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Canada to enhance airport security
Canada.com
Transport Canada confirmed recently that it will implement "enhanced" security measures at airports in the near future, amid reports that U.S. intelligence officials are becoming concerned about the possible use of hidden explosives. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said it has asked certain overseas airports to beef up the screening of passengers on direct flights to the U.S. Changes will include more scrutiny of electronic devices, the agency said in a statement.
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Most F-35 engines inspected; U.S. contract talks on hold for now
Reuters
Most of the 97 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets grounded recently have been inspected, and officials hope to wrap up the remaining inspections shortly, which could pave the way for the resumption of flights of the Pentagon's newest war-plane, U.S. military officials said. Senior officials with the U.S. Navy, Air Force and F-35 program office, as well as from Britain and the Netherlands, will review the results of inspections of the jets' Pratt & Whitney engines to determine whether and under what circumstances to resume flights.
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Explorers find U.S. Air Force plane that crashed into Lake Ontario in 1952
Prince George Citizen
The wreck of a U.S. Air Force twin-engine plane that crashed into Lake Ontario more than 60 years ago has been found in deep water off upstate New York, a team of underwater explorers said recently. The Beach Aircraft C-45 flew for miles on its own after its three-man crew and two civilian passengers bailed out when one of the engines failed during a flight over central New York in 1952.
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CIA tweets 'It was us' on Norway's 1950s UFO sightings
Digital Journal
Apparently back in the 1950s there was a spate of UFO sightings in the skies above Norway. Finally, 60 years later, an explanation has been offered by the CIA on Twitter. Their tweet read: "Do you remember the reports of unusual activity in the sky in the 50's? That was us." They apparently then went on to explain that all the sightings of mysterious flying crafts, traveling at high speed with flashing lights, were actually test flights of secret U.S. military planes.

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Crew from 17 Wing Winnipeg assists in search for downed aircraft
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A CT-142 training aircraft from 17 Wing Winnipeg assisted in a search and rescue mission for a downed plane near Sioux Lookout, ON recently. RCAF students from 402 Squadron were flying with their aircraft commander when they were asked by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, ON, to locate an emergency locator transmitter detected by commercial traffic in their vicinity.

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Video: Fighter pilot lands jet with no front landing gear onto stool
Global News
It was a normal flight day for U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney recently when he took off from the deck of the USS Bataan in his AV-8B Harrier jet. But, shortly after take-off, Mahoney realized his front landing gear had malfunctioned, he says in the above video. After confirming with crew on-board the ship that his landing gear was not down, Mahoney had only one option.

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Still no word on CF-18 replacement
Toronto Sun
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson continues to refuse to say when the government will announce which fighter jet will replace the aging fleet of CF-18s. Despite a delay of almost two years, Nicholson recently remained as evasive as ever during a ceremony at CFB Petawawa.
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A Red Knight passes: A tribute to Bob Hallowell
B.C. Local News
Wing Commander (Retd.) Bob Hallowell passed away last month at St. Joseph's Hospital, ending a significant chapter in Canadian military aviation. As the first official "Red Knight," in aerobatic performances across Canada, Bob flew a red T-33 jet fighter and trainer, emblazoned with a helmeted figure of a knight in armour on the nose, (Bob's own design) in dozens of air shows from coast to coast from 1959 to 1961.
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Vintage war plane on display in Airdrie
Global News
Airplane enthusiasts are flocking to Airdrie, AB to get a peek at a vintage B-25 bomber. Maid in the Shade was used in World War II, serving in Corsica just off the Italian coast. "It went out in a formation of four one day, and this is the only one that came back," remembers Bob Taylor from Commemorative Air Force. "There was a possibility that you never came back if you went out on a mission."
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Regional pilot to be commemorated in France
Windsor Star
At the top of a treacherous climb through the Pyrenee mountains sits one of the highest and most difficult to access military cemeteries in the world, and it is in honour of a Chatham native and the men aboard a plane that crashed while delivering supplies to French Resistance fighters in dire need during the Second World War.
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Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) — August 7-8, 2014 in Abbotsford, B.C.
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has taken the lead in organizing this year's Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) in Abbotsford. This high profile industry event has been in operation for three years and has developed a stellar reputation as a world class aerospace expo. It is the only event of its kind in western Canada and is scheduled for August 7-8, 2014, immediately ahead of the Abbotsford International Airshow that takes place on August 8-10.
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70th anniversary of the founding of the RCAF's first three squadrons dedicated to air transport operations
RCAF
The National Air Force Museum of Canada's Ad Astra stone program has proven very successful both at raising funds for the museum and providing a modest but poignant means of recognizing those who have served, or are serving, with Canada's Air Force. As the program was implemented in 1995, five decades after the end of the Second World War, it is unsurprising that those most deserving of recognition — those who gave their lives during the war... are least represented amongst the over 10,500 stones in the RCAF Memorial Air Park.
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