minutes later, the tsunami that it...

source: Air and Space Magazine

Airbus has patented innovative technology to scare off fowl that gather in flocks near airports in an attempt to avoid costly and potentially devastating bird strikes. The proposed system would mimic bird noises and can be set...

source: Daily Mail

Air traffic has noticeably changed course over Ottawa with last week's opening of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport's newly reconstructed runway — the third and final landing strip to be overhauled as part of a multimillion dollar project. After years...

source: Ottawa South News via Ottawa Community News

A small plane bound for Brandon, Manitoba, was forced to make an emergency landing near a runway in a small community northeast of Regina, Saskatchewan. Police said no one was hurt. Officials said they were notified that a fixed wing, prop aircraft was forced to make an...

source: CBC News

Canada's single source web portal for all things related to flying safely has just launched a contest to promote general aviation safety and at the same time help some lucky winners be prepared for a "bad day." The "Be Ready" contest is a chance to review a recently developed...

source: COPA

Canada produced some of the First World War's top air aces. Here are sketches of some of the most prominent: William "Billy" Bishop — Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, on Feb. 8, 1894; died on Sept. 11, 1956, in Palm Beach, Florida. Attended Royal Military College before...

source: The Canadian Press via Winnipeg Free Press


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