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Aviation News Journal - Vol.34 No.2
High Flyer Cartoons

Aviation News Journal - Vol.34 No.2

Flying High Comic, Calgary International Airport Sets Record, A Heavyweight Dogfight, Elevating Expectations: Flair Airlines' Impactful Year in Review, Flying Officer Percy Burton, Aviation Management, Remembering the Pioneers: King Bladud

Aviation News Journal - Vol.34 No.1
High Flyer Cartoons

Aviation News Journal - Vol.34 No.1

Volaria Aeronautical Festival, F-16 Flight Showcases Operational Strength, Aeromedical Evacuation Day, NAS Oceana Air Show, Right-sizing the Sri Lanka Air Force, 50 Years of Women Flying in the US Navy, Remembering the Pioneers: Abraham Wald

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.8
Military

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.8

The Canadian International Airshow, USS Ford: First of its Class, High Skill, High Altitude: The Gendarmerie Mountain Flying Training Centre, Bastille Parade Over Paris, Spanish Forces’ Parade in Madrid, Host Nation Support: More than Just a Phrase, Remembering the Pioneers: Dr. Robert Goddard

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.7
Military

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.7

Stronger Together - Air Defender 2023, Grifone 2023, Jimmy Thach, AirVenture 2023 Facts and Figures, Remembering the Pioneers: William 'Bill' Piper Sr.

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.6
Commercial aviation

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.6

Westfield International Air Show, Into the Unknown: Embraer KC-390 for Portugal, Jesús Villamor, Aviation Management: Communications and Structural Strategies, Remembering the Pioneers: James McDonnell

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.5
Commercial aviation

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.5

Anatolian Eagle 2023, Employee Evaluations, Alan McLeod, FAMEX 2023 - Mexico Aerospace Fair, Remembering the Pioneers: Kenneth Whiting

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.4
Military

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.4

The Gendarmerie Air Forces, The Cessna 337 At War, Wiley Post, Remembering the Pioneers, Aviation Management: Employee Evaluations – A Waste of Time or a Valuable Tool?

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.3
Military

Aviation News Journal - Vol.33 No.3

Repetition Makes Perfection, David Lord, Aviation Management: Delegation never works, Early Interceptors, Remembering the Pioneers: Steve Wittman

Aviation News Journal - February 2023
Aviation Management

Aviation News Journal - February 2023

NATO Training for Article 5, Rockwell Space Shuttle Challenger, Tony LeVier, Aviation Management Challenges – and Solutions, Remembering the Pioneers: Elrey Jeppesen

Aviation News Journal - January 2023
Military

Aviation News Journal - January 2023

US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Lincoln Beachey: ‘The World’s Greatest Aviator’, Volaria Aeronautical Festival at Mirabel Airport, Castoldi’s Fighters, Remembering the Pioneers

Aviation News Journal - December 2022
High Flyer Cartoons

Aviation News Journal - December 2022

ChatGPT and Aviation Journalism, Aero Gatineau-Ottawa 2022, John Glenn, the Battle of the Tank Busters, Floyd Smith, Low Flying Tails

Canada to participate in largest NATO exercise in decades

Canada to participate in largest NATO exercise in decades

The Canadian Armed Forces is set to participate in the largest NATO exercise in decades, that will serve to rehearse NATO’s Deterrence and Defence plans to counter threats to the Euro-Atlantic area.

Switchblade Flying Sports Car Achieves First Flight

Switchblade Flying Sports Car Achieves First Flight

Pioneering flying car, the Switchblade, recently completed its maiden flight in Washington State.

AirVenture 2023

AirVenture 2023

This year’s annual convention turned out to be another record-setting year. Attendance was approximately 677,000, up from the previous record of 650,000 last year. But attendance numbers weren’t the only record.

Stronger Together

Stronger Together

June saw an unprecedented number of movements of military aircraft all over Germany and the surrounding region. The reason: Exercise Air Defender 2023. More than 250 aircraft, including some 190 fighter jets, and more than 10,000 soldiers from 25 countries were on the move for two weeks.

Grifone 2023

Grifone 2023

From 3 to the 7 July, the Aeronautica Militare (AM – Italian Air Force) held its yearly SAR (Search and Rescue) training exercise. This year, the event took place at Frosinone Air Base in the Lazio region, southeast of Rome.

