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    A trip back through Canada's aviation history
    The Canadian Press via The StarPhoenix
    Only a few generations ago, northern Canada was largely unknown and unmapped. As the era of flight dawned, a few brave pilots took to the skies with little more than a wing and a prayer, hauling goods and people to remote, frozen communities with almost no protection from the elements.
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    The Flying Circus: Unlikely prospects
    By Garth Wallace
    A new feature begins with this issue as COPA eFlight presents the first of weekly chapters from "The Flying Circus," a fictional account of the madcap escapades of two instructors who start their own flying school armed with loads of enthusiasm, but little business sense and no money. We begin with the first chapter, "Unlikely prospects." Enjoy.
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    New safety video released, 'Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings'
    COPA
    The second video in our series on takeoffs and landings is now available online. These Safety Videos are brought to you by the Donner Canadian Foundation and the COPA Flight Safety Foundation with production support from the AOPA Foundation. To view the latest video "Takeoffs and Landings: Short Field Landings" and previously released safety videos click here.
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    2014 World Assembly — Save the dates
    COPA
    The 27th IAOPA World Assembly will be hosted by AOPA-China from Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014; through Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, near Beijing. Our Chinese hosts are planning a number of events that will make next year's World Assembly a must attend event. Block out your calendar now to ensure your participation in this event. An invitation letter will soon be sent to all affiliates with more specifics on the lodging, transportation logistics and program agenda items.

    E.U. postpones pilot licensing conversion deadline
    IAOPA applauds the decision by the EASA Committee of the EU Member States and the European Commission for adopting an amendment to the current EASA licensing rules (Part-FCL) that postpones the deadline to convert licenses — such as FAA issued — until April 8, 2015.

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    Fly Away Free Stay winner
    By Phil Englishman
    He came back several times, landed, purchased fuel after hours and went on his way. But on a sunny November Sunday he returned when the operations at the Saugeen Municipal Airport, CYHS Hanover, were in full swing. Ghazan Haider, who pilots a Grumman AA1 out of the Burlington Airpark, flew in to the SMA to collect his prizes for flying to Hanover, Ontario in July.
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    CAE renews long-term commercial training and services contracts with Jazz Aviation LP
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    CAE and Jazz Aviation LP announced that they have renewed their exclusive long-term training services agreements. Under the renewed agreements, CAE will continue to provide training services on all of Jazz's fleet types, namely the Bombardier CRJ, DHC8-100/300 and Q400 aircraft.
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    Eielson's biplane takes flight once more
    Alaska Public Media
    If you visited Fairbanks International Airport in Fairbanks, Alaska, you may have noticed a small construction project near one of the baggage carousels. A local group has been working for six years to restore a biplane that once belonged to legendary aviator Carl Ben Eielson. The plane has a new set of wings, a fresh coat of paint and it's now hanging once more from the ceiling of the Airport terminal.
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    Cessna's newest entry-level light jet nears certification
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    Cessna Aircraft is looking to beat back encroaching entry-level light jet competition with its new M2. But can a nearly 25-year-old fuselage design do the trick? The market is about to find out.

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    At 43, I learned how to fly
    Globe and Mail
    According to author Heather McDonald: Parked beside the sleek Air Canada jet, she looked like a toy. But my enthusiasm would not be curbed. The tiny two-seat Cessna shone in the sun. And for one hour she was mine.

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    Airline executive praises pilot skill in emergency landing
    Maui Now
    Officials at Mokulele Airlines in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, praised the pilot and co-pilot who successfully landed a commuter flight on Maui's Pi'ilani Highway. "We are very grateful..."

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    Historic African biplane flight commences
    defenseWeb
    The weather may not have played along, but female pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor has finally commenced her solo Cape Town-to-U.K. flight in a vintage Boeing Stearman biplane. Curtis-Taylor is recreating the 1928 flight by English aviatrix Lady Mary Heath by covering more than 7,000 miles in an open cockpit Stearman over seven weeks. Heath was the first person to fly this rout, which later became the Imperial Airways route.
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    Flight of the Tiger Moth
    The Batavia Daily News
    Marilyn Cleveland knew the pilots who were flying a newly-restored de Havilland Tiger Moth to the National Warplane Museum. Cleveland was looking forward to their arrival — and acknowledged she worried when they were late arriving — in a plane she last saw on a flatbed trailer on its way to a two-year restoration. But she didn't know the surprise they had in store for her, a long-time and beloved volunteer for the museum.
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    Service to customers expected to be enhanced by additions to Heli-One
    Aviation Pros
    Heli-One, the world's largest non-OEM helicopter support company, has announced the appointment of two long-time aviation industry leaders to its helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul sales team. The appointments are the latest in a series of milestones as Heli-One expands and enhances customer awareness of and access to its industry-leading global MRO services.
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