COPA eFlight
Jan. 10, 2013

Real Pilot Story: Underwater Escape
For many pilots, the prospect of crash landing in water is one of the most terrifying things in aviation. Bryan Webster has been there, done that, and says they're right to be afraid. Listen as he tells the tale of a wild flight that ended in the drink, and shares some of the knowledge he’s gained in 15 years of teaching water egress techniques. (Approx. 13 minutes).More

Avro Arrow: Lost models draw Arrowheads to search lake relentlessly
The Toronto
Andrew Hibbert knows they're down there somewhere. At the bottom of Lake Ontario, with decades worth of zebra mussels clinging to their hulls, sit nine models of the Avro Arrow. The models were part of a program to test the hull design of the legendary Canadian plane, cancelled before it could truly soar. Strapped to high-powered booster rockets, the 10-foot models weighed nearly 500 pounds and flew over Lake Ontario at supersonic speeds. Their onboard sensors — revolutionary for the 1950s — relayed information back to the launch site at Point Petre, in Prince Edward County. More

Gulfstream adding 100 jobs in Greenville
Aviation Pros
Orders for more than 200 of its top-of-the-line luxury G650 business jets means job growth for Gulfstream at Outagamie County Regional Airport. The Savannah-based subsidary of General Dynamics announced it will add 100 jobs, mostly in areas of purchasing and engineering, at its Greenville operations over the next 90 days. The company employs about 725 people in Greenville today.More

Newsworthy and notable trends in general aviation
Alaska Disptach
It's time to face facts and pay respects, tech bloggers and smartphone savants: your mobile revolution might never have been without the DIY determination and grit of America's bush pilots and GA aviators. Maybe the Nexus 4 is the most elegant mobile device ever conceived by the tony geeks of Silicon Valley. Aviation's creative brain trust should be forgiven for missing TechCrunch sonnets to Google Android; these metageeks were busy collaborating with Microsoft on cutting-edge flight simulation technology.More

Brothers restore a WW II Lancaster bomber as a memorial
The Telegraph
Lincolnshire farmers Fred and Harold Panton why they wanted to restore a Lancaster bomber as a tribute to their brother Christopher, who along with 55,000 other aircrew of RAF Bomber Command lost his life during World War II. More

Small plane crashes safely onto runway at Waterloo Region International airport
The Kitchener-Waterloo Record
As he circled and dipped over Waterloo Region, trying to shake loose the stuck nose gear on his small plane, pilot Pascal Gosselin had one thought on his mind. "My main concern was just not missing my appointment," he said, hours after a successful emergency landing at Region of Waterloo International Airport.More

People in Aviation: January 2013
AIN Online
Jet Support Services (JSSI) has named co-president Neil Book as president and CEO. He suceeds Louis Seno, who will serve as chairman emeritus and special advisor to the board of directors. Samuel Hill, previously president of Embraer Aircraft in Fort Lauderdale and most recently retired from his position of senior v-p of sales and marketing at Honda Aircraft, has been appointed CEO of Quest Aircraft.More

Bombardier ends year in general aviation flurry
Business aviation specialist Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal has ended 2012 with a flurry of business jet orders, with deals for 11 Learjet 75 and Global 6000 private jet aircraft with undisclosed customers.More

Flight advice for another Lanc
Hamilton Spectator
Suppose you have an old Lancaster bomber and you want to fix it up. Who you gonna call? Well, one of the only places in the world with any experience in that kind of work is Hamilton's own Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. More

100 Aveos workers could be rehired
The Montreal Gazette
A Canadian subsidiary of U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin expects to hire up to 100 former Aveos Fleet Performance employees after purchasing a number of the Montreal-areas assets of the insolvent company. The first of the employees are expected to be on the job when Lockheed Martin Canada reopens the shuttered engine maintenance, repair and overhaul operation in April. The rest of the hiring is expected to be completed by the end of the year.More