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Weekly Update - Issue 231 - Oct 06, 2018
Featured News

First Delta A220 Flies


Airbus has flown its first A220 destined for Delta Airlines and deliveries are expected to follow shortly. The A220, formerly the Bombardier CSeries, is one of 75 ordered by Delta at a bargain price that ignited a trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada. It flew on Saturday from the factory at Mirabel Airport near Montreal according

The plane came out of the paint shop in mid September in standard Delta livery and will replace Delta’s historic fleet of DC-9 airliners on high frequency, short-range routes.

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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

Recent Incidents

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

Air Shows 2018

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

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.

Murphy To EAA Hall of Fame

A Canadian homebuilding pioneer who, among other distinctions, was the first to use a Rotax 914 in one of his designs, will be inducted into the Experimental Aircraft Association Homebuilders Hall of Fame Nov. 8. Darryl Murphy, founded Murphy Aircraft in 1985 after building a single-seat biplane.

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Ex-Toronto Lanc May Fly Again

A former RCAF Lancaster surveillance aircraft that served as a gate guard in Toronto for decades may fly again if the B.C. Aviation Museum has its way. The museum, just north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, obtained the dismantled aircraft from the City of Toronto during the summer and the pieces arrived at Victoria Airport earlier this week.

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Featured Reading
Best Seat In The House
Flying For Canada's National Airline

by Jim Griffith

Jim Griffith and Trans Canada Airlines were both born at about the same time and grew together over the decades, helping knit the expansive country together and becoming consummate professionals. Griffith first joined TCA when North Star piston airliners rattled the windows on long cross-country flights over the Canadian landscape. Griffith experienced the history of Canada’s national airline and this book tells the story of both.......... more

Featured Article
Exceptions to the Rules
Flying With Medical Conditions

by Mireille Goyer

I scheduled a demo flight to meet a personal challenge to do something I didn’t think I’d be able to do — fly an airplane. March 18, 1990, was the fateful day. “The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing,” said Blaise Pascal. Reason was not prevailing when I decided to learn to fly. I failed to take into account a pre-existing medical condition.....  .. ......... more

Video of the Week
Darryl Murphy In Homebuilder Hall of Fame

The founder of Murphy Aircraft, Darryl Murphy, will be inducted into EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame Nov. 8. Although he’s officially retired, Murphy presided over the design of the Murphy Radical which flew for the first time last year.

Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)


Capture Of Aerial
Images & Data

Airport of the Week

High Level Airport, (CYOJ), is located 11 km northwest of High Level, Alberta,


The Airport has a terminal for the travelling public. Amenities include an ATM and free WIFI. Free shuttle service in provided to local Hotels. There is also a Nav Canada Information Kiosk.


Scheduled air service to and from the High Level Airport is provided by two carriers, Central Mountain Air and Northwestern Air Lease with flights to and from Edmonton, Fort Smith and Hay River.


Helicopter Services are provided by Delta Helicopters, Highland Helicopters, Gemini Helicopters and Airborne Energy Solutions.


Refueling Services are provided by S & A Refuelling.


Auto Rental services are provided by National Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car.


Recently it was announced that the Town of High Level in partnership with Transport Canada have approved a $5.5 million dollar project to resurface the runway and taxiways at the airport. This will provide a safer environment with improved lettering on the runway as well as a much smoother surface. It will also increase the load bearing capacity of the runway.


The airport has a single 5002 x 150 ft paved surface (13/31)



  View the Airport Diagram | Visit the Website | Skyvector

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