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Low Flying Tails - Turbulence

Low Flying Tails - Turbulence

Aviation comic by Crystine Muller.

High Flyer - Old School

High Flyer - Old School

Aviation comic illustrated by Crystine Muller

High Flyer - Time Traveller

High Flyer - Time Traveller

High Flyer Comic - Illustrated by Crystine Muller

High Flyer - Space Race

High Flyer - Space Race

High Flyer - Flying cross-country

High Flyer - Flying cross-country

Aviation comic illustrated by Crystine Muller.

High Flyer - Pause the Flight

High Flyer - Pause the Flight

Aviation comic illustrated by Crystine Muller

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aircraft ownership

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Trying it on for Size

Trying it on for Size

As we all know, “test driving” an aircraft is not the same as test driving a vehicle. You don’t pop down to your local dealership and take out the latest model for 30 mins, to see how it handles and how it feels.

A Delivery Adventure

A Delivery Adventure

I am very fortunate to have had many opportunities to fly different aircraft. Often this is because of the distance between the buyer and seller and is done as a service to assist in the movement of the plane to the buyer.

Logbooks: Setting the record straight

Logbooks: Setting the record straight

After the review of thousands of logbook pages, and years of reviewing entries in my own aircraft, I have discovered something. As owners, we do a terrible job of ensuring our logbooks are kept in great shape. I am not pointing fingers, unless you consider the one I am pointing at myself, as I am a culprit of this as much as anyone else.

Farewell

Farewell

We say a sad goodbye to Kathy Wrobel, who has written many excellent articles with valuable advice on purchasing and selling aircraft, as well as aircraft ownership in general.

Aviation Insurance 101: The Basics

Aviation Insurance 101: The Basics

Insurance is fundamentally about providing financial stability, so it is extremely important to have and to understand. This is especially true for those of us in aviation because of our industry’s high severity of losses, and even occasional fatalities.

When You Can Count on Your Aviation Family!

When You Can Count on Your Aviation Family!

I had sold an aircraft to Europe that was to be shipped in a container, so the other day I went up to a small airport with a small crew to pick up the aircraft, as well as its floats and some other accessories that were to go with it.

Come on World Time to Quit Smoking

Come on World Time to Quit Smoking

Aircraft have been stranded, folks struggling to get to where they are going. Some are having close calls, but thankfully so far no incidents.

Cessna 206 Quick Exit Door Modification

Cessna 206 Quick Exit Door Modification

Coast Dog Aviation, a well-known western Canadian maintenance organization, recently announced that a Transport Canada supplemental type certificate (ST) had been issued for the installation of a Cessna 206 cargo door modification, which provides a significant increase in safety.

A Cavalier Attitude

A Cavalier Attitude

The TransCanada Highway crossed below me as I glanced at the Cav's airspeed read out. We eased up through 80 mph with the RPM good and the plane climbing strongly. I smiled to myself and thought for the tenth time that evening how much I love my airplane.

Ten aeromedical things I wish pilots knew (that most don’t)

Ten aeromedical things I wish pilots knew (that most don’t)

Aviation lore abounds with stories of pilots summarily losing their flight privileges after running afoul of seemingly arbitrary, mysterious medical requirements. And yet, in my opinion, this usually wasn’t really the case.

A Pilot's View

A Pilot's View

What do we see from above? What do pilots see that no one else does?

The Freedom of Private Aviation Renewed

The Freedom of Private Aviation Renewed

"When I think about my first article of 2020, where the year seemed so full of hope and great expectations, it seems like a blink of an eye ago and a million years ago all in the same feeling."

Selling Aircraft During COVID-19

Selling Aircraft During COVID-19

It has been a very busy year with aircraft sales here at Prairie Aircraft Sales Ltd. The year started off great; we were in the midst of the springtime shows when everything came to a screeching halt. March, all into lockdown.

So I bought a V-Tail...

So I bought a V-Tail...

In the spring of 2019 I received a call from a client who wanted to sell their aircraft. They were not really interested in going through the whole process and just wanted me to purchase it as it was. That is not uncommon and I have a few aircraft for sale now that are being sold “as is where is”. This means you need to do your own due diligence and know there will probably be a few surprises.