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    Oldest Battle of Britain veteran, Spitfire pilot William Walker, dead at 99
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    William Walker, whose poem is part of a national monument to his comrades in the Battle of Britain, has died at age 99. The Battle of Britain Trust said Walker died recently at home in London. More

    Okanagan College student lands aviation scholarship
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    An Okanagan College student has become the first student outside of the United States to receive a scholarship from the International Cessna 170 Association. Ben Peters, 19, received the $1,000 U.S. scholarship just as he completed his aircraft maintenance engineer–M training at Okanagan College's Vernon campus. More

    4 in a row for Alberta Aviation Museum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Alberta Aviation Museum has just returned from the 2012 Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association conference, held this year at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, ON. At this three-day conference representing Aviation Museums from across Canada the Alberta Aviation Museum was chosen by its peers to receive the C.A.P.A National Award for an Outstanding Outreach Program. More

    First Canadian Aircraft flies new 130HP Engine

    Bill Mahon of Alberta is first to operate the UL-350iS fuel-injected aircraft engine in Canada. This modern engine features FADEC with multi-point electronic ignition, excellent power-to-weight ratio, and high fuel efficiency in a conventional air-cooled, direct-drive, four-cylinder configuration. The professionally assembled Zenair STOL CH 750 was flown home by Bill last month. Aircraft and engine details available here…

    Flight instructor mourned after Pitt Lake float plane crash
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    The staff at Pitt Meadows' Pacific Rim Aviation Academy are mourning their colleague, instructor James Stevens this week, after the 71-year-old was killed in a float plane crash. "James Stevens was a man among men and a gentle giant whose instructional capabilities, were beyond exception. He loved to fly," flight school owner Chris Georgas said in a statement to the media. Stevens was killed when the Cessna 172 he was flying in with a 55-year-old male student flipped in Pitt Lake. The cabin was submerged under water. His student survived with only minor injuries and was treated and released from hospital. More

    Sky always retains sense of awe, mystery
    The Sault Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Even though the skies have felt a bit of this human's touch, they will always retain a sense of awe and mystery. There is something universal (pardon the pun) about those rolling puffs. Their ethereal shapes and colours are beyond anything we can conjure. For this fall's air show over Lake Superior seems to be wilder than ever. Bulbous mountains of grey and indigo sweep across the horizon shape shifting from battleship to rosebush to feather. Although they bring us our daily rain, they are all magnificent. More


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    Hawker Beechcraft says talks with Chinese suitor fail
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    Aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft said it intends to emerge from bankruptcy as a standalone company after talks to sell itself to China's Superior Aviation Beijing Co failed, and may close its entire jet business if it doesn't get a strong bid. More

    Flying cars go back to the future
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    One spring day more than 15 years ago, Col. Joe Kittinger, an experimental test pilot and world-renowned extreme skydiver, slid into the driver's seat of a 1954 Taylor Aerocar, coaxed it to a speed of 130 km/h on a runway outside Minneapolis, and took the craft, looking something like a stubby Volkswagen with wings, to the air. Kittinger was in his mid-70s and, as a fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, had flown dozens of aircraft over a career that spans 16,800 flying hours. Yet this was the first flying car, and it was almost 50 years old. More

    Who better to serve the needs of pilots than other pilots? Inspired by this thought, in 2009, two flight instructors founded UNIK Pilot Shop. UNIK Pilot Shop pledges to uphold the highest ethical standards. Knowing that our customers’ satisfaction is essential to our success, we take great care to understand our client’s needs and to supply them with quality products.       more

    Memories of the east end air show
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    My friend Jim Margueratt and his big brother Ed called the other week to let me know they’d finally found it. The elusive Hamilton Municipal Airport plaque. Now, I know what you're thinking. A plaque would be hard to find in Mount Hope. It's a big, sprawling backcountry where there aren't a lot of markers or people to ask. Needle in a haystack, right? More

    Calgary engineer finds fame with suit used in skydive from space    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As a young boy growing up in Lake Bonavista, Shane Jacobs was always fascinated with the way the world worked. His father and grandfather, both engineers, instilled his innate wonder. And a handful of inspiring math and science teachers at Bishop Carroll High School helped him thrive in a unique, individually run program allowing him to work at his own, brisk pace of study. More

    Ottawa rolls the dice with air travel safety devastating cuts to airport security screeners an unnecessary risk    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    "Our federal government is rolling the dice with the safety of the travelling public in this country by reducing the number of airport security screeners across Canada," said an angry Dave Ritchie, Canadian General Vice President of the IAM, the largest airport security screener union in the country. More

    Spitfire pilot honoured
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    With Remembrance Day a few weeks away, many Vancouver Island families are thinking about family members that served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. The Neils of Nanaimo is one such family. Born in Nanaimo on Nov. 17, 1919, John William 'Jack' Neil would become one of the most highly decorated fighter pilots from Vancouver Island. More

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    Better accomodating passengers with reduced mobility and disabilities    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Any passenger in the U.K. that faces difficulty travelling within an airport or on board an aircraft — through disability, injury, age or any other reason — is entitled to help from the airport or airline. The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is today reminding travellers of their rights and offering advice on what to do to improve their air travel experience. More

    Airports to get new, less-invasive body scanners
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    Just in time for holiday travel, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is receiving a new type of body scanner that should help speed up the lines at security checkpoints and that displays a generic outline of each passenger rather than specific body images that critics have blasted as 'a virtual strip-search,' the Transportation Security Administration has said. More
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