COPA eFlight
Aug. 15, 2013

IAOPA files opposition to ICAO proposal on upset training
International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released a letter to member states encouraging comments on a proposal that will add a requirement for upset prevention and recovery training as part of the commercial pilot license. This action was taken following events involving commercial air transport airplanes which led to an examination of current training practices of several organizations. In its recommendations, ICAO is adding a requirement for upset recovery training to be included in the curriculum for the commercial pilot’s license and the multi-crew license level that must be accomplished in an aircraft, training that is proposed at the ATP level can be conducted in an approved simulator device.More

SmartPilot.ca is launched!
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
Canada's single source web portal for all things related to flying safely has been launched. This site is a one-stop source for information, interactive courses and content rich videos — all focused on helping pilots stay fresh and current about flight operations. Best of all, use of the site is open and free to all. The material is applicable to all levels of pilots from student through to senior.More

Report: Glare caused pilot to crash float plane
The Canadian Press via Globe and Mail
A float plane crashed into a steep hillside as it climbed out of the Okanagan Valley near Peachland, British Columbia, killing all three people on board, because the pilot's vision was likely obscured by the sun's glare, the Transportation Safety Board said. The TSB released a report that said the privately owned de Havilland Beaver was facing the sun, and the glare probably prevented the pilot from seeing the looming treetops after the plane took off from Okanagan Lake on May 13, 2012. More

STARS airlifts boy to hospital in Manitoba after parade float injury
CTV News
A young Manitoba boy has been airlifted to hospital in Winnipeg after officials say he was injured by a parade float. Const. Rick Wolfe with the Winkler Police Service says the boy was between five and 10 years old and had been part of the float crew at the annual Winkler Heritage Festival parade. Wolfe says the boy was from the Winkler area and was listed in stable condition after the incident.More

Photos: Vintage planes visit Nova Scotia
Chronicle Herald
Vintage Wings of Canada planes, as part of the Yellow Wings Youth Leadership Initiative, paid a visit to the CFB Greenwood airport in Nova Scotia. It's a program designed to encourage youth to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math. Greenwood was the final stop for the program which visited eight other regions across the country throughout the summer. More

New commander at 8 Wing CFB Trenton
Prince Edward County News
Colonel David Lowthian assumed command of 8 Wing Trenton from Col. Sean Friday in a ceremony held at CFB Trenton in Ontario. Major-General Pierre St-Amand, Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division and the Canadian NORAD Region, presided over the ceremony. "As the hub of air mobility operations in Canada, 8 Wing Trenton has been a very busy air base with its wide array of capabilities from delivering supplies to the high Arctic to airlifting troops, equipment and humanitarian loads worldwide," said Maj.-Gen. St-Amand. "The successful air mobility operations under Col. Friday's command, both in Canada and abroad, have confirmed 8 Wing's important role in the Royal Canadian Air Force. I'm confident that Col. Friday's successes will be continued with the new leadership of Col. Lowthian." More

Vancouver's award-winning airport, art gallery and ... aquarium
Airline Reporter
According to Howard Slutsken: I'm really lucky to have Vancouver International Airport (YVR) as my "home base". YVR has great plane-watching, which is a necessity for AvGeeks, of course, but also has fabulous architecture and design, and is a wonderful place to spend some time. But don't take just my word for it.More

Saskatchewan hosts search and rescue
Yorktown This Week
Air search and rescue crews from across western Canada will be in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, or an annual training exercise. The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association is a national volunteer organization of pilots, navigators, members and administration staff who provide air search support to the Royal Canadian Air Force.More

Wings over central Alberta
Innisfail Province
Looking over the colorful patchwork of canola fields and cropland from 3,000 feet above the ground in an aircraft with no engine definitely sounds like an adventure not meant for the faint of heart. However, when the aircraft is a two-seat training glider being piloted by an accomplished glider instructor, the experience quickly goes from frightening to exhilarating.More

Transport Canada responds to Transportation Safety Board criticism
The Canadian Press via CKWX-Radio
Transport Canada says implementing the Safety Board's recommendations to reduce fires after small plane crashes wouldn't be simple, and wouldn't be the most effective way to save lives. The federal department is responding to criticism.More

Cadet gets his wings
Campbell River Mirror
Cadet Jake Schuszter of Campbell River is spending part of his summer at the regional gliding school on the Air Cadet Glider Pilot Scholarship Course. Schuszter is one of 44 Air Cadets selected from across British Columbia for the opportunity to pursue their Transport Canada glider pilot license. He is flying the Schweizer 2-33A gliders, which are owned by the BC Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada. More

Air cadets can fly before they can drive
Prince Edward County News
The majority of the cadets who graduated from the Central Region Gliding School can't drive a car, but they can now fly a glider. Lt.-Col. Jason Stark, the former Commanding Officer of 429 (Transport) Squadron, pointed out that irony to the parents and relatives of the graduates, adding there's no better feeling than flying solo for the first time and especially getting that true sense of flying only available in a glider.More

Teen pilot aims for round-the-world record
CBC News
An Australian teenager hoping to earn a place in the aviation record books stopped in Newfoundland and Labrador, midway through his mission to fly solo around the world. Ryan Campbell, 19, set out from Australia on June 30, just a day after 21-year-old Californian Jack Wiegand became the youngest person to fly solo around the world. "It's a crazy, out-there dream that I didn't think was achievable and for a whole number of reasons," Campbell told CBC News on the airstrip at Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where he stopped for a layover. More

Call to contributors
Multibriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of COPA eFlight, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of COPA, your knowledge and experience in the industry can be of great help to your fellow members and we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.More