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Taking off for ‘mass attack’ Al Beam pulls the gear up on his T-28 Trojan. See story and photos on page B-12

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COPA membership survey results

96% feel they are getting good value By Patrick Gilligan the internet has gone up since the 2007 survey and is now The results of the 2012 COPA Membership Survey are 95.1%, up from 90.7% in 2007. And today only 2.5% of in and they include some interesting data! members have no internet access, down from 5% in 2007. The survey asked members about their flying, aircraft • Our members continue to greatly value the COPA airownership, use of computers, COPA policies and pro- craft insurance program. 78% said insurance was the programs, COPA Flight newspaper, aviation issues, age, in- gram that they most wanted, followed by Rust Removers come and other member demographics. (safety seminars), which moved up to second at 53% from Here are some highlights from the survey: fifth place in 2007 at 26%. • There have been some changes in the types of aircraft • The majority of COPA members strongly agreed that COPA members are now flying compared to our last sur- COPA Flight, our newspaper, is excellent! veys done in 2002 and 2007. Members say they are flying • The telephone survey especially showed that many fewer light certified airplanes, down COPA members are emotionally atfrom 90% to 84% and now 80.4%. tached to COPA’s newspaper and Rust Remover programs They are also flying more floatplanes greatly look forward to its arrival in 2012, from 27% to 19% and cureach month. A huge majority of increase in popularity rently 20.9%. Members are flying members also want the newspaper to less ultralights, from 15% to 21% and remain as a paper publication and down to 17.5%; transport category airplanes, from 7% to not move exclusively to a web-based publication. A great 12% and down to 6.5% and helicopters, from 3% to 8% majority of members do not want to see the newspaper back down to 5.1%. get smaller and information moved to the website, as a • The lowest total reported lifetime flying time was 0.5 cost-savings measure. hours and the highest was 31,000 hours. The median • Members told us that accident and incident sumCOPA member has 680 hours total flying time. maries are the most read features in the newspaper with • The lowest amount of time flown in 2011 was 0.5 Canadian Plane Trade in second position and the Flight hours and the most was 970 hours, with a median flying Safety Bulletin (Chock to Chock) is the most read column, time of 27 hours, down from 40 hours in 2007, in line with closely followed by Barry Meek’s A Pilot’s Perspective the next question regarding hours flown since last survey: and Fit to Fly by Dr. Jonathan Wallace. 46.6% answered lower and 37.7% answered about the • Virtually identical to 2007 survey, 96% of members same. feel that they are getting good value from their COPA • The median COPA member has been flying for 22 membership. years - no change. • Most members think that COPA should conduct more • Aircraft ownership remains up from the 2002 survey lobbying and promotion (36%), increase awareness about when 68% of members reported owning an aircraft or a aviation (21%), provide more training and current inforshare of an aircraft. In 2007, it rose to 79% and then de- mation (11.3%), work to keep cost down (9.7%) and procreased slightly to 77% in 2012. vide more French translation (3.8%). Also in third position • The number of COPA members who have access to at 18.3%, COPA is already doing a credible job.

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• Regarding COPA Flights, 69.1% are aware of COPA Flights in their area. Unfortunately only 37.3% are members of a COPA Flight and of those 68.5% are very satisfied with the services from their COPA Flight. • The average age of COPA members has increased since 2002 from 53.4 to 55.85 years in 2007 (2.45 years) and is currently 57.2 years (1.35 years). This rate of increase is about the amount that the general Canadian population increased in the same period. • Women make up 3.2% of COPA members, which is approximately the same as observed in the two previous surveys. • Sixty-four point five per cent of COPA members have family incomes higher than the national median of $68,410 (2009) and that the average family income of COPA members is likely double that of the average Canadian family. The complete report, including lots of graphs to illustrate the data, is available on COPA National website: The 2012 Survey was conducted by Keith Christopher of Ottawa-based KCSurveys between January 30 and February 22. The paper surveys were mailed out to a geographically random selected sample of 1,028 COPA members. This was followed up with an on-line survey open to all remaining COPA members which attracted 220 responses. There was also a follow-up telephone survey with 100 members who were in the selected sample but who did not mail in a survey, to confirm if there were differences between those who did and did not respond. The 2012 COPA survey is considered accurate +/-3.68% at the 95% confidence level (19 times out of 20), and therefore most likely indicative of the majority of COPA members. • French version on page 4

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How low can you go? CAR 602.96(4) dictates rules By Kevin Psutka COPA president/CEO The president of the Southern Ontario Soaring Association (SOSA) at Rockton, Ontario (CPT3) contacted me about a collision hazard at this aerodrome, where extensive winch operations up to 1,500 feet AGL are occurring. This active aerodrome is also located in a busy east-west VFR corridor created by the Waterloo control zone to the north and the Hamilton control zone to the south. Although the VNC illustrates that gliding activity is occurring there, numerous close calls have occurred at low altitude as gliders are being launched. Obviously, the glider pilot has few options to see and avoid while on the winch, but the pilot of the other aircraft is normally not expecting an aircraft to appear from below and therefore the scan for traffic would not normally include looking down. In addition, the winch cable, which will slice a wing in half, is virtually invisible.

If everyone is playing by the rules, there would be no collision risk with winch operations. If you have to ask why, then perhaps you are not familiar with one of the regulations that are meant to prevent mid-airs near aerodromes.

CAR 602.96(4) states: (4) Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate air traffic control unit, no pilotin-command shall operate an aircraft at an altitude of less than 2,000 feet over an aerodrome except for the purpose of landing or taking off or if the aircraft is operated pursuant to subsection (5). (5) Where it is necessary for the purposes of the operation in which the aircraft is engaged, a pilot-in-command may operate an aircraft at an altitude of less than 2,000 feet over an aerodrome, where it is being operated (a) in the service of a police authority; (b) for the purpose of saving human life;

(c) for fire-fighting or air ambulance operations; (d) for the purpose of the administration of the Fisheries Act or the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act; (e) for the purpose of the administration of the national or provincial parks; (f) for the purpose of flight inspection; (g) for the purpose of aerial application or aerial inspection; (h) for the purpose of highway or city traffic patrol; (i) for the purpose of aerial photography conducted by the holder of an air operator certificate; (j) for the purpose of helicopter external load operations; or (k) for the purpose of flight training conducted by the holder of a flight training unit operator certificate. So, how low should you fly when you are on a VFR cross-country? Yes, CAR 602.14 does permit flight as low as 500 feet AGL but how do you know for sure

where all of the aerodromes are located, especially when unregistered aerodromes are not on any maps? Also, 602.14 has higher minimum altitudes over built-up areas or assemblies of people and the definitions for these are open to interpretation. With these regulations in mind, unless you are very familiar with the ground over which you will fly, you are leaving yourself open for a violation and creating a risk of collision whenever you fly at anything less than 2,000 feet AGL. Airspace is a precious commodity, especially in certain areas of Canada and it is becoming more so with some of the changes that have occurred such as creating more transponder airspace. It is vitally important for everyone to not only practice good see and avoid techniques but also to fly at altitudes that will minimize the risk of collision. From the above discussion for most VFR cross country flights, the minimum safe and legal altitude appears to be 2,000 feet AGL.

À quelle altitude pouvez-vous descendre? Par Kevin Psutka Président et Chef exécutif de la COPA Le Président de la SOSA (Southern Ontario Soaring Association) à Rockton, Ontario (CPT3) m’a contacté au sujet d’un danger de collision à cet aéroport, où de nombreuses opérations de treuil se poursuivent jusqu’à 1 500 pieds sol. Cet aérodrome actif est aussi localisé dans un corridor VFR est-ouest achalandé, créé par la zone de contrôle de Waterloo au nord et la zone de contrôle de Hamilton au sud. Bien que la carte de navigation aérienne VFR (en anglais: VFR Navigational Chart ou VNC) mentionne que de l’activité de vol à voile s’y déroule, plusieurs incidents se sont déroulés à basse altitude au moment où des planeurs sont lancés. Évidemment, le pilote du planeur à peu d’options pour voir et éviter un autre avion pendant le remorquage, mais le pilote de l’autre avion ne s’attend normalement pas à ce qu’un avion apparaisse de par le bas et donc le balayage visuel pour du trafic n’inclurait pas normalement de regarder vers le bas. De plus, le câble de remorquage, qui

peut cisailler une aile en deux, est virtuellement invisible. Si tout le monde respecte les règles du jeu, il n’y aurait pas de risque de collision avec les opérations de treuil. Si vous avez à demander pourquoi, alors peut-être que vous n’êtes pas familier avec un des règlements qui tente de prévenir les collisions aériennes près des aérodromes.

Le RAC 602.96 stipule ce qui suit: (4) Sauf autorisation contraire de l’unité de contrôle de la circulation aérienne compétente, il est interdit au commandant de bord d’utiliser un aéronef à moins de 2 000 pieds au-dessus d’un aérodrome sauf pour effectuer un décollage ou un atterrissage ou lorsque l’aéronef est utilisé en application du paragraphe (5). (5) Le commandant de bord peut utiliser un aéronef à une altitude inférieure à 2 000 pieds au-dessus d’un aérodrome lorsque cette altitude est nécessaire pour effectuer le vol aux fins suivantes a) une opération policière effectuée pour les besoins d’un corps policier; b) le sauvetage de vies humaines;

c) les opérations de lutte contre l’incendie ou les services d’ambulance aérienne; d) l’application de la Loi sur les pêches ou de la Loi sur la protection des pêches côtières; e) l’administration des parcs nationaux ou provinciaux; f) une inspection en vol; g) le traitement aérien ou l’inspection aérienne; h) la surveillance de la circulation routière ou urbaine; i) la photographie aérienne effectuée par le titulaire d’un certificat d’exploitation aérienne; j) le transport d’une charge externe par hélicoptère; k) l’entraînement en vol dispensé par le titulaire d’un certificat d’exploitation d’unité de formation au pilotage. Alors, jusqu’à quelle altitude pouvezvous descendre lorsque que vous êtes en vol voyage VFR? Oui, le RAC 602.14 permet le vol à aussi bas que 500 pieds sol, comment pouvez-vous être certain de savoir où sont situés tous les aérodromes, spéciale-

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ment lorsque les aérodromes qui ne sont pas enregistrés n’apparaissent sur aucune carte? Également, le RAC 602.14 a des altitudes minimales plus hautes au-dessus des régions habitées ou des assemblées de personnes et les définitions de celles-ci sont sujets à interprétation. Avec ces règlements en tête, à moins que vous soyez très familier avec le sol au dessus duquel vous volez, vous vous ouvrez à une violation et vous créez un risque de collision à chaque fois que vous volez à moins de 2 000 pieds sol. L’espace aérien est une précieuse commodité, spécialement dans certaines régions du Canada et cela est d’autant plus vrai avec certains des changements qui sont survenus, tels que la création de plus d’espace aérien avec transpondeur. Il est vital pour chacun de nous de non seulement pratiquer de bonnes techniques pour voir et éviter le trafic, mais aussi de voler à des altitudes qui vont minimiser les risques de collision. Un vue de la discussion plus haut, pour la majorité des vols voyage VFR, l’altitude minimum sécuritaire et légale semble être 2 000 pieds sol.

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RĂŠsultats du sondage des membres COPA

Quatre-vingt seize pour cent pensent qu’ils obtiennent une bonne valeur

Nicky Soulsby, the great-great-granddaughter of Elsie MacGill, and Anna Pangrazzi, president of the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award.

Queen of the Hurricanes, Elsie MacGill, inducted into Pioneer Hall of Fame Canadian aviation pioneer, became known as the Queen of Elsie MacGill, was inducted into the Hurricanes. She promoted the Pioneer Hall of Fame at the mass production techniques for 23rd Annual International the aviation industry, modified Women in Aviation Conference the Hawker Hurricanes for winter use and established standards for in Dallas, Tex., in March. Nicky Soulsby, the great great test flights. She was also the first woman granddaughter of MacGill, and Anna Pangrazzi, president of the to serve as the Chair of a United Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Nations aviation technical comAward, accepted the award, mittee, which led to the drafting posthumously, on MacGill’s be- of the first airworthiness regulations for the newly half. formed InternaSoulsby is cur2012 Elsie tional Civil Organirently studying enzation (ICAO). gineering at the MacGill Later in life she University of Victoria, B.C., following Northern Lights became an activist in the footsteps of Award Banquet for women’s rights and sat on the Royal her great great set for Commission for the grandmother. Status of Women. Elsie MacGill is September She died in 1980. often cited as the The Elsie Macfirst woman in the world to qualify as an aircraft de- Gill Northern Lights Award was signer and aeronautical engineer. established in 2009 to recognize In 1927 she was the first woman the many women who have made to receive a degree in electrical great contributions to the aviation engineering at the University of and aerospace industries in Toronto, and two years later she Canada. It hosts an annual became the first woman to earn a Awards Night which honours master’s degree in aeronautical women now in four separate catengineering from the University egories: Flight Ops/Maintenance, of Michigan. That year she be- Government, Business, and Riscame partially paralyzed from the ing Star. This year’s event will take waist down after contracting place on Friday, September 28 at polio. During the Second World The School Restaurant in War, MacGill was appointed Unionville, Ont. For more inforChief Aeronautical Engineer for mation, visit www.northernlightor email the Canadian Car and Foundry Plant in Fort William, Ont., and

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Par Patrick Gilligan Les rÊsultats du Sondage des membres de la COPA sont arrivÊs et ils incluent des donnÊes plutôt intÊressantes! Le sondage a demandÊ aux membres des questions à propos de leur vol, la propriÊtÊ d’avion, l’utilisation d’ordinateurs, les politiques et les programmes COPA, le journal COPA Flight, les problèmes en aviation, l’âge, le revenu et autres donnÊes dÊmographiques des membres. Voici certains des points marquants du sondage: • Il y a eu des changements dans les genres d’avions que les membres COPA utilisent, comparÊ aux deux derniers sondages effectuÊs en 2002 et 2007. Les membres disent qu’ils volent moins d’avions lÊgers certifiÊs, en baisse de 90% à 84% et maintenant 80.4%. Ils volent sur plus d’hydravions en 2012, de 27% à 19% et prÊsentement à 20.9%. - Les membres volent moins d’ultralÊgers, de 15% à 21% et en baisse à 17.5%; moins d’avions de transport, de 7% à 12% et en baisse à 6.5%; et moins d’hÊlicoptères, de 3% à 8% et de nouveau en baisse à 5.1%. • Le total le plus bas d’heures de vol à vie Êtait de 0.5 heure et le plus grand nombre Êtait de 31 000 heures. La mÊdiane du membre COPA reprÊsentait un grand total de 680 heures de vol. • Le plus bas nombre d’heures de vol rapportÊes en 2011 a ÊtÊ de 0.5 heure et le plus a ÊtÊ de 970 heures, avec une mÊdiane de temps de vol de 27 heures, en baisse par rapport à 40 heures en 2007, en ligne avec la question suivante au sujet des heures volÊes depuis notre dernier sondage: 46.6% ont rÊpondu moins d’heures et 37.7% ont rÊpondu à peu près le même nombre d’heures. • Le membre COPA mÊdian vole depuis 22 ans - aucun changement. • La propriÊtÊ d’aÊronef demeure en hausse depuis le sondage en 2002 lorsque 68% des membres ont rapportÊ être propriÊtaire d’un avion ou d’une part dans un avion. En 2007, il avait montÊ à 79% et il a maintenant descendu lÊgèrement à 77% en 2012. • Le nombre de membres COPA qui ont accès à l’internet a augmentÊ depuis le sondage en 2007 et il est maintenant à 95.1%, en hausse par rapport à 90.7% en 2007. Et aujourd’hui, seulement 2.5% des membres n’ont aucun accès à l’internet, en baisse par rapport à 5% en 2007. • Nos membres continuent d’apprÊcier grandement le Programme d’assurance aviation de la COPA. 78% ont prÊcisÊ que l’assurance constituait le programme qu’ils dÊsiraient le plus, suivis des sessions de perfectionnement (sÊminaires sur la sÊcuritÊ), qui sont arrivÊs au deuxième rang à 53% comparativement à la cinquième place en 2007 avec 26%. • La majoritÊ des membres COPA sont fortement d’accord avec le fait que COPA Flight, notre journal, est excellent! • Le sondage tÊlÊphonique a dÊmontrÊ que plusieurs membres COPA sont Êmotionnellement attachÊs au journal de la COPA et ont hâte de voir arriver le journal à chaque mois. Une vaste majoritÊ des membres veulent aussi que le journal demeure une publication en papier et ne soit pas exclusivement une publication en ligne. Une

grande majoritĂŠ des membres ne veulent pas voir le journal devenir plus petit et de l’information dirigĂŠe vers le site internet, comme mesure d’Êconomie budgĂŠtaire. • Les membres nous ont dit que les sommaires d’accidents/incidents sont les items les plus lus dans le journal avec les annonces classĂŠes (Canadian Plane Trade) en seconde position et le Bulletin de sĂŠcuritĂŠ aĂŠronautique (Chock to Chock) la colonne la plus lue, suivie de près par “A Pilot’s Perspectiveâ€? de Barry Meek et “Fit to Flyâ€? par le Dr. Jonathan Wallace. • Virtuellement identique au sondage de 2007, 96% des membres estiment qu’ils obtiennent une bonne valeur de leur adhĂŠsion Ă  la COPA. • La plupart des membres pensent que la COPA devrait faire plus de lobbying et de promotion (36%), augmenter la conscientisation au sujet de l’aviation (21%), fournir plus d’entraĂŽnement et d’information courantes (11.3%), travailler Ă  conserver les coĂťts Ă  la baisse (9.7%) et fournir plus de traduction en français (3.8%). Aussi en troisième position Ă  18.3%, la COPA accomplit dĂŠjĂ  un travail crĂŠdible. • Au sujet des escadrilles COPA, 69.1% des gens sont au courant des escadrilles COPA dans leur rĂŠgion. Malheureusement, seulement 37% sont membres d’une escadrille COPA et de ces membres des escadrilles, 68.5% de ceux-ci sont très satisfaits des services reçus de leur escadrille COPA. • L’âge moyen des membres COPA a augmentĂŠ depuis 2002 de 53.4 ans Ă  55.85 ans en 2007 (2.45 annĂŠes) et il est maintenant Ă  57.2 ans (1.35 annĂŠes). Ce taux d’augmentation est Ă  peu près le mĂŞme que l’augmentation d’âge dans la population gĂŠnĂŠrale canadienne durant la mĂŞme pĂŠriode. • Les femmes reprĂŠsentent 3.2% des membres COPA, ce qui est approximativement le mĂŞme pourcentage que celui observĂŠ durant les deux sondages prĂŠcĂŠdents. • 64.5% des membres COPA ont des revenus familiaux plus hauts que la mĂŠdiane canadienne de 68 410 $ (2009) et le revenu familial moyen des membres COPA est probablement le double de celui de la famille canadienne moyenne. Le rapport complet, incluant un grand nombre de graphiques pour illustrer les donnĂŠes, est disponible sur le site internet national de la COPA Ă Le sondage 2012 a ĂŠtĂŠ effectuĂŠ par Keith Christopher de KCSurveys, une compagnie basĂŠe Ă  Ottawa, entre le 30 janvier et le 22 fĂŠvrier. Les copies papier du sondage ont ĂŠtĂŠ postĂŠes Ă  un ĂŠchantillon de 1 028 membres COPA sĂŠlectionnĂŠs gĂŠographiquement de manière alĂŠatoire. Ceci a ĂŠtĂŠ suivi d’un sondage en ligne ouvert Ă  tous les autres membres COPA, ce qui a attirĂŠ 220 rĂŠponses. Il y a eu aussi un suivi tĂŠlĂŠphonique du sondage avec 100 membres qui avaient ĂŠtĂŠ sĂŠlectionnĂŠs dans l’Êchantillon mais qui n’ont pas rĂŠpondu au sondage, pour confirmer si il y avait des diffĂŠrences entre ceux qui ont et ceux qui n’ont pas rĂŠpondu. Le sondage 2012 de la COPA est considĂŠrĂŠ comme exact Ă  +/- 3.68% Ă  un niveau de confiance de 95% (19 fois sur 20), et ainsi reflète fort probablement l’opinion de la majoritĂŠ des membres COPA.

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Pilots to Pilots RE: AIRPORTS & WIND FARMS The following letter was written to the prime minister and a local MP by a concerned pilot regarding the threat of wind turbines to Ontario airports. COPA urges all members to write their local MPs and MPPs regarding this issue. The future of our Ontario airports and McGuinty’s wind turbines Dear Daryl Kramp MP and Prime Minister Harper: I am pleading with you to consider this key issue… the demise of many of our airports in Ontario is imminent! The Ontario provincial government is in the process of destroying the future of many Ontario airports through the installation of wind turbines around many airports. In the 45 years that I have been involved in aviation, I have never seen the future of Ontario airports look so dismal. Wind turbine companies are planning and constructing wind turbines around airports such as Kincardine, Collingwood, Goderich, Chatham, Dunnville, Port Elgin, Stratford, Alban, Owen Sound, and many other registered and unregistered private aerodromes. And this is only the beginning… In many cases, step-down instrument procedures that cause a safety concern are being implemented. No future airport expansion is considered at all, for instance there will be no opportunity for runways to be lengthened in the future as our population grows and no opportunity for cross runway approaches or new runways to be built! How can wind turbines be more important than the future of our airports? It is unsafe to have turbines anywhere near an airport in instrument conditions. These turbines are 4,500-foot structures. There also is wind turbulence issues associated with these turbines that is dangerous to aircraft flying low to the ground in good or bad weather. The federal government must take ownership of our aviation and airport future. They always have in the past. They must set laws that protect any airport in the future,


particularly instrument airports, but current airports must have the opportunity to grow in the future and if their airspace is not protected, they will be wiped out completely, or the instrument approaches will be completely unsafe. How would you like your aircraft fly in the fog and land with 4,500foot wind turbines all around? Aviation is key to Ontario and Canada – particularly in remote places – but also in areas that are growing. Small airports must be able to expand – Kitchener/Waterloo, Peterborough, and Hamilton are perfect examples of airports that have grown recently and have a huge future. As our population grows – so will the need for new airports and airport expansion. The federal government must pass a law that protects all airports – so that provincial governments cannot build these turbines around and beside airports. Please save our airports. It is the federal government’s responsibility to do this! Karen Smith Bancroft, Ont.

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99s honour Isabel Peppler with commemorative stamp Within weeks of completing lisher, from 1967 to 1997, Isabel her private pilot license in 1966, kept abreast of the ever-changing one could say that Isabel Peppler technological and regulatory evotook on the role of instructor for lutions occuring within the aviation industry. In her capacity as Canadian student pilots. By the end of that same year, publisher and chief editor, she inshe became publisher of From the tegrated whatever updates were Ground Up, the definitive text- necessary to keep From the book used then and to this day, by Ground Up current, relevent and valid. virtually all Canadian Air space classifipilots preparing for cation, air traffic their Transport rules and procedures, Canada written examairmanship, emerinations. gency procedures, In 1997 she was and the introduction presented with the Notes of the Canadian AviAward of Excellence from the ation Regulations at National Trans(CARs) in the early portation Week cere1990s are just some monies, with the of the topics that recomment, “The fact quired careful study that Canadian liand detailed integracensed pilots are contion into the textsidered the best book. qualified pilots of any Also during Iscountry in the world, abel’s tenure, navigais worthy of recognition technology tion and can be directly related to Ms. Peppler’s evolved considerably, from Non Directional Beacons (NDB), Very contribution.” A University of Toronto grad- High Frequency Omnidirectional uate in English who, upon gradu- Radial Range (VOR), Distance ation, worked for well-known Measuring Equipment (DME) publisher, Maclean-Hunter, Is- and Instrument Landing Systems abel was well prepared for writ- (ILS) used in earlier days, to Miing and editing the aeronautical crowave Landing System (MLS) publication for which she was to and Global Positioning System become the long-serving custo- (GPS). Weather reporting evolved dian. As publisher she was also responsible for marketing and during this time period as metedistribution of the groundschool orological reporting and forecasting became more sophisticated. textbook. Isabel initiated the French ver- With Nav Canada’s introduction sion of From the Ground Up, of METARs and TAFs, both liknown by the title, Entre Ciel et censed and student pilots turned Terre. In the early 1980s, From to From the Ground Up for help the Ground Up was also adopted decoding new forms of weather as the primary aviation textbook information. For Isabel, these innovations in India, where it continues to be weren’t simply theoretical conused for all flight training. From the Ground Up is recog- cepts. She and her husband Bill, nized, and sought-after, in many General Manger of COPA from other countries as well. Through- 1957 to 1996, logged many trips out the world, it can be found in throughout North America in their pilot supply shops where it finds own personal private aircraft. In addition to the many widespread use as an authoritative aeronautical reference book. changes in aviation, the publishIsabel ensured that the pedi- ing industry itself went through a gree of the textbook – an excel- major transformation during her lent work initiated by its original 30 years developing the content author, Sandy MacDonald, who of From the Ground Up. As mideveloped it to train pilots during crocomputers started changing WW II – was always maintained the way business was being conducted, Isabel undertook to adapt as the core of the publication. During her tenure as pub- her role as writer, editor and pub-

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COPA Fly-in and AGM for 2013 and beyond COPA is looking for host airports for the coming years. The new COPA Fly-in and AGM format is a weekend fly-in which will feature our annual general meeting, seminars, aircraft displays and much more. The host airport should ideally have parking for up to 200 aircraft. In order to focus the event on flying, the physical presence of aircraft and the ability of attendees to wander among the aircraft, is critical. To achieve this, airports having scheduled service should be avoided due to the stringent airside security regulations. The annual COPA Fly-in and AGM will be held on a rotational basis across Canada. For example: 2013

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For more information on how you can host the COPA Annual Fly-in and AGM please contact COPA at 613-236-4901 ext. 110; or e-mail

lisher to new business technologies. Born in Hanover, Ontario, in 1934, Isabel was first introduced to the thrill of flying by Bill Peppler whom she married in 1957. Later, and as the mother of three young children, she completed her PPL requirements – taking barely three months to get her license – at Port Elgin airport, located on the shores of Lake Huron. Isabel was an active member of the Ninety-Nines, holding several offices within the Eastern Ontario chapter as well as serving as governor of the East Canada Section of the Ninety-Nines. On frequent occasions, pilots enjoyed Isabel and Bill’s gracious hospitality in their Ottawa home. Those invited during the Christmas season often enjoyed Isabel’s piano and vocal renditions of their favourite carols. In addition to her contribution to aviation as editor and publisher of From the Ground Up, Isabel was one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines’ Canadian Award in Aviation and served as a trustee for the award for many years.

Stamp In 2008 the East Canada Section of the Ninety-Nines launched a plan to honour noteworthy Canadian women pilots. Through Canada Post’s Picture Postage program, the Ninety-

Nines have designed stamps which can be used as regular letter postage within Canada. Since the stamp program began, it has featured Eileen Vollick, Canada’s first female licensed pilot; Vi Milstead, who flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War and following the war was Canada’s first female bush pilot; Dorothy Rungeling, a passionate air racer, the first Canadian woman to solo in a helicopter and an enthusiastic writer about aviation; and Lorna deBlicquy, Canada’s first female Department of Transport Inspector and a well known instructor and examiner who flew in Canada’s far north, New Zealand and Ethopia. Stamps for these women may also be ordered, but First Day Covers are limited or sold out. The Isabel Peppler stamp was released on June 2, 2012. It was designed by Donald Wong whose artistic work was featured in From The Ground Up during Is-

abel’s tenure. Isabel Peppler stamps are available in three forms. Order forms may be found on the Canadian 99s website http:/ • Domestic Postage sheets of 40 can be used as regular letter postage, even after the rate increases - $46. • The Keepsake sheet features 20 regular sized stamps plus one large picture of the stamp - $32. • A limited number of First Day Covers are available for $5 each. They will be of particular interest to the stamp collectors among your friends and family. Sheets of 40 stamps, Keepsake sheets and First Day Covers may be ordered by mail from Bev Fraser, Box 56060, Fiesta Outlet, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 5C9. An additional $3 cost will be required for mail orders. Please note that Isabel Peppler stamps are not available at postal outlets.


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Flight impressed by ambitious restoration project By Adam Hunt COPA Flight 8’s May meeting took place on a perfect spring evening in Rockcliffe, home of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The members of Flight 8 met up with the volunteers of Project North Star for a short briefing and a tour of the ambitious restoration project. Moving to the small Bush Theatre in the back of the museum, we were briefed by Project President Richard Lodge, a retired English gentleman. Lodge says that his professional involvement with aircraft was limited to duties as an accountant at Rolls Royce’s aero engine division, but in retirement he has found himself deeply caught up in the North Star tale. Lodge introduced other members of the volunteer team: Bruce Gemmill, the airframe specialist; Garry Dupont, project lead for the engines; Peter Trowbridge, whom Lodge described as the “jackCOPA range, along with a higher of-all-trades” and Austin FLIGHT 8 ceiling and more speed than “Tim” Timmins, who actuthe radial engines used on the ally served as a navigator Ottawa, Ont. DC-4. The engines have twowith 426 Squadron on North stage superchargers with Stars between 1949-54. The North Star story started in the post clutches, intercoolers and even an afterwar period, when Trans Canada Airways heater for low throttle descents. The superneeded a new transoceanic airliner. The charger boost settings are all automatic. company decided that they wanted a DC- The propellers are electrically-operated. The North Star had its first flight on 4 with Merlin engines and Canadair was formed from the remnants of wartime con- July 15, 1946 and entered service shortly thereafter. The civil versions were prestractors to build the new plane. During the war Douglas Aircraft had surized, while those built for the RCAF built the military version of the DC-4, des- were not. The RCAF received 24 examignated as the C-54, at Cartierville and so ples, designated Canadair C-54GM North it seemed a natural fit to form the new Star 1 ST. British Overseas Airways Cormanufacturing concern there to take ad- poration took 22, Trans Canada Airways vantage of the local trained labour and the bought 20 and Canadian Pacific had four. In addition one radial engine VIP transprofusion of DC-4 parts available. The North Star design combined the port was delivered to the RCAF and desDC-4 fuselage with wings that owed their ignated C-5. Total production was 71 of heritage to the DC-6, plus four revered V- all models. In service the aircraft was reliable, but 12 Merlin engines, which were available the cabin was very noisy. The short stack in great numbers then as war surplus. Re-engineered for the Canadian cli- exhaust Merlins earned the aircraft its mate, the North Star even had a fuel to nickname, the Noisy Star. TCA developed oil dilution system that allowed starting a cross-over exhaust system to try to take the engines more easily in cold weather the noise away from the cabin, but the conditions, along with three Janitrol RCAF never adopted the modifications. Timmins admitted that his hearing aids combustion heaters for the cockpit and were probably a left over from his North passenger cabin. The Merlins gave the aircraft better Star flying days.

Project North Star began at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in 2003. Now some eight years into the restoration, the volunteers have put in about 40,000 hours, although much work is left to be done.

The RCAF North Stars were done in service in 1966, replaced by the newer turboprop Convair CC-109 Cosmopolitans. North Star serial number 17515 was built in 1948 for the RCAF and flew with 426 Squadron, Trenton until 1962. It was flown on UN missions and in support of the Korean War airlift, Operation Hawk. After 426 Squadron was disbanded 17515 continued to fly for a few more years. It was transferred to the National Aeronautical Collection in Rockcliffe (now the Canada Aviation and Space Museum) in 1966. Lacking adequate indoor storage facilities the aircraft sat outside, neglected, until the new storage wing was constructed. In those years sitting outside the aircraft became a home for many birds and picked up a lot of corrosion among other forms of deterioration. Lacking the manpower or the money to restore the aircraft, a new experiment, that became Project North Star, began at the museum in 2003. This involved forming a group of volunteers to do the work under museum supervision. Now some eight years into it the volunteers have put in about 40,000 hours, although much work is left to be done. The aim is to preserve the aircraft from corro-

sion, conserve the original parts as far as possible and restore the rest. When finished the North Star will be strictly a museum display piece, restoring it to flying condition being prohibitively expensive. The rest of the fleet are long gone and North Star serial number 17515 is the last remaining aircraft of its type, a unique piece of Canadian aviation history. I asked Richard Lodge when the North Star would be done. He indicated that if I asked every volunteer I would get a different answer from each. He thought another 10 years would be a good guess at the current pace. Project North Star actually has as many volunteers as they can employ right now, but, like all charities, additional funds are welcome, as museum resources are very limited. • Project North Star Association of Canada: • Museum Page: adairNorthStar1ST/


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Pilot Dr. David Ripley with new junior aviators from Big Brothers and Sisters of Southern Georgian Bay. COPA Flight 85 pilot/ground crew leader Marsha Ramage on the flight line with Pathfinder/Girl Guides.

Junior aviators enjoy eye-opener at Collingwood By George E. Daniels David Marks, general manThe weather was perfect ager of the CNY3 Future Air around Southern Georgian Bay Flight School put on a Power for the COPA for Kids “Aviation Point mini ground school in the Eye Opener” at the Collingwood airport classroom. Tours of AirRegional Airport CNY3 on May motive Technologies, George El17. liotts hangar with his home built A well prepared team of Cyclone on amphibious floats COPA Flight 85 volunteers, in- followed by explanations of the cluding four pilots and their air- terminal’s 122.85 Unicom, comcraft were host to the invited puter for Nav Canada and flight youth. These teens were largely planning went over well. made up of four groups from the The four aircraft flights of 30 community. They were Big minutes each (three youth/flight) Brothers and Big traversed Wasaga Sisters of Southern Beach, The Blue Georgian Bay led by Mountains and Cathie Couttsie; Collingwood. COPA First Collingwood pilots were; FLIGHT 85 Dr.The Pathfinder/ Girl David Riplet in Guides were es- Collingwood, Ont. his Piper Warrior, corted by troop Don Gallinger his leader Valery VanCessna Cardinal, derVechte; The National Ski David Michalenko CFI Eagle Academy attended and managed Flight Services in their Cessna by Coach Nick Kwosniak; The 172 and the Collingwood Flying Stayner High School Cy- Clubs Cessna 177 Cardinal flown bergnomes/Robotics Club enthu- by Norm Porter and Barry Parker. siastically participated The Airports First Class Cafe accompanied by Vice-Principal owner Lois Cunningham cooked Janice Ellerby and four young up some “yummy” burgers and friends of Flight 85 rounded out dogs on their barbecue, served a total of 30 new Junior Aviators. with chips and pop. These positive young folk, and COPA Flight 85 was awarded quite a few of their parents, were a congratulatory plaque by local on for this late afternoon four MP Dr. Kelly Leitch. Councillor hour COPA for Kids event. The Doug Measures of Clearview venue included registration in the Township attended and Collingmain Terminal. This was handled wood’s Councillor Mike Edwards by Ruth Daniels and Wendy supplied town pins for all the Parker. Junior Aviators. Our guests were formed into In addition to the COPA for teams of six. They were escorted Kids Certificates they also reby ground crew leaders/pilots ceived the poem High Flight on Marsha Ramage, George Elliott, COPA Flight 85 letterhead plus Bud McCannell, Louis Cunning- the Collingwood Pin. ham, Barry Parker, Dr. Peter A big thank you to CNY3 AirLong with Cpt. George Daniels port Manager Pierre Lajoie for running management of ground helping facilitate this event with crews and the four aircraft flight his staff. All in all a very successline. ful COPA for Kids afternoon.

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60 aircraft strong, 2012 Interprovincial Air Tour Planned Route: Muskoka – St Bruno-de-Guigues – Kapuskasing – Chapleau – Sault Ste Marie – Gore Bay Actual Route: Muskoka – St Bruno-de-Guigues – Kapuskasing – Kapuskasing – Kapuskasing – home By Carol Cooke


YQA was a fantastic location to start the 2012 Interprovincial Air Tour. Sixty aircraft arrived in an orderly fashion over four hours using the arrival procedure that had been provided in advance by Timmins Radio. Earle and Sam Robinson, the Muskoka Flying Club and the Muskoka Airport staff were super organized, getting everyone fueled and parked and luggage unloaded in a timely fashion. The MNR hangar was at our disposal and lunch was served there. Coffee and donuts provided courtesy of the Muskoka Airport. The visitors browsed through the Muskoka Artisan displays that were set up in an adjacent tent. At 2:30 the Interprovincial Air Tour plaque was presented to Muskoka Airport Board Chair John Klinck by tour committee member Lloyd Richards. Lloyd explained the purpose of the plaque is to recognize the value of general aviation to the community, and talked a bit about how the Air Tour has grown since its inception five years ago. After the presentation, everyone was invited to the Muskoka Terminal where a plaque commemorating the fallen Norwegian airmen who trained at Muskoka was unveiled at the Little Norway display. In honour of this occasion, five attended from Norway (including two veterans who did their flight training at Muskoka in the early l940s), the Norwegian Ambassador to Canada, and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General who organized this event.

