COPA eFlight
Sep. 27, 2012

Air show thanks community, fans for support
The Journal Pioneer
Colin Stephenson, executive director of Air Show Atlantic, was back at Slemon Park with $30,000 in direct donations to some of the local groups that helped support the August event. It was the second year in a row that Summerside hosted the air show, although the 2012 event went more smoothly, from both the weather and organizational standpoints. More

Premier Aviation gets first fly-in client
The Windsor Star
Just a day after opening up its huge doors and showing off its new $23-million service station to reporters and dignitaries, Premier Aviation welcomed its first paying customer. A 50-seater turbo prop plane from an undisclosed international airline — its corporate identity masked even from local workers — flew in to the massive city-owned MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) service hangar at Windsor International Airport. Like a proud new father, Mayor Eddie Francis has been showing off smartphone images of the aircraft, which will undergo a major overhaul before being returned to the skies to ply its trade ferrying air passengers.More

Photo Gallery: Rare plane lands at Western Canadian Aviation Museum
Metro News
A rare airplane has been added to the collection at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum. A 1937 Lockeed Electra plane has landed at the museum, where it will go on display as part of an exhibit honouring Air Canada's 75th anniversary. The Lockheed Electra was a twin-engine, all-metal monoplane developed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. in the 1930s. It carried a pilot, a co-pilot and 10 passengers.More

Celebrating 20 years on Edmonton Kingsway
Our facility is all about people, both the people of our amazing aviation history and the ones that make this place work. Since the facility was re-opened to the public in 1992 it has consistently been home to 15 member organizations. While some, like the Ex-Air Gunners Association, have passed into history others such as the Air Cadet Museum and Archives joined the fold. The organizations that make our facility the success that it is include:More

Fighter pilots shut down CF-18 engines more than 200 times since 1988
Government records show Canadian CF-18 pilots shut down one of their aircraft's two engines in midflight more than 200 times since 1988 because of safety concerns. The revelation highlights a key aspect of the debate over whether the single-engine F-35 stealth jet is not only the right aircraft for Canada, but also the safest — or whether the air force would be better off with another dual-engine jet.More

Edmonton Flying Club 'wings' one in court
The Edmonton Flying Club has been cleared for takeoff in a legal challenge of the Edmonton Airports Authority's attempt to force it to leave City Centre Airport. The Alberta Court of Queens Bench decision allows the Edmonton Flying Club to seek an injunction blocking a move in advance of its threatened 18-million dollar claim for damages. The Flying Club claims it has a lease signed with the City of Edmonton to use the City Centre Airport until Late December, 2028.More

Héroux-Devtek receives license to service Chinook helicopter landing gear
The Ottawa Citizen
Héroux-Devtek a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, has announced that its Landing Gear products operations have received a license from The Boeing Company to service the H-47 Chinook aircraft landing gear in nearly a dozen countries. The license makes Héroux-Devtek eligible to offer its services to fabricate replacement parts and carry out repair and overhaul (R&O) services for the landing gear of all variants of Chinook aircraft. The agreement also includes option renewal periods beyond the initial five-year period.More

End of an era for specialized group of pilots as Endeavour shuttle heads to California museum
The Calgary Herald
It's the ultimate piggyback ride: A space shuttle perched atop a Boeing 747 as the pair crisscrosses the country. For three decades, this was how NASA transported shuttles that landed in the California desert to their Florida home base. But it's coming to an end. Four pilots took turns flying a jumbo jet mounted with space shuttle Endeavour on a multi-leg journey bound for Los Angeles where it will go on display in a museum next month.More

100 years of flight celebrated in Charlottetown
CBC News
A century of flight on P.E.I. was commemorated recently in Charlottetown. The event marks the 100th anniversary of pilot Cecil 'Bird Boy' Peoli's take-off from the Charlottetown exhibition grounds in the first airplane to take flight on the Island. William Anderson, president of the P.E.I. division of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, said he scoured the Island archives for information about that first flight.More

Young Air Cadets proud to earn pilot's wings
Frontenac This Week
The sky is quite literally the limit for three young Kingston Air Cadets. Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Addison, 17, Flight Sergeant William Pattison, also 17, and 16-year-old Sergeant Lucas Rooyakkers proudly earned their pilot's licenses over the summer. "I have seen how much effort and dedication they have put into it," said Jean-Guy Pitre, Commanding Officer of the 999 Royal Canadian Air Cadets. "It's inspiring to see in today's day and age, where there is so much competing for their interest. They have set their sights and they've made it." More