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Weekly Update - Issue 228 - Sept 15, 2018
Featured News

Billy Bishop Keeps Growing

 

More travellers are taking advantage of the convenience of Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto. The airport is now the ninth busiest in Canada and set traffic records for June, July and August and is on its way to surpass the 2.8 million people who passed through in 2017. As the hub for Porter Airlines with some competing service by Air Canada Express, the airport has grown by leaps and bounds from a mainly GA base. Service is restricted by a long-standing ban on jet aircraft (except for medevacs), but flights from the island a few metres from Toronto’s downtown core still get to 20 destinations in Canada and the northeastern U.S.

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The Latest News

We've sourced a List of Aviation News Articles and formatted them for easy reading.

They are updated daily. The Link is located on the left side of our website under Recent Aviation News

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Recent Incidents

We receive updates from the Canadian TSB daily and insert them into an easy-to-read format. 

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Air Shows 2018

The Milavia.com database provides a complete listing of Air Shows for the season.  Its a great resource for helping you plan this year's vacation.
 
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Aircraft Sales

Each month COPA brings you the latest Aircraft Classifieds and makes it convenient for you to shop.

In addition, our new Online Application makes it easy to find your next aircraft or sell you current one.   Click Here to view the latest classifieds.




Arrow Model Under Restoration

A bent and corroded hunk of what looks like scrap metal is getting the undivided attention of a team of restoration experts at the Canada Air and Space Museum as a link to one of the country’s most important aviation stories. The rocket-powered model of the Avro Arrow was recovered in August from the bottom of Lake Ontario by the Raise the Arrow group.

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Bearded Pilots Cleared

Air Canada pilots can now wear beards “to a maximum length of 12.5 millimetres and neatly trimmed,” thanks to a Simon Fraser University study that determined facial hair doesn’t get in the way of a tight seal on oxygen masks. The airline commissioned the university’s hyperbaric chamber to exhaustively test the widely accepted belief that whiskers are a safety hazard...... more

 

Featured Reading
Bush Hawk
Undaunted Belief

by S.R. Found

An important chapter of Canada’s Aviation History is told for the first time in a new book by S.R. (Rick) Found titled Bush Hawk (Undaunted belief) the Found family’s name is famous among bush pilots, worldwide, for having built a tough little freighter aircraft designed for hard service in Canada’s wilderness. The author’s father, Sherman, along with his uncle Nathan (Bud) Found with financial backing from department store magnate John David Eaton took on the herculean task of gaining FAA certification for their dream aircraft........ more

Featured Article
Image Of Success
Photographer Offers Window To Bush Flying World

by Robert S. Grant

Exhaust smoke drifted beneath the belly of a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver as the radial engine airplane waddled on snow-covered wheel-skis towards Sioux Lookout airport’s Runway 16. Pilot Richard (Rich) Hulina waited for oil temperature to edge into takeoff minimums before he tracked toward the Ojibway settlement of Cat Lake, 103 nm north. .. ......... more

Video of the Week
Back In The Air

About 18 months after a training accident that left her with a disability, Victoria Flying Club flight instructor Kristen Ursel returned to the right seat on Sept. 3 for a flight around Victoria. She took the controls for part of the flight. Please Click Here to support Kristen's continuing recovery.

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Airport of the Week

Ottawa’s Rockcliffe Airport (CYRO) is located in the heart of the Nation’s capital about 5 km east of Parliament Hill on the Rockcliffe Parkway.

The airport is owned by the Canada Aviation and Science Museum, and operated by the Rockcliffe Flying Club (RFC). The Rockcliffe Airport provides both a certified paved land aerodrome, as well as a certified water aerodrome. Guests visiting the airport are invited to visit the Aviation and Space Museum, free of charge.

In the fall of 1918, the RAF flew four experimental round-trip mail flights using Curtiss JN-4 Canuck aircraft out of what is now known as the Rockcliffe airport site. These flights were the first in a long and proud history of aviation activity at Rockcliffe.

The airport was incorporated in 1954, but lasted just two years. However, in 1961 a dedicated group of senior Air Force officers revived the idea of a flying club. In August of 1961, the Department of Transport licensed the RFC to both conduct a Department of Transport Flying Training Course for club members and provide aircraft to club members for recreational flying.

Today, there are more than 350 members of the flying club offering aircraft rentals, pilot supplies and fuel sales as well as tie-down services, maintenance, and sightseeing.

The Rockcliffe Flying Club is also a fully approved Transport Canada certified Flight Training School. It offers both Private and Commercial pilot training.

The airport has a 3328 x 100 ft paved runway as well as the adjacent water aerodrome located on the Ottawa River.

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