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Bill Peppler Dies At 95

Bill Peppler, a towering figure in Canadian aviation died April 1 in Ottawa at the age of 95. Peppler was a founding member of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and served as its general […]

Three Canadian MAXes Grounded

Three Canadian-operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were pulled from service on Friday as part of a precautionary grounding related to electrical issues that affected dozens of aircraft operated by 16 airlines. Three Canadian airlines operate […]

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B.C. Airports Get Some Help
B.C. Airports Get Some Help
B.C.’s 57 regional and rural airports are lining up for $16.7 million in provincial relief to help them weather the next year of post-pandemic recovery. The grants were included in ...
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PM's Ride Back From Repairs
PM’s Ride Back From Repairs
Just in time for the post-pandemic wanderlust that will likely strike, the prime minister’s international ride is ready to take him wherever the spirit moves. After more than a year ...
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Regional Airline Consolidation Ends Sky
Regional Airline Consolidation Ends Sky
Sky Regional Airlines will fold after losing its contract to supply regional feeder service for Air Canada in Central Canada and the eastern U.S. The carrier will transfer its fleet ...
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Featured Videos

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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Highway Landing

Florent Gagné needed to get out of the house on Thursday and instead of a walk around the block he went for a flight around the patch in Quebec City ...
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Beaver Documentary

Instead of our normal quick hit video this week, put the headphones on and settle in for an hour-long documentary on the Beaver, centred around Viking Air’s restoration of Olivia, ...
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Photo Flight

Dave Hadfield took the Vintage Wings Spitfire to Oshkosh a couple of years ago and a photo flight was inevitable ...
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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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