General Aviation

General Aviation

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
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.

General Aviation 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
A Pilot's View
A Pilot's View

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

General Aviation Jun 1, 2021
Sensenich Propellers
Sensenich Propellers

Sensenich, arguably the best-known manufacturer of wooden propellers, has been around for almost 100 years. It has a fascinating history, but what does the future hold for this remarkable company?

General 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
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."

General Aviation Feb 1, 2021
Acme Cub Making Significant Progress With Supercub
Acme Cub Making Significant Progress With Supercub

Based on their extensive experience with Supercub restorations, Acme Cub was chosen to build up a Supercub for the Alaskan Airmen’s Annual Raffle. They have been making substantial progress with the project, upgrading many components with the use of carbon fiber, and the newest avionics technology.

News Dec 1, 2020
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
Pandemic with Pizzazz
Pandemic with Pizzazz

As we are all well-aware, 2020 has been one heck of a year. With the busiest season on record for egress training, March changed our entire world as pool facilities were hinting that they would close down, and then soon after slammed their doors shut as we exited in disbelief.

General Aviation Dec 1, 2020
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.

Aircraft Ownership Dec 1, 2020
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.

Aircraft Ownership Oct 1, 2020