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    SmartPilot.ca offers new videos on upset training
    COPA
    Canada's single source web portal for all things related to flying safely has just added even more new, purpose developed material! The latest additions deal with the subject of Upset Training. Three segments are live now. Further installments will follow in the coming weeks. These videos were developed with a professional flight educator using proven techniques that have been taught to many pilots. The first installments cover an "Introduction" to the overall subject, followed by "Stall and Spin Awareness" and then "Unusual Attitudes."
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    Wind Farm Project raises aviation safety concerns
    COPA
    In response to the Ontario government's notice of a comment period concerning the Fairview Wind Farm Project in the Township of Clearview, the members of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) are alarmed about the negative safety and economic impacts that certain aspects of this project would have if permitted to proceed as proposed. The following submission is on behalf of tens of thousands of pilots and their passengers who use privately registered aircraft as a form of transportation in Canada.
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    The Flying Circus: Dead whales don't fly
    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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    Be a COPA director — Volunteer for our freedom to fly
    COPA
    If you live in British Columbia or the Yukon, Southern Ontario — any postal code in Ontario except starting with P — or in Quebec there is still time to submit your name to be elected as a director. Nominations close on Feb. 6. Details on what we are looking for and how to apply are here.
    As of Jan. 29, the confirmed candidates are:
      BC/YT (2 positions) Tim Cole, Bryan Webster
      S. ON (3 positions) Phil Englishman, Phil Lighthouse, Gord Millar
      QC (2 positions) Jean Messier
    This is an ideal way for you to give something back to the organization that works hard for your freedom to fly. Find five current COPA members to support your nomination and send it in today!

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    Unleaded aviation fuel initiative gets funding boost
    FLYING
    The $1.1 trillion government spending bill passed by Congress includes money for the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative — an FAA plan to start the transition to high-octane unleaded piston aviation fuel by 2018. The appropriation for fuel research was slightly higher than the requested level through fiscal year 2014. PAFI is an FAA/industry partnership that will begin evaluating candidate fuels this summer.
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    Canadian company Fisher Flying Products is for sale
    COPA
    A letter from Paul Riedlinger, president of Fisher Flying Products was recently sent to current customers and potential new customers regarding his decision to sell the company. "For those of you who know me, you will realize this is not an easy decision."
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    Flying Colours 1st Canadian MRO to achieve full CAAC approval
    Aviation Pros.
    Flying Colours Corp. — the Canada-based maintenance, completions and refurbishments specialists — announced that it has become the first Canadian MRO to receive complete airframe and specialized service China Civil Aviation Regulations 145 Maintenance Organization Certificate approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The certificate, which was awarded on Jan. 10 is awarded to foreign companies that already hold their own national CAA approvals and complements the growing list of approvals held by the Peterborough-based business.
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    Military plane crash in Saskatchewan a very close call for 2 pilots
    The Huffington Post
    Two Royal Canadian Air Force officers suffered minor injuries when they ejected from their plane before it crashed into a field near the 15 Wing base near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Military officials said an instructor and a student pilot were on a routine training mission in a CT-156 Harvard II when they ran into trouble with their landing gear.
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    Doc, the B-29 Superfortress, closes in on 1st flight
    FLYING
    The volunteers in Wichita, Kan., have been hard at work restoring Doc, a B-29 Superfortress, since the project resumed nearly one year ago. "We have made significant progress recently hanging the first engine on the airplane," said Jeff Turner, chairman of the board of Doc's Friends, the non-profit organization set up to restore the Superfortress. As the work on the engines progresses, the fuel cells are also being installed and electrical continuity checks will follow.
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    C.D. Howe Institute: How to lower the high cost of flying
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    Canada's airports and airlines are hobbled by federal government policies that send travelers' costs soaring, according to a report released by the C.D. Howe Institute.

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    TC, NavCan conducting aeronautical study at CYPQ
    COPA
    At a recent meeting held at Peterborough, Ontario, it was revealed that Transport Canada and Nav Canada are conducting a service review in light of perceived increase...

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    Study: Wind farms could endanger small aircraft
    The Kansas City Star
    Wind energy doesn't contribute to greenhouse gases or release pollutants into the air, but the growing popularity of turbine farms could be hazardous for small aircraft. That's the conclusion of a study done by...

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    Australian teenager flies plane when pilot passes out after take-off
    METRO
    A teenager was forced to take control of a plane for around 45 minutes when the pilot passed out. Troy Jenkins, 19, had to take charge after Derek Neville, 61, lost consciousness in the single-engine Cessna 150 over rural Australia. The two men were just ten minutes into the flight from Forbes, in New South Wales, when the incident happened.
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    Secret buyer drops big bucks for Cessna/Dodge combo
    FLYING
    The immaculately restored 1959 Cessna L-19 Bird Dog/Dodge M37 truck combination that was donated to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, which took place in Scottsdale, Ariz., did quite well for its charity, to say the least. Cessna announced that the auction pieces were bought by a Cessna customer who wished to remain anonymous and that the sale brought in an impressive combined $1.1 million, money that will be donated directly to the Armed Forces Foundation.
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