The “Little Norway” Cornell also attended thanks to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. The Air Tour participants donated $265 to the museum to help defray costs of the Cornell attending. The sun came out for our cruise down the Muskoka River and we had a delightful evening. Belinda and Malcolm Bryce from Magnes Insurance joined the group for the afternoon / evening and their donated door prize of a super-duper emergency kit was won by Stan Makuch and Jeff Smerek from Timmins. We had “Gas Cash” donated — five anonymous $50 cash donations to help pilots defray expenses. Winners were Saul Cartman, Mike Geoffroy, Lloyd Richards, Josh Eichenhorn, and Don Jones. Complimentary room at Muskoka Riverside Inn was won by Chuck O’Dale. Later in the evening at the safety / weather briefing, it was decided to head off earlier Friday morning than initially planned due to the weather system approaching from the south. The first aircraft departed for St. Bruno-de-Guigues just after 7 a.m. Danick Bergeron had been warned that aircraft would be arriving earlier than planned, so he had coffee and donuts on hand for the arriving delegates, followed by spaghetti and Caesar salad for lunch. Gilles Lapierre, president of APBQ made our plaque presentation at St. Bruno. Then it was off to Kapuskasing where we had a great welcome. Tour participant Peter Barbour had ensured that the airport was ready for the group. A bus tour showing the highlights

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John Klinck, chairman of Muskoka Airport Board (left), receiving plaque from Lloyd Richards during the reception at Muskoka Airport on May 31. Photo courtesy Paul Fredette

of the town and capped off by a stop at LCBO got everyone in the party mood for the Town Hall supper and evening. Bidule Restaurant catered a fabulous meal topped off with strawberry shortcake (including real whipped cream!). The Town Hall is a beautiful old building and it was a great setting for our evening. VIP Pilot Centre supported this year’s Air Tour by donating a Zulu wall clock (won by Gerry McMunn – who subsequently donated it to the Kapuskasing Airport fueling office) and a pilot licence holder (won by Mike Crutchley). Complimentary room at Comfort Inn Kapuskasing was won by Marc Lafleur. Saturday morning – and our worst fears came true – the low pressure system had followed us all the way to Kap and the fore-

cast for the day showed rain, and mist accompanied by low ceilings all along our route from Kap to Chapleau and Sault Ste Marie (the previous days forecast had hinted of this – hence the stop at LCBO). The Tour Committee comprised of Lloyd Richards, Mike Geoffroy, Ron and Carol Cooke decided to cancel the Chapleau and Sault and Gore Bay stops. By canceling the stops, many of the VFR pilots breathed a sign of relief as this decision ensured the group would stay together – the Air Tour is almost as much about the camaraderie of the friendships developed over the years as it is about the flying. Chantal Rody, the Economic Development Officer for Kap had buses organized for our use within the hour and arrangements were made for the dele-

Lloyd Richards are conferring on the evening events. Photo courtesy Dwayne Price

gates to tour the local museum (thanks to Julie who opened the museum on her day off), and then make a stop at the mall for lunch and shopping. Chantal also made dinner reservations for 80+ at a local sports bar. In fact the bar closed its doors to regular patrons to accommodate the tour participants. The auction for the Zulu 11 noise canceling headset took place later in the evening. The headset was donated by Nicki Acker and Carol Cooke who won it at Sun n’ Fun. Bidding was fierce but Lloyd Richards persevered to get the headset at $800. We understand Lloyd was bidding for an absent Air Tour participant. Sunday morning saw the low had moved only slightly. A few of the IFR pilots headed home throughout the day Sunday. By 4 p.m. the majority of the province was VFR and a few more headed south - homeward bound. Monday morning brought a mass exodus of aircraft heading back to their home airports. We especially want to thank Marc and Sylvia Babin owners of Bluebird Bus Lines in Kapuskasing for making buses available to us on Saturday and Sunday, and drivers Robert and his wife Line who ferried us all over Kapuskasing both days. The Interprovincial Air Tour has evolved into one of the premiere flying events in Central Canada over the past five years – with registration information being circulated early January and closing two weeks later with 60 cheques in hand; pilots soon come to realize if they want to be on the tour, they cannot hesitate to register. It is a great way for pilots to visit new airports and get to explore parts of this great country that they might not feel comfortable doing on their own. Although the Air Tour has about 75 - 85% repeat participants, a few new aircraft come aboard each year. If interested in being included in the notification list, you should send your name and email address to Carol: “Ron or Carol” This year there is a tour in Quebec in September as a spinoff to the Interprovincial Tour. Interested pilots should check APBQ website. Other Flights / groups should think about organizing an Air Tour – it isn’t rocket science – if you look after all the details, keep the costs low, and have interesting locations to visit – they will come!



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Insurance form legalese Currency, recency, proficiency, competency: They’re all the same... aren’t they? By Paul Armstrong I recently was handed a form from a pilot that he had received from his insurance broker. He asked me to complete this form for him following the completion of the flight we were about to commence. I looked at the form that was from his insurance company and it was captioned “Pilot Proficiency Check.” The problem was that we weren`t about to commence a flight that was a “Pilot Proficiency Check” as defined in the CARs. I know a lot of people who are reading this, private pilot/owners in particular who fly Day/VFR, will be in the early stages of having their eyes glaze over. You may want to keep reading... your next insurance renewal or even your next flight could well be in relation to one of the caption items of this article. Following the flight with the pilot I had received the form from; I called his insurance broker to discuss the form. The form was from the insurance company and had simply been forwarded to the client. When I pointed out that the flight we had just completed was not a PPC (Pilot Proficiency Check) but was a pilot competency check they answered me with “They`re the same... aren`t they?” Simply put, they are not. Now you will be thinking that I`m splitting hairs and using semantics. I`m not. Read the CARs and you will see the difference. The scope, purpose and length of this article do not allow me to get into the nitty-gritty of the CARs line by line but I will try to show you the macro differences that will enlighten you on the differences and save you from a possible violation against you by Transport Canada, declination of

an insurance claim by your in- conducted by Transport Canada. carried. If the flight is to be con3. Participate in a Transport ducted at night the take-offs and surer, or even civil litigation or potentially even criminal prose- Canada approved recurrent train- landings must have been coming program. pleted at night. cution. 4. Complete a self-paced study It has been my experience that A Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) is defined very specifically program contained in the Trans- the six month rule is the most as a flight conducted by a Trans- port Canada Aviation Safety Let- commonly violated rule. Many people will leave in daylight with port Canada Civil Aviation Safety ter. passengers for a landing Inspector (CASI) or an that is flight planned for Approved Check Pilot arrival after dark at desti(ACP) on an aircraft operRead the CARs and you will nation without meeting ating under CARs subsee the difference this requirement. parts 702, 703, 704, or Also, people who store 705 for PPC (Instrument) a wheel or float aircraft or PPC (VFR). 5. Complete a training pro- over the winter, or swap gear A Pilot Competency Check (PCC) is a check conducted by a gram or PPC required for Part types. Remember it is category and class and class refers to gear company Chief Pilot on a line IV,V, VI or VII of the CARs. 6. Complete the requirements type. pilot in commercial operation conI`m constantly amazed at the ducting Day/VFR operations. for the issue of a licence or reMore loosely, a pilot competency newal of a licence permit or rat- number of pilots who climb into their trusty float equipped aircraft check may be required to comply ing. 7. Complete the written exam that has been sitting inhibited in with insurance requirements for the hangar for six plus months, aircraft rentals or insurance under- for a licence, permit or rating. The six month rule is in rela- having flown nothing but the rewriting renewal conditions for a private aircraft and these are con- tion to carrying of passengers. cliner in front of the T.V. during ducted by instructors or commer- Five take-offs and landings must that period, and blast off for Old cial pilots with experience on type. have been completed by the pilot Camp Fishy with passengers Competency and Recency in the previous six months in the aboard without doing five solo under the CARs are defined same category and class of air- take-offs and landings. Think rusty. Think violation. under 421.05 of the CARs. There craft before passengers may be are five-year, two-year, and six month requirements. In order to meet the 5-year currency requirement a pilot must have flown as pilot-in-command or co-pilot in an aircraft designated as a multi-flight crew aircraft (please note that it must be an aircraft specifically designated as a multi-flight crew aircraft... just because it has dual controls doesn`t mean that it is!) or completed a flight review with an instructor and written and passed the PSTAR exam within the previous 12 months. The 24 month recency requirement under CARs 421.05 (2) may be complied with in seven ways as follows: 1. Complete a flight review with an instructor. 2. Attend a safety seminar

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Think claims denial. Think civil litigation or criminal prosecution if a passenger is hurt or dies. I hope that this helps to clarifies the differences and between the title items of this article. Non-compliance with the currency and recency requirements on a private aircraft could result in a violation on your licence, denial of a claim, civil action or even criminal prosecution. If your insurer sends you a form that doesn`t fit the purpose, be prepared for the person that is asked to complete the form to refuse to do so or request a properly worded form, particularly if they really understand the CARs, as someone who signs the form should be. Finally, if the insurance broker or company thinks hairs are being split, ask them what they would do with an application form that you haven`t filled out at claims time correctly.... and if they are sending out a form that isn`t correct and they purport to be an “aviation specialist” you might just want to look elsewhere for your aviation coverage.


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Battle of Britain duo on hand for Gathering By Dave Hadfield


he Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation has usually featured a warbird or two at its annual event, but this year they’ve struck gold. The dynamic duo, the Spitfire and Hurricane, will be on hand for the “Gathering of the Classics” on August 11 (rain date August 12). We’re not talking replicas here – these are the real deal. The Mark XVI Spitfire was built at the Supermarine works in 1945, and the Mark IV Hurricane (the only IV left in the world, flying) saw combat with 6 Sqn RAF in Italy and the Middle East. They are part of the collection of Vintage Wings of Canada, based in Ottawa/Gatineau. The event is a fly-in, not an air show, but if traffic permits, both aircraft will fly a circuit or two during the afternoon! These are the only flying Spitfire and The Gathering of the Classics Hurricane aircraft in has grown to be the Canada. The pilots will be on-hand to biggest fly-in in Canada give talks about the aircraft, so if you want to hear what it’s really like to kinds of aircraft can easily fit into. There is no positive ATC confire up a Rolls-Royce Merlin, and unleash those 1,650 horses trol, and no airspace closure. All on a modern runway, make sure kinds of aircraft are welcome. See for you drop by. Canadian Warplane Heritage the Arrival Procedure document. will also be on hand with their (Very highly recommended) A growing component of the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber, an always-popular per- Gathering has been the large former, whose twin Wright R- field of vintage cars (200-plus), 2600s make an unforgettable of all types and makes, including sound. This aircraft will be offer- Rolls-Royce cars dating back to the 1920s. ing sponsor-rides. Plus, CASARA will also be The Gathering has grown to be the biggest fly-in in Canada in hosting a Refresher Course on recent years. Over 230 aircraft ar- site. This qualifies as Recurrent rived in 2010. The new arrival Training for competency requireprocedures have worked quite ments. New this year is a live Musicwell. They are very simple. An arrival stream starts at a Fest, showcasing performers local village, and is followed by a from 13:00 until 20:00. For standard over-the-field-circuit- those members of your group joining. This serves to provide a whose prime focus is not cars or steady traffic flow that nearly all airplanes, they’ll have the

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chance to listen to great, live original music. There is lots of room for aircraft parking. The entire grass infield has been rolled. The rows of beautiful vintage aircraft, sparkling and polished, make a wonderful, remarkable sight.

There is no charge for arriving aircraft, and pilots are encouraged to report to the registration tent, to pick up their package. And last, but certainly not least, the ECAF DH82A Tiger Moth has been rebuilt over the winter, and with new fabric and

fresh engine is a beautiful sight. It’s the only Moth in Canada still operating in its original configuration of a tailskid and no brakes, and will also be conducting sponsor-flights, along with the Fleet 80 Canuck and Aeronca Champ.

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Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation looking for you It gets harder every year to find pilots with tailwheel time. If you love classic aircraft, and like getting dirty, we have a place for you. If you are a tailwheel pilot, you can be a sponsor of our planes, and share flying and costs, and line duties. If you only have tri-cycle time you can check out on a tailwheel aircraft, and fly dual until meeting insurance requirements for solo, with ECAF members providing checks gratis. One of our members only had limited tri-cycle time. He checked out on our Fleet Canuck, and flew substantial time in the Fleet. He then checked out in the Tiger Moth, and now flies new members on sightseeing flights. His perpetual smile is a dead give away to his enjoyment of life at ECAF. Members provide all line services for our aircraft, including hand starting of the Moth, or Champ, or Baby Ace. Come learn how to do it right! We are all about “The Good Old Days” of grass field flying! More info at

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The Piper Seminole is now available with ThermaCool air conditioning, a system provided by Kelly Aerospace. This system is also available via retrofit for the existing Seminole fleet.

Piper Seminoles become super-cool machines with optional air upgrades Piper Aircraft, Inc. is adding the Kelly Aerospace ThermaCool air conditioning system to new 2012 twin-engine Piper Seminoles as an option, and making the system available via retrofit for the Seminole fleet. Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems, LLC and Piper worked collaboratively on the FAAapproved Supplemental Type Certificate. “The field-installable kit will be available for in-service Seminoles through Piper’s distribution network,” said Piper Head of Sales Administration and Customer Support Lisa Giessert. “The Seminole continues to gain popularity with many large multiengine training fleets, several of which are located in warm climates around the world. “Now these training fleets and new Piper Seminoles rolling off the Vero Beach assembly line can meet the strong demand for a cool cabin environment to enhance training effectiveness,” she added. The electric Freon air conditioning system can also provide efficient ground cooling from a 28-volt power cart while instructors perform system orientations and avionics training without running the engines. With engines running, air conditioning power is supplied from a new lightweight 28-volt/60 amp alternator mounted on the left engine, which also creates a 28-volt independent electrical bus for powering additional aircraft electrical components for special applications. The air conditioning system uses less than 45 amps at peak load and has a total weight of approximately 60 pounds including the 28-volt bus system. “System simplicity, reliability and performance were the pri-

mary design criteria from Piper,” said Kelly Aerospace Chairman and CEO Kent R. Kelly. “The system uses a self-contained hermetically-sealed, brushless DC motor/compressor which is maintenance-free and has the reliability of a commercial refrigeration unit.” Cool air is ducted through the Seminole’s air distribution and ventilation system. All the components are mounted in the aft tail cone with no interface with the engines. The only evidence of the system in the cockpit is a panel mounted digital-display controller. Operators simply set the desired temperature and the system does the rest. “Compressor speeds are automatically controlled and fan speeds can be automatic or manual. In a sun-soaked environment the system will drop the cabin temperature 18 degrees Fahrenheit in less than eight minutes, a dramatic relief for pilots and pas-

sengers,” Kelly added. The Seminole is a twin-engine piston powered aircraft that seats four. It is powered by two Lycoming O-360-A1H6 each generating 180 hp. Its cruising speed at 75 percent power is 162 ktas / 300 km/h. Its range is 700 nm / 1,426 km. Standard equipped list price is $622,900 equipped with the Garmin G500, which includes 1 PFD/1 MFD and Dual GNS 430W NAV/COM/GPS, GTX 330 Transponder, GMA 340 Audio Panel and Stand-by Flight Instruments. Visit for more information. Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems, LLC designs and manufacturers electric Freon air conditioning (ThermaCool) and Electro-thermal Ice Protection systems (ThermaWing) for general and business aviation applications. Visit for more information.

Sign of the times COPA Director Phil Englishman (left), Cephas Panschow, economic development manager for the town of Tillsonburg, Ontario, and Annette Murray, airport manager are seen here at the town ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new airport sign at Highway 19 and Airport Road.

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Aviation community must pull together for positive change My first four year term as a eventually, together with all other COPA Director for Manitoba/ passenger and freight services, Nunavut has come to an end. pioneered Medivac flights with specially equipped What have I learned? aircraft to set a I have learned that worldwide standard. COPA is well reKeewatin Air spected by Transport even bought and Canada, Nav Canada shipped a ground and indeed the Govambulance to Rankin ernment of Canada. by Inlet so patients Through regional repJerry Roehr would no longer resentation we are have to be transalso well respected by ported in an open local aviation groups truck. and provincial organOf course there izations such as the are many stories like Manitoba Aviation this in our great land. Council and the St. Alternatively there Andrews Airport. are many great Often, through this COPA stories of “working together” shaping Personal we can bring about positive change or prevent detri- Aviation in Canada. COPA was founded 60 years ago and its first mental change from occurring. Manitoba aviation, a gateway President, John Bogie, is still to the North, celebrated a number around to give advice as honof milestones. Fifty years ago at ourary Board Member. As the above mentioned aviaa fishing camp at Black Lake, Saskatchewan with a single float- tion companies addressed the plane Carl Arnold Lawrence changing needs of the time, Morberg (with his wife Gail), merged, became bigger and evenstarted CALM Air and eventually tually became independent corpropelled it into one of the largest porations in larger conglomregional airlines. It all started erates, there have been significant changes within COPA. with the love for aviation. Who would have thought that Also 50 years ago Geiri Johnson, who had fallen in love with we needed to spend some flying while working as a com- $450,000 just to defend the Govmercial fisherman on Great Slave ernment of Canada in its right to Lake, N.W.T. started Northway have jurisdictions over aeroAviation. His son Jim eventually dromes? Who would have thought that, operated 13 aircraft, a couple of airports and fishing camps. It was when wind turbines or cell towGeiri’s first airplane ride at Great ers are constructed close to an aerodrome, Transport Canada or Slave Lake which started it all. Another love affair is that of Nav Canada’s only option seem Bob May and Judy Saxby (liter- to be to restrict air traffic in and ally) together, for 40 years, they out of airports or, in a worst case operated Keewatin Air. Bob was scenario, close the aerodrome? fascinated by WWII airplanes and he learned how to fly and • continued on next page

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High to low, look out below Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, from the good old From the Ground Up pilot training manual back when I was studying for my commercial licence in the mid-1970s, something to do with altimeter settings and air pressure over vast regions. Anyway, what I’m thinking right now, is high-wing versus low-wing aircraft and the different challenges they present if involved with an unexpected water upset. Consider this, a high-wing Cessna is on final to land on Lake Heartbreak only to discover after touching down there was a submerged log which impacted the float bottoms at high velocity, compromising the left float. Damage was so extensive it caused an immediate rollover at 40 knots, subjecting the pilot and passengers to not only a violent impact but a massive temperature change from warm cockpit to an ice cold immersion in water. The lightning speed at which this ditching took place caught the pilot and all three passengers totally off guard and although there were no injuries, drowning would be imminent if an exit is not located immediately for all to escape. There is instant panic as bodies bounce off each other in a race to identify any door handle which would allow them freedom from the underwater trap they find themselves in, with mere seconds to survive. Luckily one of the group has managed to work the release mechanism, push open a door and one by one they surface just before their burning lungs run out of air they so desperately require. Yes, this sounds dramatic and with survival mode in full effect the situation described here would have elevated their heart rates to a point where, mixed with adrenalin, mere seconds would make the difference between life and death. Now consider the identical scenario, only with a low-winged aircraft and at the point of egressing out the door you find out the hard way there is a wing blocking the path between you and the lake’s surface. This has happened many times over the years yet has not been well advertised as many low-wing aviators think they will simply slide to a stop on any water surface and open the door to get out and await rescue. Although the Mooney, for example, could achieve a wheels-up landing on water without any major damage, what if the gear is non-retractable or the lake sur-

Bry, the Dunker Guy by Bryan Webster face resembles an ocean swell. Another consideration is that a large number of low-wing aircraft manufacturers designed their doors with a small no-draft window, plus in many cases there is only one exit on either the pilot’s or passenger’s side. What if that single exit becomes jammed in a sudden stop when contacting the water surface at high speed and there is no available window exit large enough for the individuals to escape through. All this while inverted in water and sinking on a single breath of air limited to seconds, with no chance of rescue from others as your location is a great distance from civilization. Sobering thoughts yes, but we

must consider all emergency situations from the point of view that each aircraft we fly has been designed and built by engineers who all have different ideas which could pose challenges when faced with numerous possibilities. To end the above story, it saddens me to state, while I was proofing this article, news reached me that two individuals — out of three onboard a de Havilland Beaver on floats — lost their lives in a similar fashion.

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New three-blade conversion available for C-182 Hartzell Propeller Inc. has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a three-bladed propeller conversion kit for the Cessna 182S, 182T Skylane, T182T Skylane TC, up through models in current production. The conversion kit provides Cessna Skylanes with improved performance, appearance, and decreased noise signatures. The new Hartzell Top Prop kit features 82-inch diameter, swept tip, “blended” airfoil Scimitar-shaped aluminum alloy blades. These not only increase the aircraft’s ramp appeal but also provide an 8.5% improvement in climb performance over the original propeller and a better cruise performance by two to four knots. Noise emission is at a globally accepted level of 77.5 dB (a) as measured by the latest FAA and international standards. Compatible de-icing kits, which include de-icing boots and harnesses, are available as optional equipment.

Top Prop program manager Mike Trudeau said, “Top Prop conversions are one of the easiest and most economically efficient methods for improving the value and productivity of an aircraft. With this new conversion, Hartzell’s Top Prop family continues to grow as the largest and most complete propeller conversion offerings in the world. Currently more than 70 different Beechcraft, Cessna, Commander, Diamond, Mooney, Piper, and SOCATA propeller kits are available.” Available directly from Hartzell or through Hartzell’s Top Prop dealers, the 2012 list price for these kits, which include new, polished, pointed aluminum spinners, is $11,300, or $12,200 with de-icing equipment. The new prop carries the exclusive Hartzell Plus3 warranty, which delivers a full three years or 1,000 hours of coverage, and has a six-year/2,400-hour TBO. Visit for more information.

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TC aviation enforcements This enforcement action summary itemizes each case closed by the Regional Aviation Enforcement Offices for which a licence suspension, civil penalty or court fine has been imposed. It would be difficult to consolidate all the information in all cases; therefore, the brief narrative accompanying each case is intended to provide the basic factual information concerning the contravention. Region




Quebec Sept. 11, 2012 CAR 602.10(2) 10 days licence suspension A commercial helicopter pilot operating a Bell 206 helicopter left the aircraft running with no one in the aircraft competent to operate the controls. The pilot was sanctioned with a 10- days licence suspension. Prairie & Northern

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CAR 571.03 $500 monetary penalty CAR 573.09(1) $500 monetary penalty An aircraft maintenance engineer conducting an aircraft engine overhaul did not enter the details of the maintenance carried out in the technical records. He also failed to preserve the integrity of the company’s quality assurance program by not following through with the required corrective action that was detailed in the corrective action plan. The individual was sanctioned with a monetary penalty totalling $1,000. Prairie & Northern May 17, 2012 CAR 601.15 $175 monetary penalty A commercial helicopter pilot operating a Robinson R44 helicopter penetrated a NOTAM’d closed airspace. The pilot was sanctioned with a $175 monetary penalty. Prairie & Northern October 5, 2011 CAR 602.115 14 days licence suspension A private ultra-light pilot flying an ultra-light Kolb Mark 3 aircraft, crashed during a VFR flight. The investigation that followed determined the pilot flew the aircraft into deteriorating weather and due to reduced visibility the aircraft contacted the ground between two hills. The pilot was sanctioned with a 14-days licence suspension.

Mesures d’application de la loi Ce sommaire des mesures d’application de la loi itémise chaque cas complété par les bureaux régionaux d’application de la loi et pour lequel cas une suspension de license, une pénalité civile ou une amende judiciaire a été imposée. Il serait difficile de consolider toute l’information dans tous les cas; par conséquent, le bref narratif accompagnant chaque cas a comme but de fournir au lecteur l’information factuelle de base au sujet de l’infraction. Région




Québec 11 septembre 2012 RAC 602.10(2) Suspension de licence de 10 jours Un pilote d’hélicoptère professionnel aux commandes d’un hélicoptère Bell 206 a laissé le moteur en marche sans que se trouve à bord une personne en mesure de maîtriser l’aéronef. Une suspension de licence de 10 jours a été imposée au pilote. Prairies et Nord

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RAC 571.03 Amende de 500 $ RAC 573.09(1) Amende de 500 $ Un technicien d’entretien d’aéronef effectuant une révision du moteur n’a pas consigné les détails de l’entretien dans le dossier technique. De plus, il n’a pas préservé l’intégrité du programme d’assurance de la qualité de l’entreprise en ne donnant pas suite aux mesures correctives requises détaillées dans le plan de mesures correctives. Une amende totalisant 1 000 $ a été imposée au technicien.

Manitoba Everyone in the aviation community has to have one mission. That mission is to make absolutely certain that any changes in aviation rules and regulations are not knee jerk reactions to a pilot making a long landing in heavy rain at high speed. More importantly we all need to have our ear on the ground to know what is happening in our community before, way before, a development takes place, a regulation is introduced or changed, an airport is closed or an untendered 100 million dollar contract is awarded. Why do I bring this to our attention? That is simple. Too many of our COPA members do not take a big enough interest in what is happing around them. Do we need to know when the construction of cell towers are being considered for approval by the municipalities? No. We must insure that our politicians know about personal or general aviation. Everyone and every politician must learn that airports are an economic benefit for the community and that most of the time the aerodrome was there before the neighbour moved in and put up flag poles at the property line. So what can we do? Attend COPA Flights wherever possible and if there is no COPA Flight in your community, start one. For that purpose I will be looking to the Manitoba community of Brandon and Virden. In the meantime visit the COPA website and look at how to start a COPA Flight. By the way I am working on updating my own COPA membership list, so ex-

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pect an e-mail. For now we need to get to know those COPA members much better who currently do not belong to a COPA Flight. There are a number of fly-ins organized on weekends and COPA Member Bill Hilash suggested that, for those of us who are “cottage people” we could also plan some flying during the week besides the Friday evening Morden dinners.

Upcoming fly-ins We will schedule a couple of dinner fly-ins in July and August on Wednesdays. Here is the suggested schedule: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 — fly out to Lac du Bonnet, MB (CYAX). Arrive at approximately 6 p.m., picnic for those that wish to participate. Also possible to order pizza delivery if you don’t like to picnic! Wednesday August 8, 2012 — fly out to Manitou, MB (CKG5). Nice grass strip with lots of parking. Arrive at approximately 6 p.m. and walk across the road into town for supper at the Spot Lite Cafe. Bill Hilash, agreed to be the contact person. Perhaps next year we can plan even more events like this. Last not least, this year to date, there was a great Young Eagles event at Lyncrest and great COPA for Kids event at Neepawa and thank you COPA Flight Shoal Lake for the $200 Freedom for Flight donation.

Jerry Roehr is the COPA director representing Manitoba/ Nunavut.

Prairies et Nord 17 mai 2012 RAC 601.15 Amende de 175 $ Un pilote d’hélicoptère professionnel aux commandes d’un hélicoptère Robinson R44 a pénétré dans un espace aérien fermé en vertu d’un NOTAM. Une amende de 175 $ a été imposée au pilote. Prairies et Nord 5 octobre 2011 RAC 602.115 Suspension de licence de 14 jours Un pilote privé d’ultraléger aux commandes d’un ultraléger Kolb Mark 3 s’est écrasé au cours d’un vol VFR. L’enquête a permis de conclure que le pilote a piloté l’aéronef dans des conditions qui se détérioraient et que l’appareil a touché le sol entre deux collines en raison de la visibilité réduite. Une suspension de licence de 14 jours a été imposée au pilote.

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OPA’s corporate membership program is available to companies interested in supporting the association’s efforts to promote aviation, to encourage air safety through education and to lower the cost of flying. Corporate members are welcome to designate an individual for a regular personal membership to the association. This is a way to provide the company with regular voting and membership privileges in COPA. Corporate members

are entitled to a 10 per cent advertising discount in the association’s publications and free preferred advertisement placement. Member companies of the association are authorized to display the COPA Corporate logo on their advertising and promotional material. he cost of a COPA Corporate membership is $260 per year plus GST or HST. Payment may be made by cheque, VISA or MasterCard.


The following businesses are COPA Corporate Members: Aerotara Inc. - Tel: 613-226-6216; 613-226-7965. Air 1 Insurance Services Ltd - A Vancouver-based insurance brokerage serving pilots and owners across Canada. Aviation Department Manager Dave Fitzpatrick - a fellow pilot/owner - offers you a free aviation insurance review. Tel.: 888-917-1177; Fax: 604-526-1890 Andrews Hofmann & Associates Inc. - Tel.: 416-946-7508; Email: ATC Quality Engine Overhaul – Engine overhaul/ repair, nondestructive testing, dynamic balancing, engine modifications, dynamometer testing. Tel.: 705-325-5515. Boisvert & Fils Aviation Ltd. — The only seaplane base on Montreal Island, providing seaplane maintenance, aviation oil and avgas. Maintaining, buying, selling and trading seaplanes since 1979. Tel: 514-648-1856; Fax: 514-648-9309; Email: Bose - Offering the Aviation Headset X, a high performing headset which features propietary triport technology providing increased performance and comfort. Tel.: 508-766-4271 Brant Aero - Tel: 519-753-7022; Fax: 519-758-0530; Email: Briggs Trucking & Equipment Ltd. - Heavy equipment hauling and rental. Fax: 780-449-6021; Email: Calgary Flying Club - Flight training, rentals and fuel. Mountain check-outs, instructor and multi-IFR ratings. Visit for more information. Calgary Pilot Supply Ltd. – Pilot supplies sales, wholesale and retail. Retail store located in Calgary. Distributor for ASA, APR, culhane manuals, Noral flight bags, books and more. Tel: 800563-9633; Fax: 403-296-0099; Email: Canadian Propeller Ltd. - Provides aircraft propeller, governor plus NDT services. We are an authorized Hartzell & McCauley service centre. Our licensed, factory-trained personnel provide quality work at excellent prices. Service to Hamilton standard by experienced, long term staff. Tel.: 204-832-8679; Fax: 204-8884696. Classic Aviation Ltd. - Tel.: 604-460-1588; Fax: 604-460-1586; Email: Club Chambeaux - Come hunt caribou in Quebec’s paradise. Club Chambeaux is the caribou hunting outfitter. Come fish on the magnificent Caniapiscau River which offers a variety of trophy fish, such as Trout, Salmon and Pike. Tel.: 800-463-7991; Email: Cooper Aviation - A friendly country airport, CST3 is located in downtown St. Lazare and home to COPA Flight 43. We sell 100LL AvGas and have telephone and toilet facilities on site. A five minute walk to restaurants, grocery and hardware stores and the post office. For more information on tie-down rates and other services: Tel.: 450-455-3566; Fax: 450-455-9226; Email: . Crystal Lodge Inc. Darrell S Morden Professionel Corp - Calgary general dentist accepting new patients.Tel.: 403-614-5591 or 403-242-5777. Diamond Aircraft Ind. Inc. - Diamond Aircraft is the industry leader in the design, manufacture and sale of certified composite general aviation aircraft. Tel: 519-457-4032; Fax 519-457-4021; Email: Digby Annapolis Regional Airport - Digby Municipal Airport 3,950 ft. runway capable of accommodating med-size aircraft 365 days a year. We are staffed 24/7 at our terminal. Tel. 902245-5885;Fax:902-245-6372;Email: Dorval Aviation Inc. - Dorval Aviation is a flight training centre offering the full curriculum of training from private to commercial including multi, instrument and float ratings. Tel: 514-633-7186; Fax: 514-633-6719; Email: Dream Aircraft Inc. - Manufacturer of the Tundra kit plane. All metal, four place, 1,100 pounds of useful load. A true Canadian Bush Plane. Contact us for a demo flight; Tel.: 866-500-9929; Fax: 450-372-8122; Email: or visit Duess Geological Services Ltd. Providing a wide range of mineral exploration services throughout Canada. Tel.: 613-542-8822; Email: Edenvale Aerodrome Ltd. - Offers hangar rentals and a fully automatic fuel pump - Mogas and 100LL. Also a brand new full service restaurant. For more information: Tel.: 705-428-3112; Fax: 705-428-3378; Email: or visit Edmonton Airports - Operates four airports and each has a special role in general aviation; Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton City Centre Airport, Villeneuve Airport and Cooking Lake Airport. Fax: 780-890-8550; Email: Excel International Inc. - Our company provides specific airtravel services sending teams to help struggling churches and ministries in Canada. Tel.: 403-528-9991; Fax: 403-528-9901; Email Fairmont Hot Springs Airport - Full aviation and fueling services for aircraft up to and including 737’s, 24/7. CYCZ has a

6,000x100 asphalt runway. For more information visit Fiducie Petitclerc Jacobs - Rent a helicopter in Quebec. Tel.: 819-327-3273; Fax: 450-619-9822; Email: ; Website: Flight Fuels Inc. - Distributer of aviation fuels and lubricants. Tel.: 800-607-4355; Fax: 780-466-1554. Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers (Canada) Ltd. 905-479-2244. Gudd Inc. - Aircraft fleet management company. Tel: 450-6728409; Fax: 450-441-7638; Email: Hammond Aviation Ltd. - Hammond Aviation Ltd. - Exclusive Wholesale distributor for a wide variety of quality aviation products servicing the Flight School and Pilot Shop industry. Call 1888-256-1106; Fax: 519-284-2522; Email: ; Website: Helibellule Inc. - High class executive FBO facing runway, welcomes airplanes, helicpoters and all size jets. We offer many services, customs on premises, de-icing, catering, helicopter transport, concierge, board room etc. Tel.: 450-476-1000; Fax: 450-476-1002; Email: ICOM Canada - Tel: 604-952-4266. Jetpro - An engineering firm specializing in the design of instruments approaches and departures. Our capabilities include conventional VOR/NDB/ILS and satellite-based procedures including GPS/WAAS. Tel: 780-973-5902. Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. – Tel.: 306-634-2166; Fax: 306-634-7822; E-mail: KLN Klein Product Development Inc. - Custom avionics development, prototyping and production, including STC support. For more information contact Peter Klein P.Eng Tel.: 604-5301491; Website: Lauriault Aviation - Aircraft sales, consulting and appraisals. Tel.: 705-476-5133; Fax: 705-476-7285; Email: Legendair Inc Leggat - APEX - Cessna aircraft sales, service, parts. Cessna Caravan service, parts. Mooney Service Centre. Engine overhaul, NDT, structural repair, modification. Tel.: 905-477-7900; Fax: 905-477-8937; Email: ; Website: Les Ecuries Chalimar Inc. - Tel: 819-425-3261; Fax: 819-4259273; Email: Les Equipments Wil-Be Inc. – Entreprise familiale depuis plus de 30 ans dans la recherche, development, conception et la fabrication d’equipments specialises pour les bois d’ingenierie et autres. L’avion nous sert a ce deplacer pour la visite de nos clients et faire le suivi et l’entretien de nos equipments chez nos clients. Tel: 418-833-2821; 418-833-9846; Email: Les Motels de L'Energie Inc. - Tel: 418-589-9293; Email: Magnes Group Inc - Providing value and protection to Canadian aircraft owners, pilots, operators and manufacturers for over 40 years. Tel: 1-888-772-4672; Fax: 905-889-0205; Email:; Web: Maxcraft Avionics Ltd. - Provides professional avionics services to all types of private and commercial aircraft, including helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Our services include complete panel upgrades, avionics and instrument installation, design, fabrication, STC approval services, wire kit fabrication and worldwide field support. Tel.: 604-465-3080 ext. 221; Fax: 604-465-3084. Medicine Stone Resort and Outposts - Tel: 807-727-2424; Email: Mirage Aviation Inc. - Compagnie de pourvoirie au nord du Quebec chasse caribou, peche et aussie une piste d’aterrisage. Leading the world of Outfitters, Mirage Outfitter Inc. is the northern Quebec’s jewel. Whether your accommodations needs are for our caribou hunting, fishing, landing strip or other northern work-related activities. Website: Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada - Is an international Christian, humanitarian organization working to meet the transportation and communications needs of those living and serving in the poorest and most remote parts of the world. Best known for aviation, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) pilots and mechanics operate and maintain a fleet of over 145 aircraft - flying in and out of some 2,500 airstrips in more than 30 countries around the world. Tel. 1-877-351-9344; Website: Nicholas Weigelt Law Corporation - Tel.: 604-605-4305; Email: Norland Aircraft Services - Home of the 260 hp STC for Cessna 180-182. Located in the north end of the City of Kawartha Lakes, 22 miles north of Lindsay, 23 miles southeast of Muskoka Airport. Tel.: 705-454-8933; Email: Norseman Festival Committee - Annual floatplane festival, July weekend, before Oshkosh, in Red Lake, Ontario. Focused on

