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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.

Commercial aviation Jun 1, 2021
Surviving Spatial Disorientation with ICARUS Devices
Surviving Spatial Disorientation with ICARUS Devices

Inadvertent flight into instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC) is dangerous. Those who fly into clouds or smoke, for example, without warning, may well experience spatial disorientation. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), “between 5 to 10 percent of all general aviation accidents can be attributed to spatial disorientation, 90% of which are fatal.”

Commercial aviation Jun 1, 2021
Workforce Solutions for Aviation and Aerospace
Workforce Solutions for Aviation and Aerospace

A new corporation has been created to focus on supporting the aviation and aerospace industry to prepare the future workforce.

Aviation Management Jun 1, 2021
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.

General Aviation Jun 1, 2021
Cessna SkyCourier Certification Flight Test Phase Begins
Cessna SkyCourier Certification Flight Test Phase Begins

The Cessna SkyCourier turboprop continues to surpass significant milestones as it begins the certification flight test phase of the programme.

News Mar 26, 2021
Turn Right on Yankee, Hold Short on Whiskey 10
Turn Right on Yankee, Hold Short on Whiskey 10

Commercial airline pilots share their insights and experiences related to aviation and training.

Commercial aviation Feb 1, 2021
Changing Marketplace of Aviation Insurance in Canada
Changing Marketplace of Aviation Insurance in Canada

Aviation is an industry built on passion. Whether it’s a private interest or the path to a paycheck, aviation demands a special level of dedication that other industries may lack. It’s because of this intrinsic passion that covid-19’s impact on aviation feels more devastating, at least to me.

Insurance Feb 1, 2021
WestJet returns the first of its 737 MAX to passenger service
WestJet returns the first of its 737 MAX to passenger service

WestJet today returned the first of its 737 MAX airliners to passenger service with the departure of WS115 from Calgary to Vancouver. With the second 737 MAX flight, WS122, from Vancouver to Calgary departing at noon PT.

Commercial aviation Jan 21, 2021
Flying with Mission Aviation Fellowship
Flying with Mission Aviation Fellowship

On 20 May 1945, shortly after the Second World War had come to an end in Europe, a group of military veteran pilots came together to form the Christian Airmen’s Missionary Fellowship (CAMF), now known around the world as Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). Over the course of the past 75 years, MAF has become quite famous for its advances in improving the lives of isolated people around the world, but what is it like to serve as an MAF pilot?

Commercial aviation Dec 1, 2020
Rapid Progress in Autonomous Flight
Rapid Progress in Autonomous Flight

Launched by SpaceX and Tesla veterans, Reliable Robotics has made great strides in the development of unmanned aircraft technology. Recently, the company revealed some of its milestones in pioneering unmanned aviation.

Dec 1, 2020
Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium Launched
Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium Launched

The future of flight in Canada took a major step forward today with the launch of the Vancouver-based Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM), a multi-stakeholder group that will streamline research, development and commercial operations in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector, globally recognized as the next frontier of commercial aviation.

News Dec 1, 2020
Aviation Insurance in a Pandemic
Aviation Insurance in a Pandemic

We are living through incredible, historical, changing times. Those of us who are involved in the aviation industry may have been greatly affected but the global pandemic; covid-19. Some sectors like aircraft cargo or charter may be thriving, while others have suffered reduced operations, revenues, or even a total shut down.

General Aviation Oct 1, 2020