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World's first electric helicopter takes flight in Germany
The Globe and Mail
The world's first electrically powered two-seat helicopter took off and made its maiden flight inside a German hangar recently. The e-volocopter is a multicopter, with numerous small rotors arranged in an array, rather than one large rotor with two blades. The rotors are similar to those used on small, radio-controlled quadcopters.
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17 Wing receives donated Bristol Bolingbroke Mark IV
Ottawa Citizen
A Bristol Bolingbroke Mark IV aircraft was lifted from its 60-year-old resting place in the prairie sod near Manitoba and brought to 17 Wing Winnipeg where it will be overhauled. The Bolingbroke was originally purchased in 1946 by George Morris for $150. It was surplus from British Commonwealth Air Training Plan's RCAF Station Macdonald.
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Air force searchers comb Nunavut waters near Pang for overdue hunters
Nunatsiaq Online
Airborne searchers with the Royal Canadian Air Force departed from two locations in Southern Canada Nov. 24 to search near Pangnirtung for two overdue hunters, but the two boaters managed to make it home on their own. The two hunters, travelling in a 22-foot aluminum boat, left Pangnirtung on the morning of Nov. 23 but did not return that afternoon, when they were due back.
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RCAF exercises expeditionary capability in multinational training
Digital Journal
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will participate in Exercise SERPENTEX at Solenzara Air Force Base in France, to exercise its air expeditionary capability as well as to develop and increase professional bonds with NATO Allies' Air Forces. "The RCAF participation in SERPENTEX demonstrates our commitment to collaborating and cooperating with our international allies," said Major-General Pierre St.-Amand
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Search for missing plane, pilot continues
Simcoe County
Provincial police say they are still searching Georgian Bay for a missing plane and pilot from Owen Sound. A 1968 Cessna 182 being flown by 64-year-old Wilfred Oscar Burnside left Cornwall, ON, on the afternoon of Nov. 7. It did not arrive as scheduled in Owen Sound that night. The plane has since been the subject of a search involving the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Coast Guard, OPP and private citizens.
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World's first electric helicopter takes flight in Germany
The Globe and Mail
The world's first electrically powered two-seat helicopter took off and made its maiden flight inside a German hangar recently. The e-volocopter is a multicopter, with numerous small rotors arranged in an array, rather than one large rotor with two blades. The rotors are similar to those used on small, radio-controlled quadcopters.

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Local men receive Alberta Order of Excellence
High River Times
Two local citizens have been awarded the highest honour a resident of Alberta can receive. Honorary Captain (N) William H. Wilson, OMM, CStJ, CD of High River, AB, and Captain Douglas Eaglesham, CD of Cayley, have received the Alberta Order of Excellence.

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Poppy fund gets Springs boost
Delta Optimist
Tsawwassen Springs golf course raised over $2,000 for the Royal Canadian Legion's Poppy Fund. The golf course donated $10 from every green fee it collected from Nov. 8, 2013, to Remembrance Day.

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Canadian Armed Forces joins U.S. counterparts
Comox Valley Record
"Canada and the United States share not only a border, but a great deal of commonality when it comes to operating in our Arctic region," said Master Warrant Officer Greg Smit, a Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech) with Canadian Joint Operations Command. "With the opening of the Northwest Passage and increased air travel in the North, we must collaborate to respond quickly and effectively to an incident in the Arctic."
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The CASI International Astronautical Congress 2014
IAC
The 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014, the world's premier space event, will take place in Toronto, ON, from Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014 at the award-winning Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Congress theme Our World Needs Space will promote an exploration of the relationship between Earth and space and the ways that space activities help to meet our needs on Earth.
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