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Weekly Update - Issue 232 - Oct 13, 2018
Featured News

Global 7500 Certified


The centrepiece of Bombardier’s exhibit at the National Business Aviation Association convention (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando next week will be the newly-certified Global 7500 business jet, which it describes as the “largest, most luxurious and longest range business jet ever built.” Transport Canada certified the plane in late September and it will take direct aim at Gulfstream’s line of long-range, large-cabin aircraft, that have had free reign in the transoceanic luxury market for almost a decade. The Global 7500 aircraft has succeeded in elevating every standard by which a business jet is measured – comfort, luxury, performance and a smooth ride,” said David Coleal, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft. At entry-into-service, this aircraft will meet the latest and all of the most stringent certification requirements and is set to redefine international business jet travel. We couldn’t be more proud of this achievement.”

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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.

Halifax Recovery Proceeding

The Bomber Command Museum of Canada in Nanton, Alberta continues the difficult task of recovering the wreck of a Halifax bomber off the coast of Sweden and the organizers are hoping for a break in the weather. Some work has been done to peel away decades of silt from the bomber, which is lying in 15 metres of water about 16 kilometres off the coast.

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RCAF Buys King Air Surveillance Aircraft

The RCAF is buying three highly modified King Air 350ER surveillance aircraft that will provide a nimble and modern alternative to the 60-year-old CP-140 Aurora aircraft that now serve in that role. The King Airs are the latest iteration of the venerable twin and are expected to be deployed in support of overseas counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations. ..... more


Featured Reading
Miles To Millions

by Bill Grenier

The dim instrument lights reflect on the faces of the 3-man crew of an Air Canada 747 approaching V1 on the rain-swept active at London’s Heathrow. the First officer that night was our author, Bill Grenier, who explains that something had caused him to look toward the left seat. That “something” was the fact that the captain had slumped over in his seat and was no longer involved in the takeoff process........ more

Featured Article
Try Bush Flying
Invaluable Experience Flying Up North

by Keith Saulnier

Nicole and I had the opportunity to sit down with a couple of bush pilots that we trained some years ago. Both have a decent amount of float time under their belts (1000 and 3000 hours). ....... more

Video of the Week
New King Air Surveillance For RCAF

The RCAF is getting three new King Air 350ER aircraft outfitted with the latest in surveilance gear. We looked at the U.S. Army’s version of the plane at Sun ’n Fun 2017.

Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)


Capture Of Aerial
Images & Data

Airport of the Week

High Prairie Airport, (IATA: ZHP, ICAO: CZHP), is located 3.7 km south of High Prairie, Alberta.

High Prairie was established as a result of the railroad being built through High Prairie and toward Winagami Lake. It officially became a town in 1950.

The infrastructure of the town grew over the years with the creation of public services including a modern water system in 1953 and the construction of an arena in 1958. Other facilities including a curling rink, swimming pool, tennis courts and baseball diamonds followed. Parks were established with walking trails.

By the 1960's the streets of High Prairie began to be paved and by the 1980's a new reservoir and settling tank provided good clear drinking water.

Today, High Prairie is a thriving community with all the modern amenities available to its citizens.

In July 2017, Big Lakes County obtained ownership of the High Prairie Airport.

Since then a number of upgrades have been made to the facility including : terminal renovations, installation of a fueling station, and new siding.

There is also a new pilot's lounge complete with a kitchen, refreshments, and a comfortable seating area.

The new 24 hour, self-serve fueling system offers AVgas 100LL and Jet A fuels.
The paved lighted runway is currently 3,933 ft. long by 75ft wide with hopes of upgrading and lengthening the runway in the near future.


  View the Airport Diagram | Visit the Website | Skyvector

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