Norseman and other historically interesting floatplanes. Seminars, fly-pasts, displays, bush pilot meeting place and festivities. Everyone welcome. Tel: 807-727-9996; Fax: 807-727-3216; Email: ; Website: Northern Water Works Sales & Consulting - Water treatment specialization and company personnel movement. Tel.: 807-7272424; Fax: 807-727-3732. O’Shea’s Irish Field Aviation – specializing in aircraft construction, engine installations and instrument panel construction to exceed MDRA and TP10141 standards. Sell/purchase new/used aircraft, modifications and products. Email: Website: ; Tel: 705-527-1124; Fax: 705-5270874. Orillia Aviation Ltd - Cessna service station, approved maintenance organization, avionics sales and service. Tel.: 705-3256153; Fax: 705-325-6377. Pacific Western Helicopters Ltd. - Tel: 250-562-7911; Fax: 250502-1690; Email: Pontiac Airpark - Is a flying community located 11 miles northwest of the Ottawa VOR. It has 59 residential lots, 3,400 ft. runway, seaplane base and clubhouse. Tel. 819-568-2359; Fax: 819-243-7934; Email: ; Website: Preferred Airparts - We’ve parted out over 325 Cessna twins from 303 to 441. We have also added Caravans and Citations to the list of aircraft we part out. All parts are stored in modern warehousing to preserve their quality. Some used parts are not listed on our website so please contact us to check stock. Tel: 1-800433-0814; Website Provincial Airways - Aerial application, fuel, parts & service. 877-717-7335; 306-693-5288; Website: Purple Hill Air Ltd. - Aircraft painting, structural repairs, annual inspections. Transport Canada AMO74-98. Builder assist in amateur built aircraft. Aircraft interiors. Tel: 519-461-1964; Fax: 519461-1683; Email: ; Website: Rotech Research Canada Ltd. - Exclusive Canadian distributor for Rotax aircraft engines, parts, accessories. Saugeen Municipal Airport - Municipal airport - 100LL and Jet A, restaurant open Thurs. - Sun. 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Email: Skye Avionics Ltd - Full service avionics shop providing installation and field support for general aviation. Helicopters and homebuilt aircraft. We also provide drafting services and represent major avionics manufacturers. For more information visit or Tel.: 250-202-7649; Fax: 250-923-3441 or Email: SkyServices - Aircraft maintenance - inspections, repairs, paint, modifications, wheel or floats, turbine or piston. Tel: 705-2482158; Fax: 705-348-3438; Email: Skywagon City Inc. - We are currently parting out 45 180/182/185/206. Your leading source for used parts. Tel.: 705484-5667 or 705-484-5606. Soaring Association of Canada - Tel.: 613-236-4901; Website: SonyTech Inc. Summerside Airport - Located in Slemon Park, P.E.I., features modern FBO facilities and services to meet all aviation needs.Slemon Park is home to aerospace companies like Atlantic Turbines, Honeywell Aerospatiale and Testori Americas. Tel.: 902432-1760; Fax: 902-436-9860; Email: ; Website: Tillsonburg Aero Inc. - Aircraft maintenance and inspection, modifications, builders assistance, onsite grooming and detailing, quality consulting, on-call support, product sales: Canadian distributor for AeroLEDs. Tel.: 519-617-3727. Trek Aviation - Aircraft maintenance and consulting. Located at London International CYXU, serving South Western Ontario. Transport Canada AMO43-10. Tel: 519-636-9380; Email: or visit VIP Pilot Centre Inc – COPA’s official distributor. The lowest prices on aviation bestsellers: Garmin GPS , Bose, Lightspeed, David Clark and ASA headsets, Icom VHF transceivers and more. Same day shipping. Tel.: 1-800-361-1696; Fax: 450-4611489; Email: Online store: Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre - Offers Flight Training; Recreational, Private, Commercial, Multi-engine, and IFR with 18 training aircraft. Also, a two-year Professional Pilot Diploma Program with Conestoga College. Tel.: 519-648-2213. Wilson Aircraft - Factory authorized Cessna Caravan sales Eastern Canada; new and used aircraft sales brokerage and consulting service. Tel: 905-713-1059; Fax: 905-477-6618: Email: ; Website: Yorkton Aircraft Service Ltd. - AMO # 125-90. We’re there to keep you in the air. Tel.: 800-776-4656; Email:


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Air Georgian to help OAS build supply of hires Air Georgian is pleased to announce that they have recently signed a partnership agreement with Ottawa Aviation Services (OAS) to assist with our pilot recruiting and selection needs. Air Georgian has chosen the technical platform services of OAS to help ensure that they choose the best flight crew for employment with the company while at the same time assembling a pool of qualified candidates for potential future hire. OAS uses the advanced COMPASS battery of pilot selection tests to assess Air Georgian applicants for flight crew employment. These assessments test for (1) advanced aptitude skills, (2) English language proficiency, and (3) personality profiles. The COMPASS tests were developed by the European Pilot Selection & Testing Company and extensively used by airlines in Europe and Asia. Air Georgian recently completed its first round of assessments using OAS’s COMPASS test services and based on the test results and performance in training Air Georgian is confident that this testing process will have long term benefit within their training department as well as flight crew retention. “The savings in staff time and training costs were immediately apparent.” said Dan Bockner, Air Georgian vice-president of Flight Operations. Air Georgian and OAS are also partnering in a Pilot Provisioning Service whereby OAS will train flight crew candidates to Air Georgians exacting requirements in its integrated ATPL program. Candidates will then be interviewed and carefully selected using the basic and the advanced COMPASS battery of tests. Successful graduates will be offered an opportunity to interview with Air Georgian for potential employment. “Air Georgian is a forwardlooking and innovative airline that is taking steps to ensure that it has a supply of quality candidates not just today but two years from today. It is protecting itself against the effects of a pilot shortage that is already being felt in countries around the globe,” said Joan Williams, Chair of the Board of Ottawa Aviation Services. Air Georgian Limited, a subsidiary of Georgian International, was formed in 1984 and operates under the brand Air Canada Express, focusing on trans-border and domestic aircraft airline and charter operations with its fleet of 16 Beechcraft 1900D twin-engine turboprop airplanes that carry over 400,000 passengers a year from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Calgary Interna-

tional Airport and Halifax’s Robert L. Stanfield International Airport to 26 Canadian and U.S. destinations. Air Georgian’s head office and maintenance facilities are located at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport where it is ranked as the fourth largest user by traffic frequency. In addition

to its scheduled passenger service Air Georgian offers aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management and technical training services to major airlines, corporations and individuals. For more information about Air Georgian visit OAS has been offering flight

training, maintenance and other aviation services for more than 15 years. OAS Flight Training division provides professional pilot trainees with efficient, one-stop, seamless training from zero to type rating ready. It prepares graduates for all stages of their careers from exemplary First Officers to excellent Captains in

commercial air operations. OAS continues to invest in leading-edge technologies and form partnerships with such leading academic institutions as Carleton University and Algonquin College. For more information on Ottawa Aviation Services visit:

You can now obtain an online quote and purchase a policy online for the VIP Silver Plan. We are now able to offer VIP Gold for Aircraft Owners with an U/L Permit (some conditions apply).

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Vous pouvez maintenant obtenir une soumission et souscrire une police dans le cadre du Plan VIP Argent. Nous sommes maintenant en mesure d'offrir le Plan VIP Or pour les propriétaires d'aéronefs avec un permis U / L (certaines conditions s'appliquent).



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Bill Fisher (at right) with his newly built Onex single-place, folding-wing sport aircraft. Onex kit builders can get their aircraft flying for as little as $25,299.

First customer-built Onex sport aircraft takes flight Sonex Aircraft, LLC announced that the first customer-built example of the new Onex single-place, folding-wing, aerobatic sport aircraft has taken flight! Bill Fisher of Jackson, Tennessee flew his AeroVee powered, standard gear Onex, serial number ONX0018 for the first time on Thursday, May 10. Bill received the fourth Onex kit sold by Sonex Aircraft, shipped on August 5, last year. The Onex (pronounced “One-X”) is a

single-seat aircraft designed to offer an even-more economical way to build and fly a sport pilot aircraft. The folding-wing design can fit into a garage, or share a T hangar with other aircraft, be trailered on local roads, and the wing panels are easily removed for trailering at highway speeds. The Onex follows the Sonex Aircraft design and engineering tradition in offering a simple, robust, aerobatic aircraft capable of squeezing incredible performance

out of lower powered engines. Like all other Sonex Aircraft, the Onex is designed for use with the AeroConversions AeroVee Engine. The simple, low cost, and technically advanced AeroVee Engine Kit is a perfect fit for the Onex, offering outstanding performance and economy. The Onex Complete Airframe Kit and Sub-Kits are the most advanced kits ever

produced by Sonex Aircraft, offering more than ever before in pre-fabricated parts and matched-hole tooling. Staying true to the Sonex Aircraft mission of offering The Best Performance Per Dollar, Onex kit builders can get their aircraft flying for as little as $25,299. Visit: and for more information.

Accident /incident summaries The following are recent general aviation incidents involving light aircraft taken from daily reports from Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board. Please note that for the most part, these records contain preliminary, unconfirmed data which can be subject to change.

Icon demonstrates safety achievement Icon Aircraft announced earlier this year that it successfully completed spin-resistance testing of its A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft to the standard specified by the FAA for Part 23 certified aircraft. This historic achievement will make the A5 the first conventional production aircraft to be designed to and fully meet this standard once it enters production. Spin resistance represents a dramatic safety advancement for light aircraft that can significantly reduce accidents that occur as a result of stall/spins. Stall/spins account for 41% of pilot-related fatalities and are the single greatest cause of pilot-related fatalities (2010 AOPA Nall Report). To visually demonstrate the profound effect a Spin-Resistant Airframe (SRA) can have in preventing stall/spin loss-of-control situations, Icon flew the A5 alongside a conventional “spin recoverable” aircraft and applied the same control inputs to both in an effort to initiate spins.

Icon has produced a short educational video that includes the results of this demonstration: - icon-aircraft-a5-safety-spinresistance.html For more information, visit

About Icon Aircraft Icon Aircraft is a consumer sport plane manufacturer founded in response to the new sport flying category created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2004. Icon’s first plane is the A5, an amphibious sport aircraft that fuses outstanding aeronautical engineering with world-class product design. It has won some of the world’s most prestigious design awards and has inspired a global following. The company has received more than 700 order deposits and is scheduled to start production of the A5 at the end of 2012. Icon Aircraft’s facilities are in Southern California, a hotbed for automotive design and aerospace engineering.

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A11A0078: A Cessna 152 was on a local solo training flight when directional control was lost while landing on runway 21 at Gander International Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador. The aircraft departed the runway on the west side and came to rest on the airport infield. There was no damage to the aircraft and the pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Winds were reported to be 270 degrees at 9 knots and the runway in use at the time was runway 31. A11O0215: A Cessna 172 was being flown by a private pilot locally and to practice circuits at CYRO Rocklilffe, Ottawa, Ont. During landing, approximately 10 feet over the runway (Runway 27) the stall warning horn sounded and the pilot added power. The added power was insufficient and the aircraft stalled and hit the ground hard, bending the nose gear and right main landing gear. The aircraft veered off the runway and struck its right wing and stabilizer before coming to a rest near taxiway bravo. The pilot and two passengers were uninjured however the aircraft suffered substantial damage. A11P0154: A Piper PA34 Seneca, was conducting touch and go’s on R12 at Boundary Bay, B.C. The crew observed an unsafe landing gear annunciator but the landing gear appeared, to observers, to be extended. Upon landing, the right main gear collapsed. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway. There were no injuries and there was no fire. A11W0178: A student pilot was receiving tailwheel training in a Bellance 7ECA in the circuit at Bassano, Alberta. The exercise was crosswind landings and departures, with a crosswind from about 45 degrees from the left. On climb out after a touch-and-go the instructor in the rear seat failed the engine for a forced landing. He expected the pilot to turn left into wind for a landing in the adjacent open field. Instead, the pilot attempted to land straight ahead as he had been taught. The instructor assumed control just prior to a hard landing that resulted in damage to the right hand fuselage and landing gear, propeller and engine. There were no injuries.

A11C0177: A Cessna 172 was en route from Thunder Bay, Ont. to Brandon, Man. While in cruise, the pilot contacted the Winnipeg terminal about his fuel quantity and advised that he would be diverting to the Steinbach, Man. airport. The pilot was unable to activate the runway lights at the Steinbach airport and elected to continue on to Winnipeg where the aircraft landed safely. It was reported that the aircraft encountered severe head winds and had a ground speed of only 60 knots. A11P0159: The pilot of the Piper PA-31 departed Boundary Bay, B.C. on a pleasure flight for Springbank, Alberta. The flight was established in cruise climb when an annunciator light for the tip tank transfer was “on”. The pilot elected to divert to Abbotsford to check things out. The boost pump was working normally but the light which should indicate only when fuel is being transferred was grounding and providing an erroneous indication.

Le texte ci-dessous représente divers incidents d’aviation générale impliquant des avions légers. Les textes sont sélectionnés à partir de rapports de Transport Canada et du Bureau de la sécurité aérienne. Veuillez noter que la plupart de ces filières contiennent de l’information préliminaire, non-confirmée et sujette à changement. A11A0078: Un Cessna 152 effectuait un vol d’entraînement solo local lorsque le contrôle directionnel a été perdu au moment de l’atterrissage sur la piste 21 à l’Aéroport international de Gander, Terre-Neuve et Labrador. L’avion a quitté la piste du côté ouest et il est venu s’arrêter sur le champ intérieur de l’aéroport. Il n’y a pas eu de dommage à l’avion et le pilote, le seul occupant, n’a pas été blessé. Les vent étaient rapportés comme étant à 270 degrés à 9 noeuds et la piste en usage à ce moment était la piste 31. A11O0215: Un Cessna 172 était opéré par un pilote privé localement dans le but de pratiquer des circuits à l’Aéroport de Rockliffe (CYRO), Ottawa, Ont. Durant l’atterrissage, à environ 10 pieds au dessus de la piste (piste 27), l’avertisseur de décrochage s’est activé et le pilote a ajouté de la puissance. La puissance ajoutée a été insuffisante et l’avion a décroché et il a frappé durement le sol, pliant le train • continued on next page

Info on the documentation required by Transport Canada to register your aircraft in the Amateur-Built Category, CofA, CofR, Inspections, Check Lists, 51% Rule, High Performance Aircraft/Rating, IFR, Aerobatics, ADs, etc. Now includes CARs 507 permitting 5000 pound gross weight, importation of homebuilts constructed outside of Canada and allowing professional assistance during the construction of your aircraft.

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Lodge to host inaugural floatplane fly-in The owners of Shining Falls Lodge, located on Family Lake in Manitoba, are hosting their first-ever floatplane fly-in on Aug. 3-5 — one that they hope will become a regular destination year after year. When you register and fly in to Shining Falls Lodge, you will receive a commemorative tee shirt to wear and a great decal for your aircraft. There is no cost to register and camping on site is available as well as cabins and meals. Shining Falls Lodge will provide rental boats and guides if you should want to tackle the humungous Pike and delicious Walleye that live in these waters. So what is the Shining Falls Lodge? It is a fly-in only lodge located 140 miles north east of Winnipeg, Manitoba on Family Lake situated on the watershed basin of three major rivers, the Dogskin, Berens, and Pigeon Rivers in the Atikaki Provincial Park. Huge volumes of fresh water turn what part of North America they travel over daily making this one of the best from. Mike Pinheiro will host shore fish producing systems in the world with lunches and there will be entertainment. I know that Mike cooks outstanding Walleye and up a terrific shore lunch beNorthern Pike fishing awaitcause I have personally ing you. tasted his home made potato The main lodge is an unchips, not fries, and the sebelievably beautiful log cret formula that he has for structure where you can purhis walleye. This in itself chase lures and eat your makes the trip worthwhile meals, snacks, souveniers, and is a real treat for the taste beverages, and buy minnows by buds. for bait. There are four log They have invited a guest cabins that sleep up to 28 Jorma Kivilahti aviation speaker but he has people but you can also not confirmed this at the time camp out on the absolutely of writing. But you will see stunning sandy beach that is the great float fender that unique to this lodge. you can make yourself to In addition there is a large ward off the dents and float area and aircraft are scratches on your floats that also safe to moor on the is so simple to construct and beach. If you will be low on so lightweight that you will fuel, when you register, talk to Mike and he can make arrangements wonder why you have not caught on to this before. for av gas at the lodge or at Minaki. Mike has also arranged for a demonMike and Marcie, the owners of Shining Falls Lodge want to make this a stration of the revolutionary Drift Cammemorable fly-in for all pilots no matter era that you can mount on your aircraft,

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d’atterrissage avant et le terrain d’atterrissage principal droit. L’avion a bifurqué en dehors de la piste et a frappé au sol son aile droite et son stabilisateur droit avant de s’arrêter près de la voie de circulation Bravo. Le pilote et les deux passagers n’ont pas été blessés, par contre l’avion a subi des dommages substantiels.

devant comme on lui avait enseigné. L’instructeur a repris le contrôle juste avant un atterrissage dur qui a résulté en du dommage à la droite du fuselage et au train d’atterrissage principal droit, à l’hélice et au moteur. Il n’y a eu aucune blessure.

A11P0154: Un Piper Seneca PA34 effectuait des posés décollés sur la piste 12 droite à Boundary Bay, C.B. L’équipage a remarqué une indication d’un train d’atterrissage non sécuritaire, mais le train d’atterrissage apparaissait, selon les observateurs, comme descendu. À l’atterrissage, le train d’atterrissage principal droit s’est affaissé. L’avion s’est arrêté sur la piste. Il n’y a pas eu de blessure ni aucun feu.

A11C0177: Un Cessna 172 faisait route de Thunder Bay, Ont., vers Brandon, Man. Lorsqu’il était en croisière, le pilote a contacté le terminal de Winnipeg au sujet de sa quantité de pétrole et il a avisé qu’il ferait une diversion à l’Aéroport de Steinbach, Man. Le pilote a été incapable d’activer les lumières de piste à l’Aéroport de Steinbach et il a décidé de continuer jusqu’à Winnipeg où l’avion a atterri en sécurité. Il a été rapporté que l’avion a rencontré des vents de face sévères et qu’il avait une vitesse sol de seulement 60 noeuds.

A11W0178: Un étudiant pilote recevait de l’entraînement sur un Bellanca 7ECA, avion à roue de queue, dans le circuit à Bassano, Alb. L’exercice consistait en des atterrissages par vents de travers et des départs, avec un vent de travers d’environ 45 degrés de la gauche. En montée après un posé décollé, l’instructeur sur le siège arrière a coupé le moteur pour un atterrissage forcé. Il s’attendait à ce que le pilote tourne vers la gauche dans le vent pour un atterrissage dans un champ adjacent. Plutôt, le pilote a tenté un atterrissage droit

A11P0159: Le pilote d’un Piper PA-31 est parti de Boundary Bay, C.-B., pour un vol de plaisance vers Springbank, Alb. Le vol était établi en montée de croisière lorsqu’une lumière d’avertissement pour le transfert du réservoir de bout d’aile s’est allumée. Le pilote a choisi de faire une diversion vers Abbotsford pour vérifier le tout. La pompe de gavage fonctionnait normalement mais la lumière qui devait indiquer seulement lorsque le carburant est transféré avait un court-circuit et fournissait une indication erronée.

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motorcycle, boat, or snowboard for those fantastic aerial videos and still shots. There is fishing gear and boats available but you would probably want to bring your own rods and tackle, especially for the record Walleye and Pike that you may hook onto. Invariably you may end up casting for the monster Northern Pike and these are real eating machines taking anything that will fit in their mouth. The big ones are usually found in less than 15 feet of water along weed beds and in weedy bays. The Walleye, also located there, may also be referred to as Pickerel or Yellow Pickerel but Mike just calls them lunch. Two years ago, my friend Mark and I flew to the Shining Falls Lodge. It will always be one of my most memorable trips, not just for the hospitality of Mike and Marcie, but also for the wonderful scenery and most of all, the great warm sandy beach and accommodations at the lodge. Shining Falls Fishing Lodge is located on some of Canada’s oldest rock, formed about three billion (yes billion

like in Bill Gates) years ago! This was once part of a vast mountain range which has been reduced to a relatively flat plain by wind, precipitation and changes in temperature as well as several glaciers which sculpted the surface to form the beautiful lakes of Manitoba that we see today. Just to the west of the lodge is a spectacular waterfall that apparently also offers good fishing but it was just awesome to see. The boreal forest includes black spruce, jack pine, trembling aspen, poplar, white birch, white spruce and balsam fir. We saw wild rice growing naturally along the shores of the bays. We did a hike around the island that the lodge is situated on and saw all types of mushrooms, lichen, flowers and an abundance of birds and squirrels. Camping, hiking, fishing, flying, world class scenery, this place has it all. Mike said that the weather here in July and August is just awesome as is the fishing. So what do you have to do to be part of the First Shining Falls Floatplane FlyIn? Simple, just call Mike or Marcie at 1-888-464-6254 or email . Tell them that you would like to either camp out or rent or share a cabin. That’s it, except for getting yourself to Family Lake whose co-ordinates are 51° 50’ 54.5” N and 95° 32’ 37.04” W on the weekend ofAugust 3-5 and having a great time. It is about 140 miles from either Winnipeg or 150 miles from Kenora. You can check out the lodge at and see photos of fishing, the lodge, cabins, and the scenery. I hope to see you there!

Jorma Kivilahti is a commercially rated pilot, flying since 1963, he received his float rating in 1964. He has flown commercially in the past. Today he uses his licence in his vocation of marketing recreation property throughout Canada. Visit his Website on the Internet, www.RecreationProperty.Com




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Hartzell chosen for Thrush 510G agricultural aircraft Thrush Aircraft has selected Hartzell Propeller Inc. as the preferred propeller provider on a Thrush aerial applicator powered by GE’s H80 engine. Hartzell has worked closely with Thrush Aircraft to select a propeller that would get the aircraft, with a full hopper, off the ground in the shortest possible distance. The project involved trying several blade designs, blade counts, profiles and diameters to determine the combination that provided optimal low speed performance for the aircraft. After extensive testing, Thrush selected the four-blade lightweight turbine series 103 inch diameter propeller that will be installed on the Thrush 510G when deliveries begin in the next few months. With a hopper capacity of 510 gallons, a gross weight of 10,500 pounds, and the flat-rated 800-shp H80 engine on the nose, the improved Thrush 510G is designed for superior performance for agricultural operations. Payne Hughes, president of Thrush Aircraft said, “We selected Hartzell because of the company’s history of providing quality products covering the entire Thrush product line. Also, Hartzell’s presence as the predominant provider of propeller sys-

tems in the agriculture market ensures that international operators can receive support and service for this propeller at their local overhaul facility.” Hartzell Propeller is widely recognized as the leader in advanced propeller design and manufacturing technology. The company has developed the next generation of propellers based upon innovative ‘blended airfoil” technology and is manufacturing

these blades using a combination of revolutionary machining centers and robotics; and with its new ASC-II composite technology, to provide mission-optimized performance for its customers. Headquartered in Albany, Georgia, Thrush Aircraft manufactures a full range of aerial application aircraft used in agriculture, forestry and fire fighting roles worldwide. All Thrush models provide

superb visibility, light control response, and a high degree of manoeuvrability and speed, along with superior efficiency and low direct operating costs. Today there are more than 2200 Thrush aircraft operating in some 80 countries around the world. Visit or for more information.

B.C.’s Raven Aviation gets Second Chantz in Canada One of the leaders in developing ballistic deployed parachute systems that can save entire light sport aircraft and their occupants during emergencies, Second Chantz, LLC of Nevada, USA is back in full production with the next generation of parachutes and is pleased to announce its exclusive Canadian distributor. Mr. John Dunham, manager of Second Chantz, named Raven Aviation Ltd of Lumby, B.C. as the exclusive distributor of Second Chantz ballistic parachutes and repacking services for Canada effective March 2012. Dunham says, “Raven Aviation has a reputation across Canada as a solid distributor, flight school, and flying site for paragliders, hang gliders, and ultralights with hundreds of pilots visiting the flight park each year.” Having been a customer of Second Chantz since the ’80s, Raven Aviation owner Randy Rauck said, “I always recommend a parachute for anyone buying a motorized ultralight or any glider. It’s a precaution that is indispensable and Second

Chantz’s patented deployment system is the best on the market for our purposes. “There’s a growing interest in ultralight flying and these custom ballistic chutes are a must have. We will be ordering and servicing customers across Canada through Raven Aviation,” says Rauck.

In making the announcement, Dunham notes, “Randy is an accomplished hang glider pilot and power plane pilot and instructor who shares the same experience, passion, and commitment to safety and quality as Second Chantz.” Beginning in 1981, Second

Chantz designed and manufactured over 8,000 ballistic recovery units which were credited with more than 70 saves worldwide prior to 1996. At that time, Dunham sold his business interests and took a hiatus from the operation to pursue other adventures. In 2010, Dunham restarted the business using his proven non-explosive technology and patents that increase deployment speed and offers customized parachute installation solutions to fit any craft. Both Second Chantz and Raven Aviation will offer new system sales and accept out-ofdate recovery systems for service work.

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Dunham said, “There is no better feeling than receiving a phone call from an excited customer who has just taken a ride on one of our systems during an emergency, and calls to say: ‘Thanks for saving my life.’” Second Chantz is a full service ballistic parachute company with decades of experience, an energetic team, competitive prices, and an approach of service that will impress the new generation of light sport pilots. The company focuses on the aircraft market of up to 1,320 pounds (600 kg). Visit their websites or for more information.


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Keep General Aviation alive and well in Canada by supporting the COPA Freedom to Fly Fund through Corporate Sponsorship Four levels of sponsorship: Bronze for $500 or more Silver for $1,000 or more Gold for $5,000 or more Platinum for $10,000 or more These sponsoring companies are supporting your freedom to fly, show your appreciation by patronizing them.

Platinum Sponsor Former Nighthawk Flying Club

Gold Sponsor Pontiac Airpark, 1-819-LOV-2FLY A new fly-in community northwest of Gatineau-Ottawa

Silver Sponsors Chestermere/Kirkby Field Alberta Sea Jay Engineering Services Limited CANADIAN OWNERS AND PILOTS ASSOCIATION

Bronze Sponsor Northern Lake Amphibian Pilots Your sponsorship will entitle you to special recognition in COPA Flight and on the COPA website.

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Donate to the Freedom to Fly Fund today Here are some examples of how the Freedom to Fly Fund has been applied to date (The complete text of several legal rulings in our favour can be found in the COPA Guide to Private Aerodromes on the member’s only section of our web site):

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- Funded Venchiarutti V. Longhurst and Longhurst (1992), a landmark ruling in which the Court of Appeal for Ontario confirmed the right of individuals to own and operate a private airstrip. The key decision in that case was “The Aeronautics Act makes no distinction between “airports” and “private airports,” both of which constitute matters of exclusive federal concern.”

Given the considerable challenges we continue to face against our freedom to fly, we urge everyone to consider donating whatever amount you can afford to the Freedom to Fly Fund. We have all benefited significantly from those who donated before us. Now it is time to ensure that we continue to be able to protect your freedom as well as the freedom of those who will follow us.

- Funded legal representation before the Federal Court of Canada to successfully establish that Transport Canada’s Letters of Counselling can be appealed to the Civil Aviation Tribunal (now the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada).

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- Revenue Canada was convinced to eliminate 10 per cent Excise Tax on private aircraft.

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- Participated in the resolution of a situation where a farmer’s silo was being erected on the approach path to the Chatham Ontario airport, effectively shutting down a runway.


- Thwarted an attempt by Ontario Hydro to force an aerodrome owner to bury wires on his property despite the fact Transport Canada had determined the airstrip was safe and the risk was adequately addressed by a cautionary note in the CFS.

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- Successfully defended pilots who were taken to court for landing at Banff and Jasper airstrips.

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- Participated extensively over several years in the effort to convince the government to retain the Banff and Jasper airstrips.

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- Convinced a municipality in Nova Scotia that building permits are not needed to construct hangars on a newly established aerodrome near Lunenburg. The municipality backed down when their Legal Counsel reviewed the past cases that are highlighted in COPA’s Guide to Private Aerodromes and COPA’s Legal Counsel provided guidance for the COPA member involved so that he and his lawyer could steer the matter away from a costly legal challenge. - And much, much more... Anyone can apply for financial assistance, but expenditures are carefully controlled by the COPA Directors who decide what projects are deserving of financial support. Details concerning the application process can be found at /fund.htm.


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- Successfully defended the rights of seaplane pilots to maintain their access to lakes in the Temagami Park area of Northern Ontario, then Kawartha Highlands and contributed to a study in support of retaining seaplane access to B.C. parks.


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Maule now heavy hauler New M-9-235 boasts 1,100 pounds useful load Having been around without interruption in the certified general aviation industry for the last 50 years, Maule Air has again risen to the challenge of modern demands and listened to the needs of its customers. This past April, Maule Air Inc. received the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification for its new M-9-235. What does this mean? After several years of designing, testing, re-designing, re-testing, it all paid off. Maule moves into a new class of airplanes with a higher payload: 2,800 pounds of gross weight — meaning 1,100 pounds of useful load! A real workhorse, the M-9235 is powered by the Lycoming I0-540-W1A5 engine coupled to an 80-inch McCauley three-blade constant-speed prop. At gross weight, the ground roll is 406 feet, and 791feet to go over a 50foot obstacle. In standard condi-

tions, it will cruise at 137 ktas. The classic Maule style, wellknown around the world, is being carried forward into a new line of aircraft that offers the most versatility as to combinations of fuel, luggage, and passengers. As examples, the new M-9-235 can carry four adults, 100 pounds of luggage and over four hours of fuel, or two adults plus 250 pounds of equipment (in about 42 cubic feet of cargo space) and over seven hours of fuel! How is that for versatility and usefulness. With many options available, including glass cockpits (G500) or Garmin touch-screen GPS (650, 750), the Maule M-9 may well become the de-facto standard for back-country flying in style and safety. The STOL, bush-plane design M-9 comes with a revamped spring aluminum main gear and tail-wheel configuration, offering

the same ruggedness and reliability that has served so well in the past. With a base price of $239,900, this means that a Maule is still the most affordable general aviation, STOL (Short Take-off and Landing) airplane in its class. The M-9-235 is the first of a series of M-9s to be certified with this 300 pounds of gross weight increase. Following this, we should look out for the M-9-260, the M-9-230D (diesel) and all of those on floats. In Canada, Maule is represented by Maule Air of Canada, with John Carley in the West (204-745-3122) and Bernard Gervais for the East (514-5705369). Visit (Maule Air) or (Maule Air of Canada Inc.) websites for more information. But a phone call and a friendly chat are very welcome!

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Meet your Waterloo! Aviation fun for the whole family Photo feature by Eric Dumigan


he Waterloo International Airport, Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre and Great Lakes Helicopter held an Aviation Fun Day on Saturday, April 28. The event featured introductory flights in the Flight School’s aircraft as well as Robinson R-44s from Great Lakes. The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association was also on hand to give Harvard Flight experiences for those that wanted to fly in something a little more exotic. Many organizations had booths in the hangars and a kids’ fun centre was also part of the setup. The Waterloo Airport Fire Department fire truck was open for tours and saw an endless flow of people in the cab. Local aerobatic personality and Canadian legend, Gerry Younger, was also on hand. The event was family oriented and a great way to get the local communities out to the airport to see the many changes that are taking place there.

Above: Allan Paige prepares a Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association’s Harvard for a member’s ride. At left: Several interesting aircraft were on display for the general public. Below: Canadian Helicopter display.

The ever-popular “Woody” Tiger Moth on display.

Above: The WaterlooWellington Flight Centre offered scenic rides in their aircraft and many people went for their first ever flight. At left: Great Lakes Helicopter was kept busy all day performing sightseeing flights. Photos courtesy Eric Dumigan

The Region of Waterloo Airport fire truck was a popular attraction for kids of all ages.

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Waterloo Airshow • continued from previous page

Pictured, clockwise, from above: Great Lakes Helicopter. The Waterloo Airshow had a great display at the event to promote the airshow in June. The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Mk.II Harvard was just one of many historic aircraft on display. Legendary Canadian Aerobatic pilot Gerry Younger was on hand for the day. Photos courtesy Eric Dumigan

Flying club holding mini OSH fly-in at Stirling, Ont. The Oak Hills Flying Club in Stirling, Ontario (CPJ5) is holding its first ever three-day fly-in since its inception in 1964. This fly-in, to be held Sept. 14 to 16, is being modelled after the renowned Oshkosh event in Wisconsin, however, Stirling cannot meet the standards of the Oshkosh event because of the size of the small airport (one runway 2,300 feet long) versus the larger Oshkosh airport. The Stirling event will have, weather depending, military flybys, Search and Rescue demonstration, entertainment in the evenings, magic show, music, rock climbing, concession stands, breakfasts served by the club’s own members and many planes from all over Ontario including ultralights and general aviation aircraft. Shuttle service will be provided to bed and breakfast accommodations as well as restaurants. There is lots of parking available for aircraft and automobiles. Stirling’s event may be substantially smaller, but it is free. So come on out and enjoy this aircraft-based event that has appeal to most everyone! Note: Because the airfield is located in controlled airspace, in close proximity to CFB Trenton, and during a busy fun fly event, all attending aircraft should be equipped with a functioning two-way radio, for communicating. If no radio in use, there is a strong possibility that you will be denied access to Stirling and Trenton air space. For more information contact Jim Halls, Email or Tel. 613-395-1714.

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RV-1 star attraction at Stanley Above: Don Bertelsen beamed a big RV grin on arrival at Stanley.

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hen Richard (Van) VanGrunsven modified a Stitts Playboy in 1963 into what came to be known as the RV-1, he changed the face of the amateur built world because he then went on to design a highly successful series of RV kitplanes that continue to attract more people into this sector of aviation than any other aircraft. A recent check of the Van’s website Hobbs meter showed that there are now 7,692 completed aircraft. In celebration of this remarkable line of aircraft and the man who started it all, the RV-1 has been restored by a group of dedicated volunteers and is touring North America, including a few stops in Canada, culminating with being presented for permanent exhibition at the EAA’s museum in Oshkosh during AirVenture 2012. Details about the restoration are at I had the privilege of catching up with the RV-1 at Stanley Sport Aviation’s ( annual Victoria Day weekend fly-in, where COPA member Don Bertelsen flew the RV-1 in along with other RVs. Don beamed a big RV grin as he explained that he felt privileged to be selected, along with other Canadian pilots Kevin Horton, Ross Keirstead and Tom Martin, to fly the aircraft for its Canadian display opportunities, which

At left: Bertelsen taxis the RV-1 on the Stanley ramp. Below: Paul Tuttle created a painting of the RV-1 which will be presented to Richard (Van) VanGrunsven at AirVenture this summer.

include Stanley, N.S., Windsor, Ont. and Langley, B.C., plus several other impromptu events. COPA member and Stanley stalwart Paul Tuttle, who is building an RV-8, is also a wellknown aviation artist. Examples of his work can be found at . To mark the induction of the RV-1 into the EAA museum, Paul created a painting of the aircraft, which will be

presented to Van at AirVenture. So, there are two Canadian connections to the celebration; Don, who at 79 is probably to oldest person to fly this historic aircraft on the tour and Paul who has created a memento of this historic event. At left: Cockpit and panel.

The RV-1 drew a lot of attention.



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General aviation to advanced ultralight, pilot’s transition ‘exciting’ and ‘fulfilling’ By Scott Knowlton


could tell that my taste for flying was evolving that fateful warm July day last summer. After pushing my venerable classic Stinson 108 out of the hangar and completing the pre-flight inspection I fixed my gaze on the quick release pins for the main cabin doors. The airplane was certified for flight with the doors off yet I had never removed them for a flight before. It was 32 degrees C out and a gorgeous day to experience a little “wind in the face.” What the heck, I thought to myself. Nothing better than trying something a little different in the old bird! Perhaps my motivation came from my slow realization that my aviation interests were beginning to evolve and my mind and heart were plotting a course in a direction decidedly away from tarmac to tarmac cross country flying at 130 miles per hour with a couple of passengers on board or a load of bags. After all, I had been doing that very kind of flying for most of my sport aviation life (aside from my first few years of flight in gliders). Add to this my day job as an airline pilot flying the standard point to point efficient, high altitude mission and in retrospect it isn’t difficult to see why I was subconsciously in search of a change to my beloved aviation past time. So back to that warm July day after I carefully stowed the doors in my hangar, I strapped in to my familiar airplane and bellowed, “clear prop!” Suddenly a big smile came across my face as a gust of warm air filled the cabin. Watching the tarmac slip past me on either side and actually seeing my tires spinning on the ground added a strong connection between environment and pilot. The engine strain and airflow on take-off and climb out only served to intensify the experience and as I accelerated to cruise the buffet and roar of the wind made cross checking airspeed virtually unnecessary. In fact, I found myself easing the throttle back to 85 MPH where the wind blast and engine noise were much more tolerable and for the first time in a very long

At left: Scott Knowlton and Kirk Tilley’s new bird remains a work in progress. Below: Beautifully simple instrument panel.

time I completely lost interest in my mission of “getting somewhere.” My focus became completely aimed on the moment — the shoreline of Lake Ontario slipping past my left knee; the sound of the old reliable 165-hp Franklin ticking over at a miserly 1,800 RPM and the warm summer air filling the cabin which in the past would only have been ventilated by two small sliding windows and a couple of wing root vents. What an absolutely visceral experience this was! I wanted more of this but more importantly I wanted to experience more of this in less airplane! The Stinson was a great machine — unsung hero in fact, which could rival any four seat airplane in its class. She treated my flying needs with faithful respect, providing me with many years of safe, enjoyable flying fun. But that day and my notion of leaving her doors behind opened my eyes to the world beyond the closed cabin. It was time for me to embark upon a journey into the world of minimal aviation — the world of the advanced ultralight. The internet can be a useful tool for research on sport aviation and ultralights yet at the same time it can be very danger-

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began to foster friendships with some very unique and often talented people. The underlying theme with everyone I met was how passionate they all were about their particular segment of sport aviation. In addition I found ultralight folks to possess a true lack of pretentiousness toward others entering the sport. • continued on next page

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At right: Scott Knowlton (left) on his return from Oshkosh with his son Eric, Stinson partner Kirk Tilley and his daughter Rae.

