COPA eFlight
May. 9, 2013

Airspace information session in B.C.
Nav Canada invites you to an information session on the Vancouver/Victoria Terminal Class C Airspace. The presentation to be held on May 30, will highlight several topics including: A general overview of the airspace including IFR traffic flows.More

Air Cadet glider program safe from cuts
CBC News
Canada's Minister of National Defence says the Air Cadet Gliding Program is at no risk of being cut, and blames the opposition parties for raising fears that it would be lost.More

Influx of small planes fuelling talk of airport expansion
CTV News
Has the Region of Waterloo International Airport outgrown itself? Not as far as runways and terminal facilities, according to airport staff, but when it comes to space for small planes, expansion is becoming a hot-button issue. "We are noticing a lot more of the smaller general aviation aircraft showing up here," says airport manager Chris Wood. More

'Team Montreal' fights to keep UN aviation agency
CBC News
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Quebec International Relations Minister Jean-François Lisée and Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum may seem like strange bedfellows. But all three levels of government have kicked off a joint lobbying effort against moving the International Civil Aviation Organization to Qatar, agreeing that losing the United Nations' only office in Canada would cause both political and economic damage.More

Turbulence ahead for proposed Parkland airport
Spruce Grove Examiner
Two entrepreneurial pilots are getting serious about building an airport in Parkland County to replace Edmonton's City Centre Airport, which is expected to close down in the next year. Looking to build between Parkland Highway 16A, Highwaysa 60 and Whitemud Drive, the Parkland Airport Development Corporation has already made an offer on the site they want.More

Runway incursions a threat to aviation safety
Toronto Star
The radar screen Toronto's Pearson airport told the heart-stopping tale of a looming disaster. A radar scope in the control tower showed two targets — one of them an Air Canada Embraer jet about to land — on a collision course. More

Photos: Canadarm display unveiled at Canadian Aviation & Space Museum
Ottawa Citizen
The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency, unveiled the Canadarm permanent display at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. More

U.S. Navy launches squadron of drone helicopters
The U.S. Navy has introduced its first squadron of drone helicopters, amid international and domestic opposition to Washington’s use of surveillance and assassination drones. More

Solar-powered plane lands on first leg of U.S. trip
A solar-powered airplane landed in Phoenix early Saturday morning after a flight from California that included several hours in the air after sundown. The Solar Impulse set down about 12:30 a.m. at Sky Harbor Airport after flying, completing the first leg of a planned cross-country U.S. trip that its co-pilot described as a "milestone" in aviation history. More

How loud does a 'whisper jet' sound? It depends
The Globe and Mail
It's 4:30 on a rainy afternoon near the foot of Bathurst Street, and somewhere up above the drone of turboprop engines is getting louder. The incoming plane materializes out of the clouds, heading for Toronto's island airport.More

New air ambulance hangar at Saskatoon airport
Global News
Medical patients can expect better life-saving service in rural Saskatchewan thanks to a new, larger hangar facility unveiled at the Saskatoon airport. Officials say the hangar facility will improve workplace safety and ensure quicker response times.More

IAOPA e-News May 2013

COPA Does it, Do you? Pass on This Newsletter to Your Members

COPA has recently updated their website and included a section that includes International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) monthly eNews for all members to see. Nothing can keep existing members, and attract new members like reminding them of the great work that AOPA Affiliates, and IAOPA, are doing on national, regional, and international levels to keep them flying. Great work is being done in all parts of the globe to advance the interests of general aviation and the best way to share the message is to make sure that this newsletter gets to as many members and non-members alike. So I encourage you to publish this on your website, send on via email to your members, do what you can to help spread the word.More

Superhero helicopter pilot brings doctor to crash scene
Metro News
If you're anything like the rest of us, you’ve likely devoted considerable time to pondering the reckless disregard your Norwegian friends have for their own safety. Perhaps a key to that riddle can be found in this footage of a pilot landing a helicopter on a highway guardrail so a similarly dextrous doctor can hop out and tend to the injured at the scene of a car crash.More