COPA eFlight
May. 23, 2013

Beware of US requirements for Canadian pilots wishing to fly a U.S. registered aircraft in the U.S.
Patrick Gilligan
COPA has received conflicting reports from members about what steps are required to be able to fly a U.S. registered aircraft in the US based on their Canadian licence. We discovered incomplete, unclear and conflicting information in the various FAA FARs and other documents that explain the requirements and the process for obtaining and maintaining a U.S. certificate. More

Airbus, Air Canada partner with BioFuelNet Canada
Biomass Magazine
BioFuelNet Canada has entered an agreement with Airbus and Air Canada to evaluate biomass-derived biojet fuels. BioFuelNet’s researchers will assess agricultural, forestry and municipal solid waste streams along with conversion processes to determine which method is the most sustainable for the production of aviation biofuels.More

Report: Canadian skies falling behind sea and rail
Canadian OH&S News
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its annual assessment of the steps Transport Canada and industry stakeholders have made into satisfying the board's recommendations for air, rail and sea safety improvements. While there was good news to report in the marine and rail sector, the picture in the aviation industry was not quite so rosy.More

2 climbers recued off Yukon mountain after 5 days
CBC News
Two climbers were rescued off Mount Eaton in Kluane National Park in Yukon, Canada. The climbers called for help after being trapped on their descent due to poor weather and dangerous conditions. Visitor safety specialists were immediately dispatched along with a Parks Canada certified rescue helicopter.More

Turtle hit by car airlifted for medical care
CBC News
A snapping turtle injured by a car in Ontario, Canada, has been airlifted more than 400 kilometers to an animal hospital, and is now on a slow road to recovery. The turtle was hit by the car in Sarnia, Ontario, and needed emergency medical treatment at the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre in Peterborough. Windsor pilot Rick Woodall is a volunteer with Pilots N Paws, a national animal rescue group. Normally, he helps to relocate animals that would otherwise be euthanized — mainly dogs and cats — to new homes.More

Ontario fan journeys to city as memorial to pilot
The Star Phoenix
Troy Bramley came all the way from Oshawa, Ontario, to catch the Memorial Cup tournament ceremony. Bramley was there to honor Michael VandenBos, a Snowbird pilot from Oshawa's neighboring town of Whitby, who died in 1998 in a midair collision while training near Moose Jaw.More

Top local air cadet bound for Canada
COFFS Coast Advocate
Cadet Under Officer Michael Graham-Higgs has been selected to represent the Squadron and the Australian Air Force Cadets on an International Air Cadet Exchange to Canada in July. It has been an eventful year for Graham-Higgs. In January he gave up half his school holidays to attend an intensive three weeks of training at RAAF Base Wagga in New South Wales, Australia.More

GE increases H80 turboprop engine production
GE Aviation says interest in its H80 turboprop engine family has been stronger than expected, leading to a decision to increase production this year to meet customer demand. The H80, a modernized version of the 1960s-era Walter M601, has been certified on the Thrush 510G agplane, as well as by Aircraft Industries in Europe for Czech-made L410 twin-turboprop re-engined with H80 engines.More

Ontario fan journeys to city as memorial to pilot
The StarPhoenix
The Snowbirds flew overhead as the Memorial Cup landed on the shore of the South Saskatchewan River. More

Edmonton International Airport unveils new tower
Edmonton Journal
There's a vague resemblance between a space-age food processor and Edmonton International Airport's new central tower. More

Northeast evolving into an airport city
Calgary Herald
Vancouver has one and Toronto has one — does Calgary need one? The British Columbia and Ontario metropolises have an independent airport city.More

Okanagan College students join telescope project
With Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield now returned to earth and the newest Star Trek movie about to hit the big screen, it seems everything astronomical is in the air. That's no different at Okanagan College where professors from multiple disciplines are working to get closer to the Milky Way by assisting with the installation of three radio telescopes and infrastructure for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada — Okanagan Chapter. More

How a fly-in community gets fresh food — without breaking the bank
The Globe and Mail
At the Northern Store in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario, a fly-in community on James Bay, a bag of spinach can cost $7.50 and a bag of apples can reach $13. This lack of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in the north is not unlike the situation in some low-income neighborhoods in the big cities of southern Canada, as well as the United States. In these food deserts you are more likely to find pop and chips than carrots or lettuce. More