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    COPA AGM 2013 is just around the corner: June 21-23

    Have you registered for COPA Fly-In and AGM?

    Did you know that Aerotec Engines) is offering a cash prize for the aviator traveling the farthest distance to our event as evidenced by his/her pilot’s logbook?

    You may get some competition from some Alaskan pilots but wouldn't it be great to get partially reimbursed for having the experience of a lifetime?
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    Puppies on a plane: Pilot surprises kids with new puppy
    Yahoo.com
    Andriss Skulte volunteers with Pilots N Paws, a non-profit organization that helps with animal rescues. Instead of flying around human passengers, he transports adorable adopted puppies to their new homes.
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    International air show moves to Miramichi for 2013
    The Journal Pioneer
    After back-to-back successful years in Summerside, the Atlantic Canada International Air Show is moving on. "The show is evolving into a new business model where we're looking to establish a couple of different sites in the Maritimes where we will rotate around regularly," said Colin Stephenson, executive director of the Atlantic Canada International Air Show. "It was never the plan to go anywhere permanently because the markets we are pursuing are all small markets that really can't sustain an annual show. Personally, I don't think there's any way we can top last year's show in Summerside. It's pretty hard to follow that one up."
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      NEW FLOAT FITTINGS FOR KITFOX DESIGNS

    Aircraft Floats Manufacturing, Inc. (AFM) now manufactures and markets inflatable Full-Lotus Floats as well as aluminum floats by Zenair. AFM also offers generic rigging components for the full range of its aircraft floats (12+ sizes). The company just introduced new custom fittings for the popular Kitfox aircraft. More...
     


    Comox Valley Air Show hits some turbulence
    Comox Valley Record
    Takeoff might be delayed, but those involved in planning this year's Comox Air Show hope the remainder of planning will be greeted by clear skies. In a letter to Comox council, 19 Wing Commander Col. Jim Benninger explained the base is currently awaiting a tiered approval process and final decision by the Minister of National Defence (MND).
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    Letter to the editor: Strong aviation safety
    Ottawa Citizen
    Re: Cuts a red flag for small air operators and Aircraft safety inspections in Canada, April 1.

    The safety of Canadians is Transport Canada's top priority and our department is committed to maintaining Canada's very strong civil aviation safety record. Despite substantial increases in traffic, Canada boasts the lowest rate of accidents in the modern era.

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    Access road to Calgary's airport closing for four months
    Calgary Herald
    Thirty-sixth Street N.E., an access road to Calgary International Airport, will be closed for four months as the city widens it. The city shut 36th between Country Hills Boulevard and 80th Avenue N.E. When it reopens, it will be a four-lane road.
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    Watch F-18 pilot perform acrobatics with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner
    Digital Journal
    Watch an F-18 pilot demonstrate the acrobatic capabilities of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The pilot flies a Qatar Airways Dreamliner undergoing tests to correct some battery faults. The plane took off from the runway into the air at the Fanborough International Air Show in Hampshire, England, in July 2012.
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    Passenger traffic up slightly at Hamilton airport
    Hamilton Spectator
    The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is flying happy after its annual report indicates passenger traffic rose slightly in 2012. The airport said it had 351,491 passengers flying into and out of the airport last year, a 5.7 per cent increase over 2011. That year, 332,659 passengers used the airport.
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    Porter, airport cleaning staff reach labour agreement
    The Globe and Mail
    A labour agreement has been reached between 22 cleaning staff at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto and Porter. The airline says the workers, who are represented by the National Organized Workers union, voted 88 per cent in favour of the new contract.

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    Sun n' Fun events for seaplane pilots
    COPA
    If you are going to Sun 'n' Fun 2013, there are many great places to stop for food, fuel and lodging. One is Tavares, Florida, America's Seaplane City. Also check out Sun 'n' Fun Seabird Thursday and Friday events.

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    Aircraft Financing Trends in Canada: General Aviation
    Travelers Aircraft Finance
    Travelers Aircraft Finance was formed in 2010 to address the lack of financing options available in Canada in the General Aviation sector. Our GA financing portfolio continues to grow at a reasonable pace largely due to the US dollar and higher inventory levels.

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    Sault airport logging record passenger numbers
    Northern Ontario Business
    Since WestJet announced its intention to enhance its services through its new regional carrier, Encore, Sault Ste. Marie has made it known it wants in on the action. Encore will operate a fleet of Bombardier Q400 78-seat turboprop aircraft, the first two of which will be delivered to WestJet in June, with five more added by the end of the year.
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