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Weekly Update - Issue 252 - Mar 02, 2019
Featured News

206 Door Design Flagged By Fatalities



The Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety advisory on a long established design issue with Cessna 206 aircraft that can make emergency escapes difficult. The TSB issued the advisory as part of its investigation into the fatal crash of a 206G on floats on Little Doctor Lake, near Fort Simpson in the Northwest Territories last Aug. 16. The aircraft crashed on landing but the crash was survivable and the pilot and one passenger in the right front seat escaped through the window on the pilot’s door. The three rear passengers had released their seatbelts but drowned inside the cabin. The pilot dove in to try to help them out but the rear doors were locked from the inside. Their use as an emergency exit is placarded above the doors and requires several manipulations of the latches on both doors but is complicated when the aircraft is in landing configuration because the right flap blocks the forward door.

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Aircraft Sales

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

Close Call With Pearson Snowplows

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating a runway incursion at Pearson International Airport that led to an aborted takeoff by a regional jet in late January. The Sky Regional Airways E170 was on its takeoff run on Runway 6L during a snowstorm when a convoy of snow clearing equipment apparently took a wrong turn and almost ended up in its path.

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Aussie Hornet Cost Difference Explained

An apparent disconnect between the accountants at the Department of National Defence and the Parliamentary Budget Office has resulted in a disparity in the cost estimates for DND’s recent purchase of used F-18 Hornets from the Royal Australian Air Force. Essentially, DND pegged the cost at $895.5 million based on the cheques it was going to write to the RAAF for the 25 airframes but that’s not the language the budget office speaks..... more

Featured Reading
Johnny: Canada's Greatest Bomber Pilot

by Dave Birrell

Air Commodore John Fauquier DSO and 2 Bars DFC was Canada’s most decorated airman and its leading bomber pilot during World War II, flying at least 93 combat operations.

‘Johnny’ did it all during his flying career as a bush pilot, flying instructor, bomber pilot, squadron commander, pathfinder, master bomber, base commander, and finally leading the legendary ‘Dambusters’ squadron as they dropped 22,400 pound Grand Slam bombs on Nazi targets.


Signed by the Author

A portion of the sale of this book will be donated to the Bomber Command Museum of Canada.

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Featured Article
Aloft With No Power
Gliding - Just Another Form of Flight?

by Robert S. Grant


The propeller snapped to a stop in front of my eyes. No problem, acres of water below the 65-hp Taylorcraft’s Edo 1320 floats sufficed for landing and the fabric-covered seaplane touched down gently on Lake of the Woods. Years later, while settled into a comfortable leather chair in the York Soaring Association clubhouse, I listened to a collection of ‘sunglassed’ glider pilots extolling the virtues of powerless flight. ......... more


Video of the Week
206 Door Issue

The Cessna 206 is a workhorse bush plane but it has a design issue with its rear cargo doors that the Transportation Safety Board has flagged in its investigation of a fatal crash last year in the Northwest Territories.

Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)


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Airport of the Week

Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport advertises itself as the true gateway to the Outaouais region, with a mission to offer its customers the best in air transport services including flying schools, charter flights, aeronautical events, ground maintenance equipment and hangar rentals.

Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport (French: Aéroport exécutif Gatineau-Ottawa) (CYND) is located 2 km northeast of Gatineau, Quebec.

In 1979, the Gatineau Airport was inaugurated by the Outaouais Development Corporation to promote the economic growth of the Region.

In 1991, the management of the airport was transferred by the Quebec government to the former Ville de Gatineau.

In 2004, two years after the municipal amalgamation, the greater Ville de Gatineau created the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport Corporation. They quickly invested $ 2.7 million to upgrade the airport.

The airport is located along Highway 50, with easy access to Gatineau and Canada's Capital Region in Ottawa. The airport is situated on a 142-hectare site and has a single 6,000-foot x 150-foot runway oriented east-west (09-27).

In 2016, the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport recorded a total 42,700 aircraft movements, ranking fifth among airports in its category in Canada.

Ground Services include:

  • Fuel : 100 LL and JetA1 (AIA)
  • Sale of oils and lubricants:
  • De-icing service
  • Aircraft Boosting (GPU)
  • Aircraft Heaters
  • Aircraft towing

The airport is also home to the annual Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Air Show. The show provides the public with a full day of ground and air displays. In 2018 the air show featured the Snowbirds and the CF-18 Demo Team.


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