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COPA responds to NPA on Aerodromes
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COPA's aerodrome committee and legal counsel reviewed the implications of Gazette 1 as written and now COPA has issued a formal response to Transport Canada. Read COPA's response.

The consultation period has ended. For background information on the NPA visit, click here.
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COPA responds to CAR: NPA on drones
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Transport Canada 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. COPA has written a formal response to TC regarding this NPA.

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COPA responds to ELT 406 NPA
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Transport Canada proposes to amend sections 605.38 and 605.40 and the related Standards to mandate the carriage of dual 121.5 MHz/406 MHz ELTs. COPA has written a formal response to TC urging it not to mandate the 406 for private non-commercial aircraft.

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READ NPA.

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Air Force: Reported distress call by plane in southern Alberta not true
The Star Phoenix
The military says a report of an aircraft distress call that prompted officials to close part of the Trans-Canada Highway in Alberta for a possible emergency landing has turned out to be false. Medicine Hat police say a radio operator reported hearing a plane calling for help in the region. RCMP in the Saskatchewan community of Maple Creek also received a report from a crew working approximately 25 minutes southeast of Maple Creek, RCMP said.
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The untold story of a Mountie's 9/11 flight over New York's Ground Zero
National Post
In the early evening of Sept. 11, 2001, while the smouldering New York skyline was the focus of distraught residents and the world’s cameras, all staring upward, an RCMP officer on a special mission saw the gaping hole left by the collapse of the twin towers from a unique perspective: looking down from the air.
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Nick Lees: Edmonton celebrates proud air force history
Edmonton Journal
Queen Elizabeth II, who recently became the longest serving British and Commonwealth monarch, once used an RCAF flight to upstage U.S. president Ronald Reagan. "I was flying Her Majesty in a turbo-prop Cosmopolitan aircraft in the Windsor area in 1984 when a royal aide asked me if I could get a written message to president Reagan," says Edmonton's Brig.-Gen. (Ret'd) Bill Buckham. "I explained we couldn't get a secure line, but we cranked up a high frequency line to Edmonton. A land-line message from there went to Washington and up to president Reagan on Air Force 1."
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Keeping firefighters supplied with fuel
General Aviation News
EPIC Aviation, a fuel supplier to the general and commercial aviation industries, reports it has dispatched more than 2 million gallons of aviation fuel since the beginning of July to FBOs and fire bases supporting aerial firefighting operations in the Western United States. Aviation fuel and ground-support resources used in aerial firefighting operations have been in very high demand with multiple wildfires burning at the same time in California, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington.
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GA's improving safety picture
FLYING
According to author Stephen Pope: Flying isn't safe. I will admit that. But it's less dangerous today than it ever has been. It will be safer still five years from now. We should be celebrating this victory — but cautiously. Because we never want to slip back into our old habits and return to the bad old days when flying light airplanes was an exercise fraught with unacceptable risks. In the old days we didn't have adequate weather information.
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Pilots encountering more drones
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Late in the afternoon, the pilot of a Cessna C172 airplane reported seeing a drone aircraft flying at 2,500 feet, about four miles northeast of the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri. The pilot did not have to take evasive action and did not report it to local law enforcement. But the drone was flying at an altitude where it wasn't supposed to be, according to evolving federal guidelines.
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Dick Merrill, Atlantic double-crosser
General Aviation News
Though aerial crossing of the Atlantic was no longer a novelty by the mid-1930s, no round trip flight by airplane had yet taken place. The first round trip by air was by the British airship R-34 in July 1919. This was just two months after the Navy-Curtiss NC-4 flying boat completed the first airplane crossing of the Atlantic and one month after British aviators Alcock and Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in an airplane. The first effort to fly a round trip across the Atlantic was during 1932 by the well-known Scottish aviator, James Mollison.
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