Defence Minister Marks Air Force Day

Canada’s Defence Minister Bill Blair announced June 11 as Air Force Day issuing, together with Associate Minister Ginette Taylor, the following statement: “Today, we celebrate Air Force Day on Parliament Hill – an opportunity to […]

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iPhone as an ELT?

There was a tragic loss of two lives in a plane crash in a remote area between Squamish and Vancouver on May 24. The TSB is gathering information. What makes this incident unusual is that […]















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Some of this Week’s Other Highlights in Brief
Some of this Week’s Other Highlights in Brief
Strike action by CBSA employees has been put off until at least Wednesday (June 12), according to an announcement late Friday afternoon (June 7). The union representing the workers, the ...
Feds Announce New RCAF Training Contract
Feds Announce New RCAF Training Contract
Federal Defence minister Bill Blair announced on Wednesday (May 29) the awarding of a 25-year contract valued at $11.2 billion that will see the acquisition of 71 training aircraft of ...
iPhone as an ELT?
iPhone as an ELT?
There was a tragic loss of two lives in a plane crash in a remote area between Squamish and Vancouver on May 24. The TSB is gathering information. What makes ...

Featured Videos


Mission Accomplished : GHW 2021

This year's Give Hope Wings trip originating from Drumheller, Alberta accomplished  the combined goals of reaching Churchill, Manitoba and raising $400,000 for the national charity Hope Air. This video is ...

Float Dreams

What pilot in Canada doesn’t dream of getting a float rating. Some B.C. students give a glimpse of what’s involved and why it’s worth doing ...

406 Mandate

You will need a 406 ELT in your airplane within five years and Artex would like to sell you one so it’s created this short video to explain the mandate ...

ADS-B In Canada

With the mandate looming, avionics companies are waking up to the opportunities. Avidyne prepared this explanatory video ...

Icy Landing

Pilots in winter countries (and sometimes Texas) never really know for sure what the surface of the runway is like on weather days ...

Getting There Is Half The Fun

Ice fishing is the great winter pastime in much of the country and these Manitoba pilots combine both their passions on the winter runways that Mother Nature provides. Thanks to ...
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Recent Incidents

TSB Urges Helicopter Safety Measures Be Implemented
In conjunction with the release of an accident investigation report on the fatal crash in 2021 of an Airbus AS350 helicopter in Nunavut, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) issued four recommendations to Transport Canada (TC) ...
TSB Releases Cessna 150 Bainsville Crash Report
The Transportation Safety Board released this week its investigation report into the crash of a 1967 Cessna 150 that occurred the night of December 5, 2022. The pilot was attempting an emergency landing on the ...
Sunrise Glare a Possible Collision Factor – TSB Report
Glare from a rising sun last September may have been a factor in the fatal collision between a Cessna 172 doing pipeline work and a communications tower near Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. The accident claimed the lives ...
E-Cigarettes Pose Hazard in Any Aircraft
On April 20, the battery inside an e-cigarette began overheating and emitting smoke during the cruise portion of a Sunwing flight travelling to Cancun, Mexico from Moncton, New Brunswick. The e-cigarette had already burnt a ...
TSB Recommends Tighter Screening for Pilot Medical Certifications
The Transportation Safety Board, in a final report issued on March 14, has recommended to Transport Canada that it “review and [improve] the Civil Aviation Medical Examiners’ guidelines.” This is a result of an investigation ...
Sea Land Air Management-Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse-Rough Landing
2020-03-20 C-GRTJ a Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse owned by Sea Land Air Management Ltd was cleared for a touch and go landing on Runway 13 at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), BC when the aircraft was observed ...
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