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Aviation Fun Day
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Join the Region of Waterloo International Airport on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 2015 Aviation Fun Day.

Explore the airport property and see how the aviation industry operates behind-the-scenes. This is a unique opportunity for families and aviation-enthusiasts to learn about the businesses located at the airport and to meet the professionals and pilots who work in the local aviation industry.

See vintage airplanes, jets and helicopters including aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at the static displays. Try a flight simulator, watch a drone demonstration and see the equipment used every day to keep the runways safe and clean. Visit aviation-related displays to learn about the science behind flight, meet pilots from the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and the Recreational Aircraft Association and find out what they like to fly. Scenic airplane and helicopter flights are also available for an additional fee.
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Drones, UAV, UAS & RPAS unmanned air vehicle
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Current regulation for recreational UAVs defined as model aircraft weighing up to 35 kg., you do not need permission but you should follow Safety Codes or guidelines: Fly safely, don't fly close to airports, etc.
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CAR: Notice of Proposed Amendment on drones, UAVs, UAS and RPAS
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Transport Canada has published a Notice of Proposed Amendment on Unmanned Air Vehicles in the CARAC Activity Reporting System as part of CARAC Activity #2015-012. In summary, the objective of the proposed regulations is to establish a more rigorous risk-based framework for the safe integration of Unmanned Air Vehicles weighing 25 kg or less in Canada's airspace for within visual-line-of-sight operations.

We seek your comments via email at CARRAC@tc.gc.ca by Aug. 28, 2015. In addition, we recognize that this Notice of Proposed Amendment could interest and have an impact on a larger community than our current CARAC membership therefore we would also appreciate if you could share the Notice of Proposed Amendment on Unmanned Air Vehicles with your respective networks.

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Pilot escapes unscathed after small plane sustains hard landing west of Calgary
Calgary Herald
A pilot escaped unscathed after his small plane sustained a hard landing in the middle of a field west of Calgary, according to EMS. Emergency and fire crews received reports from Springbank Tower and from additional callers just before 2 p.m. that a light aircraft had a hard landing near Jumping Pound Road and Township Road 244.
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Drone narrowly misses midair collision with seaplane in Vancouver
CBC News
A drone and a seaplane nearly collided in midair near Vancouver International Airport, according to an incident report sent to Transport Canada. According to the report, a four-propeller black drone missed the windshield of a Seair seaplane by just 10 feet as it was coming into land on water south of Vancouver International Airport. The pilot of the seaplane reports that the drone turned north, towards the airport, following the near miss, before going out of sight.
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Pilot hailed a hero following plane crash
WLEX-TV
Family and friends of a Pulaski County pilot call him a hero after he crash-landed a small plane over the weekend at Georgetown-Scott County Airport. Mark Conrad, his son, and another father and son were flying home to Somerset after a fishing trip in Canada. At 12,000 feet, the small plane's left engine stopped working and Conrad tried to make an emergency landing. The four onboard were hospitalized, three of them with "serious" injuries. As federal investigators work to figure out what caused the crash, friends say the pilot's skills helped to prevent a tragedy.
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Hot offloading for heart patients
By Mark Huber
When and when not to "hot offload" a patient — in other words ingress or egress with the main helicopter rotor disc spinning — has been the subject of debate for years. Negatives associated with the practice include the possibilities of getting clipped by the main rotor or walking into a spinning tail rotor. We saw the risk associated with moving around engaged helicopters again recently, when a mechanic lost his life.
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Pilot has 'spectacular' emergency landing on Quebec highway
CBC News
Police say the pilot of a small aircraft was lucky to escape without injuries after making an emergency landing on a highway in Terrebonne, Quebec. The Cessna plane took off from the Mascouche airport and almost immediately had engine problems. The pilot reacted quickly, landing on the westbound side of Highway 640. The pilot walked away without a scratch and no motorists were injured. "It's just spectacular, you know," said Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Ronald McInnis.
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F-35 test pilot wants kids to share his love of flying
CBC News
Billie Flynn loves flying — and he wants to inspire that love in kids at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow. The former Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, who's now a test pilot exploring the limits of the still-developing F-35 Lightning II, will be in Abbotsford to show off some of the F-35's technology and tell young people that if they stick with science and math, they can design or even fly planes like he does.
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NTSB: Carburetor cited In Harrison Ford accident
AVweb
A carburetor malfunction led to the loss of engine power in the Ryan PT-22 flown by Harrison Ford when he made a forced landing in March, the NTSB said in its probable cause report. The board also cited faulty shoulder harness hardware that contributed to Ford's multiple injuries. The actor and pilot was hospitalized after the accident, which occurred March 5 after taking off from Santa Monica Airport. Shortly after departing Runway 21, he reported mechanical problems to ATC and asked to turn back.
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Hail busters take on Alberta's summer storms
Calgary Herald
He spends his summer days up in the clouds, flying his Cessna 340 high over the Alberta prairies. "I wanted to be a pilot for as long as I can remember," says 25-year-old Andrew Brice as he stands near his plane at the Olds-Didsbury airport. "We see lightning, we see rain all the time," Brice says. "Sometimes when there's turbulence, it gets pretty tough." That's because those clouds Brice flies into with co-pilot Matt Thomson aren't your garden-variety puffs of white. They're storm cells, the kind that brought in the loonie-sized hail Calgary was treated to less than 24 hours earlier.
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Firewall forward: Starting your engine
AVweb
The first time you start the engine on your airplane, you should be really close to completion. Not 90 percent done and 90 percent to-go close, but really, really close. This is because you will be removing the preservative measures that should have been in place all through the construction process, and you will now expose your engine to the corrosive elements of the atmosphere. You are now moving from not worrying about engine maintenance to being concerned about its regular use to maintain it in a relatively corrosion-free state.
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Flight demo: Searey elite amphibian
AINonline
According to author Matt Thurber: At this year's EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, I was invited for a demo flight in Progressive Aerodyne’s Searey amphibious light sport aircraft. The Searey isn't new on the scene and since 1992, the two-seater has been sold as an experimental amateur-built kit with more than 500 already flight. In 2010, Progressive Aerodyne moved to its new facility in seaplane-friendly Tavares, Florida, and in 2012 it received FAA approval for the factory-built light sport aircraft version of the Searey amphib.
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