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Flight Instructor Honoured

Dale Nielsen, a Class 1 Flight Instructor in the fixed-wing division of Abbotsford, British Columbia’s Chinook Helicopters, was presented with the David Charles Abramson Memorial Flight Instructor Safety Award at the recently held ATAC conference […]

Pivot Crew Home – At Last

As reported in the November 11 edition of this newsletter, the Pivot Airlines crew that had been detained in the Dominican Republic in early April, 2022 after reporting to local authorities that a pre-flight inspection […]

Bombardier Flying High Again

Montreal’s Bombardier Business Aircraft, one of the remnants of the vast Bombardier empire that at one time included the CSeries regional jets, Shorts Brothers, Learjet, de Havilland Canada, Flexjet, Rotax, a Business Aircraft Training division […]

Floatplane Wreckage Found

The wreckage of a Cessna Float plane that crashed on Wednesday afternoon in Strachan Bay, on the British Columbia mainland about 28 nm north of Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, was found Friday by the RCMP’s […]

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World’s First Type-Certified Electric Plane Lands in Canada
World’s First Type-Certified Electric Plane Lands in Canada
Pipistrel, the light aircraft manufacturer based in Slovenia and recently purchased by Textron, has delivered one of their Velis Electros to the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) ...
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Snowbirds 50th Anniversary Celebration – 2 Years Late
Snowbirds 50th Anniversary Celebration – 2 Years Late
Last weekend also saw present and past members of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and affiliated colleagues gather in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to celebrate 50 years of aerial ballet performances by ...
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Elsie Gala Awards A Success
Elsie Gala Awards A Success
Over 400 guests, award winners and members of the media attended the Northern Lights Aero Foundation’s 13th Annual Elsie Awards Gala held in Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, last ...
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Featured Videos


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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Operation Inspiration

The Snowbirds will wrap up their cross-country tribute to frontline workers in the next few days. Here’s tank cam video of the Belleville/Trenton flypast ...
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Snowbirds Spring Training – 2019

Likely the only chance most Canadians will get to see the Snowbirds this summer will be during Operation Inspiration in the next week or so. Here’s an interesting topside view ...
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Recent Incidents

Titan Tornado II Advanced Ultra-light – Flipped on Touchdown
2019-09-21 C-IMAG, an amphibious Titan Tornado II Advanced Ultra-light, was on a local flight when it performed a water landing near Port Franks, Ontario. Upon touchdown the aircraft immediately flipped over. The two occupants exited ...
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Privately registered Cessna 177B – Engine Failure on Approach
2019-08-27 C-GLFH, a privately registered Cessna 177B aircraft, was on final approach to Salmon Arm (CZAM), BC with 2 persons on board. On short final, the pilot noticed he no longer had engine power. The ...
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Sunrise Helicopters – Bell 206L helicopter – Tree Strike
2019-08-25 C-GHUG, a Bell 206L helicopter operated by Sunrise Helicopters, was conducting aerial works flight with chemical spray equipment from a Mix Rig platform, en route for a final spray application. The pilot was watching ...
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WestJet – Boeing 737-700 – Turbulence – Flight Attendant Injured
C-GWJF, a Boeing 737-700 operated by WestJet was conducting flight WJA1535 from Houston/George Bush Intercontinental (KIAH) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). While enroute in cruise, WJA1535 entered turbulence. At this time a flight attendant was at ...
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WestJet Encore – DHC-8-400 – Windshield on the Captain’s side cracked
2019-08-21 C-GENK, a de Havilland DHC-8-400 aircraft operated by WestJet Encore, was conducting flight WEN3436 from Toronto / Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ) ON to Moncton / Greater Moncton Intl (CYQM), NB. During climb out ...
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Cessna 185 E floatplane – Landing Issue – Flipped – Pilot Killed
2019-08-04 C-GBUI, a private Cessna 185 E floatplane, was operating a flight from Orillia airport (CNV6) to Upper Raft Lake, approximately 48 nm north of CNV6 with the pilot and six passengers on board. During ...
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