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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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With relatively non-specific rules, the increasing number of incidents involving UAVs pointed to a need for action. In the July 24, 2014, COPA eFlight and on the front page of the September...

source: COPA

A pilot from Alberta made an emergency landing on Northwest Territories Highway 1 near Enterprise. Fred Gottfried, who says he's been flying for nearly 50 years​, was flying his Cessna...

source: CBC News

In previous articles — April 2014 and August 2014 — I alerted members to the development of an additional procedure being developed by the Canadian Border Services Agency...

source: By Patrick Gilligan, COPA vice president of operations

The Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled the latest version of its experimental flying car, dubbed AeroMobil 3.0, at the Vienna Pioneers Festival, becoming the latest company to chase a dream that hasn't yet worked out for anyone. The history of flying cars is long and...

source: Air & Space Magazine

When flight instructor Tatiana Kachira flew into Charlottetown this past summer, she received a warm welcome from members of the Prince Edward Island Flying Association. The reception was understandable. Ever since the local flight school closed several years ago, it has...

source: The Guardian

She was a temperamental winged star of the Cold War that's now nesting in Calgary, Alberta. Calgarian Ken Lett flew the CF-104 Starfighter for five years in the 1960s and recalls a much-loved but demanding strike fighter that recalled another era of seemingly endless conflict. "It's...

source: Calgary Sun


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