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From my many emails, telephone conversations and visits I had with these “minimal airplane fliers” in my local community I came to several conclusions. The first was that I should concentrate on an ultralight which was already represented by many flying examples of the model in the ultralight community. The second conclusion was that if I really wanted to be my airplane’s keeper and maintainer I should be intimately involved in its construction. In doing so I could also ensure the aircraft met the manufacturers performance claim by keeping it as light as possible and resisting the temptation to turn a simple day VFR machine into a heavy bird laden with a host of aftermarket options. Finally, after selecting and building, regardless of my flight experience I should seek training on my aircraft type from a qualified instructor. After a fantastic and informative visit with Bryan Quickmire, the Canadian distributor for Quad City Challenger I elected to focus my foray into the ultralight world on the Challenger family of advanced ultralights. No airplane can be all things to all people but the Challenger seemed to me to provide a great range of uses from a respectable training platform should I decide to use my instructors rating in the future to a great amphibious floatplane on Canadian built Puddlejumper floats to a ski plane. It even boasted a glide ratio of 10 to 1 which catered to my boyhood memories of coring a thermal in a glider (in fact it was during my teenage years at my local gliding club that I first met Bryan). Bryan opened my eyes to the incredible number of Challengers living on the shorelines of lakes and rivers and many small airfields throughout Canada. The Challenger community seemed to me to be a perfect place to become involved and it certainly catered to the advice I had been given about selecting an ultralight that is well represented. What other ultralight can boast the largest ski fly-in weekend in the world (a very fun sounding annual event held in Montebello). The clincher for me was when Bryan told me I could remove the doors in minutes! My recent Stinson experience flooded my senses and I was convinced I would become a Challenger owner. As I began the process of preparing my reliable old Stinson for sale to make financial and physical room for a Challenger an “opportunity” landed in my lap. In Cambridge, only a 35-minute drive from my home was a complete Challenger project for sale with much of the assembly work completed but none of the weight penalizing upgrades or modifications to the plane had been made. Not being an expert in building I brought with me a highly respected local builder to assess the project and determine if it would be feasible for us to finish. With his blessing on the sell-

er’s workmanship I struck a deal and went home to break the news to my spouse that we were now owners of two airplanes (albeit temporary until a new home for the Stinson was found). My next email was to Bryan Quickmire who likely would have preferred I purchase a new CL65 from him. To my surprise, not only did Bryan welcome me to the world of Challenger flying, he also provided me with a host of information regarding the process to register my project as an advanced ultralight. As the project was in fact a 2000 Challenger II the Rotax 503 powerplant would require a full inspection by an authorized Rotax facility and all of the rubber and plastic components such as fuel lines, lord mounts and pulley belts would need to be replaced. This made complete sense to me coming from general aviation and served to foster my faith that these ultralight people who often have a bad reputation for safe operations and maintenance are in fact a very dialed in bunch. Bryan made me feel I was in very good hands and I can’t imagine how the support from his company, National Ultralight, could have been better had I purchased a new kit from him. So now I had the many pieces that would comprise the Challenger spread between a few different houses with the fuselage taking roost in the basement of the same experienced builder who inspected the project for me in the first place. He had agreed to assist in the project and provide technical direction during the balance of the build. In short order we inspected the prior workmanship, had a beautifully simple instrument panel built, battery box installed, wiring run, doors built, wheels and brakes and nose cone installed. The engine was shipped to Aeropropulsion Industries in St. Lazair for seal replacement, inspection and the addition of an oil injection system. While we waited for the engine work to be done I got busy reading the Stits Fabric covering manual and building a paint booth. I have to say the process so far has been highly rewarding and the learning curve steep.

The project is a 2000 Challenger II.

Under the tutelage of my mentor I have become a reasonable driller of holes in aluminum tubing and sheet, deburrer, dresser and pop riveter. In my home workshop I have spent relaxing

evenings applying edge tapes to the tail group and ironing down my imperfections — a task one could easily lose oneself in for hours. Well, this happens to be part

one of a story I hope to add to shortly. For now I have a Challenger fuselage which is basically complete short of fabric, paint and engine installation and wings and tail group covered and waiting for tape. Over the next few weeks I hope to make good on the promise I made to myself to receive thorough training on a Challenger —a necessary part of making the transition to ultralights that I will take seriously. Stay tuned for more about my transition from general aviation aircraft to advanced ultralights. It has been a journey filled with new discoveries, acquired skills and new found friendships — all of which have been truly fulfilling. In a way, it should be no surprise to anyone that the ultralight sector of sport aviation would be any other way.

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What do you mean I survived an engine failure?! Back in December of 2006 I was working on my night rating in my C-172. I was doing circuits with Jason, one of the instructors with the Victoria Flying Club at the time. As I recall, we had already flown a few circuits when Jason pointed out on downwind that the engine was sounding a little rough. Even after he pointed it out to me, as a low time pilot with only 100something hours I had a hard time picking out the change in engine noise. We played with the carb-heat, throttle and the mixture to no avail and so decided to call it quits with that landing and check it out on the ground. As I revved the engine to taxi off the runway the engine really began to stutter and in fact on the taxiway up to the hangar (a gentle hill), I had to pump the throttle in order to maintain enough power to get us onto the apron. A day or two later one of the local maintenance companies informed me that my “air-box” had failed and needed to be replaced, and with that the problem was solved (Kind of. In truth that new air-box had been installed askew and so some 15 months later the annual inspection revealed “severe wear” and the replacement air-box had to be replaced again by the friendly and competent folks in Cornwall Ontario). Yesterday I had an IFR checkride and the examiner happened to be the very same Jason who had helped me work on my night rating back in 2006. At one point we got to reminiscing and he brought up “that time the Cessna’s engine failed on us.” I was thunderstruck. I clearly remembered the air-box problems that had cut short our circuits that night but somehow failed to label in my mind what had happened as being an “engine failure.” Of course it was, and given my greater experience (relatively speaking) now, I see it as such. I’m not sure what the official technical definition of “engine failure” is, but without a doubt that little Lycoming was not generating sufficient power to maintain safe flight that night; fortunately the profound loss of power occurred while safely on the ground! With retrospect I look at that event and question if with my level of experience at the time, would I have recognized the rough running engine during that final circuit, or would I have tried for another circuit had I been on my own? Other hypothetical questions too pop into my head — could the use of an ANR headset have contributed to blinding me —

nay deafening me in a situation like that? What if I had been over-tired while flying with a situation like that brewing? When the physical aircraft breaks down and the potential for trouble arises we call it “mechanical problems.” When the human pilot-system breaks down and the potential for errors to crop up occurs we call these contributing forces “human factors”.

Ignorance is not always bliss Given the disappointment with the original air-box replacement in Victoria in 2006, upon returning to B.C. and on the recommendation of a friend, I decided to take my maintenance needs to Mike Taylor, an AME in Nanaimo. I have never been happier. In preparation for this Yukon / Alaska trip I spent a couple of hours with Mike who took me over my Cessna’s engine with a fine-toothed comb and reviewed some very basic skills (remember, I’m pretty much mechanically inept), such as cleaning and replacing spark plugs, changing the oil and recognizing when something is loose or otherwise amiss. I learned more about my engine in those two hours than I had ever known before. For example, my particular Lycoming is designed with a metal scoop for the carb-heat hot air intake which is bracketed such that it sits behind a section of exhaust piping (The design being that air flowing through the cowl passes to either side of the hot exhaust tube and into the carb-heat intake). If that modest bracket were to fail (and they have been known to), the intake scoop would slip away from the exhaust and fall to the bottom of the cowling, the result being that the carb heat would then suck cold air and “carb-heat on” would only accelerate the formation of carburetor ice! The more I learn about the mechanical side of aircraft the more I am convinced that it is a pilot’s recognition of subtle changes that will give him or her the best chance to catch an impending failure before it becomes a real emergency. Knowing what to look for on the pre-flight, during run-up and during the flight itself and being able to recognize when something is amiss helps close that insidious human factor known as ignorance. On the other hand, anything affecting a pilot’s ability to recognize change: unfamiliarity with an aircraft, fatigue, emotional distress, possibly inflight music or ANR headset use all equate to “human factors” which

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could potentially contribute to bolted down went flying and the failure of the flight as a nearly knocked my head off. I whole. was holding on for grim death (By the way, does anyone but I could feel myself being have opinions or experience on sucked out, too. John [another the issue of ANR headsets mask- flight attendant] rushed in ing warning signs behind me and saw me disappearing, so from the engine?). he grabbed my Pilots aside, there trouser belt to stop is another source of me slipping further, human factors which then wrapped the must be considered. captain’s shoulder Briefly, I will parastrap around me. phrase flight attenLuckily, Alistair, the dant Nigel Ogden’s by Dr. Jonathan co-pilot, was still story of a BAC 1-11 Wallace wearing his safety airliner on June 10th, harness from take1990 over the UK. off, otherwise he The full story can be would have gone, found at: too. “The pressure “I went onto the soon equalized and flight deck and asked the wind started if they’d like tea. I rushing in — at 630 was just stepping out, kph and -17ºC. Paper with my hand on the door handle, when there was an was blowing round all over the enormous explosion and the place and it was impossible for door was blown out of my hands. Alistair to hear air-traffic conI thought, “My God. It’s a trol. We were spiraling down at bomb.” Explosive decompres- 80 feet per second with no sion made the whole cabin mist autopilot and no radio. up like fog for a second — then “I was still holding on to Tim the plane started to plummet. but the pressure made him weigh “I whipped round and saw the the equivalent of 500 pounds. front windscreen had disap“[Other members of the flight peared and Tim, the pilot, was crew] unwrapped Tim’s legs and going out through it. He had the remains of the doors from the been sucked out of his seatbelt controls, and Alistair got the and all I could see were his legs. autopilot back on. But he continI jumped over the control col- ued to increase speed, to lessen umn and grabbed him round his the risk of a mid-air collision and waist to avoid him going out to get us down to an altitude completely. His shirt had been where there was more oxygen. pulled off his back and his body He dived to 11,000 feet in two was bent upwards, doubled over minutes, then got the speed round the top of the aircraft. His down to 300 kph. “I was still holding Tim, but legs were jammed forward, disconnecting the autopilot, and the my arms were getting weaker, flight door was resting on the and then he slipped. I thought I controls, sending the plane was going to lose him, but he hurtling down at nearly 650kmh ended up bent in a U-shape through some of the most con- around the windows. His face was banging against the window gested skies in the world. “Everything was being with blood coming out of his sucked out of the aircraft: even nose and the side of his head, his an oxygen bottle that had been arms were flailing and seemed

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about six feet long. Most terrifyingly, his eyes were wide open. I’ll never forget that sight as long as I live.” Despite what one might think, this Hollywood-esque drama has a happy ending. The co-pilot was able to safely land the aircraft. Passengers were evacuated while paramedics assessed the captain on the floor of the cockpit. After a few moments he woke up and exclaimed “I want to eat.” (!) With the exception of a few broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and frost-bite of both pilot and Nigel his rescuer, there were no significant injuries. Captain Tim Lancaster was back to flying again in just five months. As for the cause... the story goes on to say: “In 1992, a report was published showing that a BA engineer, working under pressure, had fitted a new windscreen with bolts that were too small.” That “pressure” affecting the BA engineer (as I have heard from the rumour mill), was the fact that his wife had informed him the day prior that she was leaving him. Whether the separation detail is true or not, it does emphasize the need to examine what might not be traditionally considered as human factors. If you are like me you have always thought of “human factors” as things like illness, sleep deprivation or alcohol consumption etc, but certainly the list goes far beyond. Asking yourself whether you are truly fit to fly could be the most important question you ever ask yourself. On that note, happy flying this summer and stay safe. See you in the skies!

Dr. Jonathan Wallace is an emergency physician and former CAME. He enjoys taking to the air whenever the sky over Victoria turns blue. Contact the doctor


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Human factors: Communication skills The four human factors that are most likely to get us into trouble with our flying were discussed last month – complacency, distractions, fatigue and stress. The human factor that will get us into the most trouble generally is communications. We never stop communicating even when we stop speaking. Body language accounts for 55% of our communications. This explains why we are always in so much trouble with our significant others. It doesn’t matter what we say or how we say it if our body language is saying something else. Tone of voice accounts for another 38% of our communications. How we Part II say something determines if we will be listened to. That leaves 7% for the actual verbal part of our conversations. We often say, “I just said that.” Verbally, we did, but our tone of voice or our body language contradicted it or caused us not to be lisPeople who speak other languages I talked about distractened to at all. tions in the last column. If may not be as proficient in English as There are also many barwe are distracted by outside we would like and this may make comriers or filters that prevent stresses, other conversa- munications frustrating. We must overus from communicating tions, the telephone, cell come our frustrations and take the care effectively – prejudice, disphones, noise, cold, or heat, necessary to get our message across and tractions, culture, language, we are not able to listen understand what they may be trying to noise, lighting, personality communicate. People who speak anotheffectively. differences, personal attiWe live in a multi cultur- er language as a first language may tude, and experience. You al environment. People of think about things in a slightly different by Dale Nielsen can probably think of othdifferent cultures may have manner. This may complicate commuers. These barriers or filters filters or barriers to commu- nications. This may also be used to determine how, or if, we lisnications that are different advantage as they may approach a probten or talk to others. from ours. In North Ameri- lem in a different manner which may Most of us will say we ca, our comfort zone for result in a solution we don’t see. are not prejudiced. I am not Noise and some lighting conditions conversation with others is talking about racial prejuthree to five feet. The com- are distracting. Distractions disrupt dice. We all have little prejfort zone for others may be communications. udices that we may not be We all have different personalities significantly more or less. If aware of. I have discovered that I tend we violate someone’s comfort zone we and attitudes. This makes life interestto shy away from, and not listen close- may shut down communications. There ing. It makes communications challengly, to people with purple hair and multi- are other filters. We must watch for ing. We don’t have to like everyone we ple body piercings. Now that I know signs (body language) that will tell us if must deal with. We do need to learn this, I have learned that people who we are getting our message across. how to overcome our dislike to commuchose to look this way may actually have something to say that may benefit me. Got an aviation safety story to tell? Dale Nielsen would like to hear from The most common prejudice in pilots who have educational aviation experiences to relate. Excerpts from North America is body type. Tall, short, fat, or thin, combined with our own these stories will be used in upcoming safety articles. Dale can be contactbody type will often determine how we ed via e-mail: perceive others and how we talk to them.

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nicate with them. That includes using a positive body language and a respectful tone of voice. Experience is definitely a barrier. Most of us do not pay as much attention as perhaps we should to those who have less experience. They may be seeing things we have been missing (due to our complacency or due to company norms). New hires may also have an experience filter. They may feel that the “old coots” are out of date. The result of all of this is about 30% of what we say is completely understood by the people we are talking to. To improve verbal communications we must learn to actively listen. We tend to think faster than people speak. This excess capacity allows us to debate what is being said. When we do, we are missing some of what is being said. Key words being said may cause us to take a mental detour to a different subject. Again we may miss what is being said. We tend to plan what we are going to reply before the speaker is finished. We may miss something that makes our reply inappropriate. We all have a tendency to tune others out at times, especially if our prejudices are in play. To actively listen, we have to avoid these four pitfalls. This takes effort and practice. As a speaker we can improve communications by paying attention to our body language to make sure it is sending the right message, and to our tone of voice to make sure our message is being listened to. To make sure our message is getting through to those we wish to communicate with, we should make eye contact and watch the receiver’s body language. To make sure our message was received and understood, we can ask questions. The one question not to ask is “Do you understand?” People do not want to look stupid, so many will nod, smile and say yes when they really did not understand. We can also ask the listener to paraphrase what we said. Telephone communications depend solely on our voices. Tone is critical when speaking and keeping the message short and to the point is important. • continued on next page



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Performance advantage of strategic thinking Perhaps the greatest difference between experienced and inexperienced pilots is the experienced pilots’ ability to think and process information with greater depth, the ability to focus more deeply on strategic rather than tactical thinking. Tactical thinking and behaviours are characterized by a relatively narrow focus of attention, a reliance on skill-based response to stimuli, and minimal analysis and planning. Strategic thinking and behaviours are characterized by a broader focus of attention and a deeper and more knowledge-based processing of information involving evaluating, interpreting, assessing goals, and developing plans. The ability to think and behave in a strategic manner, working with a broader event horizon, allows more connections to more information and context expanding both forward and backward in time. More aspects of future situations and alternative scenarios can be considered(1). For individuals involved primarily in tactical thinking and behaviour, acting takes precedence over thinking; for individuals involved primarily in strategic thinking, thinking, analyzing, and planning take precedence over acting. Rasmussen(2) described a model of decision phases in the form of a decision ladder where shallow processing - skillbased behaviour - is shown as occurring at the bottom of the ladder and deeper processing - knowledge-based behaviour - is shown as extending from observations up the “analysis” leg and back down the “planning” leg to the response (see Fig 1). Some of the significant benefits in being able to operate from a strategic thinking and behaviour mode include a better balanced work load, an enhanced ability to look into the future to analyze various scenarios, and an enhanced ability to take appropriate action earlier based on developing conditions. Strategic thinking provides an individual a considerable “performance advan-

tage” as more information is available on which to base decisions, problem-solving is enhanced, and better decisions are possible. As William Rogers points out, “There is a wealth of evidence that shows human performance is faster and more accurate

and make available as much of thinking situations can be “routinized”, made roucapacity as possible for working with the tine and captured in the muscle memory, bigger picture. so they do not require significant thought If I am continually tripping over my activity, the more our conscious minds shoe laces, it is hard to remember to look can be devoted to thinking ahead: analyzboth ways before crossing the street, let ing, evaluating, and planning. As Mr. alone consider where I am headed and for Miyagi suggested, “Wax on; wax off.” what purpose. Of course, in real-time operations, it is Early in our flying careers and critical to balance analysis and planning every time we change aircraft or with the need to perform immediate have been away from regular fly- required tasks. Pure tactical behaviour ing for a period of time, one of the increases reactivity at the expense of most helpful things we can do for goal-directed behaviour while pure strateourselves is to make sure we are gic behaviour can lead to inadequate flexconversant with the most basic ibility in reacting to a changing environconcepts and processes. Learning ment(3). our way around a cockpit, for A pilot must find a satisfactory balance example, so the position and func- between strategic and tactical behaviour. tion of each item and control We must always avoid the pothole in the becomes second nature is an road immediately in our path while, at the excellent place to start. same time, remember and plan for our If more than two brain cells are destination, Medicine Hat or Tickle Cove, required to find the throttle, mix- many miles down that same road. ture, carburetor heat, propeller, or Experience is a product of time and flap controls, those time on task. It is something additional brain cells that is built, one piece at a are not available to be time. We can, however, enable From the focused on a bigger picture. its development by helping Practicing emergency drills ourselves make simple tasks on the ground, perhaps on a routine through practice and day when flying isn’t a posirepetition and by guiding the tive option, is also an excellent creation of the thought plan. processes involved in working by Alexander As Chuck Yeager said, “I with the bigger picture. Burton was always afraid of dying. Working toward routinizAlways. It was my fear that ing basic tasks and procedures made me learn everything I helps reduce distraction from could about my airplane and the bigger picture. Ongoing my emergency equipment, and practice asking and answering kept me flying respectful of the right questions enhances my machine and always alert the ability to ask those quesin the cockpit.” tions and opens the thought Working and practicing processes involved in projectradio calls and procedures on the ground ing, analyzing, evaluating and planning. to keep sharp can be very helpful. One of Both enhance our ability to become the the first skills to decay when it isn’t being most proficient pilot we can be. exercised on a regular basis is verbal communication skills. Alexander Burton is a Class I InstrucIf you are flying IFR, particularly if it’s been a while since your last flight, ensure tor, Pilot Examiner and a regular contribyou are comfortable and relaxed with utor to several aviation publications both clearance shorthand. Picking up and in Canada and in the USA. He is currentrecording clearances on the radio for ly Base Manager for Selair Pilots’ Associpractice can be very helpful. It’s all the lit- ation in cooperation with Selkirk College, tle distractions that bring us back to small operating their satellite base in beautiful Abbotsford, BC (CYXX). He can be conmind and away from the bigger picture. Practice hangar flying manoeuvres. Sit tacted at: in the aeroplane on the ground, physically and verbally going through all the required motions, touching and moving all the appropriate controls in the correct References sequence. When you are comfortable, 1) Rogers, William H. Thinking practice eyes closed. Ahead: “Using Strategic Behavior to There is an excellent reason why the Avoid Errors on the Commercial military requires recruits to disassemble Flight Deck” presented at Human and reassemble their weapons quickly and Error, Safety and Systems Developwithout visual reference. Familiarity ment symposium, 1998 allows a flow of process; it increases speed and it frees thinking capacity to apers/seattle_hessd/WR_strat-p.pdf analyze, plan, and consider. 2) Rasmussen, J. (1986). Information In flight on the way to pick up that processing and human-machine $100 hamburger and share lies about flyinteraction: An approach to cogniing, ask yourself questions. Where are tive engineering. New York: Elsevier you; where you are going; what’s going Science Publishers. on; what’s likely to happen next? Asking questions exercises the thought 3) Bonissone, P.P., Dutta, S., & processes involved in projecting, analyzWood, N.C. (1994). Merging strateing, evaluating, and planning. These types gic and tactical planning in dynamic and uncertain environments. IEEE of questions help each of us assemble and Transactions on Systems, Man, and become conversant with the dialog that Cybernetics, 24, 841-862. will, as we develop experience, allow that dialog to continue, grow, and mature. The more basic skills and responses to

“There were days when I was the safest pilot in the air. If that plane had crashed, I’d still be two miles behind it.” — Lt. Col. Doug Gillanders RCAF ret. (CF-104 Pilot)

when we know what to expect”(1). The ability to think and operate from a more strategic standpoint allows a pilot to work from a vantage point of significantly increased situational awareness: a bigger world view. As the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, said, “You want to be where the puck is going, not where it is.” Sadly, there does not seem to be a shortcut to experience. If it were “injectable”, we would all, no doubt, be spared a considerable amount of embarrassment, pain, and aggravation. There is an old saying summing up the sad truth: “Experience is what you get right after you needed it.” Theory is a good step in helping us understand how things work so we can, hopefully, do what we need to do in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Practice and application is how we get it done. As a pilot, we always start where we are, work with the skills, knowledge and experience we have and move toward improvement from there. Our self imposed learning task is to continue our progress toward becoming more Evaluation & and more proficient. Interpretation How can we best enhance our ability to think and behave in a strategic manner while flying an aeroplane? As Deep, knowledgeLewis Carroll wrote, based “Begin at the beginning... processing and go on ‘till you come to the end: then stop.” The key element in Planning Analysis enhancing strategic thinking and behaviour is working toward reducing the distractions and all those “little things” we tend to trip over that require more thinking Shallow, skill-based processing capacity than necessary. Response Observations Start with the small things. We are looking for Fig 1. Depth of processing “decision ladder” Figure 1 ways to minimize the Based on Rasmussen, 1986 amount of thinking  Depth of processing “decision ladder”  process required to carry Based on Rasmussen, 1986 out tasks that can become part of muscle memory

Communication skills Smile when speaking on the phone. It softens the voice and the smile can actually be heard. Active listening is critical to understanding. Since the other person can’t see us, we tend to let out our attention wander. Written communications can also be problematic. Whatever we write should be short and to the point. Busy people do not have the time to read extraneous material. Review emails and texts before sending them. We tend to be busy ourselves and will hit the send button without thinking. This results in emails and texts that are

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incomplete or are full of spelling and other errors. We all need to learn how to be more effective communicators. Our reputations depend on it.

Dale Nielsen is an ex-Armed Forces pilot and aerial photography pilot. He lives in Abbotsford, B.C., and currently manages a small airline and teaches part-time for a local aviation/ university program. Nielsen is also the author of seven flight training manuals published by Canuck West Holdings.

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For those of you who have enjoyed reading Alexander Burton’s articles over the years, a two-volume collection entitled Flight and Flying is available through Amazon Books for Amazon Kindle. Volume 1 focuses on the Theory of Flight, Flight Manoeuvres, Flight Instruction, Human Factors, and Aviation Safety. Volume 2 focuses on Flight Operations, Takeoff and Landing Considerations, and Old School VFR Navigation.


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Who is Canada’s ‘most senior and active pilot?’ A Challenge! Who is the “most senior and active pilot” in Canada? One of my goals in life is to be the “Most senior and active pilot in Canada.” #1. I think I’m quite a bit away from that goal due to my date of birth and #2. I think that honour may be currently held by British Columbia pilot and author Harry Pride of Burnaby, B.C.

Canada’s most senior active pilot? Harry Pride at the May 2012 Ninety Nines’ Poker Run finish line at Pitt Meadows, B.C.

Harry is a very fit looking gentleman who was slated to be trained as a pilot near the end of WWII, however, pilot training was scaled back and he re-mustered as a flight engineer. At the end of the war Harry obtained his pilot licence on a Tiger Moth at the Vancouver airport with the Aero Club of B.C. He was one of the very first members of COPA and has remained an active member and pilot ever since. Harry has about 2,500 hours flying time and he regularly flies from the Boundary Bay airport in a Piper Archer, Piper Arrow and Cessna 172 aircraft. He also flies regularly as a safety pilot on IFR training flights. He is an active member of the COPA Flight 5 Boundary Bay Flying Club, located at the

Delta Air Park. For example in poker. The winning hand was May 2012 Harry flew 17 hours held by Alice Chan, a student pilot with Glacier Air in including night flights. In June Harry turned 87 and I Squamish. It was really interesting to think that Harry probably qualifies as the most active and senior watch Alice as she perused all of the great prizes and pilot in Canada. struggled with her If you are, or choice, which includknow of another ing other items could “active” pilot that is have been a beautiful more senior than leather flight case. Harry, will you In the end she please write me chose an underwater (tcole@copanationegress training and give me age provided by Pro the details and I will Aviation of Surrey. publish the results in by Tim Cole A great choice Alice, a future edition of congratulations. this column. Some other participants of note were Vernon Flying Jill Korstrom and her Club, COPA instructor J.B. LevFlight 65 esque who were in On April 28 VFC costume as “Thing 1 had a most successful event when 194 folks were and Thing 2” and were travelling registered for the annual Vernon in Jill’s Cessna 172 “Twinkles.” Rust Remover. They also held a Jill had just soloed the night before. barbecue the evening before. Elvis (aka the mysterious Al On the following Saturday, May 5, they flew 124 children Brust, the man of many identities during a COPA for Kids day. of the Nanaimo Flying Club), Also thanks to the two pilots was also in attendance. who brought their aircraft up to Vernon from the Kelowna Flying Canadian Aviation Historical Club to help out. Society The Vancouver Chapter of the Club members are starting to work on next year’s Rust CAHS meets in the Richmond Remover, but have not as yet Community Centre on the second Tuesday of each month. On confirmed the date. On May 19, Eileen and I flew May 8, Chapter President Jerry up to Vernon for a fly-in break- Vernon had Colonel R.A. “Bud” fast and had a great visit with White as the guest speaker who club president Len Schellenberg spoke of his accomplishment as and other members of the Vernon the pilot for the 1967 Centennial Flying Club. Thanks for the pan- Year Altitude Project. “A Canadian altitude record cakes Fred. See the photo of the most elaborate self-powered bar- was established by the RCAF becue I have ever seen! What an active group. Well done Vernon!

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Ninety Nines’ Poker Run May 5, started out as a cool and blustery day in the Lower Mainland that became brighter and warmer for the windup held at the Aero Club of B.C.’s Pitt Meadows club house. The dauntless volunteers and women of the 99’s B.C. Coast Chapter under the organizing leadership of Raeleen Ranger trooped on through the cool morning and basked in a once more wellearned success story at the afternoon’s closing ceremonies that included a barbecue and handing out of prizes. They had a tremendous range of prizes donated by their generous sponsors. Thirty-five aircraft participated and the pilots, passengers and crew played eighty-six hands of

Jill Korstrom and her instructor J.B. Leveque at Boundary Bay during 99’s May 5th Poker Run. Jill soloed the night before in her Cessna 172 “Twinkles.” Note the pitot tube cover - remove before flight!

with a CF-104 aircraft on Dec. 14, 1967. The record was set by Wing Commander R.A. White from the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at the Canadian Forces Base, Uplands, Ottawa. The aircraft achieved a level airspeed of 1,800 mph during the record flight which reached an altitude of 100,110 feet. This was a Canadian record.” Colonel White is an accomplished pilot and engineer that has participated in many exciting projects (including a stint with NASA) during his illustrious career. It was a really interesting

Ninety Nines Poker Run winner Alice Chan with event organizer Raeleen Ranger. Photos courtesy Tim Cole

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briefing and if you get a chance attending one of these evenings, is well worth while.

Langley Update On May 10, airport managers George and Guy Miller gave an update on the exciting new developments that are happening at YNJ. Watch for significant new commercial aviation development on the north side of the airport in the near future. Airspace changes, grass runway operations, and cadet glider operations were also discussed. Adrian’s At The Airport has just installed a tremendous new patio addition to their restaurant and also the Flight Deck Cafe, next to the museum, is reopening under the new management of Mike O’Neill, aircraft owner and student pilot. Drop by YNJ for some great food and check out what’s happening on the airport. COPA Flight 5 Boundary Bay Flying Club On May 26, the BBFC members flew 70 children in nine aircraft from Delta Airpark’s grass strip. The weather was great, the winds light and the kids had a wonderful time. One of the highlights of the day was the ground school sessions that were conducted by 18 year old Jessica Peare who is a private pilot and engineering student at Simon Fraser University. • continued on next page

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COPA Flight 5 Boundary Bay Flying Club holds COPA for Kids day at Delta Airpark

Vernon Flying Club, COPA Flight 65 fly-in breakfast May 19. From left: Fred Biollo (chief cook and bottle washer), Beth Bonner (secretary) Len Schellenberg (president). Photos courtesy Tim Cole

A budding new pilot.

Vernon super barbecue with overdrive!

Plane talk Jessica is an energetic, petite and youthful young lady and the kids really appreciated learning from a qualified young person that they could really relate to. Well done, to Jessica, the organizers and all the volunteers that put on a great day. As always, Tony and Mary Swain were on site helping with the goodies and greeting the visitors.

Prince George Gordon Jack, president of the Central B.C. Flying Club, COPA Flight 79 Prince George would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who came to their Fly-in/Drive-in

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breakfast on May 26. The award for the furthest travelled went to a flyer from Edmonton. The menu sounds like they had a gourmet breakfast and they are looking forward to seeing their visitors again next year. May you have: “Tight Floats & Tailwinds.”

Tim Cole is a COPA director for B.C. and the Yukon. Please send him your B.C. and Yukon news and he’ll make sure it’s published. Please send your information and requests to: or 604 299 0806 or cell 604 833 0226.

Eighteen-year-old private pilot and Simon Fraser University engineering student Jessica Peare, conducts ground school at COPA Flight 5 Boundary Bay Flying Club’s COPA for Kids event, held at Delta Air Park on May 26th.

Sieghard Siemens and kids.

Sieg (pilot on left) with two kids and their mom.

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Satphone hang-ups: Choose your mobile wisely By Tim Wisniewski


hile on a fly-in hunting trip in Northern Ontario, Dave Goodfellow took a nasty fall and injured his spine. He could barely move and was in considerable pain. He needed a hospital as soon as possible. Unfortunately, a tiny Piper Cub on floats was our only transportation. Contorting Dave into its’ claustrophobic rear seat was not an option and besides, we couldn’t fly anywhere because it was past legal flying light and too dark by the time decisions were made. Also, we did not have a Spot PLB, nor were we aware of Spot PLBs at the time this incident occurred. However, we had to call for a medical evacuation. Luckily, we had a satellite phone, the only means of communication in the remote area. All we had to do was power it up, align the antenna, wait for the phone to connect and then dial 911. Help would be there in no time. It wasn’t quite that easy. The phone powered up fine. We had a clear view of the sky and the display indicated a strong signal. I dialled 911 and pressed send. Nothing happened. The satellite phone did not recognize the number. We decided to try Tele-Health Ontario. This toll-free service provides access to a nurse who gives advice about a variety of medical issues and where to obtain the necessary care. The phone didn’t recognize that number either. We had a number for the nearest hospital. With nothing to lose, we decided to call and ask for the emergency department. It was now dark, so I held a flashlight while my cousin, Jack, dialled. When the call connected, Jack asked the switchboard operator for the emergency department. Unbelievably, she told him that to do so was against hospital policy and that he had to call Tele-Health Ontario first. Then we lost the signal and the line went dead. I must admit that smashing the phone against the trunk of the nearest tree crossed my mind. Dave was now stuck at the camp overnight; we had to find a way to keep him comfortable and in as little pain as possible. We had some pain medication but we needed medical advice, so Jack called back. In a stroke of genius, he asked the operator if she would transfer his call to Tele-Health Ontario. The call connected on the first attempt. The next operator immediately advised us that we were in a 50-minute calling queue to speak with a nurse. Then we lost the signal, again, and the call was dropped. Over the course of the next couple of hours we made and lost several calls. Each call involved the time-consuming transfer process through the hospital switchboard. Eventually, a nurse advised us that Dave would be fine for the night with the pain medication that we had given him. She instructed us to call back in the morning to reassess his situation. Dave was worse the next day. The nurse advised us to get him to a hospital. Then she told us to call 911. Unbelievable, it only took us 14 hours to get back to the point where we started! Again, using the well-practiced call

transfer method; we made several attempts before our perseverance paid off and we got through to emergency services. Jack explained our predicament and provided a detailed description of our location. A helicopter was dispatched and Dave was evacuated within an hour. I have since learned that there were two issues that affected our ability to make and keep a call: signal coverage and inadequate exchange recognition. Signal coverage is determined by the number of working satellites in orbit and their position relative to the phone on the ground. Exchange recognition refers to the phone numbers and networks that the satellite phone is able to access. There are four main satellite networks: Thuraya, Inmarsat, Globalstar and Iridium. In Canada, Globalstar and Iridium are the most popular and most reliable. We were using an Iridium phone. Iridium is the only mobile satellite service that provides global coverage. With 66 fully functioning satellites in orbit, a Quality of Service test rated calling success at approximately 98 percent reliability. Because the 66 satellites in orbit are continuously moving, obstructions to the network are usually temporary because, within minutes, another satellite will be within range to pick up the lost signal. The Iridium phone that we were using dropped several calls. To regain the signal, we either moved to an area with more open sky or waited a few minutes until we regained the signal. Globalstar phones cover about 80 percent of the Earth’s surface. The extreme Polar Regions and some mid-ocean regions are excluded due to the position and inclination of the 48 satellites in orbit. Unfortunately, in 2007 Globalstar suffered a catastrophic loss in two-way com-

munication. It’s speculated that the satellite’s antenna amplifiers were unexpectedly degraded by passing through radiation in the South Atlantic Anomaly, an area where the Van Allen radiation belts are closest to the Earth. By 2010, of the 48 original first generation satellites still in orbit, only eight were still functioning. Call reliability had dropped to about 35 percent. In early 2012, Globalstar completed the third launch of six second generation satellites with improved radiation protection. Commercial and recreational customers reported they were experiencing significant improvements in call reliability. Since February 2005, in compliance with a U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ruling, satellite phones have provided emergency 911 services. Because satellites do not recognize a caller’s location, which is necessary to connect to local dial exchanges, upon which 911 services are programmed, they cannot connect to emergency numbers in the traditional sense. Globalstar offers 911 services through

a complicated two-stage dialling process. All 911 calls are re-routed to a contractor’s call center. The call is then cross referenced to a North American Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) database provided by Spatial Data located in Irving, Texas. From address or GPS coordinates provided by the caller, the appropriate emergency personnel are contacted so that help can be dispatched. This service is available in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Puerto Rico. Although it is better than having no service, the multi-stage calling process and Globalstar’s intermittent signal coverage may prove to make calls almost impossible to connect to and maintain. Hopefully their second generation satellites will rectify this problem. Unfortunately, Iridium’s 911 services do not extend to Canada. Only calls originating in the continental USA, Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands can access this number, which explains why we could not get through. Globalstar is the only satellite phone provider that offers standard U.S. dialling. Because of this, they alone offer access to toll-free numbers. Most satellite phones are assigned a unique country code. Any calls to or from them are international calls. Attempting to access a toll-free number with a satellite phone that has a unique country code is similar to dialling a toll-free number for Canada while you are in England. It won’t connect. Had we been using a Globalstar phone with acceptable signal coverage, we would have avoided the frustration of telephone transfer roulette and gotten Dave help sooner. In aviation, the reliability of satellite phones is important for flights into remote areas with limited communication facilities. Pilots must be able to close their flight plans. Although adequate signal coverage is the most important factor, it is not the only consideration. The ability to access toll-free numbers also plays a role because IFR flights are often instructed to close their flight plans with the appropriate Area Control Centre via a toll-free number and VFR flights are expected to contact a responsible person, an air traffic control facility or a Flight information Centre. The most common number to call an FIC is the toll-free number 1-866-WXBRIEF. Deciding which phone to use should be based upon geographic reliability and and/or the type of calling features required. For instance, if your travels include either the North or the South Pole, then Iridium phones are the best choice because of their global coverage. If you require a feature like toll-free dialling, then choose Globalstar. We based our phone choice on call reliability due to Globalstar’s ongoing satellite issues. Unfortunately, the call reliability that we experienced was less than 98 percent. Despite this; however, the phone’s contribution to the successful outcome of Dave’s ordeal was invaluable. We now always carry one when we go to the camp. There is definitely comfort in knowing that help is only a phone call or two or three away. Also, it is important to mention that we go prepared with emergency numbers, GPS co-ordinates, and the knowledge that calling for help isn’t as simple as dialling 911.



