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Weekly Update - Issue 255 - Mar 23, 2019
Featured News

Museum Raising Saskatchewan Wreck



The Saskatchewan Aviation Museum plans to raise a Saskatchewan Government Airways Cessna 180 that went down in Peter Pond Lake in August of 1959, killing pilot Ray Gran and Conservation Officer Harold Thompson. The two were flying from Buffalo Narrows to La Loche.The aircraft and its occupants were undisturbed on the bottom of the lake until July of 2018 when Gran’s daughter and son-in-law found the wreck using sonar equipment. The men’s remains were recovered last January by RCMP divers.

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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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June 6-8 2019
Recent Incidents

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


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 your current one.   Click Here to view the latest classifieds.

Twin Otter Stranded On Ice

RCAF engineers are on the ice north of Inuvik preparing a 440 Squadron Twin Otter to be rescued by a heavy lift helicopter. One of the squadron’s  four  ski-equipped Twin Otters suffered nose gear damage while the crew was landing on sea ice about 140 km north of Inuvik on March 11. 

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Most Canadian Maxs Have AOA Lights

Air Canada bought both optional cockpit displays linked to the angle of attack sensors in its Boeing 737 8 MAX and WestJet aircraft have one of the displays. It was revealed this week that the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines MAX aircraft that crashed did not have angle of attack indicators or disagree lights because they cost extra and are not required by regulators.

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Featured Reading
Bush Hawk
(Undaunted Belief)

by S.R. (Rick) 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
Force Multiplier
Bombardier Dash 8s Find New Life as High-Tech Platforms

by Gary Hebbard


“Force Multiplier is the next generation of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft” according to Jake Trainor, the Chief Operating Officer at PAL Aerospace in St. John’s,
Newfoundland and Labrador.
As the latest offering to the airborne information gathering industry, Force Multiplier is an innovative project boasting state-of-the-art data handling and sensor management. Traditionally, as Trainor explains, ISR aircraft are equipped with monolithic mission management systems that collect information, which is then processed onboard or sent to a ground station. PAL Aerospace went beyond the status quo to create a platform with advanced interfaces, communications, and data management capabilities incorporated on an agile, multi-role aircraft that is also scalable, adaptable and affordable for the end user. 

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Video of the Week
Twin Otter Role

The RCAF’s Twin Otters work in one of the harshest environments on earth so some bumps and bruises are to be expected. A rescue operation is under way north of Inuvik for a damaged aircraft.

Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)


Capture Of Aerial
Images & Data

Airport of the Week

Located 3 km from downtown Roberval Lac Saint­Jean, the Roberval Airport is open year-round. It also has scheduled flights between Roberval, Saint-Hubert, Sept-Îles, Wabush and Havre-Saint-Pierre through Pascan Aviation, Car Rental service is available through National Car Rental. at the airport.

The airport also has a 15,000 sq. ft. hangar.

Services include:

  • Internet access : wireless
  • Vehicle and Parking Services
  • Free outdoor parking
  • Taxis are readily available
  • Car rental : National
  • Restaurant and food services:
  • Vending machines

The city of Roberval was founded in 1859 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2005.

It has a population of approximately 10,000.

The airport has a single 5000 x 150 ft. paved runway (16/34). It also has an Omni-Directional Approach Lighting System and PAPI.

Fuels available include 100LL and JA-1.


View the Airport Diagram | Visit the Website | Skyvector

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