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    Regulation to replace POC explained on Canada Gazette, part I
    Canada Gazette
    Transport Canada has released the long-awaited regulation to replace the Private Operator Certificate (POC) program, formerly managed by the Canadian Business Aviation Association. The primary change is that a certificate is no longer required, but those who are captured by the new regulation are required to register. Upon completion of the Gazette comment period, the regulation will apply to the following aircraft engaged in passenger carrying or cargo operations:
      (a) a large aeroplane;
      (b) a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane; or
      (c) a turbine-powered pressurized aeroplane certificated for more than six passenger seats.
    An explanation and the complete text of the regulations affected by the change can be found here, including where to send any comments you may have.

    In the Canada Gazette background statement, it is mentioned that this regulation was not consulted in an open manner by Transport Canada and they chose not to consult with COPA.
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    The Flying Circus: Payback
    By Garth Wallace
    COPA eFlight presents another weekly excerpt from "The Flying Circus," a fun book by Canadian aviation humorist and former COPA publisher Garth Wallace. "The Flying Circus" is 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.
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    Aviation hall of fame announces new members
    Wetaskiwin Times
    The new year is approaching quickly and while spring may seem like a distant dream, Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame has announced its plans for annual gala and induction ceremony. Four new members have been selected and will join the hall of fame during the ceremonies on May 29, 2014, in the WestJet Campus hangar on Alberta's Calgary International Airport.
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    Cessna CEO: Skycatcher has 'no future'
    By Adam Hunt
    I don't think this will surprise anyone: Cessna 162 production is about to be ended. Recently, at the National Business Aviation Association convention, Cessna CEO Scott Ernest stated that the Skycatcher had "no future." While the design of the Cessna 162 did have some pluses — like the control stick, fit and finish and the doors — there were many problems with the design. In the final assessment, it looks like even the famous Cessna name wasn't enough to overcome the shortcomings of this design and its price. The market has decided its fate.
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    No application yet to end ban on offshore night flights
    The Gander Beacon
    David Moores is a lawyer and a resident of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and has piloted small helicopters at night. With a family member working in the offshore oil industry, he is closely following the public debate over nighttime flights for offshore workers.
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    Cessna TTx gets Brazilian certification
    Wichita Business Journal
    Cessna Aircraft Co. said it has received type certification for its TTx aircraft from Brazil. That has cleared the way for deliveries of the new single-engine, all-composite general aviation aircraft in Brazil, deliveries that Cessna said began last month.
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    CRIAQ and SAGE combine industry and academiato advance aerospace
    Military & Aerospace Electronics
    Industry, government and academia join forces under the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec and SAGE — Safe, Affordable, Green, Efficient — to solve current and future aerospace challenges. The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec was founded in 2002 to accelerate collaborative research and development between companies, universities and research centers. One area of focus is aerospace.
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    How a professional pilot could possibly land a giant plane at wrong airport
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    The story of two pilots landing a Boeing 747 at the wrong airport drew a lot of rolled eyes, more than a little laughter and serious questions about how on earth two experienced pilots...

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    2nd safety board report raises concerns for flying in British Columbia mountains
    The Vancouver Sun
    A second report by the federal Transportation Safety Board in less than a month is raising concerns about lack of pilot training and experience for...

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    Shell announces unleaded 100-octane fuel
    AVweb
    Shell Oil announced that it has developed an unleaded 100-octane piston engine fuel to replace 100LL and, presumably, the fuel will enter the FAA's recently established fuel testing and certification process.

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    Airplane almost blown sideways during landing attempt
    ABC News
    The pilot of the Boeing 777 — operated by Dubai-based Emirates Airlines — made two attempts to land at England's Birmingham Airport in the midst of heavy storms that battered the area, according to The Birmingham Mail. In video of the attempted landings, the plane approaches the runway sideways and at a right angle before twice going back up in the air instead.
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    Angel Flight West gives pilots a great reason to fly
    Yakima Herald-Republic
    Bill Almon and Jason Simpson don't think they're doing anything selfless, using their own money and time to fly very sick people to get treatment. Pilots, as a rule, are always looking for reasons to fly, they say. Plus, helping someone who can't afford commercial air travel — or who can't travel with large groups because of a compromised immune system — as both do through the nonprofit Angel Flight West organization, feels good.
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    New Wichita plane almost ready for flight
    KAKE-TV
    A building known as the "Glass House" is where Cessna Aircraft employees work on projects meant to remain secret until announced. That's where a group of primarily Cessna engineers, technicians and mechanics built a plane known as the Scorpion over the past couple of years.
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