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Vintage Wings: sounds great to me

Above: The Golden Hawk Sabre looks great and sounds even better. At left: Experienced volunteers taught the newer members the skills they would need at future events. Below: Those big old WWII engines need constant care and attention. Bottom: A collection of training aircraft and classic fighting aircraft, ready for immediate departure. Photos courtesy Peter Walpole

Gatineau-based VWOC holds training day Saturday, May 12 By Peter Walpole, PC Pilot


ditor Hell and I were enjoying a coffee together (I had dragged Michel away from his desk for an hour or so!). He suggested (quite emphatically) that I might want to cross the Ottawa River and visit Vintage Wings on Saturday. How could I refuse? Just a short drive south of Hull and I was at the Gatineau Airport (CYND) for the Vintage Wings volunteer training day. About 100 or more experienced or ‘would be’ volunteers had registered for the session - basically how to be useful during various open house events. In groups, orange t-shirted veterans and newbies were taken through short ‘lessons.’ I heard one group being told how to clear the apron of dirt and debris, and why. The level of enthusiasm, even late morning was evident. But soon, all eyes were on the runway. Yellow-winged trainers were firing up as pilots and guests prepared for rides. Overhead, the Sabre 5 Golden Hawk was set-

ting up for a low and over then landing. A group of WWII fighters and trainers fired up for their flights. It all reminded me of Biggin Hill (a retired UK WWII fighter station) and the air shows there in the ’60s. I was transported back 50 years to a relaxed time of flexible flight and crowd line, the sound of Merlin engines and big old radials, of small jets and even older trainers. Wonderful! Back in and around the hangar I was free to look over some ‘work in progress’ repairs, some ‘to do’ projects, and a couple of rare treasures. The Hurricane with its skin removed showed its wooden underpinnings — real early 1930’s construction. The Lysander stood so tall on its solid, spatted undercarriage. This unlikely warrior gained fame carrying spies to and from occupied Europe — to specific farmers’ fields — before GPS was even dreamt of. The slotted leading edge gave a clue to its abilities. A collection of Rolls Royce Merlins revealed why some of the vintage aircraft spend so much time being overhauled —

the engines were simply way too complex. Michel Hell was right in advising me to visit. It was worth every minute. I recommend you to drop by and visit the folks at Vintage Wings and see what’s new (and what’s old). Next day all the activity at Vintage Wings (especially their formation flying

camp – see next page) paid off. Early afternoon we saw two elderly jets, in formation with a Corsair and Mustang. They were followed by a set of T-28 Trojans. The twin formations flew across the Ottawa River and along the Rideau Canal. What a sight. Imagine: jet tones, big radials and a Merlin. Those sounds brought back long memories. Wow.



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Pilots attend formation camp for ‘Mass Attack’ over Ottawa By Eric Dumigan


n May 11, 12 and 13, Vintage Wings of Canada hosted a Formation Camp at Gatineau Airport. The event brought a wide range of talent and airshow performers together from Quebec, Ontario and North Eastern United States. Over the first two days many sorties were flown in a variety of aircraft. On Sunday, May 13, the camp launched 21 aircraft in five groups for a formation flypast over Ottawa. The Formation Camp saw 30 pilots and more than 20 aircraft gathered at Gatineau. The pilots completed several hours of ground school before taking to the air in two-ship formations. Each pilot flew several sorties during the day. On day two a steady flow of multi-ship formations took to the air. Unfortunately, Vintage Wings P-40 Kittyhawk developed a nagging leak that kept mechanics busy all day Saturday. On day three, the finale, planning starts early for a “Mass Attack” flypast over Ottawa. The plan calls for 21 aircraft in five groups to fly over Ottawa within minutes of each other. In the air each group is careful to avoid two no-fly zones over Ottawa before their flypast of the Parliament buildings and Tulip Festival. Afterwards each group recovered over Gatineau and break formation to set up for landing.

The ramp at Gatineau was busy with the camp, local traffic and parachutists.

Vintage Wings of Canada’s ground crew were kept busy all diagnose an oil leak on the P-40 Kittyhawk.

The “Fighter Flight” element for the mass attack consisted of a Corsair, P-51 Mustang, Hawk One Sabre, L-39 and three T-28 Trojans.

The pilots gather to brief a “Mass Attac fly over Ottawa’s Tulip Festival.


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The Boyd’s Pitts Specials Formation Team climb out from Gatineau. Above: VWoC’s Mike Potter is seen holding tight formation on Greg Bernard from the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Associations Harvard during the mass flypast. Above left: On the way back to Gatineau the Harvard Flight moves into Echelon right for the break and landing.

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Above: Pilots for a Harvard formation flight walk through their series of formations before taking off. Plan the flight, fly the plan. At left: The Harvards break over Gatineau to provide spacing for landing. At left: On the Saturday of the event VWoC Volunteers gathered for their annual group photo in front of the hangar.

ck” on Ottawa that saw 21 aircraft in five groups

At left: Two Boeing Stearmans head for the active runway. Photos courtesy Eric & Bernadette Dumigan More photo coverage on next page



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Pictured, clockwise, from right: Five Harvards taxi in after the mass flypast. A special mention goes out to the ground crew who were able to get 21 aircraft of varying performance in and out of Gatineau in a very short period of time. Professional aerobatic pilot, Rick Volker leads a flight of Pitts Specials in his Sukhoi. Vintage Wings of Canada’s Corsair breaks for landing after a mixed flight with a T-28 Trojan. Two of the five Pitts Specials at the Formation Camp perform a formation take-off. Photos courtesy Eric & Bernadette Dumigan

Completing the climb text report A builder was having a difficult time trying to complete the Climb Test Report, Form 24-0091. He had the front page dealing with Aircraft Identification, Builder Name, Engine, Prop, Place of Test, etc. After a brief conversation it was evident he did not have the chart that should have been on the reverse of the form. The chart deals with the minimum rate of climb, for an Amateur-Built Aircraft, in non-standard conditions. Standard Atmospheric Conditions are 29.92 Inches of Mercury and 59 degrees Fahrenheit. For your Amateur-Built Aircraft, the minimum rate of climb is 1,180 feet in three minutes in a standard atmosphere. The form asks for the maximum weight of the aircraft at take-off. This should match the weight shown on by your Weight Report and from Box 19 Rem of the Application for a Special CofA Walker Amateur-Built Aircraft. The Ground Level Pressure Altitude requested is determined by setting your altimeter subscale to 29.92 Inches of Mercury. Your thermometer will provide the outside air temperature. The climb test should be started as soon as the aircraft has attained a steady climb after take-off. The altimeter reading at the start of the test is noted. The altimeter reading after three minutes is noted. The difference between the two is the height gained in three minutes. This is compared to the required minimum height gain as determined from the graph on form 24-0091. Below are some examples.

Enter the details of the climb test in your Journey Log Book. Send two copies of the log book entries for the climb test and two copies of the completed Climb Test Report to the nearest Transport Canada Regional Office, along with your processing fee of $35.00. Your earlier application for a Special CofA Amateur-Built Aircraft will be matched to the Climb Test Report by Transport Canada. If all is in order your permanent Special CofA will be sent to you with Operating Restrictions that apply to your circumstances. Please note that after the MD-RA Inspector has completed the Final Inspection and the Flight Authority has been issued, his job is complete. You then deal with Transport Canada directly for the Climb Test Report, etc., as the file kept by the MD-RA will have been sent to Transport Canada. For more details on the documentation of the construction of your Amateur-Built Aircraft you may ask for your no-cost copy of the 0provided by the Experimental Aircraft Association Canadian Council (EAACC). Write to: Rem Walker, 2348 Garnet Street, Regina, Sask., S4T 3A2 or call 306352-6442 or fax: 306-565-0694.

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On the Note: Events headed by a COPA logo denote COPA National or COPA Flight events.


Meet COPA’s president Kevin Psutka, COPA president/CEO will be making presentations at the following events. June 21-24, Hanover, ON (CYHS): Annual Fly-in and AGM. Fly to CYHS (Hanover, Ont.) and not CPN4 (also Hanover, Ont.) but any which way you set your GPS or draw a line on your chart you are going to end up at the COPA Cabana Plane Fun FlyIn/AGM. If you want a sneak peek go to to see our list of generous sponsors or for other information. June 30-July 2, Atlin, BC: 2012 Atlin Floats and Wheels Fly-In & Camping. Arrive on wheels, floats or skis! The Atlin airport can accommodate a large number of small and large aircraft and helicopters. The float base on Atlin Lake and Komo Lake can accommodate up to 15 aircraft. Affectionately known as the "most beautiful place on earth", Atlin is located in the northwest corner of BC on Atlin Lake. For more information, visit our website at Please contact and let us know if you plan on attending.

June 21-24, Hanover, ON (CYHS): Annual Fly-In and AGM. Fly to CYHS (Hanover, ON.) and not CPN4 (also Hanover, ON.) but any which way you set your GPS or draw a line on your chart you are going to end up at the COPA Cabana Plane Fun Fly-In/AGM. For those who register early, there are two exceptional prizes to be won. First is a 406 ELT from Kitchener’s Pointer Avionics as well as an exquisite $1,000 Swiss wrist watch from the Hamilton Watch Company. If you want a sneak peek go to to see our list of generous sponsors or for other information. June 23, Tillsonburg, ON: Fly-In/Drive-In for our 2nd Annual “Community Day” at the Tillsonburg Airport. COPA Flight 181 COPA for Kids to start off the morning, followed by a pig roast with lots of kids entertainment. The evening will end with an Open Air Movie. A gigantic inflatable movie screen will play a newly released movie under the stars. Entree fee by donation, which will be donated to a number of local charitable organizations. Entertainment and BBQ to start at 6:00 p.m. movie at dusk. Come and enjoy an old fashioned night out and bring your lawn chair or blanket. For more information, call the airport at 519-842-2929 or, visit our Website at Summer hours of operation 8 a.m. until dusk. Cafe hours are Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. June 23, Fort Francis, ON: 13th Annual Fly-In/Drive-In from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. BBQ sponsored by the # 908 Rainy Lake Cadets. Homebuilts, Wheel planes, RC aircrafts, Amphib planes, old cars and motorcycles. Antique car show sponsored by the International Early Iron Car Club. For more information, please contact Bruce Caldwell at 807-274-3070.

June 23, Langley, BC (CYNJ): Langley Aero Club/COPA Flight 175 Fly-In. Please come join us for our one day fly-in. This year’s theme is “amphbious aircaft” and these planes will be parked in a special display area. We will also have a very special aircraft on display, the RV-1 prototype. This is the plane that started the RV program, it has been fully restored and is making Langley on of its stops en route to Oshkosh. We will have our normal trade show booths, forums, free door prizes, silent auction and discounted fuel. The concession stand will have our traditional hotdogs, chili, beverages and the Lac Ladies famous home baked pies and cakes. For more information, please contact ken Wardstrom at June 23, Burlington, ON: COPA Flight 28 COPA for Kids. For more information, please contact Ron Chamberlain at or 905457-3129.

August 11, Edenvale, ON: The Gathering of the Classics. Ontario's premier Fly-In. A full day of Antiques, Classics, Warbirds, Homebuilts, Ultralights, Helicopters, Gyroplanes, and Your Aircraft. Edenvale Aerodrome, 7 miles east of Stayner Ontario. Rain date August 12. Come see what enthusiastic private airports can be. Professional entertainment at the food court till dusk. Go to for arrivals procedures.</p> August 31-September 2, Stanley, NS (CCW4): Stanley Sport Aviation 41st Fly-In, Yellow Wings Eastern Tour will attend Sept. 1st & 2nd, all four planes, Harvard, Cornel, Tiger Moth & Fleet Finch (Stanley was BCATP School # 17 during WW II, Fleet Finches primary training plane used). Free corn boil Friday evening, auction Saturday evening, aircraft judging, awards and prizes, food available all weekend, under wing camping or recreational vehicles. Events for kids, craft & bake sale, much, much more, family event with something for everyone. For more information, please contact Fly-In chairman Phil Chatterton at or 902-462-8668. Visit our website Stanley Sport Aviation or call the airport at 902-632-2251.

June 24, Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM): COPA Flight 80, Airport Appreciation Day and Fly-in, co-ordinates N50 40 57 W119 13 43. Pancake breakfast from 0800–1100hrs, for lunch we are serving hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, beverages from 1100-1400 hrs. Two aerobatic acts John Mrazak with Harvard and Yak and Ron Andrew, Pitts Special. Static Aircraft on Display. Vintage Cars and motorcycles. Partnership with Shuswap Emergency Preparedness, Search and Rescue, Fire and Ambulance personnel and equipment on site with, fire and rescue demonstrations, jaws of life, etc. For more information, please contact Tim Auger at or 250-833-5880. June 16, Midland/Huronia, ON (CYEE): MOVED FROM JUNE 26. Annual Summer Fly-In, sponsored by the local RAA chapter. A “Rust Remover” seminar will be presented by Martina Wassmer of T.C. Food and fuel will be available on site. Come and see the explosion of hangar construction at this airport. For more information, please contact President Ian Reed at 705-549-0572, Secretary Ray McNally at 705-533-4998 or June 30, Tillsonburg, ON (CNQ4): Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Members Fly-Day. Come fly with us! CHAA members can book rides in the Tiger Moth, Yale and Harvard (membership is $50.00 per year). Harvard formation flights are also available (by prior arrangement). Bring the kids to watch the aircraft and hear the Roar of the legendary Harvard! Lunch is available for purchase on site. 0900 – 1600 weather permitting. For more information, contact Bob Trowell at or 519-425-1510. June 30, Fredericton, NB: Noon Hour BBQ, hosted by the Fredericton Flying Club from 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Breakfast will also be available, hosted by Ernie McLean starting at 9:00 a.m. Located at

the Scottsfield Airpark (Granite Hill) frequency 123.2. For more information, contact Steve Bliss at 506-452-7300. June 30, Windsor, ON (CYQG): COPA Flight 95 COPA for Kids with a rain date of July 1. For more information, please contact Marc Dumay at or 519 354-8050. June 30, Parry Sound, ON: Fly-In Breakfast presented by Mission Aviation Fellowship. Start time 9:00 a.m. Join us for breakfast and learn about the exciting work that we do. For almost 70 years MAF, a Christian, humanitarian, relief and development organization, has provided thousands of communities in developing countries with emergency, medical and ongoing relief fights. $10 per person, fly-in, drive-in or walk-in, all are welcome. To learn more or to let us know that you are coming please call toll free 1-877-351-9344 or visit us online at and look for events. June 30-July 1, Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC): Les Faucheurs de Marguerites, COPA Flight 37 is proud to invite all COPA members and the aviation community to its annual fly-in. No airshow and no aerobatics! Menu: A lot of aircrafts of all kinds, fly market, static displays, workshops (metal, composite, weight & balance), exciting conferences/seminars, homebuilt/aircraft restoration contest, commercial exhibit, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft clubs, Saturday night special supper followed by a dancing party, restaurant on site for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free camping on site. A lot of fun! For more information, please contact Réal Paquette 819-8783998 or Visit our website at 30 juin-1 juillet, Sherbrooke, QC (CYSC): Les Faucheurs de Marguerites,

COPA Flight 37 est fier d’inviter tous les membres COPA et toute la communauté d’aviation sportive et récréative du Canada et des USA à son Rendez-vous Aérien annuel tenu à l’aéroport de Sherbrooke. Ce n’est pas un pageant aérien! Il n’y aura pas de démonstration en vol ou d’acrobaties aériennes. Au menu: beaucoup d’aéronefs de toutes sortes, marché aux puces, avions en démonstration statique, ateliers de construction (composite, métal, poids et centrage), conférences et séminaires, concours de construction/restauration d’aéronefs, comptoirs commerciaux, manufacturiers d’avions, clubs d’aviation, souper-party du samedi soir, restaurant sur place pour déjeûners, dîners et collations. Tours d’avions et d’hélicoptères disponibles. Camping gratuit sur place. Beaucoup de plaisir! Pour plus d’informations, visitez notre site Internet:, ou envoyez un courriel à: , Réal Paquette, 819-878-3998. June 30-July 2, Atlin, BC: COPA Flight 106 2012 Atlin Floats and Wheels Fly-In & Camping. Any & every passionate aviator, friends and family can attend. We are aiming at attracting Alaskan & lower 48 flyers amongst all other Canadian aviators. Arrive on wheels, floats or skis! The Atlin airport can accommodate a large number of small and large aircraft and helicopters. The float base on Atlin Lake and Komo Lake can accommodate up to 15 aircraft. Affectionally known as the “most beautiful place on earth”, Atlin is located in the NW corner of BC on the 85 mile long glacier fed Atlin Lake. For more information as to our agenda, amenities etc, visit our website a Please let us know if you plan on attending, contact June 30-July 18, Brampton, ON (CNC3): Three-week West Coast Rebel Ramble. Departing from Brampton CNC3 and wending a way to the west coast and back.

Open to all. Many choose to fly segments as their own schedule permits. For more information, please contact Bob and Anna Patterson at or 905457-5238.

July July 1, Atlin, BC: COPA Flight 106 COPA for Kids. For more information, please contact George Balmer at or 867-6676563. July 1, Ottawa, ON: The Rockcliffe Flying Club will host its Annual Fly-In Breakfast from 7:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m. $5 per person. Sightseeing Flights in a Cessna 172 will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. based at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. $35/per person. For more details, please contact Brenda Reid at or 613-746-4425. July 7, Dunnville, ON: No 6 RCAF, Museum, Wings & Wheels Open House Fly-In/ Drive-In from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This big event is sure to please everyone, vintage aircraft & classic cars in abundance. Lunch available. Weather permitting. For more information, please contact Jim Mattice at or 519-427-9732.

July 7, Qualicum Beach, BC: Parksville Qualicum Aero Club, COPA Flight 76. Oceanside Fly-In, enjoy this magical day of fun. Gates open 8:00 a.m. $6 pancake breakfast, $6 burgers, $3 hotdogs, $20 Salmon BBQ and dance. Overnight parking, showers available, shuttle service to/from Parksville Beach. Raffle to win T28 Trojan or Glasair flight and Pheasant Glen Golf Package. TGIF July 6 5:00 p.m. club house. For more information, please contact Phillip or 250755-6902.

July 8, Bancroft, ON (CNW3): COPA Flight 119, The Bancroft Flying Club’s Annual Fly-In Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For more information, please contact Bob Pearson at or 613-332-0400. July 8, Hamilton, ON: In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Museum will be hosting four 2012 fly-in dates (May 27, July 8, August 19 and September 23). Flyin visitors will have their landing fees waived and all occupants in their aircraft receive free admission to the Museum. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and breakfast and lunch are available for purchase in the café. For further information, visit

July 8, Arnprior, ON (CNP3): COPA Flight 33 Fly-in Breakfast Fly, drive or walk in... rain or shine. For more information, please contact John Cassidy at 613-623-4617. July 10-15 Cranbook, BC (CYXC): International Cessna180/185 2012 Convention. Skywagan noise in Canada for the first time since 2004. Tech, tours, trade-show and fly-outs. If you own a Cessna 180 or 185 you need to attend. For more information, please contact Rod Powell at or 604-220-0581. • continued on next page



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Regularly Held Events Lethbridge, AB: The Lethbridge Sport Flyers, COPA Flight 24 would like to invite you to our weekly Saturday morning breakfast, 7:30 a.m. held at Smittyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pancake House, 2053 Magrath Dr. S. in Lethbridge, Alberta. We encourage you to call ahead if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the area. If you catch us at a Fly-In instead please feel welcome to join us there. All of our activities including the postings of our monthly meetings can be found on our Event Calendar at To contact us please call our club President, Brian Wilson at 403-345-6603 or send us an email at Havelock, NB: COPA 27/The Havelock Flying Club invites you to Fly-In for breakfast on Sunday as usual and, (on any Sunday during the month of October), present your Journey Log Book to enter our 2012 Cross Country Cup Competition. Our winner will be announced on Sunday Nov 4/12. The Pilot flying to the most locations noted in COPAs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Places to Flyâ&#x20AC;? section as verified by his Journey Log will receive the 2012 Cross Country Cup. Please note we cannot accept faxed or emailed entries or we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet you at any other location. Simply fly in, enjoy breakfast, and enter to win. For more information please contact Steve Eastwick at or 506-386-4120. High River Airport, AB (CEN4): First Thursday of every month at the Dueck Hangar the EAA Chapter 1410 has their monthly meeting 18:30 - 21:00. Whether you have a casual interest in aviation, you are an active pilot, or you are an avid homebuilder of aircraft, we offer the chance to meet others who combine fun with learning. We meet to learn from informative speakers, participate in various social activities, and are active in the flying community. Come by and visit! Please contact Paul at or evenings at 403-271-5330 or visit our website at for more details. Picton, ON (CNT7): Breakfast on the second Sunday of every month starting at 8:00 (call for runway conditions during winter) located at the Prince Edward Flying Club - Picton Airport. For more information, please call 613-399-9076. Winnipeg, MB: RAA Manitoba regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the RAA Hangar at the Lyncrest Airport. For more information contact Jill Oakes at Nanaimo, BC (CYCD): welcomes you! Nanaimo Flying Club holds regular meetings on the third Sunday of every month, 0930 hours, followed by guest speakers and lunch. Meet and greet breakfasts or brunches held first Saturday of every month. Keep the dust off your wings; join our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Truancy Squadronâ&#x20AC;? callout offering weekly impromtu fly-outs. The cost is free â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the fun, priceless. Visit for a round of golf next door, or join the BC-Social-Flying group on Yahoo to see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening. Special events and theme parties held throughout the year. Social activity suggestions to encourage flying and relations with other clubs always welcome. Co-ordinates: lat 49.1683°; long -124.0357°. For more information, please contact Barbara at or 250-756-2680. Visit our website for more information. Edenvale, ON (CNV8): Every Thursday (January 5 - December 15) the restoration shop is open and we invite everyone to fly over, or drive by and pay a visit. Membership flights are available in all our tail-dragger aircraft, including the Tiger Moth. For more information contact Robin Tripp at 705-818-2223 or Visit our website at Edmonton, AB: COPA Flight 176 regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. 1st Wednesday of every month located at hangar 39 (CYXD). Please email for more information. Guests welcome. Pontiac, QC: Escadrille 169 Pontiac, le 1er Samedi du mois dĂŠjeuner mensuel au restaurant Bellevue situĂŠ au 460, route 148, (chemin Eardley) Aylmer, 819-685-0733. Environ 1 km Ă  lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;est du chemin Terry-Fox. Venez parler aviation avec des pilotes passionnĂŠs! Les conjointes et les enfants sont bienvenus. HĂŠlicoptères: stationnez dans le champ Ă  500 pieds au nord-ouest du restaurant. 45-25-41, 75-53-52. Hydravions, et lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;hiver avions sur skis et avions sur roues: stationnez chez Maurice. TĂŠlĂŠphonez Maurice avant votre arrivĂŠe pour connaĂŽtre les conditions de la surface dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;atterrissage. Maurice vous amĂŠnera en auto au restaurant. 45-26-31, 75-55-33. Pontiac, QC: 1st Saturday of the month COPA Flight 169 holds its breakfast meeting at the Bellevue restaurant located at 460, Hwy. 148 (Eardley road), Aylmer, 819-685-0733. About 1 km east of Terry Fox road. Come and talk about aviation with passionate flyers! Wives and children welcome. Helicopters: park in field located 500 feet northwest of the restaurant. 45-25-41, 75-53-52. Seaplanes summer and winter skiplanes and wheel planes: park on the river at Mauriceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. Call Maurice before your flight to ask about the landing surface condition. Maurice will take you to the restaurant with his car. 45-26-31, 75-55-33. Shoal Lake, MB (CKL5): Shoal Lake Flying Club/COPA Flight 162 holds general meetings on the second Tuesday of every second month (Feb., April, ...) at 7:30 at the Airport Terminal Building, visitors welcome. The December meeting is a potluck supper followed by a short Annual Meeting and a social event. Check the meeting schedule by clicking on the News and Events tab at Email for more information.

July 14, Collingwood, ON (CNY3): Collingwood Recreational Aircraft Association Fly-In BBQ Lunch, Civil Aviation Safety Seminar Transport Canada at 10 a.m. Free camping. All welcome. Co-ordinates N44 26 57 W80 09 30. For more information, please contact George Elliott at or 705-445-7054. July 15, Kars Rideau Valley Airpark (CPL3): RAA Chapter 4928 12th Annual Kars â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Planes Summer Fly-In BBQ. Comm 123.4 Rwy 26/08 Glider activity in area. Homebuilt, Classic and Antique Aircraft, Rideau Valley Soaring Club, Model Aircraft displays, Vintage Cars, Swords and Plowshares Military Museum. BBQ served from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sausages on a bun, world famous steamed hotdogs and assorted beverages. Public welcome. Dilworth Road just east of Highway 416. For more information, please email Dave Stroud July 15, Vulcan, AB (CFX6): Annual Flying Club Breakfast. For more information, please contact Norm at 403-485-2791. July 15, Iroquois, ON (CNP7): The Iroquois Flying Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 46th Annual Fly-In Breakfast beside the beautiful St. Lawrence from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, please call 613-6571646. On July 15 call 613-249-0023. July 20-22. 108 Mile Airport, BC: BC Floatplane Association AGM Floats and Wheels Fly-In. All aviators are invited to attend the BCFA AGM and Fly-In to the South Cariboo Regional Airport (CZML) and the 108 Golf Resort. You can camp or reserve a room at the 108 Golf Resort and Conference center or one of the many local spots. Watson Lake, conveniently located between CAV3 and CZML will be used for float plane arrivals. Shuttle service and fuel will be available at Watson Lake. There will be an informal gathering on Friday evening, BCFA AGM Saturday morning, lunch, speakers Saturday afternoon, dinner and entertainment. Sunday breakfast and poker run for both wheel and floats ending with lunch. See for more information and please let us know if you are attending by contacting

July 20- 22, Entrance, AB (CEE4): The Hinton Flying Club / COPA Flight 126 would like to let all pilots know that they are welcome to fly to Hinton Entrance and camp under wing if they are attending the Wild Mountain Music festival held in Hinton again this year. The location of the Wild Mountain Music Festival is just across the runway and easily accessible from our field. Tickets can be purchased at gate. For more information, please contact Glen at 780865-2871 or Steve at 780-817-4820. July 21, Tillsonburg, ON (CNQ4): Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Members Fly-Day. Come fly with us! CHAA members

can book a ride in the Tiger Moth, Yale and Harvard (Membership is $50.00 per year). Harvard formation flights are also available (by prior arrangement). Bring the kids to watch the aircraft and to hear the Roar of the legendary Harvard! Lunch is available to purchase on-site. 0900 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1600hrs weather permitting. For more information, please contact Bob Trowell at or 519-425-1510. July 21, New Germany, NS (CCA2): 4th Annual New Germany Lake Pilot Picnic. Come for an afternoon of float flying and enjoy great company, a free lunch, music, RC flyers, antique cars. Lots of shoreside parking, boat ramp with parking area on east side. Comm on 122.8 Co-ordinates N44 33â&#x20AC;?, W064 45â&#x20AC;?. Rain date July 28. For more information, please contact Mervin at or 902-644-2327. July 21, Princeton, BC (CYDC): 5th Annual Princeton International Air Show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Salute to Warbirdsâ&#x20AC;? featuring iconic Second World War aircraft like the P51, and Spitfire. Air force trainers, aerobatics, vintage aircraft, pyrotechnics, Kent Pietsch Airshows, RCAF and more. Fly-ins can take advantage of pre-registration at which includes the show, aircraft parking and lunch, all for only $10. Gates open to public at 9 a.m. with first performance at 11:15. Great family fun. General admission $5. July 28, Kapuskasing, ON (CYYU): COPA Flight 120, Kapuskasing Flying Club Annual Fly-In, Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival, camping Available. Co-ordinates N49 24 42 W82 28 07. For more information, please contact Bob Pellow at 705335-6382.

July 28, Pemberton, BC (CYPS): COPA Flight 151/Pemberton Flying Club is having its 6th, Annual Fly-In from 11:00 to 15:00 hrs. Co-ordinates N 50 18 09, W 122 44 16. Fly in to the Beautiful Pemberton Valley and enjoy the day with us. Show off your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pride and Joyâ&#x20AC;? and share your flying stories. Pemberton Lions Club will have their BBQ going. For more information, please contact Christine at Please visit our Web page at July 28, Delta, BC (CZBB): The 7th annual Boundary Bay Airshow encourages the public to fly-in to the event. Aircraft will require a PPR and to be parked on the field by 11:00 a.m. the day of event. Co-ordinates are N49 04 27, W123 00 27. For more information, please contact Jack Pomerleau at or 604-946-5361. July 28, Cayley, AB: Joe English Memorial Fly-In. Pancake Breakfast from 08:0010:00 and lunch from 11:00-01:00. Featuring Displays, Vintage Aircraft, Tour the Bomber Command Museum of Canada (transportation provided). Located at the AJ Flying Ranch (CAJ7; PAGE 101-CFS), under-wing camping available (27-28) other accommodation available at Nanton and High River. 3 miles east of Cayley and

#2 intersection, co-ordinates: N50 27 32; W113 45 46, 658 Avenue and 168 Street. Runway: 07/25; 5,000 ft; 4400 ft. paved, radio: ATF 123.0 (Call AJ Traffic). Avgas available and no landing fee. For more information, please phone 403-646-2270 or or visit our website at July 28, Mattawa, ON (CMA2): COPA Flight 23 COPA for Kids. For more information, please contact Dave Ball at 705-744-6252 or

July 29, Russell, MB (CJW5): Russell Flying Club/COPA Flight 138 Annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. until noon. 3400â&#x20AC;&#x2122; paved runway, Avgas and JetA available. For more information, please contact Richard at

August August 3-5, Family Lake, MB: Shining Falls Float Plane Fly-In. Mike and Marcie are hosting their first Annual Floatplane Fly-In. Guest speaker, drift camera demonstration, plus more. Camping is free but there are cabins. To register, call Mike 1888-464-6254 for directions, etc.

August 4, Notre-Dame du Nord, QC: COPA Flight 173, Annual BBQ Fly-In starts at 10:30 a.m. 3500ft grass strip 09-27. On site camping, no services. Float planes access on the river west end of airstrip. (limited docking space)Frequency 123.2, co-ordinates 47°35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; N 79°31â&#x20AC;&#x2122;30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; W. For more information, please contact Jacques Voynaud at or 819-723-2620. August 5, Merritt, BC: The Merritt Flying Club is hosting its Annual Fly-Ii Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Our President, Tom Fox will be at the grill cooking eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Please remind your members to join us for breakfast. All pilots are invited to come to Merritt Airport the day before and camp under the wing (and party with Tom and the boys). Please rsvp or call our President Tom Fox at 250-378-7379.

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Okotoks, AB (CFX2): COPA Flight 81 regular meeting at 19:30, last Monday of the month, Sky Wings classroom at the Okotoks Air Ranch. Jim, 403-689-6950 or Brampton, ON (CNC3): As of June 16, Monday Night BBQs begin! Every Monday at 7:00 p.m to September 3rd. Join us for our Legendary Monday Night summer BBQ. Going strong into our 11th season. Burgers, sausage, and all fresh trimmings. Nominal cost. RAA-TR Hangar, north end of airport. For more information, please contact President Fred Grootarz at or 905212-9333; V.P. Alain Ouellet at or 416-709-2020.

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On the August 18, Tillsonburg, ON: Join us for our Air Show. This will be an all-day event with lots of entertainment for the whole family. For more information, call the airport at 519-842-2929 or and visit our Website at Summer hours of operation 8 a.m. until dusk. Cafe hours are Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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August 11, Edenvale, ON: The Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation is holding the Gathering of the Classics on the second Saturday of August. This year on top of the regular 100 - 200 pilots flying in with their Vintage, Classic, Homebuilt, Experimental and Ultralight aircraft, we are pleased to have on the tarmac the great planes from WWII, the Spitfire, Hurricane and the B-25 Mitchell! A new feature was added by CASARA. At 1:00 p.m. they will be presenting a search and rescue seminar that is recognized as meeting the biannual training requirement. Just another reason to attend the premier aviation event. Also new this year is live music from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Over 200 vintage/classic auto show is always a favorite. Join us for a funfilled day for your whole family! Go to for arrivals procedures. For more information, please contact Robin at or 705-309-3007.

August 18, Tillsonburg, ON (CNQ4): Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Members Fly-Day. Come fly with us! CHAA members can book a ride in the Tiger Moth, Yale and Harvard (Membership is $50 per year). Harvard formation flights are also available (by prior arrangement). Bring the kids to watch the aircraft and hear the roar of the legendary Harvard! Lunch is available to purchase on-site. 0900 - 1600 hrs weather permitting. For more information, please contact Bob Trowell at 519425-1510 or August 18, Claresholm, AB (CEJ4): Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Rides will also be available to the Nanton Museum for the day’s activities. The Mosquito Bomber will be introduced by the Mosquito Preservation Society and the Lancaster will be run-up. For more information, please contact Murray at 403-625-3782 or Jim at 403-625-3651.

August 11, Haliburton, ON (CND4): Ultralight/Homebuilt Fly-In, cookshack open for breakfast 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Paul Robinson at August 11, Oliver, BC (CAU3): The South Okanagan Flying Club, COPA Flight 158 invites all aviators to our Annual Fly-In Breakfast starting at 9:00. Everyone welcome. Co-ordinates are N49 10 24 W119 33 04. For more information, contact Victor Seder at or 250-498-4570. August 12, Haliburton, ON (CND4): Ultralight/Homebuilt Fly-In and Antique Car Show, cookshack open for breakfast 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Paul Robinson at August 12, Mount Hope, ON: Canadian Warplane Heritage presents our Car Show held at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Visit or for more information, please call 905-679-4183 or 1877-347-3359. August 12, Hawkesbury, ON (CPG5): COPA Flight 131, come see us for our Annual Fly-In Corn Roast and BBQ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hawkesbury East Airport. Fly in or drive in, rain or shine! The Airport is located at 3435 County Road. For more information, please contact Stephen Farnworth at or 613 632-3185. August 12, Westlock, AB (CES4): COPA Flight 139, Westlock Flying Club Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast and Mini-Airshow 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Airspace closed from 11:15 a.m. until noon for airshow. BBQ night before for the wing campers. For more information, please contact Geroge 780-349-1094. August 12, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC (YJN): COPA Flight 160 Fly-In St-Jean 2012, International Balloon Festival site. A complimentary pass will be given to all pilots and their passengers upon landing at the St-Jean Airport YJN Quebec. In case of bad weather, it will be canceled. For further information, you can visit our website or contact Nicole Legault, secretary, or 450-466-8613. August 15-18, Ottawa, ON: Air Canada Presents the Webster Memorial Trophy Competition, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Trophy’s existence this year. Calling all amateur pilots, you are invited to enter this prestigious competition to choose Canada’s top amateur pilot. Nine regional winners will compete in the national finals. The Trophy resides permanently at the Canada Aviation & Space Museum in Ottawa and therefore the national finals will take place at the Rockcliffe Airport hosted by The Rockcliffe Flying Club with the Awards Banquet taking place at the Museum August 18th. COPA is a key contributor and has President Kevin Psutka as one of the judges. Regional competitions are taking place now. Visit for more information on how

July 23-29, Oshkosh, WI: The Canadian SkyHawks parachute team, the official skydiving team of the Canadian Forces, will make its first appearance at AirVenture Oshkosh in 2012. The SkyHawks will be performing Friday-Sunday, July 27-29 at Oshkosh, showcasing their skills through a variety of unique aerial maneuvers, formations, and other feats beneath their unique Canadian flag parachute canopies. For more information on the SkyHawks, see their website at and for additional AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at Photo courtesy Eric Dumigan

you can participate. A great way to hone and demonstrate your skills and perhaps renew your Recency Requirements. 15-18 août, Ottawa, ON: Compétition pour le Trophée à la Mémoire Webster présenté par Air Canada. Célébrant le quatre-vingtième anniversaire de l’existence du trophée cette année. Apelle à tous les pilotes amateurs Canadiens. Vous êtes à vous inscrire à cette prestigieuse compétition au cours de la laquelle le meilleur pilote amateur Canadien sera choisi. Neuf gagnants régionaux participeront à la finale Nationale. Le trophée réside au Musée de l’aviation et de l’espace du Canada et donc les finales nationales aura lieu à l’aéroport de Rockcliffe, accueilli par le club de vol de Rock-

cliffe avec le banquet de récompenses ayant lieu au musée le 18 août. COPA est un contribuant principal et le Président Kevin Psutka sera un des juges. Les concours régionaux ont lieu maintenant. Visitez pour plus d’information sur la façon dont vous pouvez participer. Une grande manière d’aiguiser et démontrer vos qualifications et peut-être pour renouvelé votre conditions de Recency. August 17-19, Plattsville, ON: Ultralight Pilots Association of Canada (UPAC) Annual Convention. Join us at Lubitz Field (CLB2) for this exciting grass roots aviation event with drive in and fly in visitors from across Canada. Come for a weekend of flying, seminars, workshops, live entertain-

ment, exhibitors, demonstration flights, fly mart, fun and camaraderie. Camping for tents, campers and motor homes. We do not supply power or water. Café Les Aires is open for burgers on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday noon and for breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings. BBQ lunch and draw prizes at noon on Saturday. There is no charge for camping, admission, or exhibitors; donations requested to cover expenses such as porta-potties. Check for more information. August 18, Moose Jaw, SK (CJS4): Moose Jaw Flying Club Fly-In Breakfast. Breakfast served 0800-1100, 3000 ft paved runway, 100LL available. For more information, please contact Gerry Julian at or 306-692-8932.

