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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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Featured News cont'd

Did a Missing Lock Wire Cause Fatal Otter Crash?
Did a Missing Lock Wire Cause Fatal Otter Crash?
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has identified what could turn out to be the cause of the as-yet unexplained crash of a de Havilland Turbo Otter (DHC-3) in ...
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Renewed Effort for Canadian Recognition of BasicMed
Renewed Effort for Canadian Recognition of BasicMed
Once again, the U.S.-based Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is lobbying Transport Canada to allow U.S. pilots possessing only BasicMed medical certification to operate in Canadian airspace. In a ...
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BC AERO Founder Shaun Heaps Honoured
BC AERO Founder Shaun Heaps Honoured
At the BC Aviation Council’s annual Silver Wings awards gala held on Oct. 20, Heaps was awarded the Robert S. Day trophy awarded to those who make “an outstanding contribution ...
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Featured Videos


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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Away From It All

Social distancing at its finest is available off the west coast of Vancouver Island where Vargas Island Beach makes a great runway ...
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Ketchikan To Prince Rupert

Time to start thinking about summer flying trips and the northwest corner of the continent offers challenges and beauty ...
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Update On Plane Savers Fokker DR 1

Restoring vintage aircraft is often a waiting game and work has stalled on the vintage aircraft while the Buffalo crew awaits parts ...
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Recent Incidents

Jazz Aviation – DHC-8-300 – Landing Gear Issue
2019-08-02 C-GTAT, a De Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8734 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Iles-de-la-Madeleine (CYGR), QC. When the crew extended the gear for landing, ...
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Jazz Aviation – DHC-8-300 – Hyddraulic Leak – Emergency
2019-07-29 C-FACF, a De Havilland DHC-8-300 operated by Jazz Aviation LP as flight JZA697 with 3 crew members and 42 passengers on board was on the initial climb out of Sept-îles (CYZV) QUE when the ...
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Province of Ontario – CL-415 water bomber – Water scoop issue
2019-05-29 C-GOGZ, a Bombardier CL-415 water bomber aircraft operated by the Province of Ontario, was conducting fire suppression operations near Pikangikum (CYPM), ON with 2 pilots on board. While scooping water on a lake, the ...
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Privately registered Maule M-5-210C aircraft on floats-fuel issue
2019-05-28 C-GORG, a privately registered Maule M-5-210C aircraft on floats, was on a local solo training flight out of Watson Lake, BC. During the return back to Watson Lake, the aircraft ran out of fuel ...
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Privately registered Aeroquest Everest Basic Ultra-light aircraft-lost control on landing,
2019-05-27 C-IJAI, a privately registered Aeroquest Everest Basic Ultra-light aircraft, was on a local pleasure flight from Erickson Muni (CKQ6), MB with only the pilot on board. Just prior to the touchdown during the landing ...
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Sky Regional – Embraer ERJ 170-200 – Flap Issue
2019-04-20 C-FUJE, an Embraer ERJ 170-200 aircraft operated by Sky Regional Airlines, was conducting flight SKV7675 from Boston/General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl (KBOS), MA to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON. Just before activating the ...
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