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Lockheed sees huge potential for military, commercial-use drones
Reuters Canada
The Pentagon's number one arms supplier Lockheed Martin sees significant growth potential for its range of unmanned aircraft, given continued military demand for surveillance aircraft and a huge untapped market in the commercial sector. Lockheed, known for its F-16 and F-35 fighter jets and Aegis missile defense system, lacks a drone with a widely recognizable name — like General Atomics's Predator — but its portfolio includes a number of planes designed for everything from reconnaissance to bringing supplies to troops in combat.
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Canadian test pilots push to the safest point in the flight envelope
Ottawa Citizen
Think your job is tough? Robert Erdos goes to work some mornings wondering how the machines he operates are plotting to kill him. He's a test pilot for the National Research Council in Ottawa. But please, none of that "right stuff" about steely-eyed daredevils with a thrill-seeking death wish. The cliche is too threadbare — and quite untrue anyway, he says.
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Construction delays in Petawawa forced DND to scramble for Chinook shelter
CTV News
National Defence was left scrambling last summer to find shelter for its long-awaited CH-147F Chinook helicopters after construction of a new hangar and flight line at the garrison in Petawawa, ON, slipped far behind schedule. Internal documents showed mounting concern last year as delays collided with the arrival schedule of the battlefield transports, which had been on order since 2006.
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Lockheed sees huge potential for military, commercial-use drones
Reuters Canada
The Pentagon's number one arms supplier Lockheed Martin sees significant growth potential for its range of unmanned aircraft, given continued military demand for surveillance aircraft and a huge untapped market in the commercial sector.

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RCAF training flight ends with ejection
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Air Force (RCAF) instructor pilot and student now have an uneven number of takeoffs and landings in their logbooks. Both qualified for membership in the Caterpillar Club by ejecting from their Beechcraft CT-156 Harvard II trainer during a routine training mission.

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Hanover native named to Royal Canadian Air Force demonstration team
Black Burn News
A Hanover native has been named to the Royal Canadian Air Force's CF-18 demonstration team. Adam Runge will fly a specially painted CF-18 commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force through 2014.

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Chris Hadfield to receive the 2014 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award
Ottawa Citizen
In 2013, millions of people around the world watched as Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield played his guitar from the International Space Station (ISS), covering David Bowie's song "Space Oddity." In 2014, the Space Foundation will honor Hadfield with the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award for his use of social media to engage millions of followers while chronicling life aboard the ISS. In addition to his musical performances from space, Hadfield's YouTube videos have included demonstrations of eating, sleeping and trying to cry in space.
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65th International Astronautical Congress
IAC
The 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014 will take place in wonderful city of Toronto from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2014 at the award-winning Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Hosted by The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI), IAC 2014 promises to be one of the best yet, with a unique opportunity for delegates, exhibitors, and participants to engage with key subject matter experts from industry, government and academia.
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Gander-based RCAF SAR Crew awarded HAI Humanitarian Award
Ottawa Citizen
AIN Online has details about the HAI Humanitarian Award going to an RCAF SAR helicopter crew. Here is what they write: This year's award goes to the Gander, Newfoundland-based flight crew of a Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter for a successful rescue accomplished under extreme weather conditions.
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Colin L. Powell to keynote ASIS 2014 in Atlanta
ASIS International
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will share leadership insights gained over the course of 50 years in public service, when he delivers the keynote address at the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, GA. The keynote session is open to all registered attendees.
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RCAF St-Hubert Reunion
RCAF
The bi-annual Junior Ranks Reunion is held for those who were stationed at RCAF Station St. Hubert - including but not limited to those who worked with the 401 & 438 Reserve Sqn’s, 104 KU, 426 Sqn, ADCHQ, and all other units. Today St. Hubert has so much less activity that we hold our reunion at RCAF Base Trenton. Our 9th bi-annual reunion will be held in the WOs' & SGTs' Mess at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario between June 20th – 22nd, 2014.
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75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada
Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada. The Harvard Mark II saw service with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 1939 to 1945. The Harvard Mark IV saw service as an advanced trainer during the 1950s and 60s. The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association invites anyone who flew, trained with or serviced this magnificent aircraft to join us on the weekend of 20-22 June, 2014 as we celebrate 75 years of the Harvard with “The Gathering of Harvards and Heroes”. We have invited all currently flying Harvard aircraft to join us at the Tillsonburg airport, and we will have presentations, aircraft flying, contests and a banquet on the Saturday night. On Sunday we will attempt to put into the air the largest formation of Harvards since they were in service. More information for accommodations, program of events and participating aircraft can be found at our website and on Facebook. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see, touch and even fly in these historic aircraft. Please join us as we continue the legend.
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