August 18, Orillia, ON (CNJ4): 4th Annual Splash-In/Fly-In Dinner & Dance, stay and enjoy a BBQ dinner by Rotisserie-toGo and dance to the sounds of the Steve Ingram Band start time 6:30 p.m. Rain or Shine. Tickets are $40 per person and MUST be pre-purchased by August 10th no walk-ins. For more information, please contact or the office at 705-325-6153. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

August 18-19, Miramichi, NB (CYCH): COPA Flight 39, 14th Annual Fly-In. COPA Flight For Kids on Sunday Vintage Yellow Wings Eastern Tour will be attending Forest Protection 802 Water Bomber on Static display breakfast and lunch both days steak supper Saturday auction and music Saturday night. For more information, please contact Donnie or Jackie Stephens at or 506-773-6694. August 19, Hamilton, ON: In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Museum will be hosting four 2012 fly-in dates. Fly-in visitors will have their landing fees waived and all occupants in their aircraft receive free admission to the Museum. The Museum is open 9 am to 5 pm and breakfast and lunch are available in the café. For further information, visit • continued on next page

Visit Flight 176 this Summer! Edmonton City Centre Airport (CYXD)

COPA 176 Hosts Century Flight Club

COPA for Kids at ECCA

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Barbecue / Mixer - 1:00-5:00 pm Pig Roast - 6:00-8:00 pm Mixer hosted by Aviation Edmonton Association Everyone welcome to Mixer / Barbecue Preregistration required for Pig Roast email:

Alberta Aviation Museum 9:00 am-5:00 pm Museum Entry / Ground School / Aircraft Flight Flight Certificate / Pictures / Kids’ Barbecue Barbecue sponsored by RE/MAX Preregistration is required email:

COPA 176 Indy Fly-In Weekend – July 20-22, 2012 Saturday - RE/MAX Breakfast 7:30-11:00 am / Indy Practice / Paddock & Pit Tours Sunday - RE/MAX Breakfast 7:30-11:00 am / Canadian Tire NASCAR / Edmonton Indy Race Fly-In Guests just for the breakfast are welcome - ECCA is open during Race Weekend email:

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August 23, South River, ON (CPE6): COPA Flight 23 COPA for Kids. For more information, please email Gary Blanchet at

August 11, Edenvale, ON: The Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation is holding the Gathering of the Classics featuring aircraft from their collection, Vintage Wings of Canada and Warplane Heritage. A classic auto show will also be featured. Visit www.classicaircraft. ca for arrival procedures. For more info, email robin@classicair or call 705-309-3007.

August 24-26, Camden East, ON (CCE6): COPA Flight 109, Fly-In and camp over with the Kingston Ultralight Club Inc. Bonfire Friday & Saturday nights, BBQ supper Saturday. Basic camp facilities only. Co-ordinates N44 19’ 33’’ W076 47’33’’. For more information, please contact Art Ottenhof at August 25, Edmonton, AB: COPA Flight 176 COPA for Kids with a rain date of August 26. For more information, please contact Dion Beier at or 780-233-9743. August 25, Calgary AB: RAA Annual Breakfast. The Calgary RAA and the CuNim gliding Club are having our fly-in/drivein breakfast again at the Cu-Nim Gliding Club Airport (CEH2 Black Diamond). Cost is $7 per plate. Last year we had about 10 planes fly out, let’s beat that this year. Overnight camping facilities! Several people came out Friday and camped over. There will also be discount gliding again. Don’t miss it. For more information, please contact Bob at August 25, Rocky Mountain House, AB: Fly-In Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. until noon. For more information, please contact Kurt Magnus at 403-845-5506 from the Rocky Mountain Flying Club. August 25, Medicine Hat, AB: Gas City Aviators COPA Flight 171 Fly-In Breakfast/Lunch. Fly in or drive in from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Rain date August 26. YXH MF. is 122.2, ATIS is 124.875. Everyone welcome. For more information, please contact Doug Thompson at 403-581-0548 or Russ Koch at 403- 502-5082. August 25, Kincardine, ON (CNS7): Everyone is a Scot for the day at the annual Kincardine Scottish Pipeband, Gathering of the Bands Event, starting at noon. Allyou-can-eat hot dogs and local corn-onthe-cob will be available at a nominal cost. Browse in the local shops or bring your bathing suit and go to the beach, visit the Lighthouse and so much more to do. Fly into the Kincardine Airport anytime, stay for a couple of hours, the whole afternoon, or book a hotel and stay over-night. COPA Flight 172 volunteers will greet you, and drive. When you’re done, a COPA Flight 172 volunteer will drive you back to the airport. For more information, go to h t t p : / / w w w. c o p a 1 7 2 . c o m / , h t t p : / / w w w. k s p b . c a / b a n d s . p h p , or August 26, Toronto, ON: Rally For The Cure 2012. The Ewing’s Cancer Foundation of Canada is hosting its 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Ewing’s Sarcoma Cancer Research. It will consist of a Car and Aircraft Rally, Treasure Hunt Theme, followed by M&M’s BBQ Silent Auction and entertainment featuring The Emma Street Band at the Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport, in hangar 17A. Frank Ferragine from CityTV, Breakfast Television will emcee the event! For more information, please visit our website at August 26, Grand Forks, BC (CZGF): COPA Flight 62 Fly-In and Car Show. Pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Saturday night camping available, phone or email to arrange. Co-ordinates N49 00 56 W118 25 50. Rain date September 23 if the weather bad in August. For more information, please contact James Traynor at or 250-442-5646. August 31-September 2, Stanley, NS (CCW4): Stanley Sport Aviation 41st FlyIn, Yellow Wings Eastern Tour will attend September 1st & 2nd — all four planes, Harvard, Cornell, Tiger Moth & Fleet Finch (Stanley was BCATP School # 17 during WW II, Fleet Finches primary training plane used). Free corn boil Friday evening, auction Saturday evening, aircraft judging, awards and prizes, food available all week-

end, lots of space for under wing camping or recreational vehicles. Events for kids, craft and bake sale, much, much more, family event with something for everyone. For more information, please contact Fly-In chairman Phil Chatterton at or 902-462-8668. Visit our website Stanley Sport Aviation or call the airport at 902-632-2251.

September September 1, Tisdale, SK (CJY3): COPA Flight 93, 2012 Air Rally Competition. The Rally will be fun and challenging competition. It will be a circuitous course of 8 primary flight legs, preceded by a very short hop to the Start Point and finishing with a short leg back to Tisdale, a total of 10 actual legs. The total distance is approximately 124 nautical miles and will consist of calculations, navigation and observation. There will be questions to be answered along the route and photos to be identified. There will be a spot landing upon return. All areas will be judged as part of the competition. Coordinates N52,50’12” W104,04’00”. Indepth information available on the web site: or contact David Lamb at September 2, Merritt, BC: The Merritt Flying Club is hosting its Annual Fly-Ii Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Our President, Tom Fox will be at the grill cooking eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Please remind your members to join us for breakfast. All pilots are invited to come to Merritt Airport the day before and camp under the wing (and party with Tom and the boys). Please rsvp or call President Tom Fox at 250-378-7379.

September 3, Stettler, AB (CEJ3): COPA Flight 135 Stettler Flying Club’s annual Flyin Breakfast Labour Day Monday. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, ham and sausages, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Cam Andres at 403-742-0909 or e-mail also Garry Fix at 403742-6104 or email September 3, Brampton, ON (CNC3): Grand Finale, Monday Night BBQ. The last Monday night BBQ of the season. One of the largest turn-outs starts at 7:00 p.m. Burgers, sausage, and all fresh trimmings. Nominal cost. RAA-TR Hangar, north end of airport. For more information, please contact President Fred Grootarz at or 905-212-9333; V.P. Alain Ouellet at or 416-709-2020. September 6-9, Killarney, ON: Northern Lake Amphibian Pilots’ Fly-In and Safety Seminar held at the Killarney Mountain Lodge. Pilot sessions focus on safety, maintenance and flying tips from our Lake experts. Companion sessions run concurrent to pilot’s sessions. Consult for more information. September 8, Brampton, ON (CNC3): PEO Tour. We will be hosting the Professional Engineers of Ontario for the day. RAA-TR Hangar, north end of airport at

6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact President Fred Grootarz at or 905-212-9333; V.P. Alain Ouellet at or 416-709-2020. September 8, Lindsay, ON (CNF4): COPA Flight 101 COPA for Kids with a rain date of September 9. For more information, please contact Jim Baldwin at or 705-799-7662. September 8-9, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC (CYCZ): First free Fairmont Hot Springs Airport Fly-in starts at 12:00 noon. Free BBQ for fliers, 5 cent discount on aviation gas. Free camping at site. Free golf course shuttle, discount on golf at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and a discount on rooms at their lodge. Prizes. Call ahead to register 250-345-2121 or September 9, Brampton, ON (CNC3): Brampton Flying Club & Great War Flying Museum Open House – club planes at RAA-TR Hangar 41, north end of airport from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact President Fred Grootarz at or 905-212-9333; V.P. Alain Ouellet at or 416-709-2020.

September 9, Brockville, ON: The Brockville Flying Club and COPA Flight 111 host an “Old Fashioned” Fly-In Breakfast (Grandparents Day) from 8:00 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. For more information, contact or 613-342-4100, for airport call 613-3424511. September 14-16, Gatineau, QC: Vintage Wings of Canada in partnership with the City of Gatineau present the annual ‘Wings Over Ottawa – Gatineau En Vol’ Air Show and Fly-In featuring the highly acclaimed Canadian Forces Snowbirds. This year we pay tribute to Warbirds of the Med and will have a spectacular array of Vintage Warbirds on display both on the ground and in the air. Over 200 recreational aircraft are anticipated to visit the Executive GatineauOttawa Airport over the course of the three-day event. It’s all taking place at the Executive Gatineau-Ottawa Airport, 1699 Arthur Fecteau Rd. Gates open to the public at 10 a.m. Admission $10/adult tax included, free for veterans and youth 12 and under. Workshops for aircraft owners throughout the weekend – stay tuned for details. Many food vendors and activities for families of all ages. A full weekend of aviation adventure right next to the nation’s capital. Visit and sign up for the Vintage Wings blog for more upto-date information or call 819-669-9603. September 14-16, Stirling, ON: Fun Fly In 2012! The Oak Hills Flying Club (OHFC) in conjunction with Canadian Owners & Pilots Association of Canada (COPA) COPA Flight 53 will be hosting at Stirling airport a first only 3 day fun fly in and camping activity. We expect hundreds of participants from all over Ontario to attend this event. We are planning for entertainment, military participation, Search & Rescue demonstration, Canadian War Bird Heritage Foun-

dation fly pasts, food and other vendor concession stands, silent auction, cadet participation, antique autos and motorcycles, fly market, technical and sales presentations, magical demonstrations, silent auctions and other activities. For more information, please phone 613-395-2360. Visit our website at

September 15, Okotoks, AB (FX2): Okotoks Flying Club / COPA Flight 81 Fly-In Pancake breakfast from 08:00 to 11:00. For more information, please contact Jim at or 403-689-6950. September 15, Tillsonburg, ON (CNQ4): Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association “Wings & Wheels” Fly-In/Drive-In! Fly in or drive in... this big event is sure to please everyone! Vintage aircraft and classic cars in abundance! CHAA members can book rides in the Tiger Moth, Yale and Harvard. (CHAA Membership is $50 per year) Everyone welcome! Lunch is available for purchase on-site. CHAA “stores” and historical displays! 0900 - 1600 hrs weather permitting. For more information, contact Bob Trowell at or 519-425-1510. September 15, Edenvale, ON (CNV8): Gold Cup Air Rally, open to all female pilots. You are invited to join us in a one day, 400-500 nm VFR cross country challenge flown in 2 legs on Saturday, followed by banquet Saturday night. Activities and banquet available for non-flyers or spouses & friends. Plan on arrival for Friday evening for some social fun! Hosted by the East Canada Section of the Ninety Nines. For more information, please contact September 15, Cornwall, ON (CYCC): COPA Flight 59 COPA for Kids with a rain date of September 22. For more info, contact Ross Holden at 613 347-7451 or or visit the website at September 22, Winnipeg, MB (CJL5): COPA Flight 28 COPA for Kids with a rain date of September 23. For more information, please contact Harry Wiebe at 204-489-0011 or

September 22, Lethbridge, AB (CLJ3): COPA Flight 24, J3 Fly-In Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., (CFS Lethbridge) 123.2. Caution: Marked power line on approach RWY 25. For more information, please contact Ron Janzen 403-3306181. September 23, Hamilton, ON: In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Museum will be hosting four 2012 fly-in dates (May 27, July 8, August 19 and September 23). Fly-in visitors will have their landing fees waived and all occupants in their aircraft receive free admission to the Museum. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and breakfast and lunch are available for purchase in the café. For further information, visit

September 23, High River, AB (CEN4): Annual Classic Car and Aircraft Show and Shine. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity for all Southern Alberta pilots to take in the Annual River City Classics Car Club Show and Shine and High River Regional Airport Annual Fly-In/Drive-In. Southern Alberta’s largest Show and Shine. Aircraft static displays, and well over a thousand classic cars registered. Incredible displays. Town transportation will be available. Avgas available and no landing fee. Various accommodations available in High River. Co-ordinates 50° 32 0 N, 113° 50 0 W. For more information, please contact Lionel at 403-830-3555, Glen & Candie at 403-648-8910 or Visit our websites for more information: link to Sept Show and/or September 29-30, Haliburton, ON (CND4): Fall Colours Fly-In, cookshack open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for chili, peameal on a bun and hot dogs. For more information, please contact Paul Robinson at

September 30, Shoal Lake, AB (CKL5): COPA Flight 162/Shoal Lake Flying Club’s Annual Fall Fly-In Breakfast. As the flying year and our 20th year draws to a close come and help us celebrate! French toast, sausages, juice and coffee for $6. For more information, please contact Dennis Schoonbaert at 204-365-7088 or

October October 13, Mount Hope, ON: Canadian Warplane Heritage presents 40th Anniversary Gala. For more information, please call 905-679-4183 or 1-877-347-3359 or visit

November November 11, Remembrance Day Mount Hope, ON: Join Canadian Warplane Heritage in remembrance of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Indoor Service at 10:45 a.m. Free admission. Visit and for more information, please call 905679-4183 or 1-877-347-3359. November 17, Mount Hope, ON: Canadian Warplane Heritage presents Swing Out to Victory Dance visit our website at For more information, please call 905-679-4183 or 1-877-3473359.

December December 8, Brampton, ON (CNC3): Awards Dinner, Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. The Do-Not-Miss event of the year. Held annually in the Wings restaurant at Brampton Flying Club, this is the occasion at which Completion, and First Flight awards are presented, among other recognition awards, followed by a key-note speaker. For more information, please contact President Fred Grootarz at or 905-212-9333; V.P. Alain Ouellet at or 416-709-2020.


RCAF Gimli Manitoba, Dec. 1953, from left, NATO Trainees RAF Pilot Officers Tony Swain, Graham Gibb and Fred Grisley, with French Air Force Lt. Jean Poujetoux.

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Brand new Lockheed T-33s up close over Manitoba Christmas 1953. Note the substantial tip-tanks! Photo courtesy Tony Swain Collection

Tanks for the memories Big Fred Grisley and I spent our young life in the RAF zooming around in exciting airplanes, much of it NATO training in Canada with the RCAF on Harvards and T-Birds. Recently his daughter Maxine sent me pics of him cutting a fabulous ‘Meatbox’ cake at his surprise 80th birthday party. In December 1953 at RCAF Gimli, Fred was initially deemed too tall for T-Birds, but ‘hey!’ he being RAF, the kindly Canadians let it go… and thereby hung a tale. Though his helmet bonged frequently on the canopy, and his knees stuck up rather high by the stick, he T-Bird Pilot Trainee P/O Fred Grisley RAF at Gimli. could fly ok. So one day Photo via Fred Grisely in January, he’s out solo in his sexy Silver Star by Tony Swain 21035 practicing twotip-tank not feed- it was blinkin’ cold out there. plane formation, when ing, which would Over 40 below! after a bit, he found the get heavier and left wing getting heavy. heavier, the cir- The Control guys What’s a-do? cles thus getting Similarly, even if he could Soon he’d be smaller and small- coax his circling bird onto a runtrimmed out and his er. Problem. way, the asymmetric load of the right knee would block Ejecting over full tank could cartwheel him efforts to hold the wing the lake, leaving down the runway. So, he was up. Eventually, he’d be flying in the aircraft in ever decreasing directed to drop the tank out huge left-hand circles! Not a circles, was not exactly on, as his beyond the parallel runways, and pretty sight. non-standard size, unless he was thus avoid frightening the guys in Discussions with important real careful, could entail losing the control trailer between them. folk in the tower diagnosed a some legs at the knees. Anyway This he managed to do with great




At left: Fred’s 80th birthday cake and its sugary Gloster Meteor. Photo courtesy Maxine Grisley

aplomb, after crabbing to position using a great circling route. However, unbeknownst to Fred, it snowed while he was gone, and aiming to the right of the two black streaks, they were actually the taxiway and 14 Left, and due to the excitement, 14 Right was not yet cleared. So, he carefully loosed his dreaded tank directly at the trailer, which he believes induced a bit of ringtwitter as it passed a scant 30 feet over the duty caravan! Hence, Fred was the only pilot known to have napalmed his home base. And very spectacular it was too! Never mind the weird spectacle of a T-Bird circulating with only one tip tank! But hey, Fred, those were the days!

And around Vancouver The Canadian Museum of Flight held their Annual General Meeting and big feast at their lovely old hangar at Langley

Municipal Airport. It’s like Aladdin’s Cave in there! So much fascinating old stuff, and close enough to really feast your eyeballs on. Everywhere you look there’s an ancient aviation bit you thought you’d never get to see. Even a real ‘see-thru’ WWII Westland Lysander… apparently covered with clear shrink-wrap rather than fabric. My Maria Katerina was thrilled with the surprise banquet of Ukranian sausage, perogies and cabbage rolls, rarely available at home, unless our neighbour lady drops by. They are immensely proud of their 1936 Custom Cabin Waco AQC-6, and 1920’s INF, two Harvards, Replica SE-5a, Fleet Finch, Tiger Moth and Fleet Canuck restoration in final recover. • continued on next page



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Curtis Mann delivers grand-mom Diana Janes to Delta’s Mother’s Day Breakfast, in the mint family Nanchang CJ6A, guided by proud dad, Barry Mann. The pilot's girlfriend, Brittany Falconer, captures the moment. Photos courtesy Tony Swain

Tony’s perspective That’s quite the flyable fleet! What a wonderful bunch of volunteers there are out here in the Fraser Valley! For more info visit:

And at Delta Phew. So much been going on! Our COPA Flight 5/Boundary Bay Flying Club extended their annual clubhouse May clean-up to include the whole airpark. Working with the Airpark Committee DAPCOM and the RAAC Chapter 85, they were out clearing up, fixing taxiways, and painting anything that didn’t move. DAPCOM Rent Guy, Tom Boulanger, contacted the un-affiliated tenants. About 40 volunteers turned up, an impressive bunch. Thanks to the macro-organizing of Jim Niessen, Raymond Colley, Mark and Roberta Gayner, everything went smoothly, with Jean Prior bustling about logging hours. The Mary and Ginny Ivanicki organized sustenance throughout the day, and I stood around

Mary Swain and Janette Mitchell volunteered at Delta Mom’s Day Pancake Brekky in May.

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providing moral support. (I have an ‘on-demand’ bad foot you know). Great job guys, gals, whoever. The airpark was real spiffy for the Mother’s Day Breakfast the next morning.

Walker, and Gerald Ohm did the cooking, and Jeanette Mitchell took the orders. Ron Zeleschuck served 105 brekkies, and the Copaguy just sat around and cleared a few tables (Intermittent bad foot y’know).

Delta Moms’ Day Brekky It was a lovely day for folks to fly-in for our regular second Sunday Pancake Breakfast, and our visitors were mightily impressed by the new sparkle about the place. People popped in from all over. Even Langley Airport Manager, George Miller dropped in with his shiny Navion, looking for ideas. George is the original Snowbird leader, and top dog with the local Fraser Blues Navion formation team. He chatted with his old friend, the Western Warbirds Fearless Leader, Jerry Janes. Jerry’s grandson, Curtis Mann arrived in style in the family CJ6, with grand-mom, aviatrix Diana Janes in the back, who used to drive a darling Chipmunk. The DAPCOM team of Sean

COPA 5 Flights for Kids The Boundary Bay Flying Club’s COPA Flight 5 guys held another extremely successful Junior Aviator’s Day at Delta in late May. Ten aircraft and volunteer pilots were organized for an expected 100 kids. There were some cancellations and noshows, some parents went to Boundary Bay in error, and eventually arrived late. A few folks hearing of the event via the grapevine, arrived on spec with kids. Jim Niesson, Henry Ilg, Harry Pride and their committee did a fantastic job of organizing it all. Registrar Niesson waved his magic wand, and all on-specs and latecomers got to fly. In total about 75 Junior Aviators took the skies. The pilots and the line marshals had a most satisfying time. Volunteers’ lunch was provided by The Mary and her enthusiastic Helper-Gopher, the redoubtable Ginny Ivanicki. And many, many thanks to all the other ground crew, marshalers, etc, too numerous to mention here, but who did a fabulous job. Whilst B.C. COPA director Tim Cole flew kids in his mint Cessna 172, wife Eilleen escorted kids back and forth between The Roundhouse and flight line. The kids’ pre-flight briefings were presented superbly by upcoming aviatrix Jessica Peare, 18, who’s from a family with a long aviation pedigree. Her grandfather Henry Peare was with Whittle’s first British jet engine design team, back in the 1940s. The next Flight 5 COPA for Kids is planned for Sept. 29, at Boundary Bay Airport.

From left, Langley Airport Manager George Miller talks with Delta’s Jerry Janes, his daughter Dawn Mann, chats to Chris and Cathy Mclean of Duncan, and seated with Jerry is family friend, Brittany.

Boundary Bay Flying Club President Jim Niessen (right) and Mark Garner plan the Clean-up Day at Delta.

Eighteen-year-old pilot Jessica Peare briefed the COPA for Kids flights in Delta’s RAA Roundhouse.

Feedback Regarding last month’s lead story, ‘Tony’s Night Nav’, expert UK ex-NATO pilot consultants, James Stevenson in Cornwall, and F.G. Grisley of S. Wales, gleefully advise me that the Harvard MK 2 had no ‘electrical breakers’ so what the h….ck was I flicking? They are of course quite correct, I knew that, and they figured this easier to write than to explain fumbling about for fuses? Correct again… But then I thought maybe in today’s convenient world, who’d know what a fuse was, never mind fix it.

COPA 5 volunteers Penny Breckon, Bruce Prior and COPA Rep Tim Cole, keep a benevolent eye on some of Delta’s new Junior Aviators.

Surrounded by wonderful exhibits, Secretary/Registrar Daryl Carpenter greets members to the Canadian Museum of Flight’s AGM dinner at Langley airport.

Anyway, the pilot’s ‘Switch Box’ on the lower left panel, held 15 switch thingies, providing an ample ‘Do something!’ for a panicking pilot. However! Per RCAF EO 0555A-2 Part 8 section 2, re ‘The Main Fuse Panel’ Quote…, “is located at left rear of the firewall… blah, blah, blah, …and opens outside of the aircraft, and may be reached through access panel #27, refer to figure 1 – 3.” …It just seemed easier at the time to frantically flick a bunch of convenient switches, which I

The 1940’s Harvard 2 electrical switch panel. Some small print can be hard to read at night. From original Pilots Operating Instruction Manual. Photo courtesy Swain Collection

knew were there, but not precisely what they did. Secondly… Regarding today’s T-bird story, my old buddy Big Fred advises by snail-mail that… “No-one would consider baling out for a malfunctioning tank unless: A: It wouldn’t release, and B: There was nowhere to touch down at about 120 knots minimum.” Well yet again, I agree. However, A: You won’t know till you’ve tried, and B: It’s your behind, and we didn’t practice landing at 120 kts, or heavy braking with one full tank. Even so, none of us thrilled at the thought of ejecting with the primitive ‘Do-it-yourself’ set-up of the day, just to get a Caterpillar Pin! Great stuff. Thanks guys. Fred Grisley writes time to time for UK’s Aeroplane Monthly, and James Stevenson writes the Friars Goose aviation adventure books Fly the Storm, and The Dartmouth Conspiracy, via Google or And that’s all folks… Fly safe now! — Tony Swain & The Mary


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Technology takes a ‘dump’ on my head I have been overwhelmed with technology over the past couple of weeks while trying to decide what to do about a cell phone. The picture of the chair with a device over top it, which I took this morning (the date of the writing of this article), sums up my whole life experience over those two weeks. I took my 93 year old father for an eye appointment and accompanied him as he went in to the treatment room. In that room, along one wall is all the sophisticated computers, screens and examination equipment. In the middle of the room is the “Barber’s” type chair where the patient sits and in front of it is a rolling chair for the doctor. Along the other wall is nothing but bare wall, except for the extra chair so placed for a visitor. Today the chair was placed under what I thought was some sort of climate control device. My torso is fairly long, thus I sit reasonably high in a chair. When I sat down and leaned back I suddenly felt a “shot” of something warm and wet on the bald spot in the back of my head. The immediate sensation was exactly the same as one day when a pigeon, sitting on a rafter, had a dump on my head in my hanger. I immediately reeled around, fully expecting to see a big fat pigeon sitting above me in the ceiling. At the same time I was making a swiping motion with my right hand to get the “crap” out of my hair. As I looked up the fragrance was not that of pigeon doo doo, but that of fresh flowers. For a moment I was perplexed and puzzled until I realized I had just sat down under a hand sanitizer. My head was just high enough to trigger the electronic mechanism and the “dump” it normally takes in the palm of by one’s hand was delivered to my head! Wayne I felt I had been “dumped Winters on” for a couple of weeks because of the bombardment of all the technology I was trying to absorb and understand. At my age my antique brain mass doesn’t want to respond to innovative abstract situations. The old standards of input and output are not the same as with the new puppies. Part of it is age and part of it is that I am getting old enough to just not give a rats fanny! A little over a year ago I reached a point of frustration with my PC that I decided it was time to make a major change. You spend the bucks and as soon as you get it home you find that the operating system has changed (again) and you have to re-learn how not to use a perfectly good system from before. I long for the days of the mid-’90s when “Microsoft Bob” was all I ever wanted and needed in a computer. It had a

to talk to my Mac and every time the response was the same - Don’t do it! “Well the guy at Costco told me ............................” I found that it can be done but only if you know how to do back flips in mid-air, can run faster than a speeding bullet, and are able to throw a square headed hammer to the moon. Whimpering and with my tail dragging between my legs I went to a kiosk across from my Apple store and signed up for a plan that works out to $51 per month cheaper than the business land line I have had for the past 23 years, plus it includes the phone, except for the $159 to get the upgraded version (The food guys always want to screw you at the drive through and the technology guys want to hose you down with the “upgraded” version). I still don’t know how to use it, but I cannot believe what it can do. The photographs and video are high definition and as good as a new movie camera I just bought last year (The video camera will do more, but it is hard to carry it in my shirt pocket). The picture of the chair in the eye doctor’s office would never had been taken if it were not for the convenience and simplicity of the device. I can now talk to a gal called “Siri” and she will schedule my appointments, find me the weather, look up stuff for me, and tell me I couldn’t be in love with her because I do not even really know her (I hope she doesn’t jump out of my pocket and charge me with harassment)! All this technology gives me pause to consider the possibilities of “Glass Panels” in airplanes. Those that have them seem to love them. My problem is that I cannot afford the fancy technology and if I had it, the question in my mind is “will I be able to get it fixed when it goes down?” Doing it the old fashioned way, if the ASI acts up you do not have to change the Alt., Tach., VSI, Hobbs meter, EGT’s, DG, Oil Press., Oil Temp., Volt meter, Clock, etc., etc. I think my instrument scan is still better on dials rather than on digital. We have the Rotax Fly Dat in one of our aircraft and I do appreciate the instant exact reading, but miss the actual gauge. Maybe it is just my old fashioned mind liking the old fashioned things! Times are definitely changing and like it or not we have to move with it, I guess! Call me at 1-EAT-MY-SHORTS

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little dog that even “barked” at me to remind me what to do. Now the computers start at four pay grades above my level and assume I know everything there is to know in levels one through three. When my PC crashed (above) I went with a Mac. It was a whole new experience, but I could see that they were not changing horses every eight months if I could learn to “drag and drop” my whole life would change forever. It did and I have never looked back, besides for an extra $99 bucks a year I can go into the Apple Store and have a “computer whizz” show me how to get back out of trouble. So when it came to “moving on up” with a cell phone I looked to Apple. Once I got over the “sticker shock” it became apparent that it was the right move. Before I took the plunge though, my wife and I were in Costco and I got dragged into their telephone kiosk by a young lad with a great Costco price. He introduced me to the latest and greatest Android phone and showed me all the things that made it better than the iPhone, including a much bigger viewing screen. The price on the phone was about the same as the iPhone and instead of me handing over $159 (for the same plan) at Costco I got $100 handed to me. I liked the math, but was not ready to jump ship until the sales guy assured me the new LG P930 would work with my iMac computer. He had an Apple lap top and it worked perfectly for him. I got seduced into taking it home for a 14-day test drive and did. At home I could barely figure out how

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Birth of an airport cause for celebration Anyone who has looked at aviation charts from the U.S. and compared them with our Canadian maps, will notice that the number of airports south of the border is many times larger than what we have in this country. And, in spite of efforts by COPA and others, the closures continue. Buttonville and Edmonton Municipal are two major busy facilities that support general aviation and will soon be closed. Other major cities are upping the landing fees (Ottawa) and some are closing service to VFR flying (Vancouver). So it’s downright refreshing to hear that somewhere there are people actually taking the risks and spending the money to open an airport. I found a newspaper article from a small town in Florida that tells the story of some forward-thinking city officials who put up about $8-million of taxpayers’ money to revitalize their waterfront and build a seaplane base. It all began in 2008, when in the depths of the recession, the town of Tavares on Lake Dora in the middle of the state was struggling economically. The city leaders hosted “visioning sessions” to explore ways to revive the nearly vacant downtown. A by Barry Meek new city administrator, John seaplanes have visited, more Drury, had recently come than what had been predicted. aboard, bringing his experiThe base has become a ence as a pilot, innkeeper and regular destination for Floriairport administrator. With da pilots and a rest stop for that background Drury was transient float planes. able to envision what all The FAA has marked the pilots love to see. base on navigational charts. It With an $8.3 million is now home to Jones Brothinvestment, the city set up the new air- ers & Co., a seaplane business offering port, a 3,000-foot virtual runway on the tours and flight training. And partly lake, a ramp and tarmac, marina docks because of the official seaplane-base desand an aviation-fueling station. Tavares ignation, the city has attracted Progresalso improved an adjacent park, con- sive Aerodyne Inc., which makes the structed a water playground for children, Searay amphibian aircraft, to set up shop upgraded other facilities for festivals, and there. opened a souvenir shop. They have welcomed 26 new businessSkeptics were vocal, questioning the es, including eight successful restaurants. wisdom of spending that much money Two boutique hotels are under construcwhile in a recession. But the gamble has tion, and the city now holds a busy schedpaid off for the city of 14,000, bringing ule of boat races, fishing tournaments and economic prosperity, new businesses aviation-themed events, all aimed at opening, construction under way and a building a reputation as a haven for organboom in tourism. ized waterfront activities. The facility was opened in April of Seaplane pilots, in fact all pilots, are 2010, and since then, more than 3,400 always looking for interesting weekend

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Private pilots and astronomy enthusiasts Debra and Peter Ceravolo embarked on a mission to photograph a solar eclipse set to happen May 20, 2012.

Capturing a sunset solar eclipse by air By Debra & Peter Cervolo


n May 20, 2012, the Sun and Moon lined up to cast a shadow on the surface of the Earth; the result was a solar eclipse. The best places to view the eclipse were in the southwest U.S. and other far-flung places in the world. In Ottawa, being far from the eclipse centre line, we were not in a position to see much of the eclipse; it would start just before sunset. But we were still excited to see what we could because sunsets, especially a sunset eclipse, make for some interesting photos. Obstructions on the horizon would make photography from the ground challenging, and then the window of opportunity would last only minutes. A high mountaintop would offer a better view but the immediate Ottawa area is relatively flat. Being both pilots and aircraft owners we decided to make our own mountain by flying to a high altitude. We took off an hour before sunset from the Carp airport and flew west, out of Ottawa airspace, up to 8,500 feet. While waiting for the eclipse to start, the aircraft was configured for slow flight to save fuel and flew a southwesterly heading to position the sun on the passenger’s side of the plane for photography. The sky conditions happened to be just right, a nearly cloud free sky and a warm air

mass from the south gave eastern Ontario a taste of summer in spring. We have been astronomy enthusiasts for decades so we know observing the sun is dangerous, one can easily damage ones eyesight if careful precautions are not taken. If it would have been a northern air mass with its crisp temperatures and transparent sky the

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1967 PIPER CHEROKEE 140 PA28, 4761 TTSN, 760 SMOH, paint/int 7/10, engine monitor, tuned exhaust, strobe lights, Garmin 495. Based in Kelowna. All ADs. Fresh annual, lost medical. $35,000. (29919)

1968 CESSNA CARDINAL 177FG, 200 HP, IO360, 2880 TTSN, 1500 SMOH, full Maple Leaf speed mods, 2,500 lb Gross, 945 useful load, VFR panel, Tanis, JPI. Perfect family aircraft, CYBW. $55,000. Michael 403-560-6393. (29903)

1968 PA-28-180D, 3400 TTSN, 1300 SMOH, 5 STOH, IFR panel, auto pilot. New: prop, paint, interior and widows. 2 Comms, Mode C. Well maintained. $69,000 OBO. Richard 418-2615986, (29950)

1972 CESSNA A185E, 2354 TTSN, 804 SMOH. Excellent condition. $190,000. 647-929-4958. Visit website at

1979 CESSNA 172 XP, 1606 TTSN, 210 HP Isham conversion, Horton STOL, Baumann 2550 floats. Dual GNS 430 (WAAS), dual ILS, DME, ADF, TPAS, 406 ELT. $115,000. Contact at or 705-690-7499. (29980)

1980 CESSNA TURBO 206G, 3522 TT, 260 SMOH, Intercooler, Garmin 430 GPS, King HSI, Edo 3500 amphibious floats. New interior 2011, paint 2003! Asking $220,000. Apex Aircraft Sales 905-477-7900, (30176)

1981 C206 TURBO STATIONAIR, 1533 TTSN, 0 SMOH prop & engine. New paint, 2 VHF, HSI, STEC AP, Intercooler. Whip 4000 Amphib. $275,000. 819-824-3676, 819-856-0090. (29714)

1984 CESSNA 182Q, 2000 TT, 1525 SM. Low Airframe Time. Refurbished Avionics, 406 ELT. Based CYKZ, hangared! Price reduced to $85,000 US Apex Aircraft Sales 905-477-7900, (30177)

1984 PIPER SENECA 3 PA34-220T, 3975 TTSN, 485/235 SMOH, Known Ice, Garmin 430, KNS80, KWX56 color radar, KFC150 AP/FD and more. Useful load 1506, complete logs. $265,000 US. JC 450-753-6619, (29804)

2000 RV-6, 304 TTSN, prof. paint 2006, IO-360 200 HP. Hartzell C/S, dual brakes, 1796 lbs gross, leather int, RV-7 tips. Always hangared. Engine work done 2010 by ATC. 519-461-1464, (29926)

2005 CESSNA T206, 850 TT, 300 STOH. G1000 loaded. 50K in extras; Synthetic vison, Avidyne, flint tip tanks. 10/10. Always hangared, nice as they come! $385,000 USD. Contact by email at (28923)

2009 MAGIC GS-700 AULA, first in Canada. TTSN 38 hrs EFIS-100 EMIS-120 GPS-EKP IV GARMIN 327 MODE C ICOM, 210 Rotax 912USL 100 HP. Fully loaded glass cockpit. $99,000. 416-857-6904. (29805)

2010 ALTIMA EAGLE (206) EXPERIMENTAL, 40 TTSN, Turbine Allison B17F 40 TTSN. Hartzell reversing prop 80 TTSN, 3450 whip amphibs, G1000 glass, S- tec 55x autopilot, 1,325 lbs useful load, 145 kts cruise. $595,000. 780-753-7701. (29781)

BEECH BARON A55, 4200 TTLE 311 SMOH, 1300 RE, 300 STOH. Great avionics package, Garmin 430s, MX20, Century IV AP. All ADs. NDH. VGs. Great aircraft sale or consider trade. $75,000. 403-861-2275. (29923)

BEECHCRAFT SIERRA C24R SHARE, YOW hangared. 4600 TT, 650 SMOH. IFR with Garmin GNS480 controlling autopilot. Annual April 2011. $22,000 plus 13%. Contact at 613-730-1216, (27419)

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MUST SELL!! REDUCED $69,900. ESTATE SALE WAG AERO SPORT TRAINER (Supercub) re-built March 2000. 0320 Nov. 2009 9.1 SMOH, 610.3 TTSN, floats, skis, tundra tires, Borer prop, pre-heater. 905-985-3195. (28823)

PIPER PA-28 1976, 180 HP, 2110 TTSN, 330 SMOH, Garmin GPS/COM/VOR/ILS GNS 430, Auto-Pilot, EGT/CHT. Int/ext 10/10. Fresh annual. Always hangared. $85,000. 514-642-7443.

