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Hangar Hangouts Return

The first in-person post-pandemic Hangar Hangout, organized by the British Columbia Aviation Council, was held in a Second World War-era hangar on the south side of Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The ‘Hangouts’ aims to bring […]

Snowbirds Airborne Again

The RCAF’s 431 Air Demonstration Squadron has been cleared for takeoff again after they were grounded pending an investigation into the cause of a crash-landing of one of the team’s CT-114 Tutor jets at the […]

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L3 Harris AMEs May Switch Unions

Workers for L3 Harris at CFB Trenton are to vote on switching from the International Association of Machinists (IAM) to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). The vote was ordered by the Canada Industrial Relations […]

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Faulty Pin Caused Fatal Helicopter Crash
Faulty Pin Caused Fatal Helicopter Crash
The Transportation Safety Board says an improperly made pin in a crucial component on a Bell 412 helicopter led to the crash that killed the pilot in Alberta last year ...
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KF Centre For Excellence Open
KF Centre For Excellence Open
KF Aerospace’s Centre for Excellence officially opened Aug. 31 and the public can now see the rare and exotic aircraft that make up its initial collection. Sketched out on the ...
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Canada Keeps Flying Chinooks
Canada Keeps Flying Chinooks
The RCAF is continuing to fly its 15 Chinook helicopters despite a fleet-wide grounding of 400 similar aircraft by the U.S. Army due to engine fires. The RCAF says it ...
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Featured Videos


Eternity

https://vimeo.com/463642245/4ae9bb4d1d In Eternity, poet Angela Leuck presents a poem that will be included in a forthcoming anthology of poetry by twenty-two women writers in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The ...
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Leading the Way

An OPP helicopter crew led searchers to the location of a missing six-year-old boy using a laser ...
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How To Fly A P-51

The RCAF flew P-51s for almost a decade and this film was likely part of the curriculum for new pilots ...
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Fly-In Fishing

It’s time to wet a line in one of the thousands of wilderness lakes in Canada and Setting North Camp shows us how they open up for the season ...
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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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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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