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Canadians Featured at AirVenture

The Martin Mars impressed Oshkosh crowds Wednesday. Peter Lubig photo

The Martin Mars impressed Oshkosh crowds Wednesday.     Peter Lubig photo

The thousands who attend EAA AirVenture are getting a good look at the skill and enterprise of Canadian aviators.

A significant percentage of the daily afternoon air show features Canadian acts.

The RCAF Snowbirds return to Oshkosh for the first time in 30 years as headliners of the weekend air shows.

The gigantic Martin Mars flying boat is putting on several demonstrations of firefighting drops at Wittman Regional Airport.

Also taking part are the Canadian Harvard demonstration team.

EAA Canada has a Canadian pavilion on the show grounds and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association have several representatives at the show.

Murphy Unveils the Radical

Murphy Aircraft is ramping up production of a new aircraft and had it on display at EAA AirVenture. The Radical will be available as a kit, quick-build kit or a fully manufactured aircraft. Manager Zrinko Ameril said the build options will accommodate the widest possible market segment. “You either have money or you have time,”
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Viking Eyeing CL-415 Production

Viking Air is not ruling out resuming production of the CL-415 amphibious water bomber. In recent interviews, Viking CEO Dave Curtis has said that resuming production remains a possibility and the company is able to take that on. “Absolutely, we are capable of building a new aircraft,” he told Flightglobal in July. The Victoria, B.C.
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Big Flight School For Cornwall

Ottawa Aviation Services has announced a deal with Nav Canada to use its training campus at Cornwall, Ontario for a large flight training centre. The Nav Centre used to be where all air traffic controllers were trained when Transport Canada ran the system and NavCanada inherited it. NavCanada has spread training to regional training centres
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Airshow Pilot Honoured

Performers at the Wetaskiwin Air Show were scheduled to pay tribute to Calgary air show pilot Bruce Evans during the show which was set to go on Wednesday night. Evans died when his T-28 Trojan crashed at the Cold Lake Air Show last Sunday. He was a well respected pilot on the circuit and known
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Transat Pilots Arrested

Two Air Transat pilots remain in jail in Scotland after they were pulled off the A330 they were scheduled to fly to Toronto on Monday. The pilots were already in the cockpit when police arrived to take them to the station. The two have appeared in court but Air Transat is not involved, according the
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Mars Attracts Celebrity Pilot

Well known vintage aircraft collector Kermit Weeks will be at the controls of the Martin Mars flying boat on its trip to EAA AirVenture this week. Weeks owns a large collection of aircraft at a museum in Kissimmee, Florida and is reportedly paying $40,000 for the fuel on the eight-hour trip. “My personal thing here
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Seat Bidding on New Leaf

Competition for airline passengers just got more intense as New Leaf Travel announced it will allow bidding for unsold seats. The company, which hasn’t flown yet, is teaming with Calgary-based Jump On Flyaways for the scheme. Jump On will collect bids on the unsold seats and let the airlines decide whether to accept those bids.
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More CSeries Orders Coming

Bombardier is hinting a “large European carrier” will be next to order its CSeries airliner. In an interview with the National Post at the Farnborough Air Show Fred Cromer, the head the company’s commercial aircraft division, said the aircraft is gaining traction as an alternative to Boeing and Airbus small airliners. “We’re gaining the attention
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Cropduster Pilot Killed

A 22-year-old aerial application pilot died last week in an accident in southern Saskatchewan. Colby Becker died when the aircraft he was flying went down near Moosomin. He was apparently spraying at the time and there was no indication of problems before he crashed. “He was very dedicated to flying,” his father Dean told local
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F-35 Officially Back in Running

Lockheed Martin is now officially back in the running to supply a replacement for Canada’s CF-18 fighters. Officials of the Fort Worth company took part in a conference call with four other contenders for the mult-billion-dollar deal. They are Boeing, Dassault, Saab and Eurofighter. During last year’s election campaign, then-Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promised to
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