WITTMAN TAILWIND W-10, Continental O300B, 145HP 40 TT, VFR, iCOM 200, xpdr Mode C, GPS. Always hangared. $20,000. 613-7269253,





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LOST MEDICAL, MUST SELL, REDUCED TO $31,800, 1968 Piper PA28 180, FRESH ANNUAL. 1969 TTSN, 1969 SMOH, xpdr GPS VOH/LOC/ILS. Paint/int 9/10. 519-534-1968, (30194)

2000 CHALLENGER II AULA, 220 TTSN, built by AME. NDH. Lots of extras. $18,500. Must sell. 403-272-9090, (30027)

STINSON 108-2, 1970 TT, 790 SMOH, 150 hp, 720 COM vor xpdr/encoder, nice paint and interior. Annual due Sept. 12. $35,000 OBO. Bruce, daytime 905-735-9511, evening 905-295-4968. (30030)

1968 CESSNA 320F, 4808 TT L/H & R/H, 1097 SMOH, basic IFR radio. Props due 2015, annual due. $59,500 OBO. Bruce (d)905-735-9511, (e)905-295-4968. (30031)

83 MOONEY 201, full IFR, 2300 TT, 600 TSMO, 300 TSPO. Fresh annual, int 9/10, ext 8/10, loaded. Hangared & well cared for. Ottawa/ Toronto. 613-483-4331, (30037)

2010 SONEX, 130 TT, Jabiru 3.3, cruise@ 4gl/hr, ENNIGMA EFIS, Avionics magnetometer SP4, GPSMAP, xpdr Mode C, Radio Icon 210, intercom. Hangared. $69,900. Contact at 450-4912027 or (30042)

WAG AERO SPORT TRAINER (PA-11), built in 2002, Cont-100 115 HP, 70 SN, floats, skis, sealed struts, wheels 9/10. $55,000. 705-3652134, (30048)

96 CHALLENGER II AULA, 633.6 TTSN. New Rotax 503DCDI, 95.4 hrs. New 3/bl IVO prop, 11.4 hrs. New: starter, high noise intercom, battery, double flash wing strobe lights, nav lights. Paul 905-635-5404, (30049)

1998 KITFOX III, 2 wingtanks 10 Gal. ea., 582 Rotax, Grove LG, custom trailer, tail dragger, fingertip flying, excellent running. $20,000 + $5,000 for the trailer. Can deliver. Contact at 226-4002514, (30052)

1976 172 II, 1044 TT, 791 Eng, 0 STOH. New paint, interior 9, dual NAV/COM, ADF, EGT, CHT, 4 PL intercom, Mode C, tail strobe, art seat, GPS. LRF. $79,000. Contact at 604-888-4303, (30053)

BUSHCADDY R120, kit itself 75% to 80% complete. Includes some instruments, seats and upholstery, extra hardware. Selling due to illness. Asking $27,500. 506-456-2406. (30065)

1967 CESSNA 150, 4190 TTSN, 120 SPOH, new icom, Mode C, shoulder belts, all comps above 77, spin on oil filter, impeccable maint, hangared. Int/8.5, ext/6. $29,000 OBO. 416-3584441, 905-823-1117. (30098)

1998 TITAN TORNADO II, Rotax 912 c/w 3/bl IVO prop, electric flaps, 220 hrs and counting, cruise 115 mph/2.5 gal/hr, A22 radio. Always hangared, professionally built. 780-460-8573. (30135)

1970 PIPER CHEROKEE 140, 7900 TTSN, 1900 SMOH, IFR ILS, ADF DME, Mode C, KX155. Fresh annual, actively flown, extras. Hangared CYRP. $21,000 OBO. Contact Grant at (30146)

1946 PIPER J3, 2425 TSN, 550 TSOH, 340 SN propeller, extensive restoration completed in 2006. $37,500. Contact at 250-554-2616, (28689)

ROTORWAY EXEC, new 1 3/4â&#x20AC;? shaft and head, symmetrical composite Waitman blades, HI skids, newbelts (bondo), HSI, T & B, 720 CH. $25,000. 819-377-1106. (30150)

1970 CESSNA 180H, 7688 TTSN, 223 TTE, 280HP, 3/bl Hartzell Prop, EDO 2960, wheels, upgross 3,190 lbs, Horton STOL, float hatches. $148,000. Contact at 613-378-6636 or email (30151)

1976 CESSNA 172M SKYHAWK. 8512 TTSN, 510 hrs 160 HP Lycoming O-320 E2D, full panel. Excellent condition. Hangared CNU8. Markham. $49,900. Al 416-720-1465. (30155)

1983 CESSNA TR182, 3591 TT, 1698 SMOH, 63 SPOH, 3/bl McCauley hot prop, 4/pl Oxy, Slaved HSI, 400B AP, EDM-800 w/FF. Well maintained. $108,000. See at HTTP://C-FTRX.BUITENDYK.CA Contact (30178)

2004 WILGA 2000M, 750 TTSN, Garmin Radios. All leather interior. Floats and wheels. For complete specs: 250846-9488. (30179)

CESSNA T-310-R 1980, 3880 TTSN, 1180 TTE, 330 SMOH/E, 12 new cylinder, ptt:185hrs, known-ice, IFR, Robertson+VGs, 6 seats, air cond. Garmin 530 WAAS, Slaved HSI. Int/ext 8/10. $159,000. 819-275-7605 (30183)

EDO 3430 WITH CESSNA 185 RIGGING, with hatches. Floats are in a good condition, new paint in 2009. $15,000 CDN. Floats are located in BC. For more details contact Larry at 250-3923195. (30185)

1966 CESSNA 180H, Edo 2790 amphib floats, 260 HP Continental engine. Excellent performer. $145,000. 705-849-1100. (30189)

1947 AERONCA CHIEF 11BC, 1493 TTSN, 110HP O-235-C1 Lycoming, new EDO 1400 floats w/ booster strips, Sensenich prop, full electrics, instrument panel, cabin heat. Spin-on oil filter, wheels, skis. $38,500. 204-761-2052. (30020)

1972 CITABRIA 7GCBC, 150 HP, 1394 TTSN, 130 SMOH, metal spars, 406 ELT, comm, Mode C, DG, horizon, intercom, electronic Ignition, spades. Hangared CNP7. Beautiful. $89,000 invested. $48,000. Contact at 613-657-1646, (30197)

1982 MAULE M6, 235HP, 851 TTSN. LR tanks, 406 ELT, autopilot, King coms/GS, ADF, Mode C, FGP, angle/attack, largest ailerons. Hangared CNP7. Excellent buy at $65,500. 613-657-1646. (30198)

1993 RANS COYOTE S-6ES, professionally built, 545 TTAF, oil injected Rotax 582 45 SN, electric starter, 3/bl Warp-Drive B box, radio, intercom, ELT, GPS, altimeter, VSI, ASI, hangared. $22,500 OBO. Contact at 416-951-7508 or at (30201)

1999 DIAMOND DA20-C1 ECLIPSE, Eclipse Options and More! NEW Striping/Interior/MT High Speed Prop, Ryan TCAD 8800 Traffic, 140+ KTAS. Ultimate 2/seat Cross Country Aircraft! FRESH ANNUAL. NDH. Hangared. Aviation Unlimited 905-477-0107. (30213)


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2004 Maule MX7-180, 460 TTSN, Wheels & Skis, A Beauty! ...............................$114,900 US 1979 C414A, 6466 TT, 250/750 RAM, Known Ice!..........................................................$424,900 US 1974 Aztec E, 9390 TT, 1635/1441 SM, Garmin 530, Ext Maint!......................................$99,900 US 1980 T206G Amphib, 3522 TT, 260 SFRM, Garmin 430, RSTOL .....................................$220,000 US 1984 C182R, 1920 TT 1520 SMOH! Hangared! Nice Avionics Upgrade!.....................$85,000 1967 Turbo Twin Comanche, 3765 TT, 156 SMOH L&R! .........PRICE REDUCED TO $119,900 US 1990 Lake Renegade, 600TTSN, King Equipped, Pristine Condition! ..........................$174,900 US 1975 C421B, 5114 TT, 356 SM, De-ice, Air, LRF (222 US Gal.)! ....................................$225,000 US 1975 Super Viking, 1312 TTAE, Garmin 530! ................................................................$69,900 US HANGARS FOR SALE at BRAMPTON and COLLINGWOOD!...........................................PLEASE CALL! 1970 Mooney Exec, 2300 TT, Ready for Paint ....................................................................$40,000 1980 Turbo Arrow IV, 2748 TT, 1066 SMw/Recent Engine Work, Merlyn Wastegate ....$75,900 US 1984 Baron 58P, 2875 TT, 773 L&R, Known Ice, Garmin 430W, Much More!..............$380,000 US 2003 Cirrus SR22, 1145 TT, Garmin Glass Panel and TKS DeIce! Exc. Maint!................$215,000 US 1968 Piper Navajo, 7673 TT, 1685 L&R, Full DeIce, Nayak Tanks, All New Glass!............... $89,900

Piper J3 Cubs, Two to choose from, plus a SuperCub! .............................................................CALL 1976 Bellanca Decathlon 8KCAB, 675 TTAE, Repainted in 1998! ..................................$59,900 US 1977 Turbo Aztec F, 2507 TT, 439 SM, Full Deice! LRF! ...............................................$154,900 US 1976 C414, 5811 TT, 10/1300 SM, Known Icing! .......................................................$199,900 US 1976 C340A RAM, 3650 TT, 530 L&R/RAM, RAMVII ...................................................$219,900 US 1973 T310Q, 2530 TT, 1530 SM, Hangared! .................................................................$54,900 US

1980 Mooney 201, 4474 TT, 1292 SM, Fast/Economical RG! ......................................$80,000 1975 Mooney M20E, 2328 TT, 1230 SM, Three Blade Prop! ..................................$62,500 US 1978 Turbo Lance, 2372 TT, 450 SM, Garmin 530/430, Slaved HSI!.....................$143,900 US 1977 C340 ARAM, 6180 TT, 690 SM, Known Ice! Garmin 530/430W!..................$269,900 US 1974 Piper Navajo Panther Conversion...............................................................$429,000 US 1971 C177B Cardinal, 3783 TT, 620 SM, Exc P&I, Avionics, Mods ..........................$69,900 US Cessna 150's, Three To Choose From At Buttonville! ................................................................CALL! Cessna 182P's, Two To Choose From, Both Low Time SMOH! ...................................................CALL! 2000 Husky, 665 TTAE, Garmin 430W, Many Upgrades!................................................$125,000 US 1997 C172R, 1657 TT, 507 SM (Penn Yann 180 HP), PvtAC!...........................................$120,000 US



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10 Aeronca 7AC AERONCA CHAMP, 65 HP, restored 1995, 3350 TTAF, 270 STOH, 1800 SMOH, 0 SPOH. Meticulously maintained in excellent condition. New mags & harnesses, tires, tubes, plugs, etc. Ext 8/10. Fresh CofA. Always hangared. $21,000 OBO. Port Perry. Steve 905-985-3583.

25 Beech 1970 BEECH SIERRA A24R, 1600 TT, 850 SMOH, 406 ELT, new battery, Garmin SL40 Comm, Garmin GTX 327 xpdr/encoder. New altimeter. Hangared CYQF. Annual May /2012. $45,900 OBO. Contact at 403-2272790, for more info.

40 Cessna 180 HP 1964 CESSNA 172, float kit, never on floats. Floats available, 0360 A1A 400 SMOH, 400 SN on 80” Hartzell, 6:00 X 6 nose wheel, Horton Stol, Dual KY97A Com, Garmin 150 GPS, KT76A xpdr. Contact Ed Peck, 902-467-3333

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1948 C-170 PROJECT, 2900 TTAF, zero timed C-145 paint striped and ready for assembly. Log books. Canadian registered (C-GKZY). New windscreen and glass. $20,000. Keith 604-740-5402, 1957 CESSNA 180A, 5135 TT, 1/2 time engine & prop, floats, wheel skis, STOL kit, Monarch caps. Paint/int 8/10. Red Lake, ON. $94,000. Contact at 1958 CESSNA 182, 6180 TTAF, 1440 TTF, new McCauley Prop, ICOM A200, Mode C, Auto gas STC. Hangared. Fresh Annual, same owner 28 yrs. $37,000. Pembroke, ON. 613-687-5794.

1960 CESSNA 180, 6697 TT, 750 SMOH, 150 on prop, PK 3000 Floats, wing ext, increased payload, Vortex generator, Atlee Dodge bush seats. Good paint. Registered Commercial. $95,000 OBO. 705-894-2150, 716544-5676. 1974 CESSNA 172M, 5662 TTSN, 200 SMOH, Prop, iCOM A200, encoder, paint and cover all new. Interior 9/10. NDH. LR tanks. Offers invited. Contact at 604-538-4646 or 1977 CESSNA 340, 3920 TT, L/E 113 SMOH, R/E 477 SMOH. $125,000 USD. 780-718-2900.

1960 CESSNA 175B SKYLARK, 180 HP Lycoming on condition 3000 TT, STOL, GPS, Edo 2000. Near new interior and electrics. $41,000. 250-8465244.

1978 CESSNA 182 RG, 2625 TTAF, 503 SMOH, 0 SPOH Lycoming O540-J3C5D. Dual Nav.Com, ADF, Mode C, Auto Pilot. $90,000. 418-5722011,

1981 CESSNA 172, 9276 TT, 1255 SMOH, Lycoming engine O-320D2J. Dual Nav.Com, ADF, Mode C, Intercom. $50,000. Contact at 418-5722011 or

1982 CESSNA 172, 5016 TT, 625 SMOH, Lycoming engine O-320D2J. Dual Nav Com, ADF, Mode C, Intercom. $55,000. Contact at 418-5722011,

1952 CESSNA 170B, 3215 TT, 1380 SMOH, Michael MXII com, ADF, xpdr Mode C, 406 ELT, VOR, GPS. Current CofA. Paint/int 8/10. Hangared. 519542-3298.

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1962 MOONEY M20C, 3019 TT, O-360 engine 775 SMOH, 0 SPOH, 2 Narco COMs, 120 TSO, King ADF, 2 Narco VORs 1 w/G/S, 4 PX intercom, King Mode C xpdr, digital CHT/EGT. Fresh annual. Will trade for C 182/205-206 or $45,000. 905- 701-5867, (30021)

1968 MOONEY M20C, 4454 TT, 960 SM, 74 ST, 5 yrs prop, Narco Nav, ILS, DME, 2/coms, Mode C, Intercom, EGT, manual gear, hydraulic flaps, P&I 2&5, speed mods, airbrakes. $55,000. 250494- 9196, photos (30174)

1973 CHEROKEE 180, VFR, 3628 TTAF, 87.6 TTE. C/with new annual 05/12. $59,000. 613333-9353. (29324)

1974 BELLANCA SUPER VIKING, 1668 TTSN, 850 STOH. One owner 17 yrs. Fabric, paint, windows, mods, interior, 1999. Fast comfortable VFR/IFR platform. NDH. Always hangared. Lost Medical. $55,000. Doug 250-616-9627, (30154)

1976 PIPER WARRIOR PA28-151, 3500 TTAF, engine O-360 180 HP, 4 cyl 100 hrs, 1475 SMOH, 0 SPOH, older avionics, 4/pl intercom. Paint 9/10, Int 8/10. CofA 07/27/11. Always hangared, Brockville, ON. $48,000. 613-342-1403. (30165)

1979 CESSNA T310R 1/2 SHARE $115,000, 5500 TTAF, L/E 550 SFRM, R/E 250 SFRM. NDH Always hangared. Aircraft Located at CYRP. Known ice. 613-839-5551. (30139)

1981 CESSNA 182R (not retractable). Very good condition. Approx. 3500 TTSN and 750 hrs on 1500 TBO engine, 750 SNEW prop. 2nd owner (private). 780-742-4011. (29798)

BOWERS FLY BABY, Continental 85, 350 TT on engine and airframe. Always hangared, flown regularly, owner built. Fun, affordable flying. $12,000. 403-614-3855, (29717)

CAP 2000 FLOATS WITH RIGGING, was on certified Cessna 172K. Repainted (2 years ago). Good condition. Asking $9,000 OBO. Ben 514781-2298 any time. (29905)

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MURPHY REBEL 2006, 260 TT, engine Lycoming 150 HP, 260 SMOH, Murphy floats 1,800, Garmin radio with intercom & txpd Garmin Mode C, electric flaps & trim, rare Murphy’s custom plastic molded interior. Payload on floats, 756 pounds. $85,000(neg). 450-458-4334. (29800)

VANS RV-3, 90% complete. Sliding canopy. Lycoming O-290G engine. $12,000. 250-788-4895. (30058)

SPRING PROJECT! TAILWHEEL MINICAB GY20, build by Bobcutting 1986, 2/pl wood frame C- 85, 1700 TTAF, 350 TTE needs prop, canopy, engine TLC. Wing landing gear are good cond. Always hangared, flown regularly until bird strike. Needs to sell. $6,000 OBO. 604-898-1440, (30203)

1970 C-185 LOW TIME, 2285 TTSN, C-FCDN. RStol, private 34 yrs. IO-520, 505 SFRM 365 on Cermie-Nil cylinders. E.I. engine scanner, 3430 EDO/hatches. Int 9/10, paint 2011. Bubble windows, dual radios, intercom, Mode C, wheel gear. Wing, cowl covers. New: windshield, battery. LRF. $160,000. 250392-0096. (30200)

1982 PIPER TOMAHAWK P-38, 1,504 TTSN. New paint March 2008. Annual completed June 2012. All ADs up to date. Ext 9/10, int 4/5/10. King KX155, KX170B Nav/Com, King KT76A xpdr, Loran C ML-6000, ADF KR85 TSO, Flightcom 403 Intercom. NDH. $32,500, (30175)

C-150G, C-GGVY, 3535.9 TT, 2424.0 TTE., 2536.2 TTP, insp. 5 yrs on prop, major repair at 2105.3, no corrosion inside engine, COM 1A200, xpdr KT76A, Air Gizmo 296 rack support. All ADs. Int 6/10, ext 7.5/10. $25,000. Mathieu 450474-8999.




REDUCED 1978 MOONEY 201, 6 hrs @ 160+ kts, 4070 TT, 400 SMOH, 3/bl Scimitar, Challenger filter, Powerflow exhaust, new battery, tires, rod-ends, etc. GMA340/SL40/296, GTX327 Mode C, autopilot, elec trim, CHT&EGT, fuel flow, 406 ELT, leather+lumbar, tinted visors, strobes, 64gal useful, 967#useful, no leaks. NDH. Hangared, Mech perfect, Not used enough. $89,999 CDN. 250-263-8234. (29095)

1961 CESSNA SKYLANE D, 2388 TT, 1048 SMOH, 21 STOH, 41 SPOH, 1 piece windscreen, Cleveland w/b, Monarch fuel caps, 18gal fuel tank in baggage, full Narco stack, 2COM, 2NAV, 2ILS/GS/- MB, xpdr, ADF, new Concorde battery, new Slick mags/wires/plugs, new seats, pitot/static altimeter/Mode C. Completed June 2011. Same owner past 38 yrs. $55,000. Cam 519-503-5105. (29954)

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CESSNA A185F 1974, 2700 TTSN, 700 SMOH, 140 SM, IO-520 engine, EDO Floats 3430, wheels, Hartzell 3/bl, STOL Robertson, King radio, intercom, xpdr, electronic EGT, 406 MGHz ELT. $160,000 CDN + taxes. 819-295-3700.

70 Fleet FLEET CANUCK 80, A/F 500 S/N, metalized wings, flaps, boosters tips. Eng Lycoming, 160 HP, 60 SMOH, tune exhaust system. Engine overhauled at - Ecole Aerotechnique de St. Huber. PROP McCauley borrer 80” 450 SN. Float 2200, baggage compartment from M.A.F. full dash, fuel capacity, 200 LT, 50 US gal. 819-8415056.

75 Floatplane 1991 KRATE, O320 Lyc, 672 TT, 264 SMOH, skis, Icom radio, strobe heater. AME maintained. $39,900. 807-466-1678.

85 Gyroplane RAF 2000 GYROPLANE, approx 150 TTSN, 2.2L FI 130 HP, intercom, Icom radio, Stabilator. Always hangared. Excellent shape. Located in the Calgary area. $23,000 OBO. Contact at for pictures.

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BRAND NEW DAKOTA HAWK AULA, 2/PL, 20 TT, reman. C-85 12F Cont., break-in complete. Zero timed by prof engine rebuilder, all paperwork and logs included. New mags, lt.-wt. starter and batt., 20 amp gen, 72” ground adjustable warp drive prop, 26 US gal capacity. Gauge instruments, elec. T&B, EGT, CHT, intercom, ICOM A-200, elect. trim, dual controls, hydraulic brks. Polyfiber covering system. Always hangared. Very stable/easy to fly. Asking $32,500. 780-929-5822. RV6 PROJECT, wings and tail surfaces complete and primed. Fuselage 50% ready for ‘ skinning’- metal jig included, last work done, 2006 - health problems. Everything from the original kit included. Optional: Lycoming 0-320, 120 since remanufacture by Lycoming, stored with preservative oil. Included: complete set of tools and clecos. Photos available. $25,000. Hangared at Waterloo Regional Airport. Peter 905-629-8836, STEEN SKYBOLT BI-PLANE PROJECT, SELLING BECAUSE OF HEALTH. Wings, tail, rudder covered, fuselage ready to cover. Extra fuel tank installed, inverted fuel system, parts to complete. $17,000 OBO. Available: 0470 J Continental engine, Hartzell constant speed prop. 519-296-4865.

LUSCOMBE HOMEBUILT, 150 Lycoming, not flown in 15 years, $10,000. Ed Peck 902-467-3333, ZENITH 250 with two sets of wings, Tri-Pacer less eng. Swallow for display only. 125 HP Lycoming. Lots of homebuilder parts. 519-453-2579.

125 Murphy SR2500 SUPER REBEL 25% completed and inspected. Tools, table, paper work and manual incl. $23,000. 705-632-1024,

135 Piper 1947 PIPER J3, 3061 TT, 350 hrs since complete restoration, C90 350 hrs, EDO 1400 like new, skis A-1500, new landing gear, ELT 406, headset, intercom, VHF. Sumbrella covers all the plane. Mint condition, like new. $55,000 firm. Richard 418-287-5968 french.

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1965 JODEL F-11, 1263 TTAF, 800 SMOH on Lycoming O-290-D. Wood and fabric is in excellent condition. Hangared. New canopy included. $16,500 OBO. 780-801-0841,


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1949 PA-16 CLIPPER, 1544 TTSN, O-235C1, all ADs done. All original except ASI, alt. Ready to fly. $25,000 OBO. Contact at 204-453-5430, 1955 TRIPACER, 2600 TTSN. Many upgrades, always hangared. $35,000. For details contact Mike 250-392-3705 or 1958 PA 22-160 TRIPACER, 3473 TT, 1177 TTE, sealed struts, new bungees, mounts, exhaust, etc. New annual, all ADs. Must sell. $32,000. 403-790-3694. 1960 PIPER PA-22 150, 3100 TTSN, 1200 SMOH, extended wing tips, modified glass door. Previously AME owned, estate sale. Last annual 2008. Hangared, BC. $18,000. Contact at 250-982-2211.

1975 PIPER WARRIOR, PA28-151, 2190 SMOH, IFR, King RNAV/Dual ILS, hangared. Dependable & predictable IFR platform w/ low operating costs. Flies regularly, must SELL. Dec annual. $27,500 OBO. 519-669-8217, 1980 PIPER ARCHER II, IFR, 5005 TTSN, 1010 SMOH, Penn Yan, NAV/COM, COM, ADF, xpdr C, GS/LOC. Looks and flies well. $59,900. Contact at 519-392-6784 or 1981 PIPER SEMINOLE PA44-180T for sale C-GIGH... please visit for details. 1981 PIPER SEMINOLE PA44-180T à vendre C-GIGH visitez pour les details.

135 Piper PA-22 150 TRI-PACER 1957, good condition, 7 in and out, 160 hrs on Leavens complete rebuild (new cylinders, starter, mags, exhaust, etc.), Digital Com, wheel pants, good on gas, four seats, low mtce. Sudbury, ON. All ADs done. Annual Oct.2011. Asking $30,000 OBO. Contact at 705-692-5025. Serious Inquiries Only Please. PA-22 BUSHMASTER, will build to suit. Please call 250-562-0220 for more information. PACER- BUSHMASTER PROJECT, disassembled for rebuild, tail planes recovered, $4,900. Lyc 150 E2B, 800 SMOH with log, $5,400. Spare Pacer wings complete. $2,500. 604-4656063.

1962 COMANCHE 250, 3550 TTAF, 1350 TTE, 200 STOH, 6 new Lyc Cyl, 35 SPOH. Glass 9/10. Kings Avionics, radio master, new tires, 90 gals, GD A/C. Ext 7/10, int 9/10. Don’t fly enough, small trade considered. $59,900 OBO. 250-426-5118, 250421-1484. 1966 PA30B TWIN COMANCHE, 4290 TTSN, 6 Seats, fresh engines and props, recent paint, Narco Digital IFR, Century 3 autopilot. Many mods. NDH. $99,000 or trade. Kevin 705689-2367, 1970 PIPER CHEROKEE PA28-140, 150 HP, 4150 TTSN, 2180 SMOH, very strong. New paint and tires, Horton wingtips. $29,900 OBO. 418-6153130. 1976 PA-28-140, 8178 TT, 1239 SMOH. Major repair 747 hrs. New GPS, battery, 406 ELT, autogas STC, Mode C. $29,000. 902-465-3687,

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AVIATION ABBREVIATIONS The following are common abbreviations used in Canadian Plane Trade classified advertising. When counting an ad for insertion charges, each abbreviation is one word. When more than one abbreviation is shown, first given is preferred. AC ....................................... air condition A/C ...................................... aircraft AD ...................................... Airworthiness Directive ADF.....................................automatic direction finder A&E.....................................airframe & engine alc........................................alcohol (as in alc. prop) AP ....................................... auto(matic) pilot ATS......................................automatic throttle system ASI ...................................... airspeed indicator 360CH.................................360 channel radio 720CH.................................720 channel radio CG.......................................centre of gravity CHT.....................................cylinder head temperature Comm/com..........................communications Cont.....................................Continental (engine) CS ....................................... constant speed propeller DG.......................................directional gyro DME .................................... distance measuring equipment EGT.....................................exhaust gas temperature ELT......................................emergency locator transmitter Enc Alt.................................encoding altimeter FBO.....................................fixed base operation FD ....................................... flight director FREMAN, FREM.................factory remanufacture GEM....................................graphic engine monitoring GPH .................................... gallons per hour GR.......................................glide ratio GS.......................................Glideslope hp ........................................ horsepower HP ....................................... hot prop - do not abbreviate HSI ...................................... horizontal situation indicator IFR ...................................... instrument flight rules ILS.......................................instrument landing system 3LMB/MB ............................ 3 light marker beacon LOC.....................................localizer LRF ..................................... long range fuel (capacity) Lyc.......................................Lycoming (engine) MB.......................................See 3LMB MK.......................................Mark (model of equipment) MPH .................................... miles per hour NAV.....................................navigation NAV/COM............................navigation/communications NDB.....................................non-directional beacon NDH .................................... no damage history OAT.....................................outside air temperature OBO .................................... or best offer O/Oxy..................................oxygen P&W....................................Pratt & Whitney (engine) magnetic indicator RNAV...................................area navigation SCTOH................................since chrome top overhaul SCMOH...............................since chrome major overhaul SFREMAN/SFRM ............... since factory remanufacture SMOH ................................. since major overhaul SPOH..................................since prop overhaul STC.....................................supplemental type certificate STOH .................................. since top overhaul STOL...................................short take off & landing T&B ..................................... turn & bank TBI.......................................turn & bank indicator TBO.....................................time between overhauls time TTAE or TTE ....................... total time aircraft engine TTAF or time aircraft frame time since new VFR.....................................visual flight rules VHF.....................................very high frequency VOR .................................... very high frequency Omni-Range xpdr ..................................... transponder




1947 ALL ORIGINAL CHAMP, 5395.8 TT, 382 SMOH, C-65, wood prop. Fresh annual. All ADs done. Fresh paint, super cheap to fly. $29,000. 204-324-1300. (29742)

1948 LUSCOMBE 8F, 3465 TT, engine on condition high 70s, 2400 hrs Silflex gear, ski & float flittings, cracked door posts, needs tlc & paint. $15,000 OBO. 705-966-3349. (30152)

1955 HELIO COURIER H391B, Serial #011, excellent condition, restored and updated. Wheels and floats. $60,000. Claudia 604-525-5396, (30210)

1956 C-180, 6950 TT, 860 SMOH, floats, skis, new McCauley, Horton STOL, strobes, Monarch caps, Icom + Avcom headset, Lamar starter, engine heater. New paint & interior. $105,000. 204224 -3117, (30018)

1959 LUSCOMBE 8F SILVAIRE, 1450 TT, 90 HP Continental 423 SMOH. Garmin GNC 250XL w/map, Silflex gear, float fittings, David Clark intercom system, Pointer ELT. $32,500. Hangared. Bryan 705-941-1029, (30060)

1959 PIPER COMANCHE 180, 3061 TT, 130 SMOH. New McCauley 3/bl. Paint 2002. One piece windshield. CYXY. $64,000. Contact at or 867-633-8470. (28872)

1962 CITABRIA 7GCB, 1185 TTSN O-320 Zero timed engine and prop. June 2008. New fabric PK 1800 floats, wheels, skis. Mint condition. $55,000.Contact at 905-430-3669 or at (29479)

1963 C-182F on Edo 2790 amphibs. Asking $108,900. Details, email or call 403-581-3300.

1964 CESSNA 150D, Taildragger cert., 5700 TT, O-200 engine, 375 SMOH (2005), 375 Prop (2005), radio ICOM I200, intercom, xpdr GTX327, Garmin 496 panel mount, EGT/CHT, paint 2008, skis. $28,600. 418-837-5348. (29526)

1964 CESSNA 205, 4060 TTSN, 476 SMOH, prop 446 TTSN, 2 NAV/COMS, ILS, ADF, DME, IFR, autopilot, gyros O/H’D 6 seats. Paint 6/10, int 8/10. $75,000. Contact at 905-476-6283, (30212)

1964 CORBEN BABY ACE, 600 TTSN,150 STOH A65, aluminum prop, recovered 2000 Stits and dope, 9.5/10 overall. Fly w/Ultra Light permit. $15,000. Contact at 519-223-0368 or email (30157)

1964 STITS PLAYBOY SA-3A, 85 Continental 12. 811hrs. Fabric Stits 6 yrs, metal prop. Built 1964 prof welding. Always hangared. Last flown/2008. Reasonable offer. Must sell or dismantle. Brampton. 905-451-6361. (30217)

1966 CESSNA 172G, 3180 TT, 1400 SMOH, great compression, O-300 engine, MOGAS STC, Mode C, GPS, Navcom, ADF, Glide Scope, Intercom. Based at Picton, ON (NT7). $34,000. (30159)

1966 CESSNA 185, 1700 TTAF, 700 SMOH, IO470, 3190 Floats, 3200 Fluidyne wheel skis, Navcom 300, ADF, xpdr Mode C, Garmin55 GPS, STOL. Int/ext May’10. Fresh annual & TOL. Sell tradedown reduced to $139,000. 780-781- 2152. (27366)

1967 CESSNA 150, 1900 TTSN, 1950 on 150 HP, 495 Garmin, 2/pl intercom, Mode C. Annual due mid summer. Ext 8/10, int. original, land prop and wheels. $55,000. Contact at 705-201-1688, (29955)

1967 MOONEY 20E FAST & ECONOMICAL cross country capable. 665 TBO 3/bl prop 495 hrs 201 cowl. Leather interior 2006 9/10, exterior 8+/10. Many upgrades, pristine shape. $60,000. Philip 250-468-2771, (30057)

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1966 Cherokee 140, 2561 TT, 1075 TTE

1973 LA-4-200, 1370 TTSN

Cessna 150: numerous fuselage, interior parts, engine baffles, strut fairings and complete set of rudder pedals. PA28-181: Nose fender K2U (new). Floats: new fiber glass/for Ultralight 650 lbs Skis: Federal 1500 new bottoms Enstrom 280: L&R door glass pn 280-1302713 and 14 (new), Rotor head pn 28-14117-1 (31-OC5-78A), HIO360 cylinder assembly (tagged). Prestolite alternator. Aeronca Champ: Complete 5 tail control surfaces, covered in excellent condition. 5 gallon wing tank, Seaplane L&R vertical stabs. Air powered emergency generator.

1987 Quickie 2, 122.5 TTSN

1967 172, TTE 220 SMOH

Engine parts: Lycoming rear accessory case, NDT, fits O-320 to O-540, oil gears installed Prestolite starter OV'd 2 IO-470 cylinders, chrome, std, 1 stud assy, 1 with valves installed 6 O-320 first run stud assemblies, no cracks, re-buildable & 4 1200TT no cracks 4 O-200 cylinders complete with pistons, rings, valves, 3 chrome, 1 steel 2 Lycoming ring gear assemblies, like new Bendix half inch mag spacers Large oil tank for O-200 O360 prop bulkheads (used) & cylinder assemblies with pistons (used)


Miller Motor Glider, New Franklin 60 hp

1977 Cessna 150, 6000 TT

Exhaust systems: Complete exhaust system for O-320G Vintage WWII radial exhaust (1340, 2600) Propeller: Sensenich 76EM8-0-53 72inch, 2 props for display only 3-blade Warpdrive 100-150 hp 3-blade Magnum IVO with motor Miscellaneous: Assorted wheels and tires New 500-5 wheels Disc brakes, tires, master cylinders New Rapco vaccuum pump Cessna 12 V Flap motor Venturi Tube 1DG Vertical card compass Various small items electrical & cockpit. Email for list. 26’ flat bed tri-axle trailer

Note: More items will be at this sale - late arrival entries. Snack bar will be open 9 am - 5 pm.

CASH - DEBIT - CERTIFIABLE CHEQUE Aircaft sales and sales over $1,000: 10% down payment with balance within 2 business days. ALL ITEMS REMAIN IN CUSTODY UNTIL PAID IN FULL. TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT SALE TIME.



