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Weekly Update - Issue 233 - Oct 20, 2018
Featured News

Swoop Cancels U.S. Flights


Swoop has set up a response centre to deal with thousands of passengers who have to be rebooked or get refunds after it was forced to cancel at least 16 flights to the U.S. In a message on its Web site, the budget spinoff owned by WestJet said it was waiting for one last approval from U.S. authorities to operate there. “We anticipated having all regulatory approvals in place well in advance of our U.S. launch, but unfortunately, this is not the case,” the airline said. The advisory covers flights until Oct. 27 and includes trips from Hamilton to four U.S. destinations and from Abbotsford to Las Vegas.

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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.

WestJet Pilot Leads ALPA

A little more than a year after unionizing, a Westjet pilot has been elected president of the Airline Pilots Association’s Canadian Arm. Capt. Tim Perry will serve in the post starting Jan. 1, 2019. Perry was vice chair of the WestJet pilots group that negotiated the first contract in 2017. 

He was elected president of ALPA Canada at ALPA International’s 47th meeting in Washington, D.C. last week...... more


Air Georgian Mapping Fatigue

Air Georgian is hoping to get regulatory approval to fit its pilots with monitors that will map their fatigue levels to allow them to better understand their relative fitness to fly. The wearable devices will measure sleep data better than commercially available devices and then applies some sophisticated math to create a visual picture of their fatigue levels on their phones. ..... 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
Essential Checkout
Get To Know A New Airplane

by Graeme Peppler

So, you’re about to put yourself into an aircraft that you’ve never flown before. Maybe you’ve been flying Cessna aircraft until now, and you’re about to hop into a Cirrus for the first time. Aside from specific differences in cockpit layout and ergonomics, as well as comparative aircraft performances, there are general matters of which to be aware to ensure that transitioning to an unfamiliar aircraft is smooth and safe. ....... more

Video of the Week
Flying the L45 Seabear

The Russians have developed this interesting twin-engine amphib and it’s powered by two Rotax 915iS engines supplied by Rotech Research, of Vernon, B.C.

Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)


Capture Of Aerial
Images & Data

Airport of the Week

Island Lake Airport or Island Lake - Garden Hill Airport, (CYIV), is located 9 km northwest of Island Lake, Manitoba.

The Island Lake community consists of a group of islands near the north shore of Island Lake. These include Stevenson, Wass, Hamilton, Boothe, Chapins, RC Mission, Gravel and Lindsays islands.

They are located close to the Garden Hill Indian Reserve.

Both communities are located in the Precambrian Shield region of the province.

Originally the settlement was established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1818 and is listed as one of the posts that were occupied at the time of merging with the North West Company.

Even today, trapping and fishing provide income to the local economy. Sports fishing and hunting form the base for some tourist operations as well.

Manitoba Transportation and Government Services, Northern Airports operate the airport which is a 4,000' x 100' crushed rock airstrip (12/30) on Stevenson Island complete with terminal and remote controlled lighting.

A private contractor provides fuel facilities.

Perimeter Aviation provides passenger service to and from the community.


  View the Airport Diagram | Visit the Website | Skyvector

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