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Sea King choppers could retire sooner under U.S. aircraft-maker's proposal
CTV News
The Harper government has been asked to accept the air force's long-delayed CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters as they are currently configured and gradually phase them into service using regular software upgrades intended to make the aircraft fully operational. The proposal is being floated publicly by Sikorsky aircraft in the wake of a federal cabinet shuffle that has left both National Defence and Public Works with seasoned but not yet fully acclimatized ministers.
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F-35 price cut in offing with new deal inked between Pentagon
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The maker of the controversial F-35 is touting the new lower cost of the stealth fighter in a new agreement signed with the Pentagon. Officials at Lockheed Martin say the price tag for the next two batches of the radar-evading jet built for the U.S., Australia, Italy, Norway and Britain will see successive price cuts of four per cent each year, and increased production.
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Adventures and mishaps recalled from 50 years of flying military's Sea Kings
Nanaimo Daily News
As the rear door of the Sea King helicopter flew open, crew member John Barker was sucked out and left clinging to the side by his fingernails, his feet pressing a wheel well. Pilot John Cody recalls reacting instinctively during the incident as dust kicked up in his cockpit from the unexpected air suction. He banked the chopper sharply, sending it sideways and keeping Barker sprawled across the fuselage.
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Local air cadet flies in vintage Second World War plane
Daily Herald Paherald
Cadet Amanda Loeffen, a flight corporal at 38 Anavets squadron, flew in a restored Boeing Stearman for the Yellow Wings Youth Leadership Initiative, a program that seeks to inspire youth and encourage careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Loeffen, 14, is attending the Advanced Musicians Course this summer at Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre (PACSTC) in Alberta.
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Sikorsky: Air force to begin training on new Cyclone choppers
Toronto Sun
The Royal Canadian Air Force could soon to take a step toward getting the old Sea King helicopter to abdicate its throne. The manufacturer, Sikorsky, says pilots, mechanics and tactical aircrews will begin training in August on its CH-148 Cyclone maritime choppers that will eventually replace the 50-year-old Sea Kings.
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Space Exploration Technologies wins bid to launch Canadian radar satellites
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Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies was selected to launch a trio of Canadian radar satellites aboard a single Falcon nine rocket, the company announced. The California-based firm, also known as SpaceX, already is flying NASA cargo to the International Space Station, a permanently staffed research outpost that flies about 400 kilometres above Earth.
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Commander Chris Hadfield confirmed as Guest of Honour at Canadian Aerospace Summit!
AIAC
We are pleased to announced that Astronaut Chris Hadfield will be our Guest of Honour at the Canadian Aerospace Summit. As the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station. Hadfield has inspired millions to learn more about the wonder and excitement of space exploration. Using music, photography, educational outreach and social media interaction. Hadfield and the Canadian Space Agency provided never-before-seen glimpses into life on the ISS and helped all of us to view space and Planet Earth through new eyes.
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Sea King choppers could retire sooner under U.S. aircraft-maker's proposal
CTV News
The Harper government has been asked to accept the air force's long-delayed CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters as they are currently configured and gradually phase them into service using regular software upgrades intended to make the aircraft fully operational.

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Airport asphalt gives way under Hercules plane
Medicine Hat News
A Canadian Forces transport airplane broke new ground in Medicine Hat as the wheels sank six to eight inches into the asphalt taxiway. The Hercules C130J airplane had just arrived for the Family Fun and Flight event.

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Air Force clears Sea Kings to fly after grounding
Calgary Herald
Canada's fleet of aging Sea King helicopters is being allowed into the air again after one was damaged. The Royal Canadian Air Force grounded the fleet after one Sea King helicopter tipped forward and smashed its rotor blades on the tarmac at CFB Shearwater in Halifax.

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2013 CAHS National Convention & Annual General Meeting
Canadian Aviation Historical Society
The 2013 CAHS National Convention & Annual General Meeting will take place from Sept. 11-15 in Ottawa. In preparation for this grand event, CAHS National has created some exceptional 50th Anniversary merchandise that is now available for pre-order at cahs.ca. For details on the items available and to learn how you can purchase them, click the read more button below.
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CCTT National Technology Conference
Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) invites you to the National Technology Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 26-28, 2013. The National Technology Conference will bring together business leaders, educators and skilled technicians from across all sectors in order to ensure that the workforce of the future is ready for the challenges that lie ahead. More details can be found at cctt.ca or by contacting CCTT at 1-800-891-1140 ext 224.

EVENT NAME: CCTT National Technology Conference
DATES: September 26-28, 2013
LOCATION: Winnipeg, Manitoba
WEBSITE: http://www.cctt.ca
CONTACT: Issy LeBlond
EMAIL: ileblond@cctt.ca
TEL: 1-800-891-1140 ext 224

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The Goldfish Club
The Goldfish Club
The 2013 reunion of The Goldfish Club will be held 13-14 September 2013, at the Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay, Devon, U.K. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are included for the Friday events, and Bed & Breakfast are included for the Saturday events, within the total registration cost which organizers sincerely hope should not exceed £400. Please note the amount is in british pounds sterling. The reunion dinner and dance will be held at the Britannia Naval College, in Dartmouth. The committee continues to work actively to secure corporate sponsors, thus seeking to lower the cost for everyone.
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