1968 LAKE-LA4-180, 2272 TTAF, 151 SMOH et SPOH, ELT 406, Mode C, bat wings, chauffemoteur, housses moteur et pare-brise. Excellente condition. $75,000. 819-378-3752. (30195)

1969 150J 4650 TT OUTSTANDING, STOL, VORTEX GENERATORS equipped Safer T/O Landing. GPS150XP. Carburator Ice Detector. Altim/C. Digital RPM, Oil, Psi, Temp. Engine Analyzer. MANY EXTRAS. $18,500 OBO. 905-838-4289. (30162)

1969 CESSNA 180H, 0-470R, EDO 2960, wheels, 5040 TT, 682 SMOH, 0 STOH, 6 new cyls, CHT, Prop 50 SN. New: paint/int. LRF. ELT 406. Fresh annual. Hangared. $140,000. Roger 450-780-2103 (30190)

1969 PIPER AZTEC D, 8195 TTSN, engine IO540 2395 SMOH, 2395 SPOH (300 smr) prop year: 2005, 2010. King xpdr and Garmin 696 (guizmo) Com. Paint/int 6.5/10. $49,500. 450666-3718, (29928)

1970 PA-18 SUPER CUB AIRCRAFT, C/w wheels, skis, Edo 2000 floats, cargo pod, wing, cowling covers. Always hangared in winter. Low hrs. Must see. Rene 705-864-0893, 705-6987983. (30068)

1972 BEECH SIERRA A24R, 3325 TTSN, excellent condition. All logs available. Annual due Sept 2012. Comes with custom covers for the entire plane. 250-9925869. (29906)

1972 CITABRIA 7GCBC, rebuilt in 2004, 1200 TT, 1400 SMOH, excellent compression, great condition, one too many planes! Contact at or 867-873-8256. (29935)

1974 CESSNA 182P, Texas Skyway conversion, 280 HP, 2740 TTSN, 887 SMOH. Narco MK12D’s, DME, Cent. 2000 auto pilot w/alt hold. GPS Mode C. Fresh annual/IFR. $119,900. 705454-3530, (30168)

1974 PA-28-151, 4738.5 TTAF 609.3 SMOH, 1910 PROP, 160 HP, King KX 170B, King KT78, Narco 810, Garmin 150XL. Hangared. $39,500. 519-228-6111, (29958)

1975 BELLANCA SCOUT 8GCBC, 1760 TSN, 825 TSOH, 60 SPOH, 2007 restoration. New fuselage fabric and new wings with LRF, 2007 interior, C/S propeller, $98,500 CDN. Spring Aviation, 800-667-3373. (28691)

1976 182P SKYLANE II, 2650 TT, approx. 1200 SMOH, GPS, Mode C xpdr, Loran C, 4/pl intercom, 3/bl prop, newer Narco radio. CofA Nov/2011. Always hangared. $85,000. Lancer, SK. 306-689-2651. (29315)

1976 CHEROKEE ARROW, 3060 TTSN, 1510 SMOH, 45 SPOH 3/bl, IFR, Coupled AP, GPS, Dual ILS. Good int/ext. $49,900. 506-640-2017.

1976 ENSTROM HELICOPTER 280C, 1337 TTSN, KT 76 Trans, KY97A radio. New Lamiflex bearings, new blade tape, floats, some misc parts. Always hangared. Major rework last few yrs. $150,000 OBO. 709-722-8650. (30202)

1976 PIPER ARROW II, beautiful Arrow! Needs nothing! Factory remn’d engine (1999). 3/bl prop, recent paint and interior. Same owner since 1992. Fresh annual, May 2012. Always hangared. Ready to go!!! Aviation Unlimited 905-477-0107. (30216)

1977 PIPER TURBO-ARROW, 2795 TT, 705 SFRM, G430W, HSI, TCAS, full autopilot, stormscope, engine analyzer, Merlyn, oxygen. NDH. Complete logs. Contact at 604-960-0996, (30163)

1978 C-182RG, 2500 TT, 0-540, 2500 SN. Prop due 2015. King digital IFR, JPI fuel, S/B vacuum, Pulselites, 406 ELT, oxygen. New upholstery, 8/10 overall. Fresh annual. Always hangared., 604-222-1586. (30067)

1978 CESSNA 152, 21000 TT, 1800 ET, paint 2005, Mode C xpdr. Annual Nov 2011, all logs. LRF. Very good condition. $24,000 OBO. 905584-6595, (30196)

1979 CESSNA 180K, 6800 TTSN, 1115 SMOH, 45 SN prop, Horton STOL, JPI 711 engine monitor, digital instruments, metal panel. Excellent P&I. LRF. Always hangared. $126,000. STC 3190 pounds, C185 Gear. 204-724-3565. (29984)

1979 CESSNA 182Q, 2287.2 TT, 125 SMOH, 2KX155 NAV. Com/W Glide Slope, ADF, XPDR Mode C, 89B GPS. Current CofA. Excellent condition. Paint/int 7/10. Hangared except the last 3yrs. 250-489-3113, (c)250-342-5231. (29936)

1979 CESSNA U206G, 7713 TT, 1700 SMOH, 193 SPOH, 366 EDO 3430 w/hatches, wheels, 6/seats, radios, GPS. Commercially registered. NDH. Fresh water, good maintenance, recent replacement 4/6 cylinders. $105,000. 705-3253993, 705-826-2524. (30138)

1979 CHIEFTAIN COMMUTER, 10,200 TTSN, 600/600 SMOH. Garmin 530WAAS King/Collins digital avionics, KFC 200 A/P Co-Pilot Inst, crew and cargo, new paint, refurb 10/pl interior. Fresh annual. 250-245-3499, (30187)

1979 PANTHER CHIEFTAIN, 2280 TTSN, 80/80 SMOH, Dual Garmin 430WAAS, GMX 200MFD Traffic Terrain Bendix 9900 TCAD, KFC 200 AP/FD, Nyack LRF, intercoolers, crew and cargo, new boots. Leather Int. Contact at 250-2453499, (30186)

1979 RIEMER CAVALIER SA 102.5, 244.5 TTAF, 185.2 SMOH on Lycoming O-290D. Hangared since new. Airplane has not flown since August 13/1994. No reasonable offer refused. 250-961-6035. (30136)

1980 CESSNA 172N, IFR, 160 HP, TTSN 3248, TTSNE 1920, SMOH 441, TTP 1920, SPOH 188. EGT/CHT, GPS, 4/plc intercom, dual PTT, NDH. All logs. CofA May 2012. $59,900. North Bay, ON. 705-752-2018, (30208)

1980 CESSNA 182TRG, O-540, Horton STOL, VGs, dual NAV/COMs, xpdr, autopilot, ADF, GPS, audio panel, Glideslope, oxygen, 3968 TTSN, 1802 SMOH, 82 hour McCauley. Annual July/11. Asking $110,000. 250-500-1492, 250-775-1593. (29681)

1980 CESSNA 414A III CHANCELLOR RAM VII, s/n 414A-0478, 5217 TTAF, Garmin GNS480, S-TEC 60-2 autopilot, winglets, and speed brakes. Contact John Hopkinson & Assoc. at 403-291-9027. (29683)

1981 BELL JET RANGER 3, high skids, leather interior, cargo extender, wedge windows. Fresh straps and inspections. Excellent times, 10/10 inside and out, based in CYNJ. $520,000. 604925-8481. (30193)

1983 MOONEY 305 ROCKET, TKS deice, new prop, loaded w/options. 3265 TT, 700 SNEW, 100 STOH, IFR Garmin 530 WAAS, KFC150 Autopilot, Stormscope, Factory O2, Speed Brakes. $169,000 CDN. Contact at 250-769-1378, (29486)




1984 MAULE M-7-235, 975 TTSN, IO-540 235 HP, 3/bl C/S Prop, 406 ELT, Mode C, EDO 2440 Floats, Currently on wheels. NDH. $110,000. 250-766-1102, (29155)

1984 PIPER MOJAVE, 2570 TTSN, 865/865 SMOH. Garmin 430, King Digital, Dual TXP, KFC 250 AP/FD/YD Color Radar, K-Ice, Co-Pilot Inst. Leather seats, good paint. Fresh annual. 250-245-3499, (30188)

1987 FISHER 404 BY-PLANE ULTRALITE, 532 engine, electric start, new windshield/battery/ Uralite leading edge prop, full Panel, GPS, A6 radio. Always hangared in Calgary. $8,700. 403936-5700. (29827)

1988 SEAWIND 2000, Amphibian, 540 TT, Lycoming IO360, 3/bl prop, IFR Equipment, engine monitor, fuel computer, 80 Gal fuel, leather seats. Always hangared. $100,000. Aerobatic, other trades considered. 250-549-7092, (c)250-8789900. (30061)

1990 MOONEY 201J, 6813 TTAF, 650 TTE, 313 SPOH, GNS430, HSI, JP I700, Strikefinder, KMA24, KX155, KR87, KT76A, 406 ELT, EDM 700. Great IFR machine. $120,000. Contact 905-572-5080. (29493)

1991 MIRANDA S14F, 1800#, 228 TT, 150 HP O320, cruise 100 mph. Will consider trade for fishing boat. For more information contact, 403-462-2875. (29770)

1993 AEROCRUISER, moteur 912s, 1002.3 TT, moteur et hĂŠlice 3 pales 103.8 h. Tableau complet, radio icom 200 avec intercom. En parfaite condition. Flotteurs, Skis et Roues. $29,000 NĂŠgociable. 450-813-1485, anglais 514-605-8790. (30204)

1998 GLASTAR, Lycoming 320 160 hp, 104 TT SMOH, xpdr Mode C, GPS Map 195, Audio Flight Avionics, folding wings. Hangared in winter. $75,000. 450-681-8000 Montreal area, (29802)

1999 GLASTAR, 615 TTSN, O-320 160 HP, folding wings, wheels, floats, custom trailer, 2 props, full panel, GPS, electric trim, fuel storage tank, pump, glass covers, Excellent performer. $79,000. 705-877-1201, (29872)

1999 RV8A, 330 TTSN, IO-360, Hartzell CS, Garmin GNC250XL, GPS/COM, Terra 760 Ch. Com., Terra xpdr, EI Fuel Flow, Tetra EGT & CHT, Navaid Autopilot, 60 Gal. Fuel. NDH. $75,000. 403-660-7824. (29478)

2010 CAVALIER S102.5, 1650#, 6 TT, 150 HP O-320, can cruise 130 mph. $20,000. Will consider trade for fishing boat. For more information contact 403-462-2875.

AMPHIB FLOATS 1150-4, max gross weight 1,261 lbs. Includes hand pump, selector valve, reservoir and hydraulic fittings. $9,500. Western Aviation 866-678-1234, (28818)

2010 VANS RV7, 80 TTSN, 180 HP Lycoming O-360A1A, Sensenich FP prop, MGL Odyssey 10â&#x20AC;? EFIS, GPS, AP, night VFR, Mode C, xpdr and more. $85,000. Contact at 810-207-1525, (29914)


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300 MPH QUESTAIR VENTURE, 192 TTSN, IO550-G Continental. $128,000 OBO. Evenings 905-643-1808. (30209)



90 HP J3 CUB, 4 SMOH done by Aero Receipt Maliniun cyl. Annual April 2012. Total fuselage restoration, 25 hrs since done. Wheels, floats & skis. $68,900. 204-232-6543. (30164)

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CESSNA 172B, 3365 TT, 180 HP, 165 SN. EDO floats, 2 VHF, xpdr, 406 ELT, GPS, Wing X, 4/pl intercom, should harness, wheel gear. $71,000. 250-723-3209, (30160)

CESSNA 182P, 2690 TT, 1240 SMOH. LRF. 3,100 lb GWT, updated avionics, well maintained, based & hangared CYSH, will consider trade for two place aircraft. Annual with sale. (29317)

CHALLENGER 11 AULA 2003, fits tall pilots, injected engine 50TTSN, fast, professionally built, maintained, hangared, immaculate, deluxe optioned, propeller, interior, suspension, skis, covers, tank, etc. Kingston. $21,950. 613-377-1002. (30211)

CHALLENGER II AULA 2000, 487 TTSN, Rotax 503 212 TTSN, EIS, Garmin 96C, 17 gal, Turbulence pkge, cabin heat, skis. Hangared. Fresh Annual. Stanley, NS. $19,900. 902-576-5125, (29601)

CHAMPION 7EC 1963, 3222 TTAF, 85 HP électric, starter, alternator, disc brake Cleveland 6” Scott 3200, com, intercom. Int 9/10, ext 10/10 paint 2010. Owner maint. $35,000 OBO. Yves 450-568-3461. (28015)

DELISLE C.A.D.I. L-160, 0-320 E2D, 275 TTA/E. 1-Com, 1-GPS, 2-Headsets DC’s. New Bushwheels. Fresh Annual. 250-785-6415.

FLEET CANUCK 80, 4778 TT, C85-12J, portable radio, GPS, intercom, nav, strobes, landing light, alternator. New: windshield, tires. float attachments. Skis available, Fun to fly at 4gph. Based YHU. $29,500. 514-949-6981. (30206)

GLASAIR II TD, 770 TTSN, O320- E2D, 160 HP 4350 TT, 505 SMOH, Garmin GNC300XL, GPS/Com Terra 920 nav/com AT150 Mode C, 406 ELT. NDH. Hangared. Ideal for GLASS COCKPIT CONVERSION. $53,500. 403-5561016, (29892)

GRUMMAN AA5B TIGER, 3200 hrs, 1200 SMOH, 0 time prop, IFR, Garmin 430 WAAS, panel mounted AERA-500, EGT-CHT, Century IIB autopilot, 406 ELT, canopy cover. Fresh annual. $78,000. Contact at 416-209-3672 or (29511)

HYDRAULIC FLOAT DOLLEY, use truck with front mounted trailer ball. More versatile and manoeuvrable than motorized types. Like new. $6,000. Bob 780-922-2330.

LUSCOMBE 11A, 2860 TT, 80 hrs on overhauled engine & prop. Good exterior, interior & radios. Encoding tpx, intercom. $49,900. 250655-6420. (30043)

NEW 2011 MURPHY MOOSE, 30 TTSN, 360 HP M14P radial, Garmin transc., Mode C xpdr, Dynon EFIS, grt EIS. CofA. Winnipeg. $158,000 OBO. Contact at 204-795-2445, (28995)

OSPREY 2 HOMEBUILT 2008, Lycoming engine 180 HP. 64-inch propeller carbon fiber - Ptip. Radios. Hangared, 43 hrs flying time. $29,000 OBO. 519-972-1146. (30171)

PIPER PA-23-250 TURBO AZTEC “F” 1976, 3135 TTAF, 773 TSO, Garmin GNS 530, Full deice. Contact John Hopkinson & Assoc. at 403291-9027. (28573)

PIPER PA11S 1948, 3040 TT, Continental 90 HP 8F, 643 SMOH, EDO 1400. New tire, ski, paint 6/10, new struts seals. Always hangared. Fresh annual. $50,000. Contact Roger at 450-7802103 or (30191)

PIPER PA24-250 COMANCHE, 4100 TT, 1075 SMOH, fresh prop, King Avionics, S-Tec 50, Storm Scope, Hangared. $69,900. 519-4288014. (29680)

PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT, 34 acres, 2/cottages, grass airstrip, sand beaches. Located on Ottawa River 1.3 hrs from Ottawa. Pontoon boat, barge and dock included. $495,000. For details see (30184)

RANS S7 FLOATPLANE, 557 TT, rebuilt 582 20hrs and growing. New 1260 Lotus Floats 2010, 3/bl Warp Drive prop. Vertex hand held radio, intercom and extras. $25,000. 250-6943656. (29484)

RESTORED UPGRADED BELLANCA CRUISEMASTER, fresh annual, 46 hrs on prop and IO 470L engine, fuselage recovered, longerons replaced 2008, both wings rebuilt, 9.5 int/ext. or 705-445-4419. (30141)

SAFARI HELICOPTER AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, brand new, freshly approved Feb 2012. Ready to go. Engine Lycoming O-320-H2AD 160 HP rebuilt to zero time. Located Laval, QC. $80,000. Jean-Luc Bureau. 514-951-1414, 450661-8081, 450-661-2535. Fax 450-661-9267. (29878)

SUPER CUB PA-18-135, 3350 TTAF, 816 SMOH eng. 1650 Edo floats, skis. New fabric wings, tail (March 2012). 807-222-3654, 807222-2215. (30192)

TAILOR “TITCH” HURRICANE, 27 TTAF&E, 150 MPH, many instruments, ELT and 720ch radio. Over $37,000 invested will sell for $24,000. No license, no money. Offers. FBO Debert, NS. 902-387-2368, (29711)

ULTRA LEGER EVOLUE 1993, 2 places cote a cote, toile, peinture, intdrieur refait 2009. 65 HP Continental, mag, fil de bougies et bougies neuf. Immatricule C-F. $40,000 nego. Yves 450-5683461. (28016)

1975 CESSNA 340 RAM, 5880 TT, 500/1100 SMOH, 150/150 STOP, 50/50 SPOH, G430W, STEC 65 Alt preselect, GAMI, SHADIN, JPI, Sat WX, A/C, Full Deice, 183 Gal. $179,900. 514947-1638, (30239)



PHOTO CLASSIFIEDS WORK! This month’s photo classifieds are featured on pages C-1, C-2, C-5 and pages C-9 to C-12


135 Piper

185 Ultralight

PA12 150, Lycoming reman, 450 SMOH, IC-A200 com, all new sheet metal, nose cowel, inst panel, new glass, New baggage, New paint, OM Category, on wheels & OH 2000 floats. OM category. $65,000. Contact Ed Peck at 902-467-3333 or PIPER COLT, 6050 TT, 1350 SMOH, sealed struts, digital radio, GPS Laurance 2000, Bose headset, new seats, Mode A, ICOM 200 VHF Com. CofA July 2012. 613-258-2688.

180 Taylorcraft TAYLORCRAFT BC12D, float attachment kit for slae, no documentation. Located Boissevain MB. $1,200. Can ship. 204-215-0080.

185 Ultralight 1992 CHALLENGER II AULA, Rotax 503 DCDI, 60 hrs on engine and drive. Good condition. Hangared. $12,000. 519-376-2517 after 6 pm, contact at 1993 CHALLENGER II, 430 TTSN, Hirth 2703 dual ignition, CHT, EGT, intercom, wheels & skies. One owner since new. Always hangared. Flown regularly. Hawkesbury, ON. $13,500. Contact at 613-632-8460 or email at 2003 CHALLENGER II AULA, 186 TT, Rotax 503 DCDI, Datum retractable skis, electric starter, 5x5.00 main tires, intercom + 2 headsets, A5 Radio, heater and maintenance log. Always hangared. $25,000. 506-7733774,

CHALLENGER II, 503 22 TTSN, many extras incl. Amphib floats & skis. Must sell $23,500. Call 705272-4947 for details. CHINOOK FACTORY BUILT IN EDMONTON. Original factory sales coloured, storage 20+ yrs, very low hrs, Rotax 277. Medical forces sale. $4,900 OBO. 780-460-6841, 780-9450411. TEAM MINI-MAX, 1600 R, 221 TTSN, engine 31 SMOH on Rotax 447 & GSC Prop. VG condition, EGT/CHT, wing tanks, ICOM A21 NAV/COM. Always Hangared. Medical forces sale. $10,900 OBO. 780460-6841, 780-945-0411. WITH A CHROME MOLLY FRAME AND CECONITE covered body, this Nordic 11 is waiting for your engine to complete it and make it fly. The wings have been recovered with Ceconite 102 and are ready for paint, all you need is your engine. The plane is virtually all there except for the engine and prop. Just $7,900. Located Little Current, ON. 705-368-2314.

215 Aircraft Wanted CASH FOR YOUR AIRPLANE, damaged, derelict, parts projects. Also have wings, tails, engines, exhaust, struts. Parts for Seminole, Mooney, 177B, 150, 152, 172, Viking, Citabria, Apache, Midget Mustang. 519-4532579. WANTED LOW TIME CHRISTIAN EAGLE (canadian reg). Call Denis 780-799-6732.

250 Blocktime 2007 BUSHCADDY ALUMINUM R80 AULA ROTAX 912ULS. Professionally built, painted, upholstered, maintained. Deluxe interior, Capacious luggage area. Low hours, private hangared. New amphibious floats $82,950.00. Wheels - $64,950.00. Kingston. Contact at 613-377-1002, NEW BUSHCADDY R120 HOMEBUILT / R80 AULA. Heavy duty aluminum, under construction. Optioned fuselage, cabin, wings complete ready for engine, interior, avionics, paint. For details contact the factory 450-5626977,

BLOCKTIME AVAILABLE 2004 CIRRUS SR20, 1/3 Share available for sale, fully loaded Glass Cockpit. Enjoy carefree access to this beautiful aircraft. Online booking, Flight Director, Skywatch Traffic; 55X Autopilot w/Altitude Preselect, Dual Garmin 430s, EMax. Only 1 position left. $159 per hr dry. Based at YKZ.

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255 Business Opp. AIR SERVICE, NW Manitoba, day/ night, multi/float, VFR, Cessna 310, Cessna 185, hangar. Float Base Outfitting Service, good revenue room to expand. 204-623-7276. AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER IN CANADA IS LOOKING TO RAISE EQUITY CAPITAL by selling shares of stock to investor in order to launch production of an unique light sport aircraft. Serious inquiries only. CHARTER BUSINESS FOR SALE in western Alberta. 702 - 703 operations, single engine, multi engine. Well established, good revenue. For more information call 780-865-0001. FLOATPLANE SERVICE WITH OUTPOST, North Eastern ON. Regular customer with business available with outside charters. In business 40 yrs. Owner retiring. Great fishing and hunting. Base and housing can be leased very reasonably to keep investment low. 705-894-2150, 716-544-5676.

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270 Engines for Sale 1947 STINSON 108-2 165 HP Franklin engine, 2 McCauley metal props 1a175 6bolt p76679 pc857, dm7648 pc3tc857 sn60160 52712. $8,000 OBO. Call for more details, 204-670-4449. Will sell separate. CONT IO 470 VO, ser# 170515R 1548 hrs. Log book, parts and shop manual incl. New set standard piston rings and shipping stand incl. $5,000. 705-632-1024, CONT O-145, 29 SMOH, new cylinders, removed from 170B for 180 conversion, $12,500. Contact Ed Peck 902-467-3333, IO-540 LYCOMING 290 HP, complete with mags and harness, 350 since rebuilt. Up-grading must sell. $17,000 OBO. 604-856-1279. LYCOMING 0320-E2D, 2885 TT, mags, carb, vac pump, comp & oil analysis avail. 519-995-7774 or LYCOMING O-235, 2500 SMOH, starter, carb, Logs, $3850. CONTINENTAL 0-470R, 1500 SFOH, starter, mags, logs, $4,900. 519-428-8014. O-320-E2D, 150 HP Lycoming, 1610 TT, 50 SMOH, complete, logbook, vacpump, mags, starter, alternator, etc. Perfect condition. $15,000. 250551-3350,

285 Floats for Sale 2000 EDO FLOATS, excellent condition, no leaks. For a PA22 Bushmaster. Asking $8,500 OBO. Call Ron at 250540-3765.

285 Floats for Sale CAP 2000 FLOATS $10,500. Certified w/all mounting hardware and tail winglets for Citabria 7GCBC. Excellent condition. North Bay. Contact Ron Miller at 705-498-3133 days, or email CERTIFIED FORWARD BOTTOM SKINS for most Edo Floats. Contact Ed Peck 902-467-3333, fax 467-3136 EDO 1400s J3/PA11 rigging. Dual rudders, paddle, no patches or leaks. Mint condition. $9,500. 519-4962240. EDO 2790 AMPHIBIAN FLOATS, with struts/rigging. Includes engine driven, hand pump and lighted gear indicator. Located Park Rapids, MN, US. $14,000. Brandon, MB. 204-7243565. FLOAT BRACE WIRES, tie rods, Most popular lengths in stock, new certified, new surplus and some used wires. Ed Peck 902-467-3333 MODEL PK C3500 FLOATS removed from a Cessna 206. They are in good shape, come with the attaching hardware. $8,500. Call Colby ext. 229, Preferred Airparts, 800-433-0814 US/Canada; OH/330-698-0280. NEW 2000 & 2250 FLOATS ANY RIGGING for homebuilt & OM aircraft. Also several sets of damaged Edo & PK floats for parts or rebuild. Ed Peck 902-467-3333.

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AIRCRAFT FOR SALE • NICE – Piper PA24-250 Comanche, 4100 TT, 1075 SMOH, Fresh Prop, King Nav/Com, S Tec A/P • Parting Out – Cessna 152, 172, 185 - Call with your requests • LYCOMING – O-235-L2C, High Time, Logs, $3,850.00 • CONTINENTAL – O-470R, 1600 SFOH, $4,900.00

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290 Floats Wanted FLOATS FOR A CESSNA 172, I would like to trade my speed boat for floats , boat is worth around $9,000. Contact at or 506-736-9958.

295 Fly-In Resorts TUKTO LODGE FLY-IN FISHING LODGE and outpost camps In N.W.T. and Nunavut on Mosquito and Dubawnt Lake. View online at or contact at or 1-800-7600924. Priced To Sell.

300 Hangar Space HANGAR AT BURLINGTON AIRPARK, 32’ x 40’, includes 10 x 12 Office, Recent 101” clearance. Electric door, 15 amp 220 service, fluorescent lighting, asphalt floor. Reduced to $29,500. Photos @ or Ted 905-847-8231. HANGARMINIUMS FOR SALE at Oshawa Airport. Unique opportunity to own your own hangar and the land underneath it at a Municipal Airport. Contact Heidi Stephenson at 905436-2600 ext 228 or email LONDON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CYXU. Unit in 18 unit complex with common lounge. Insulated, heated with finished walls and ceiling. Wilson vertical bifold door. Water supply in hangar. Washroom, sitting area and flight planning area in lounge. $65,000. Monthly fees $225 includes land lease costs, taxes, electricity and snow clearing. Contact at 519-4739433, PRIVATE AIRPLANE HANGAR LANGLEY, BC, 8,600 sq. ft. hangar includes 4 offices, 2 washrooms, 40’ wide doors to taxiway with flexible layout. Owner may carry financing. Open to sale or long term lease to own. Melissa Bailey 604-585-2276 ext 222, T-HANGAR AT WATERLOO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YKF) FOR RENT, 40’ wide 12’ high sliding steel doors. $330/month including electricity. No water or heat. Asphalt floor. Contact Panjer Coyle Inc. 519-3413633. T-HANGARS FOR RENT at the Oshawa Municipal Airport. Hangar space is now available for lease. Great hangars with electricity and bifold doors. Chris Pearce 905-5768146 ext 5 or


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BUTLER SÉRIE 102 CHAIR (SEAT) PACK, Mfg Year 2004, LoPo 450, Last Repack 2004. Value New $2,260 US. Sell for $1,200. 514-448-1899. PILOT EMERGENCY PARACHUTES for gliders, powered aerobatics, warbirds. Sales and service. Back, seat, chair; custom colours. National, Softie, Strong, new/used. Call Flying High Manufacturing Inc. 403-687-2225, or thru

340 Parts for Sale C-85/ C90 STARTER. $250 and carb $250 plus shipping. 780-460-6841, 780-945-0411. COMPLETE WING COVERS, engine, tail plane, prop, stub wing for C-421C, used three months, $995. Engine tents for MU-2, very good condition, $250. Two sets stretcher racks for PA31, one set racks for C-400 series, make offer. Contact at 807-735-2739, MGK AERO: Large inventory, light metal and fabric airframe parts, jig rebuilt wings. Many 65 to 250 HP engines and parts for certified and experimental. Avionics, instruments, certified propellers, C-23 surplus, Cornell misc, Rangers. 204-3246088.

MCCAULEY 90” C2A34C204-C 58 hrs new July 26, 2007 pitch 11 and 31, $6,500 CDN. McCauley 82” C2A34C204-XC 1981 pitch 13 and 31, 171 hrs inspected Aug. 24, 2005, $5,500. McCauley 82” C2A34C204 90DBC-8b blade dimensions at limits 748 hrs Aug. 25, 2004 disassembled, could be repaired for homebuilt, $800. All props with log books, props off O470 Cessna 182. North Bay, ON. Contact Ron Miller at 705-498-3133,

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NEW COLIN WALKER 68 X 58 PROP. Never flown. $290 plus shipping. Contact at 780-460-6841 or 780945-0411.

365 Real Estate CABLEHEAD AIRPARK, P.E.I. – Cottage for Sale - 3 bed, 2 full baths. Go to website - or call 978-360-1220. SKIS, FLOATS, SHORT RUNWAY two storey house. Little Current. ON. $280,000. 416-241-0690.

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365 Real Estate COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND, busy Highway location, adjacent to Wingham Airport CPR7/ runway, 2.26 acres. NOW $165,000. Contact Renate Sieber, Broker of Record, at RE/MAX Land Exchange Ltd., phone 519-531-1177, online at MODERN FLY-IN FISHING CABIN FOR SALE, located on secluded lake in Haliburton region (SW Algonquin Park) of SE Ontario. Only one cabin per lake. Floatplane access only. Great fishing. 705-325-3993 or 705-826-2524. PRIME COMMERCIAL, LOCATED WETASKIWIN AIRPORT (EX3), 58 ft. frontage x 68 ft., 44 ft. x 11 ft. bifold door. Attached 975 sq. ft. Office, shop, toilet, utility room, underfloor heating with separate 3 bay controls. Power 120/220, 200 amp, three phase. Inner bay serviced with vapour proof lighting suitable for aircraft painting. Commercial air compressor included w/sale. Sale below replacement, commercial lot $140,000, Hangar $200,000, Total $340,000., 780352-9978 after 6 pm. REGISTERED RUNWAY CFK8 (IN CFS), grass strip and 42’ x 60’ airplane hangar on 21 acres plus 1 1/4 acre with house and small barn. Located in beautiful New Tecumseth, close to Hwy. 27 and 400, 35 minutes to Toronto. $1,500,000. 905-729-0747. WWW.CABLEHEAD.WEEBLY.COM & WWW.GOLFPEI.WEEBLY.COM are two websites we would like you to view to see our beautiful location. Excellent lots starting at $25,000. 902961-2311,

370 Share or Partner 1/3 SHARE 300 HP C-182 on amphibs based in Oshawa. $35,000. For more information call 905-985-1796

370 Share or Partner 1/7 SHARE 1968 172, IFR, based CYKZ. Annual completed April 2012, lost medical. 416-431-7282. 1/8 SHARE 1978 CESSNA 172, 180 HP Float Plane. Baumann floats, new avionics, bubble windows. $15,000. Contact Ron at 905-825-4256, 1967 CESSNA 150 1/10 SHARE, based at CFX2 Okotoks, AB. Great for commercial time building. $50/hr wet to run. Hangared. Well funded partnership reserve fund. $4,000. Jason 403-862-8820. 1971 PIPER PA32-260 1/4 SHARE, 3450 TT, 1350 SMOH, 406 ELT, IFR, 6/pl intercom, 1,550 lbs useful load, 130 kts. Annual April 2012. CYBW. $21,000. Details online at MONTREAL PARTNER(S) WANTED to purchase high-performance 4-6 place FIKI single or Twinstar. Hangared at CYHU. You have IFR & 500 hours. Your investment $100200K. MOONEY M20E, 1/5 SHARE AVAILABLE, based at CYKF Kitchener. 2487 TTSN, 750 SMOH. 200HP. 3bl C/S prop, A/P, dual VOR, ILS, DME. $15,000. Contact John 905-741-0298, UP TO 1/2 SHARE AVAILABLE 1967 MOONEY, insured $65,000. Based Grimsby NZ8. Lowest cost/ mile, most efficient certified 4 seat single. Johnson Bar almost fool proof. 145 KTS true @ 9.4 GPH. 289-3086101.

375 Skis for Sale FEDERAL 3200 HYDRAULIC WHEEL-SKIS, excellent cond. Incl pump, rigging, axle studs, etc. $13,000. 250-263-8234.

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LAST MINUTE CLASSIFIEDS 1946 TAYLORCRAFT BC-12D, 65 HP, 1642 TTSN, 44.2 hrs since complete, no expense spared, ground-up restoration including engine. New wing, tail & windshield covers. A1500A skis new bottoms. Call for details. $39,000. Brian 780-639-3681. 1970 185E AMPHIB, IO550 3625 TT, 1338 TTE, Blackmac factory float, PK 3050 2007, advisory, wheels, good instruments/radios, C, 406. All logs, second owner. May 2012 annual. $225,000. Mike 613-766-9536, Paul 416-438-5985. 1972 PIPER PA-32-300, PLEASE VISIT WWW.CFZDB.CA FOR MORE INFORMATION. 1973 BELLANCA DECATHLON 8KCAB, 1010 TTSN, 150 HP fuel injected, CS prop. Garmin xpdr, intercom. Hangared YPK. $37,500 OBO. Contact Debbie at 604-251-1438, 1974 MORANE SAULNIER MS893E, C-GJFN 1680 TTSN, Lycoming O360-A1A 1680 hrs, top new cylinders 362 hrs (2005), HC-C2YK-1BF 144 hrs (2007). Fuel 60 Gal, empty weight 1,428 lbs, take off 2,310 lbs. Annual due April 2013. $45,000. 541-8931226. 1976 CESSNA 172M, 1610 TTSN, 10 SMOH, RAM STC almost 180 HP, 10 SPOH, new MX300 NAVCOM, 300 ADF, TXPDR/ENC, interior like new, solid low time 172. $79,900. 1972 CESSNA 182P, 2950 TTSN,12 SMOH, 45 SPOH, 2 new MX300 NAVCOMS, KN62DME, 300 ADF, KT76AT xpdr, navomatic 300, 4/pl intervox. Excellent paint &int, solid IFR Skylane. $125,000. 514-968-4995, 613-5513073. 1995 VAN’S RV-6, 180 HP, 291 TTAF, KY97A, KT76A, KLN89 GPS, Electric flaps, Vacuum system + electric, Endura paint. Slider canopy. NDH. Always hangared. $65,000. Contact at 250-837-4829. FLEET CANUCK 80 1946, 6500 TTSN, 85 HP, 1000 hrs rebuilt 1993. 1500 Federal Skis. OM. Hangared. $32,500. Luc 450-974-7755. PA-22 SUPER STRETCH TRIPACER, Lycoming O-540 260 HP, 2800 Floats, new pistons & cylinders 45 hrs, C/S 350 SPOH, 5.5 hrs flight time, 1200 useful load. Gatineau, QC. $120,000. Richard 819-663-4335, 819-955-7653.

LY-CON EXPERIMENTAL IO- 550-D - $35,000 - IO-550-D built by LY-CON for Experimental Aircraft, 77.3 Hours since June 2010, 300 HP Includes: Starter - Alternator - Left Hand Magneto - Light Speed Electronic Ignition in place of Right Hand Magneto - Secondary Alternator - Oil Cooler - Modified Engine Mount by Seaplanes West - Header Style Exhaust System - Baffles for Cessna 182P - Engine Driven Fuel Pump - High Compression Pistons Installed - Low Compression Pistons Available. Removed for V8 engine upgrade. Call Brian @ Eric B. Robinson Ltd 705-878-4900 or 705340-2408



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450-539-1771 Your Premiere Source for Pre-Owned Parts for Cessna 180/182/185/206/207 • Fuselage parts, cowlings, tail feathers, engine parts and mounts, wings, interior parts and more, avionics and instruments • No parts too large or too small • We also have a homebuilders’ corner (wheels and brakes), instruments, landing gear and lots more • Skywagon City will purchase damaged and derelict aircraft or inventories • Currently parting out 50 aircraft

Skywagon City Inc. 2851 Skywagon Blvd., Brechin, ON, L0K 1B0 705-484-5667 Fax 705-484-5606


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JHM Aviation Inc is exclusive distributor of building systems for the aviation field, ld and also of fers Bii--Fold hangar doors from 40 feet & up in association with Lafleur Industrial Garage doors. Scottt Steel Erectors Inc has become an industry leader in the Pre Engineered Metal Building business. Services offfered are: Consulting on choice off structures, openings and door sizes, Supply of complete hangar kits and doors, erection off the building by Scott Steel Erectors and recommendation of general contractors fo or turnkey installations.. ***A revolutionary steel building system fro r m Métal Sarttigan, distinguishes itse s lff,, by its solidity, by its surprising energy savings and by the speed and ease of erecttion. We are proud to sa ay th that each pro oject was conducted res spectting budgets and time ffr rames.

Conventional Hangars, Individuals or in rows Standard T Hangars Nested T Hangars)

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Contact: (514) 913-2454 - E-Mail info@jhlaviatio i




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For more information on the benefits of COPA Membership see page C-6.

Area Code Index NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, NUNAVIT, AND YUKON 867 (all three territories)

HKS distributor and approved repair center for HKS, 60 and 80HP available

BRITISH COLUMBIA 250 (Victoria, Prince George, Kelowna) 604/778 (Vancouver, Surrey) ALBERTA 403/587 (Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat) 780 (Edmonton, Fort McMurray) SASKATCHEWAN 306 (all of Saskatchewan) MANITOBA 204 (all of Manitoba)

Sky Raider distributor for Eastern Canada

ONTARIO 416/647 (Toronto) 519/226 (London, Windsor, Kitchener) 613 (Ottawa, Kingston) 705 (Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay) 807 (Thunder Bay, Kenora) 905/289 (Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Mississauga) QUEBEC 418/581 (Quebec City, Rimouski, Chicoutimi) 450 (Laval, Longueuil) 514/438 (Montreal) 819 (Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivieres)

Tel.: (450) 446-7400 - Fax: (450) 446-8069

MARITIMES 506 (New Brunswick) 709 (Newfoundland) 902 (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)

Aircraft Hangar Specialists

Industrial and Commercial Buildings also available e-mail:

1-800-561-2200 Proudly Made in Canada Design Build and T-Hangars available DUNDAS, ONTARIO Ph: 905-627-1127 Fax: 905-627-7339

Photos courtesy of Edenvale Aerodrome and Lake Central Air Services

Dress Shirt $59.95

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Flight Jacket $99.95

Polo Shirt $49.95

Flight Cap $19.95

Sunglasses $

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T--Shirt $19.9

Flight Bag $29.95 1-800-361-1696 1-800 0-361-1696

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