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TSB highlights importance of maintaining hands-on flying proficiency when flying automated aircraft
Transportation Safety Board Canada
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into an incident where a Sikorsky S-92A operated by Cougar Helicopters Inc. inadvertently descended and came within seconds of striking the water in July 2011. "The aviation industry is increasingly relying on cockpit automation in its day-to-day operations," said Daryl Collins, the Investigator-in-Charge. "Despite the many benefits of cockpit automation in aviation, it is vital that flight crews maintain their hands-on visual and instrument flying proficiency so that they have the experience and confidence to deal with unusual situations."
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AIG new COPA VIP Aviation insurance underwriter
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The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) and The Magnes Group Inc. are pleased to announce that effective Oct. 1, 2013, COPA's VIP Insurance Program will be underwritten by AIG Insurance Company of Canada. AIG Property Casualty is a leading aviation insurer in the world and has been the long term, endorsed provider of coverage for the AOPA Insurance Program.
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New Pontiac Airpark video
COPA Flight 8 Ottawa
Pontiac Airpark has a newly produced promotional video that shows an animation of what the development will look like as it is completed. Pontiac Airpark is a new residential airpark that is being built by COPA Flight 8 member André Durocher in the Pontiac region of Quebec, just to the west of Ottawa on the north side of the Ottawa River. The animation shows views of the airpark from above and from ground level with cockpit views arriving and departing from the main runway. It also depicts many of the planned amenities and gives a good idea what it will look like in the future.
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Canadian astronaut receives COPA award
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Colonel Chris Hadfield received a COPA Appreciation Award from COPA President/CEO Kevin Psutka at the Vintage Wings air show in Gatineau, QC for his outstanding effort in motivating youth toward careers in aviation and aerospace. During his acceptance remarks, Colonel Hadfield mentioned his family's extensive connection with Personal Aviation and he congratulated COPA for its effort in working for everyone's freedom to fly.
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TSB probe still leaves questions
The Kitchener Record
Following a Record report about [previously unaddressed issues pertaining to a crash last year], Transport Canada — the agency that regulates pilots and instructors — initiated a new review to determine if there were any violations of Canadian aviation regulations that govern flight training, flight instructors and flight rules. The results of that probe, at least the portions accessible through an access-to-information request, make it clear there were aspects of the crash that seem not to have been covered in the Transportation Safety Board investigation.
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Report: Propeller loss blamed for Manitoba biplane incident
The Globe and Mail
An old biplane that crashed at Brandon airport in Brandon, Manitoba, fell from the sky after its propeller came apart, shaking the engine right out of the plane, according to the Brandon Sun. The 1942 Boeing B75N1 Stearman, owned by Vintage Wings of Canada, was en route from Regina to the Winnipeg area when it crashed.
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Alberta Aviation Museum hosts final WWII parade
CTV News
The Alberta Aviation Museum hosted its final celebration of the Battle of Britain. Hundreds turned out for the event, which marks one of the greatest air battles of WWII. "If it had been lost, Britain would have been invaded, with the invasion would have meant no D-day. No D-day means no freedom of Europe," Museum executive director, Tom Hinderks explained ... However, with the closure of the airport, those with the Museum Association said they will no longer have the room to host the parade in upcoming years.
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Aircraft Spruce set to expand at Brantford airport
Brantford Expositor
A Brantford airport business bursting at the seams wants to build a large warehouse right on site to continue its growth. The airport's management is just as keen to keep one of its most successful tenants on its roster. Dave Puskas, general manager for Canada of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co., and colleague Rob Clarke, the company's warehouse manager, were spotted evaluating a section of land at the airport.
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Bombardier's CSeries jet takes off on maiden flight
USA Today
Bombardier's new CSeries completed its maiden flight near Montreal, something Reuters describes as "a key step in a $3.4 billion program to develop the first all-new narrow-body plane of its size in decades." Bombardier's blue and white CS100 Flight Test Vehicle 1 took off to sunny skies, according to Airchive.com — a commercial aviation enthusiast website reporting from the scene in Mirabel, Quebec.
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TSB has launched an investigation into the crash of a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter
CNW
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is launching an investigation into the crash of a Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) helicopter. The CCG helicopter, operated by Transport Canada.

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Air cadet lands glider on top of building in British Columbia
Lethbridge Herald
An air cadet from British Columbia has been transported to hospital with minor injuries after his glider crashed into the roof of a convenience store in the Fraser Valley city of Langley, British Columbia.

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Closure date selected for City Centre Airport
Globalnews.ca
The City Centre Airport is one step closer to being closed for good. City administration has recommended all aviation activity at the airport end. "We've battled hard, but I guess it's coming to an end," said Ed Schlemko, Operations Manager of Airco Aircraft Charters. Schlemko says he's not surprised, as the decision has been a long time coming.
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Taking to the skies
Northern Pen
Not many teenagers can say they were licensed to fly a plane before becoming a licensed driver, but Leanne Roberts doesn't mind soaring 5,500 feet above the rest. Taking to the skies in a Cessna 172N for the first time, the St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, native didn't allow her composure to falter as she ascended high above the Kings County municipal airport in Waterville, Nova Scotia.
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Historicist: Soaring into the jet age
Torontoist
At the Malton Airport on August 10, 1949, the C-102 Jetliner took to the sky for the first time. Designed and built in Toronto by Avro Canada, the Jetliner was North America's first jet-powered passenger plane. Despite the apparent enthusiasm of the airline industry, the project was scrapped just a few years later at the insistence of a Canadian government that wanted Avro focused on the country's Cold War military needs.
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