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    ForeFlight introduces digital visual navigation charts in Canada
    ForeFlight
    Digital VFR charting comes to iPad for Canadian aviators
    ForeFlight announced the availability of digital navigation charts and information for Canada on Monday, June 8. The complete set of Nav Canada charts is optimized for display on the iPad and provides pilots mobile access to Visual Navigation Charts, Visual Terminal Area Charts and the Canadian Flight Supplement.
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    IAOPA participates in EU Parliament seminar
    IAOPA
    The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations' (IAOPA) Secretary General delivered the keynote opening remarks at the first session held by the European Parliament on the subject of "General Aviation Connecting Europe." The seminar was sponsored by MEP's Gesine Meissner and Giommaria Uggias and highlighted how Europe can benefit from general aviation while also allowing members to discuss their concerns directly with the Parliament. There were two featured panel discussions, the first being — "Better Regulation for General Aviation" and the second focused on how general aviation can be used to connect Europe.
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    Cadets to glide the skies
    Comox Valley Record
    Air Cadets from across British Columbia will be gliding in the skies above 19 Wing, CFB Comox this summer. This training, part of the Regional Gliding School Pacific's glider and power pilot courses, is designed to give teenagers, aged 16-18, the skills to become Transport Canada-licensed glider pilots. This summer, 44 air cadets will be attending the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course.
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    Aviation store lands at Victoria Flying Club
    Times Colonist
    More than a decade after it closed downtown, Contrails Aviation has touched down again — this time in the heart of it all on the fringes of the runways at the Victoria International Airport in Victoria, British Columbia. Paul Smith, a life-long airplane enthusiast, opened the all-things-airplane store in the lobby of the Victoria Flying Club, where he's got a steady stream of pilots, pilots-in-training, airplane mechanics and aviation nuts walking by his wares.
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    Float plane pilot saves three men after canoe capsizes in frigid lake
    The Province
    A quick-thinking Harbour Air pilot is being credited with saving the lives of three hypothermic boaters on Whistler, British Columbia's, frigid Green Lake. Pilot Chris Cameron was getting ready to take off from Green Lake when off in the distance he saw three people struggling in the water after their canoe capsized. The three were more than 150 meters from shore and thrashing aimlessly in the frigid glacier-fed lake when Cameron pulled the single engine Otter up to help.
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    Snowbirds put on show in brief homecoming
    The Moose Jaw Times Herald
    After a long swing into Eastern Canada, the 431 Squadron Snowbirds returned to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to perform over the Friendly City as a part of the Sidewalk Days festival. "There's always a special element when you get to fly in your hometown and do a little something for your neighbours, friends and the people you meet in town," said Capt. Thomas Edelson, 431 Squadron's public affairs officer. "The show has a hometown feel."
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    Pilot safely lands plane after sudden engine failure
    Edmonton Journal
    The pilot of a small plane carrying two passengers was forced to make an emergency landing when one of the plane's engines suddenly failed. Fire crews were called to the City Centre Airport just after 1 p.m. when the pilot of the Beechcraft King Air plane requested emergency assistance after noticing the mechanical problem with the aircraft.

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    Nerves of steel required to fly into cold, remote areas
    Canada Daily News
    His childhood as an Air Cadet in Ladysmith, British Columbia, must seem a long way off for Chris Staples, who now braves below-freezing temperatures to pilot vintage aircraft in remote areas of the Northwest Territories. It's not something many people can do and only a tiny percentage of pilots can fly the C-46 Commando aircraft that Staples takes out on a regular basis.

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    Recent board action
    By Paul Hayes, chairman of COPA
    The Executive of the Board of COPA, backed by a majority of the full Board, has recently taken steps in relation to a sitting Director, Doug Ronan. The action was necessary, decisive and, as determined by the Board, in the best interests of COPA. This note is intended to quell the rumors that have been circulating and to ensure the facts are available to our members.

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    Sky's the limit for high flyer
    Mississauga News
    Erin Grant, 23, has always known what she wants to do with her life. "I always wanted to be a pilot," said the Port Credit, Ontario, resident. Knowing what she wanted, Grant says it wasn't that hard to sacrifice partying and hanging out with friends to focus on school work and grades for four years while she acquired her Bachelor of Aviation Technology from Seneca College.
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    ORNGE helicopter crews banned from making 'hover exits'
    Mississauga News
    For more than a year, ORNGE has banned a "vital" procedure allowing paramedics to hop out of a hovering air ambulance helicopter and quickly get to a patient needing urgent medical care. Known as a "hover exit," it was used to deliver paramedics to sites that lacked a suitable landing spot close to the patient.
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    Tallest free-standing air traffic control tower in Canada opens in Calgary
    Calgary Herald
    Approximately 270 feet above the ground, four men are keeping careful watch. They'll say hello, but they don't have time for long conversations. They need to keep their focus on the monitors in front of them and the 360-degree, panoramic windows that surround them. The men are air traffic controllers, on duty at NAV CANADA's new control tower at the Calgary International Airport in Alberta.
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