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Nav Canada Defends Tower Closure Study
Nav Canada Defends Tower Closure Study
A senior Nav Canada official says the closure of seven air traffic control towers at smaller airports across the country is not a foregone conclusion and any decisions will be ...
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Heritage Calendar Released
Heritage Calendar Released
By John Chalmers Once again the Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) has published its annual calendar with original art from Canada’s top aviation artists. Included in the 2021 Calendar are ...
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Flair Adds 13 MAX
Flair Adds 13 MAX
Flair Airlines says it’s adding 13 Boeing 737 MAX airliners to its current complement of three older 800 series 737s. The aircraft will be leased from 777 Partners, which has ...
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Featured Videos


Air Show Pilot Qualification

A lot of training and practice goes into qualifying for air show flying and B.C. pilot Kevin Maher was put through his paces by Transport Canada evaluator Robert “Scratch” Mitchell, ...
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Missile With A Man In It

The Canadair CF-104 was legendary for its speed and it’s challenging flight characteristics and was the backbone of Canada’s nuclear deterrent for more than a decade ...
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Ejection Seat In Slow Motion

https://youtube.com/watch?v=oI4iPp-aUvc The violent but mostly life-saving action of an ejection seat is both spectacular and sobering ...
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DC-6 Full of Dogs

A stranded team of Norwegian sled dogs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska hitched a ride on the final flight of DC-6 headed for a Norwegian museum and stopped for ...
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AN225 Landing at Pearson

The world’s largest airplane flew a whole lot of medical supplies to Toronto on Saturday and there were lots of cameras on it ...
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Snowbirds Crash Analysis

The CBC prepared this video report featuring former Snowbird 1 Robert “Scratch” Mitchell and his step by step description of what is known about the crash ...
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Recent Incidents

WestJet-C-FUJR, a Boeing 737-800-Runway Overrun
2019-12-26 C-FUJR, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA248 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Halifax Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS with 172 passengers and 6 crew. During the landing ...
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Wasaya Airways – de Havilland DHC-8-102 – loss of control on landing
2019-10-22 C-FABA, a de Havilland DHC-8-102 aircraft operated by Wasaya Airways, was conducting flight WSG815 from Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON to Fort Severn (CYER), ON with 2 crew members on board. While enroute, the crew ...
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Keewatin Air – Beech B200 – Autofeather Failure
2019-10-18 C-FZPW, a Beech B200 operated by Keewatin Air, was operating flight KEW206 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Rankin Inlet (CYRT), NU. During the takeoff from runway 18 in CYWG, the flight ...
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Springbank Air Training College – Cessna 172N – Emergency Landing
2019-10-02 C-GYZA, a Cessna 172N aircraft operated by Springbank Air Training College, was conducting a local instructional flight at Springbank Airport, AB (CYBW) with one flight instructor and one student pilot on board. Due to ...
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Advanced ultra-light – Hard Landing
2019-10-01 C-ILWA, an Aeroprakt-22LS advanced ultra-light aircraft operated by Hart's Aviation flight training unit, was conducting a first solo flight at Langley (CYNJ), BC with only the student pilot on board. Following numerous missed approaches ...
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WestJet Encore – DHC-8-400 – Flap Issue
2019-10-12 C-GWEO, a de Havilland DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3504 from London (CYXU), ON to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON. During the approach at CYYZ, the crew selected flaps ...
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