COPA eFlight
Aug. 16, 2012

Call to Action: Oppose Wind Farms Near Airports

COPA is not opposed to wind energy but we are very concerned about the lack of protection for virtually all aerodromes and airports in Canada. An excellent example of the consequence of this lack of protection is the proposal for a wind farm near the Collingwood, Ont. airport.More

2012 Gathering of the Classics postponed to September 22

The heavy rains on Friday, Aug. 10, with the forecast of thunderstorms Saturday and showers Sunday made it impossible to hold the event on Aug. 11 or the rain date Aug. 12. The event will now be held Saturday the 22nd of September. Join us then for Canada's largest gathering of classic airplanes and classic cars. For more information and details stay tuned to More

Air Cadets on the fast track to new heights
Peninsula Review
As the sun rises over Albert Head in Metchosin, a few dozen sleepy Air Cadets from all over B.C. and the North don their uniforms and shine their boots in preparation for spending another day on the Peninsula at the Victoria International Airport.More

Chorus Aviation reports second quarter profit
Wings Magazine
Regional airline Chorus Aviation Inc. said Monday that it earned $22.9 million in its latest quarter, up from $16.9 million a year ago, as revenue improved. The company, which provides regional flights for Air Canada, said the profit amounted to 18 cents per share for the second quarter, up from 14 cents per share a year ago. More

Harper Government announces initiatives to reduce wait times at Canadian airports
The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), announced new initiatives aimed at making air travel more convenient for Canadians travelling from medium sized airports throughout Canada. These screening procedures will enable the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to reduce wait times for travellers by using practices already established in Canada's larger airports. More

Two air shows coming to Tillsonburg
Tillsonburg News
The Tillsonburg Regional Airport will be a busy place this August, providing plenty of excitement with an air show on Aug. 18 and the world famous Snowbirds on Aug. 29, 2012. On Saturday Aug. 18, 2012 Tillsonburg will host their first full-scale airshow featuring static aircraft and aerial displays, model aircraft, and more.More

Pilot's life takes La Ronge resident around the world
The Saskatchewan Star Phoenix
In the heat of summer, Rich Cameron sees the Antarctic. From the deck of his home on McGibbon Bay near La Ronge, he imagines snow and ice and a South Pole blizzard packing a 70-knot wind. He has seen it before and this winter he will see it again. "Four years ago, I never would have dreamed this," he said. "No way I thought I would go there."More

Moving historic aircraft to museum a 'labour of love'
The Calgary Herald
Two Rolls-Royce engines, each weighing more than 400 kilograms, a 13-metre-long fuselage and a box labelled Mosquito nose cone were some of the hundreds of items that arrived at the Bomber Command Museum. After a long fight to save a piece of Canada's aviation history, and months of logistical planning, volunteers moved the city's rare de Havilland Mosquito to a Nanton museum where restoration work will begin.More

Glider program offers thrill of a lifetime
Truro Daily
The power of flight has always held a fascination for people and this summer about 40 air cadets from across Canada are enjoying the thrill of gliding high above the ground without the aid of a motor. The cadets are attending the Atlantic Regional Gliding School in Debert, which is one of five regional schools.More

Flying high in Charlottetown
The Guardian
There are no air traffic control towers, boarding lines or security checks, and the baggage allowance is definitely zero on all aircraft. But on some days a small flying field in Pownal is quite likely one of Prince Edward Island's busiest airstrips. That's because it's the epicentre of aviation activity for the Charlottetown Radio Control Flying Club (CRCFC), which this year is celebrating a half century of high-flying fun.More

Abbotsford Air Show celebrates 50th anniversary with near record crowds
The Province
The Abbotsford Air Show rang in its 50th anniversary with a near record-breaking crowd. "We saw our gates being more congested than they had ever been before," said spokeswoman Mary Lee.More

Pilot's cellphone use may have been partial cause of fatal 2011 plane crash in B.C.
The Vancouver Sun
The pilot in the fatal crash of a small plane may have set the stage for his own death by paying too much attention to his cellular phone and not enough to his flight. A Transportation Safety Board report released said the crash near the airport in Fort St. John, B.C., last November could have been partly caused because the pilot wasn't concentrating on his flying.More

Go for ride in historical plane
The Windsor Star
Recently, my wife and I had the pleasure of seeing a close friend go on a sightseeing flight in a Boeing Stearman biplane, a radial-engined military trainer aircraft used in first-stage training of many of the pilots who would see duty during the Second World War. More